Political and Civic Engagement Internship

Vital Voices is seeking one intern to support the work of the Political & Civic Engagement (PCE) team. The PCE Department develops and implements Vital Voices programs specifically geared to increase the leadership and technical capacity of women leaders in the elected and appointed office as well as in key positions in civil society. The PCE Department is responsible for implementing Vital Voices’ signature fellowship programs for women political leaders as well as other programs and initiatives.


Individuals with a demonstrated commitment to international women’s advocacy, leadership development, public diplomacy, political participation, and civil society development are encouraged to apply. The internship requires an ideal commitment of 40 hours per week for full-time interns, or 20 hours a week for part-time interns. The position is compensated with a transportation stipend and Vital Voices will comply with university requirements for internship credit. Applications are accepted for fall, spring, and summer terms.


Specific responsibilities will include:

  • Drafting and editing articles, newsletters, and blog posts for the website
  • Drafting social media content about the fellowship and relevant news and track social media activity related to the fellowship
  • Analyzing survey data and preparing reporting materials as necessary
  • Managing program applications and participant information through SurveyGizmo and Salesforce
  • Editing and preparing program content and materials
  • Assisting with the logistics and implementation of local, domestic and international programs
  • Administrative tasks as necessary



  • Interest in and knowledge of global women’s issues, international development, and/or women’s political leadership
  • Excellent writing and editing skills
  • Excellent communications and digital media skills
  • Experience developing social media campaigns and using content and contact management platforms a plus
  • Strong research and analytical skills
  • Computer literacy (Excel, online portal management, and document formatting skills preferred)
  • Self-starter with ability to work independently
  • Strong organizational skills and administrative capabilities, with experience in coordinating travel a plus
  • Meticulous attention to detail


How to apply:

Please e-mail the following to vvengage@vitalvoices.org using “PCE Internship – YOUR FULL NAME” as the subject of your email.

  • A cover letter indicating your availability (full time or part time) and expected start and end date
  • Resume
  • One writing sample of no more than 3 pages
  • One reference with contact information

Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis. Interested candidates should submit applications as soon as possible. Only complete applications will be reviewed. Due to the competitive pool of applicants, only short-listed candidates will be contacted for interviews. No phone calls, please.