Political and Civic Engagement Internship

Position Description:

The Vital Voices team is seeking motivated interns who will support the Political and Civic Engagement (PCE) team and assist with the VVEngage program, which is 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. This position reports to the Program Manager of Political and Civic Engagement.


The internship requires a commitment of 20-40 hours per week. The position is unpaid, but students may receive academic credit for their experience in cooperation with their university. Applications are accepted for the fall, spring, and summer terms, and preference will be given to students who can commit to a full semester. Due to the ongoing issues surrounding COVID-19, Vital Voices is accepting remote applicants for this internship position for the Spring 2021 semester.


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



  • Researching and preparing PCE program content and materials
  • Participating in webinars and educational sessions with VVEngage Fellows
  • Managing applications and VVEngage fellow information in CRM software, such as Salesforce
  • Drafting social media content and tracking social media activity related to the fellowship
  • Analyzing survey data and preparing reporting materials as necessary
  • Assisting with the logistics and implementation of local, domestic and international programs
  • Administrative tasks as necessary
  • Other related duties as assigned



  • Majoring in public policy, political science, government, foreign/international affairs, or other related fields
  • Interest in international women’s advocacy, leadership development, public diplomacy, political participation, and/or civil society development
  • Experience with Excel, Word, online portal management, document formatting
  • Strong writing, editing, organizational skills
  • Research and analytical abilities
  • Excellent communications and digital media skills
  • Detail-oriented, independent worker
  • Experience coordinating travel a plus


How to Apply:

To apply for this position, email the materials listed below to vvengage@vitalvoices.org using “PCE Internship– your full name” as the subject line of the message.

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 on a rolling basis until the position is filled. Only short-listed candidates will be contacted. NO PHONE CALLS PLEASE.

As this is an unpaid internship, Vital Voices encourages all accepted candidates to apply for funding through their school’s career services office directly. Thank you!

Organizational Description:

Vital Voices Global Partnership is a leading international non-governmental organization committed to working with women throughout the world to provide them with the support and tools that 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. At Vital Voices, we believe, and we are proving, that investing in women improves the world.

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.