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Organizational Description:   

Vital Voices Global Partnership is a leading international non-governmental organization (NGO) dedicated to working with women throughout the world to provide the support and tools they need to have a positive impact in their communities. Through mentoring programs, leadership trainings and individualized support, Vital Voices provides credibility, builds capacity and enhances connections for emerging and established women leaders internationally.

Vital Voices Global Partnership invests in women leaders who are solving the world’s greatest challenges – from gender-based violence to the climate crisis, economic inequities, and more. We are “venture catalysts,” identifying those with a daring vision for change and partnering with them to make that vision a reality.  We scale and accelerate impact through long term investments to expand skills, connections, capacity and visibility. Over the last 24 years, we have built a network of 18,000 change makers across 182 countries, each of whom are daring to reimagine a more equitable world for all.

Today, Vital Voices has a staff of nearly 80 headquartered in Washington, DC. In the coming years we have a bold vision to dramatically scale our impact. In early 2022 we opened the first ever Global Headquarters for Women’s Leadership, a 30,000+ sq. ft. historic building just blocks from the White House on 16th Street. It will be a hub of activity, events and collaborations — bringing together women leaders and their allies to tackle the world’s greatest challenges.


Position Description:  

We are seeking a passionate individual to support the People Operations team as our Summer 2023 Intern to support this dynamic organization that reaches out to women across the globe. This position will report to the People Operations Assistant, but will play an integral role across our People Operations team. The People Ops Intern will primarily support the improvement and facilitation of the VV Internship Program across the organization, and will also support in various operational functions such as recruitment support.

We are accepting interns on either a full-time or part time basis. The internship requires a commitment of 40 hours per week for full-time interns or 20 hours a week for part-time interns. The position is unpaid, but students will receive a stipend of $1000 per month for full time interns or $500 per month for part time interns and/or may receive academic credit for their experience in cooperation with their university.  We are currently accepting applications for the Summer semester. Summer internships will run from May 29th through mid/late-August 2023. Interns can either be remote or in-person in our DC office, with a preference for someone capable of being in office once every two weeks.

Applications for the Summer internship should be submitted by April 30 at 11:59pm EST.



  • On-the-job training for a variety of skills
  • Professional development opportunities, including regular “lunch and learn” sessions
  • A chance to learn about international development and advocacy
  • Network with professional advocates in the non-profit sphere
  • Letter of recommendation upon successful completion of the internship (as requested)



  • Logistical Support: Support org-wide planning and execution of initiatives, including logistical preparations, technological support, participant tracking, and development of agendas, content, and materials for in-person and virtual events for international settings.
  • VV Internship Program: Support the Talent Acquisition Specialist in managing and coordinating activities related to the broader VV Internship Program. This includes acting as liaison between current cohorts of interns, facilitating check-ins with interns, brainstorming new intern development sessions, and offboarding interns (hosting exit interviews).

  • Recruitment: Support the Talent Acquisition Specialist to perform all steps in the recruiting and hiring process, including: posting job openings, reviewing resumes, conducting telephone and in-person interviews.
  • Benefits & Wellness: Assist the Benefits & Wellness Specialist with maintaining a positive company culture that supports staff as best as possible.
  • Communications: Create one-pagers, concept notes, other communications documents for the People Operations team.
  • Operations: Managing payments and contracts. Receiving and reviewing grants and/or contracts, managing those relationships and passing on invoices and contracts to the Finance & Operations team.
  • DE&I Commitment: Model the Vital Voices commitment to Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion to disrupt and evolve systems and behaviors that negatively impact women and BIPOC employees and network.
  • Other duties as assigned.


Required Qualifications: 

  • Majoring in Human Resources, International Studies/Relations/Affairs, Business Administration, History, Political Science, or other relevant fields;
  • Strong demonstrated interest in global women’s issues;
  • Excellent oral and written communications skills in English;
  • Ability to prioritize tasks, swiftly shift priorities, and work in a fast-paced environment with tight deadlines, sometimes under difficult or challenging circumstances;
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a dynamic team;
  • Demonstrated cultural sensitivity and self-awareness;
  • Strong computer skills including MS Office applications (esp. Excel, Word, and PowerPoint), social networking tools, and database software (i.e., Salesforce).


How to apply: 

To apply to the position please complete the application HERE by 11:59 PM (EST) on April 30th, 2023.

Applications must include the following in order to be considered for review:

  • Resume
  • Cover letter
  • Availability (for example, if you are available part time, include the days and times when you could work)
  • Two references (including contact information)

Complete applications will be reviewed after the deadline. Only short-listed candidates will be contacted. NO PHONE CALLS PLEASE.  If you have any questions, please email

Vital Voices provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability or genetics. In addition to federal law requirements, Vital Voices complies with applicable state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment in every location in which the company has facilities. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation and training.

Vital Voices expressly prohibits any form of workplace harassment based on race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, age, genetic information, disability, or veteran status. Improper interference with the ability of Vital Voices’ employees to perform their job duties may result in discipline up to and including discharge.