Fighting for Women's Equality

Summer 2019 Undergraduate Internships Available – Apply ASAP!

Attention Undergraduate Students

Fall, Spring, and/or Summer Internships Available

Organization Description:

Equal Rights Advocates, founded in 1974, protects and expands economic and educational access and opportunities for women and girls, using a three-pronged advocacy approach consisting of impact litigation, legislative advocacy, and direct services. Visit our website at

Internship Description:

Intern staff are key in helping Equal Rights Advocates fulfill its mission by working collaboratively on research, writing, and administrative projects across several of our departments: our Non Profit Operations and Administration, Strategic Communications, Development (fundraising), and Legal departments. Interns receive training on ERA’s historic wins for women and girls, as well as our current impact litigation, legislative advocacy, and communications and donor strategies to get an upfront view in our fight for gender justice. This internship is a fantastic opportunity for undergraduate students interested in social justice and looking for holistic non-profit experiences to help identify what sides of the non-profit world they would like to pursue a career in.

Interns during the 2018-2019 Academic Calendar will have several projects across departments, which will likely include the following, depending on experience:

  • data integrity and financial reporting projects
  • supporting ERA’s fundraising drives
  • creating social media content and becoming an on-campus ambassador to market the launch of ERA’s helpline for survivors of campus sexual assault
  • supporting improvements to ERA’s public-facing materials, such as Know Your Rights fact sheets and presentations
  • drafting written content for blogs, email campaigns, and other materials to support ERA’s programs
  • supporting media cultivation
  • conducting legal research to support current cases and policy advocacy
  • improving and maintaining document archiving for our legal and finance teams
  • auditing office technology

Summer 2019 Interns will have projects of a similar scope as the above, but will also work with us on our 2019 Annual Luncheon event, one of the largest women’s rights events of the summer.

Who Should Apply:  Students of any year level participating in a four-year undergraduate program.


+ Excellent writing & research skills

+ Commitment to public interest law, women’s issues, and/or economic justice

+ Experience or demonstrated interest in working with marginalized communities, people of color, low-income individuals, immigrants, at-risk youth

+ Coursework in women’s or gender studies, economics, community development, sociology, employment or discrimination law, or related fields preferred

+ Students with bilingual ability, especially Spanish, are strongly encouraged to apply

+ Students with proficiency in Cantonese, Mandarin, Tagalog or Vietnamese also a plus

+ Good judgment, hustle, and resourcefulness (i.e., you are known for ‘getting it done.’)

+ An excellent sense of humor and willingness to work with a team of feisty, no-nonsense civil rights badasses

Compensation: These positions are unpaid. Many of our academic-year interns earn academic credit.  If requested by our awesome interns, ERA is happy to submit support letters and other documentation to help students obtain credit or external funding.

Hours: Interns during the school year who receive academic credit are expected to work a minimum of 12 hours per week. If a student does not receive credit, or holds a part-time or full-time paying job, her/his time commitment is more flexible.  Summer interns are expected to work a set schedule with a minimum of 18 hours to a maximum of 37 hours for at least 10 weeks.

How to apply: Submit a cover letter, resume, brief writing sample (3-10 pgs), contact information, and 2-3 references via email to Becca Holt at with the subject line “Internship Application” and also indicate which semester you are applying for in your subject line. (Example: “Fall Internship Application” or “Summer Internship Application”). 

Application deadlines:  Positions will remain open until filled. Applications are accepted on a rolling basis and those interested are encouraged to apply as soon as possible.


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