The Feminist Majority Foundation (FMF), which was founded in 1987, is a cutting edge organization dedicated to women's equality, reproductive health, and non-violence. In all spheres, FMF utilizes research and action to empower women economically, socially, and politically. Our organization believes that feminists - both women and men, girls and boys - are the majority, but this majority must be empowered. To learn more go to their website at Feminist Majority.
|Internship Description||Application Information|
|Internships are available in our Washington, DC and Los Angeles offices. Interns work full or part-time during the spring and fall semesters, or full-time during the summer. Full-time interns work 35-40 hours a week, while part-time interns must commit at least 20 hours per week. Regular office hours are 9:30-6:00 but interns may tailor their hours to fit school and work schedules. All who are interested are encouraged to apply.
Interns are an essential part of the Feminist Majority offices. They perform a wide variety of responsibilities, including monitoring press conferences and coalition meetings, researching information, attending rallies, and organizing events. Each intern works closely with a staff member in order to learn from direct hands on experience and contribute to substantive projects.
Interns work in one or more of the following areas:
Feminization of Power: Create materials and conduct research on strategies to increase the number of women in decision-making positions in the government, both appointed and elected.
Public Policy Advocacy: Work closely with senior staff on Congressional hearings, legislation, and research on public policy issues. Legislative work includes both authorizing legislation as well as federal budget and appropriations issues.
Communications: Develop print and online materials for Feminist Majority legislative campaigns, assist in the development and writing of the Feminist Majority Report, develop and compose Feminist Majority email alerts on a wide variety of issues, and assist in updating Feminist Majority websites.
HOW TO AFFORD THE INTERNSHIP
A number of our interns have received grants or financial aid from their schools to participate in our internship program, as well as earning course credit. Before deciding that you cannot afford the internship, please contact your school's financial aid office to see if they can offer any assistance.
Undergraduate feminist women and men in all majors are encouraged to apply. We prefer applicants who have experience working on women's issues on campus and/or in their communities, or through a previous internship or job. The Feminist Majority is committed to diversity and encourages applications from people of color, people with disabilities, and math/science majors.
The Feminist Majority does not provide housing for interns but previous interns have found the following links helpful. Washington, DC Housing Options.