Women and Gender Studies
College of Humanities and Social Sciences

Internships

CURRENT INTERNSHIP OPENINGS

National Organization for Women

Location: National NOW Action Center, 1100 H Street NW, Suite 300, Washington, D.C.
Application Deadline: Spring: Nov 1, Summer: March 15, Fall: July 20

NOW is the largest, most comprehensive feminist advocacy group in the United States with hundreds of thousands of contributing members and hundreds of state and local chapters across all 50 states and the District of Columbia. Our mission is to bring women into full participation in society – sharing equal rights, responsibilities and opportunities with men, while living free from discrimination.

Each semester NOW interns participate in a wide range of activities that provide them with the tools and knowledge to become activist leaders, such as:

  • A Comprehensive leadership training
  • Frequent opportunities to organize and attend Congressional and U.S. Supreme Court hearings, press conferences, demonstrations, and rallies
  • Training in our successful, time-honored grassroots organizing tactics
  • Weekly intern discussion groups and field trips on a wide range of feminist issues

Do you have more questions about our internships? Check out our Frequently Asked Questions page.

Duties

Interns will work with one of the following teams
  • Communications Team: Research, draft and edit articles for NOW's various publications (including the blog), email communications (including advocacy, fundraising, and monthly newsletters) and social media platforms. Assist with developing comprehensive messaging for cross-organizational purposes, including calendar for internal use. Work with the Senior Communications Associate and the Field Team to develop social media campaigns and content for chapter use. Work with the Senior Communications Associate to produce daily content for various social media platforms, namely Facebook and Twitter. Track media hits and update press clips on website. Coordinate projects for the NOW Foundation’s Love Your Body campaign. At events with NOW officers, take photographs and video (when appropriate).Qualifications: Demonstrated commitment to progressive social change; excellent written and verbal communication skills; training and/or experience with editorial or advocacy writing; knowledge of Associated Press style preferred, but not required; familiarity with Facebook and Twitter a must (includes personal usage); experience with other social media platforms, such as Google+, Pinterest, or Tumblr, is a plus; strong organizational skills, attention to detail, professional demeanor and the ability to juggle several tasks while meeting deadlines; general computer skills, including familiarity with Microsoft Office applications; and HTML or WordPress experience is a plus.
 
  •  Digital Communications: Do you follow the news and breaking events on Twitter, Facebook, and other social media sites? Are you passionate about women’s issues and social change? Do you blog and vlog, tweet and snapchat, and wear your politics on your feed? If you are interested in making lasting contributions in digital advocacy and fundraising at the largest organization of feminist activists in the United States, then you should join our Online Communications Internship Program.Candidate must be highly organized, detail-oriented, and professional under pressure. Qualified candidates will have great written and verbal communication skills, a strong handling of calendaring and scheduling, and the ability to juggle several tasks while meeting deadlines. The ideal candidate will have interest or training in online advocacy and has demonstrated a commitment to progressive social change.Significant familiarity with Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest and other social media platforms is a must. Confidence with software: Microsoft Office Suite, especially Word and Excel, also a must; Photoshop and video editing experience a plus! Familiarity with eCRM systems (Salsa Labs) preferred; HTML knowledge is a plus.
 
  • Field Organizing Team: Get involved in the nuts and bolts of grassroots organizing for NOW's broad range of priority issues. Work on rallies, campaigns, chapter development, and materials development.
 
  • Government Relations/Public Policy Team: Characterized by lobbying as well as legislative research and writing.
 
  • Membership/Fundraising Team: Learn highly marketable skills for the non-profit world by providing customer service to donors, assisting with data management and communicating with chapter leaders and activists.
 
  • Political Action Committee: Assist with NOW PAC organizing, including meeting with candidates, processing endorsement requests, and researching candidates' records on women's rights issues.
 
  • President's Office: Work directly with NOW's President and her Assistant, staffing the president at speaking events, as well as outreach meetings with heads of allied organizations. Learn first-hand how a grassroots activist organization works.
These volunteer, unpaid internship opportunities are available both full and part time, and college credit can be arranged. A minimum of 3 days per week is required. Prospective interns should be hard working, enthusiastic and flexible individuals who possess or seek a working knowledge of women's issues and feminist organizing. Interns should also be committed to continuing the struggle for equality and justice once they leave the internship program and return to their campuses and communities.    

Qualifications

Prospective interns should be hard working, enthusiastic and flexible individuals who possess or seek a working knowledge of women's issues and feminist organizing. Interns should also be committed to continuing to struggle for equality and justice once they leave the internship program and return to their campuses and communities. A minimum of 3 days per week is required. Full time interns are preferred.

Salary

NOW offers volunteer, unpaid internship opportunities, both full and part time, throughout the year. College credit for these internships can be arranged can be arranged.

How To Apply

Interested interns must send the following to internships@now.org:  1. A cover letter 2. A resume 3. Two letters of recommendation 4. A writing Sample (1-3 pages)

Domestic Violence Action Network

Fairfax Historic Courthouse, 4000 Chain Bridge Road, Fairfax, VA 22030

Intake & Information Line: (703) 246-4573

 

Administrative and Receptionist Positions

Volunteers working on administrative and receptionist duties will work closely with the DVAC 

Intake Coordinator in completing projects or covering the front desk in his/her absence.

• Handle walk-in traffic & phone calls

• Validate parking tickets when appropriate

• Log all phone and walk-in traffic

• Assist Intake Coordinator

• Write/mail letters

• Track statistical information

• Organize data and files

• Assist with Volunteer Program projects

• Other duties as assigned

 

Volunteer Advocate Positions

The primary function of the Volunteer Advocate is to assist clients in accessing services from on-site partners that accommodate the individual needs of the client. The Intake procedure is designed to create a non-intrusive way in which to efficiently and effectively process a client through DVAC. Volunteer Advocates also keep statistics of clients served.  

• Conduct preliminary assessment of client need through an intake interview

• Advise client of services available at DVAC 

• Refer client to appropriate on-site partner

• Initiate feedback surveys

• Participate in follow-up procedure with DVAC clients

• Ensure needs of client are met according to the standards of DVAC

• Other duties as assigned

 

Volunteer Interpreters

Volunteer interpreters assist DVAC staff by providing interpretation and/or translation services to 

clients with limited English proficiency.  

 

Special Events/Development Positions

Special events volunteers are to assist in events for the promotion, and recognition of DVAC.

This includes coordinating training or other DVAC events.  Development volunteers assist with 

the development and implementation of the DVAC Sustainability plan.  

• Assist with special events, conferences and/or training sessions

• Assist with DVAC tours

  • Other duties as assigned

 

GENDER & WOMEN’S STUDIES JOB SEARCHING RESOURCES

 

Source: http://www.womenstudies.wisc.edu/  

Feminist.com http://www.feminist.com
Links to feminist professional organizations and employment resources on the web.

 

University of Maryland, College Park Women’s Studies Employment Database
Contains national listings of women’s studies jobs in the academic, public, and private sectors.  Contains links to internship and employment databases.

 

The College of New Jersey:  Women and Gender Studies Jobs and Internships http://wgs.pages.tcnj.edu/for-students/internships/
Links to national feminist job databases as well as general job banks and public/non-profit career listings.  Also has additional career building
information for women’s studies graduates.

 

Idealist.org:  Action without Borders 
http://www.idealist.org/
Has U.S. and international job, internship, and volunteer listings for progressive organizations in the non-profit sector.  Can sign up for personalized email updates for job and volunteer opportunities matching your specific interests.

 

Social Service.com
http://www.socialservice.com/
National job listings for social service work in both the public and private sectors.  Can sign up for weekly email updates for current job listings matching your interest.  For a fee, can post your resume on the site for view by potential employers.

Philanthropy Careers

http://philanthropy.com/jobs/
National job listings in non-profit, charity, and human service sectors. 

Webgrrls International
http://www.webgrrls.com
Has U.S. and international job listings in technology for women that can be accessed by members (membership has a fee of $35.00 for an unemployed student rate).  Members can also post their resume on-line through the site. Also has career planning and building advice.

 

National Center for Women and Policing (Feminist Majority Foundation) 
http://www.womenandpolicing.org
National job listings for law enforcement positions for women.

 

National Women’s Studies Association
http://www.nwsa.org/
Has job listings for academic jobs in women’s studies (usually requiring masters or PhD).

 

Advancing Women 
http://www.advancingwomen.com
National job listings in a variety of pubic and private (for profit and non-profit) businesses and organizations.  Can also post resume on-line through the site.  Contains additional information to help women succeed in the job market including information on networking, career building, balancing work and family, and employee rights.

 

Black Career Women
https://bcwnetwork.com/

Contains national job listings for businesses/organizations seeking to recruit women of color.  Can also post resume on-line through the site.  Contains additional resources on networking and career building for women of color.

 

Career Women
http://www.careerwomen.com
Contains national job listings for businesses/organizations seeking to recruit women.  Can also post resume on-line through the site.

 

 

ADDITIONAL AGENCIES WITH ONLINE EMPLOYMENT LISTINGS:

 

Planned Parenthood
http://www.plannedparenthood.org/
Planned Parenthood is the nation's leading sexual and reproductive health care provider and advocate. Planned Parenthood also works with partner organizations worldwide to improve the sexual health and well-being of individuals and families everywhere.

 

NARAL Pro-Choice America
http://www.naral.org/
National organization advocating for and providing comprehensive information on reproductive rights in the U.S. Numerous local affiliates.

 

National Organization for Women
Action Center
http://www.now.org/
Since its founding in 1966, NOW's goal has been to take action to bring about equality for all women. NOW works to eliminate discrimination and harassment in the workplace, schools, the justice system, and all other sectors of society; secure abortion, birth control and reproductive rights for all women; end all forms of violence against women; eradicate racism, sexism and homophobia; and promote equality and justice in our society.

 

Ms. Foundation
http://forwomen.org/

A social justice foundation that builds women's collective power to ignite policy and culture change throughout the U.S..

 

Advocates For Youth
1025 Vermont Ave. N.W., Suite 200 
Washington, D.C. 20005 
202/347-5700 
Fax: 202/347-2263 
www.advocatesforyouth.org
e-mail: info@advocatesforyouth.org
Advocates for Youth works to increase the opportunities for and abilities of youth to make healthy decisions about sexuality. Since 1980, AFY has provided information, education, and advocacy to youth-serving agencies and professionals, policymakers, and the media. 

 

PFLAG (Parents and Friends of Lesbians and Gays)
http://www.pflag.org/
PFLAG promotes the health and well-being of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender persons, their families and friends through: support, to cope with an adverse society; education, to enlighten an ill-informed public; and advocacy, to end discrimination and to secure equal civil rights. 

 

 

 

GLSEN (Gay, Lesbian, Straight Education Network)
http://www.glsen.org/
The Gay, Lesbian & Straight Education Network strives to assure that each member of every school community is valued and respected regardless of sexual orientation or gender identity/expression.

 

Girl Scouts USA
http://www.girlscouts.org/
Provides links to individual Girl Scout councils across the nation that then have employment listings at the local level

 

U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
Office on Women’s Health
http://www.womenshealth.gov/

Provides links to domestic violence and sexual assault organizations in all fifty states.  Many of these organizations maintain on-line listings of open positions in their agency.

 

Webgrrls International
Webgrrls International, Inc.
P.O. Box 2425
New York, NY 10021
Phone: 888 - WEBGRRLS(932-4775)
Fax: 866-935-1188
http://www.webgrrls.com
Webgrrls International has U.S. and international job listings in technology for women that can be accessed by members (membership has a fee of $35.00 for an unemployed student rate).  Members can also post their resume on-line through the site. Also has career planning and building advice.

 

National Center for Women and Policing (Feminist Majority Foundation) 
http://www.womenandpolicing.org
e-mail: info@wcfonline.org
National job listings for law enforcement positions for women.

 

National Women's Studies Association
7100 Baltimore Avenue, Suite 203
College Park, MD  20740
Phone: (301) 403-0407
Fax: (301) 403-4137
http://www.nwsa.org/
e-mail: nwsaoffice@nwsa.org

job listings for academic jobs in women’s studies (usually requiring masters or PhD).

 

 
  
AIDS Action Council 
1875 Connecticut Ave., N.W., Suite 700 
Washington, D.C. 20009 
202/530-8030 
Fax: 202/986-1345 
http://aidsaction.org.au/
e-mail:philippa@aidsaction.org.au
AIDS Action is a network of more than 2,400 community service organizations and the one million HIV-positive persons they help serve. It is a national organization devoted solely to lobbying the federal government on AIDS policy, legislation, and funding. It is dedicated to effecting a responsible federal policy for improved care services, robust medical research, and effective prevention. The Pedro Zamora Center of the AIDS Action Council is a national AIDS youth advocacy program.  
  
Alliance for Justice 
2000 P Street, N.W., Suite 712 
Washington, D.C. 20036 
202/822-6070 
Fax: 202/822-6068 
www.afj.org 
e-mail: alliance@afj.org 
The Alliance for Justice is a nationally based public interest association dedicated to ensuring equal access to the federal courts for disenfranchised groups and individuals. The Alliance, comprised of environmental, civil rights, and consumer public interest organizations, focuses its efforts in strengthening the public interest community, securing access to justice for all Americans, and fostering the next generation of advocates.  

  
American Association for the Advancement of Science 
National Network of Minority Women in Science 
1200 New York Ave., N.W. 
Washington, D.C. 20005-3920 
202/326-6674 
Fax: 202/371-9849 
www.aaas.org/ehr 
e-mail: gbowden@aaas.org 
Minority Women in Science is a national network group of the AAAS Education and Human Resources Directorate. The network's objectives are to identify and share information on resources and programs that could help in mentoring young women and minorities interested in science and engineering careers and to strengthen communication among women and minorities in science and engineering. 
   

AARP Women's Initiative
601 E Street, N.W. 
Washington, D.C. 20049 
202/434-2277 
www.aarp.org/
AARP is a non-profit, non-partisan organization dedicated to helping older Americans achieve lives of independence, dignity, and purpose. The Women's Initiative of AARP recognizes that older women have specific concerns: special health concerns, limited training and educational opportunities, inequities in the workplace, low retirement income, lack of financial planning skills, need for public benefits, inadequate housing, care giving responsibilities, vulnerability during transitions like divorce, separation, and widowhood, and fear of crime.

American Association of University Professors 
(Committee W on the Status of Women in the Profession) 
1012 14th Street, N.W., Suite 500 
Washington, D.C. 20005 
202/737-5900 
Fax: 202/737-5526 
www.aaup.org 
e-mail: aaup@aaup.org 
AAUP is a national organization committed solely to college and university faculty members. It defends academic freedom and tenure, advocates collegial governance, and develops policies ensuring due process. The AAUP Committee on the Status of Women in the Profession is committed to eliminating discrimination. It is concerned with pay and promotion equity, sexual harassment, legal defense, campus climate, provisions for families, and pensions and insurance. 

 

American Association of University Women
1111 16th Street, N.W. 
Washington, D.C. 20036 
202/785-7700 
Fax: 202/872-1425 
www.aauw.org 
e-mail: info@aauw.org 
AAUW is a national membership organization of college graduates which focuses on advocacy for equity and education for women and girls. AAUW serves as a resource for education, civil rights, employment, and reproductive rights. Within AAUW are the Public Policy Program, a variety of fellowships and grants for faculty, students, and researchers, the Educational Foundation, and the Legal Advocacy Fund. 

 

American Civil Liberties Union, D.C. 
1400 20th Street, N.W., Suite 119 
Washington, D.C. 20036 
202/457-0800 
Fax: 202/452-1868 
www.aclu.org 
e-mail: aclunca@aol.com 
The ACLU is a non-profit, non-partisan public interest organization devoted to protecting the basic civil liberties of all Americans and extending them to groups that have traditionally been denied these rights. It litigates, legislates, and educates the public on a broad range of issues affecting individual freedom in the U.S. 

 

American Federation of State, County, and Municipal Employees 
Women's Rights Department 
1625 L Street, N.W. 
Washington, D.C. 20036 
202/429-5090 
Fax: 202/429-5088 
www.afscme.org/ 
e-mail: womensrights@afscme.org 
The AFSCME Women's Rights Department's mission is to encourage women's leadership, to activate women's political participation, and to work on issues of particular concern to AFSCME's women members. These issues include pay equity, promotional opportunities, work and family programs, and programs against sexual harassment and all other forms of workplace discrimination and violence against women. The department provides technical assistance, policy and legislative analysis, and training in these areas of importance to women.  

 

American Historical Association 
Committee on Women Historians 
400 A Street, S.E. 
Washington, D.C. 20003 
202/544-2422 
Fax: 202/544-8307 
http://www.historians.org/about-aha-and-membership/governance/committees/committee-on-women-historians
The Committee on Women Historians is a standing committee of the American Historical Association. The concerns of the Committee on Women Historians are the status of historians of women and women's history. It recently issued a Report on the Status and Hiring of Women and Minority Historians in Academia and is currently working on a pamphlet series on Women in the Global Context.  

 

American Jewish Congress 
Commission on Women's Equality 
2027 Massachusetts Ave., N.W. 
Washington, D.C. 20036 
202/332-4001 
Fax: 202/387-3434 
www.ajc.org 
The Commission's main areas of interest are: advocating for reproductive freedom; combatting gender-based discrimination in professional, educational, and religious settings; promoting policies that are beneficial to women and children; and developing programs that allow women to explore their unique place in Jewish history, culture, and religious tradition.

 

American Medical Women's Association 
801 North Fairfax Street, Suite 400 
Alexandria, VA 22314 
703/838-0500 
Fax: 703/549-3864 
www.amwa-doc.org 
e-mail: info@amwa-doc.org 
AMWA is an organization of women physicians and medical students dedicated to the care of the woman patient and serving as the unique voice for women's health.

 

American Nurses Association 
600 Maryland Ave., S.W., Suite 100 West 
Washington, D.C. 20024 
202/651-7000 
Fax: 202/651-7001 
www.nursingworld.org 
The ANA is the full-service professional organization and union representing the nation's registered nurses through its 53 constituent associations. ANA advances the nursing professional by fostering high standards of nursing practice, promoting the economic and general welfare of nurses in the workplace, projecting a positive and realistic view of nursing, and by working with the U.S. Congress and regulatory agencies on issues affecting nurses and the public. 

American Public Human Services Association 
(formerly American Public Welfare Association) 
810 First Street, N.E., Suite 500 
Washington, D.C. 20002 
202/682-0100 
Fax: 202/289-6555 
www.aphsa.org 
APHSA is a non-profit, bipartisan organization of individuals and agencies concerned with human services. APHSA educates members of Congress, the media, and the broader public on what is happening in the states around welfare, child welfare, health care reform, and other issues involving families and the elderly. Its mission is to develop, promote, and implement public human service policies that improve the health and well-being of families, children, and adults.

 

American Sociological Association 
1307 New York Avenue, N.W. Suite 700 
Washington, D.C. 20005 
202/383-9005 
Fax: 202/638-0882 
www.asanet.org 
e-mail: executive.office@asanet.org
The ASA is a non-profit membership association dedicated to advancing sociology as a scientific discipline and profession serving the public good. It provides a unique set of services to its members and promotes the vitality, visibility, and diversity of the discipline. Working at the national and international levels, the ASA aims to articulate policy and implement programs likely to have the broadest possible impact for sociology now and in the future. Sections of the ASA include: Sex and Gender; Race, Gender, and Class; Sociology of Sexualities.

 

American Women in Radio and Television 
1650 Tysons Blvd., Suite 200 
McLean, VA 22102 
703/506-3290 
Fax: 703/506-3266 
www.awrt.org 
e-mail: mmcbride@awrt.org 
AWRT is a national, non-profit, professional organization of women and men who work in electronic media and related fields. Its mission is to advance the impact of women in the electronic media and allied fields by educating, advocating, and acting as a resource to our members and the industry. Its goals are to work worldwide to improve the quality of the electronic media; to promote the entry, development, and advancement of women in the electronic media and other fields; to serve as a medium of communication and idea exchange; and to become involved in community concerns.

 

Americans for Democratic Action, Inc. 
1625 K Street N.W., Suite 210 
Washington, D.C. 20006 
202/785-5980 
Fax: 202/785-5969 
www.adaction.org 
e-mail: adaction@ix.netcom.com 
ADA is the nation's oldest liberal lobbying group. Its legislative priorities include economic policy, campaign finance reform, health care, anti-discrimination, civil rights, women's rights, and foreign and defense concerns. ADA is increasing its grassroots organizing capabilities including working with students across the country on local, state, and national issues.

 

Asia Pacific Center for Justice and Peace 
110 Maryland Ave., N.E., Suite 504 
Washington, D.C. 20002 
202/543-1094 
Fax: 202/546-5103 
The APCJP is a non-profit organization working with partners in the U.S., Asia, and the Pacific for justice and peace in today's context of changing national and global dynamics. It focuses on the policies and actions of the U.S. government, corporations, international institutions, and religious bodies as they affect the lives of peoples in the Asia Pacific region. Their programs include monitoring countries and issues, policy analysis, advocacy, education, and resourcing networks.

 

Association for Women in Development  
666 11th Street, N.W., Suite 450 
Washington, D.C. 20001 
202/628-0440 
Fax: 202/628-0442 
www.awid.org 
e-mail: awid@awid.org 
AWID is a non-profit, professional membership organization of women in development and gender and development (WID/GAD) researchers, practitioners, and policymakers committed to the full participation of women in forming a gender-equitable, just, and sustainable development process. AWID works to redefine development based on women's perspectives. It promotes research, policy, and practice to fully engage women in building a just and sustainable development process.

 

Association for Women in Science 
1200 New York Avenue, N.W., Suite 650 
Washington, D.C. 20005 
202/326-8940 
Fax: 202/326-8960 
www.awis.org 
e-mail: awis@awis.org 
AWIS is a non-profit organization dedicated to achieving equality and full participation for women in science, mathematics, engineering, and technology. AWIS fosters the careers of women science professionals by facilitating networking among women scientists. AWIS also publishes a variety of materials to inform girls and women about science programs and women's issues, including the AWIS Magazine. AWIS also sponsors educational activities in schools and communities in addition to holding national conferences.

 

Association of Junior Leagues International 
1319 F Street, N.W., Suite 604 
Washington, D.C. 20004 
202/393-3364 
Fax: 202/393-4517 
The Association of Junior Leagues is an organization of women committed to promoting volunteerism and developing the potential of women improving communities through the effective action and leadership of trained volunteers. Its purpose is educational and charitable. Through the power of association, the AJL strengthens communities by embracing diverse perspectives, building partnerships, and inspiring shared solutions.

 

Business and Professional Women/USA  
2012 Massachusetts Ave., N.W. 
Washington, D.C. 20036 
202/293-1100 
Fax: 202/861-0298 
http://bpwfoundation.org/
Business and Professional Women/USA promotes equity for all women in the workplace through advocacy, education, and information. BPW/USA monitors federal legislation that affects working women and educates its members to become involved in public policy development in their own workplaces, and at the local, state, and federal government levels. The BPW/USA legislative platform includes planks that call for economic equity, women's health care, and civil rights.

 

Catholics for a Free Choice  
1436 U Street, N.W., Suite 301 
Washington, D.C. 20009 
202/986-6093 
Fax: 202/332-7995 
www.cath4choice.org 
e-mail: cffc@igc.apc.org 
CFFC is an independent non-profit organization engaged in policy analysis, education, and advocacy on issues of gender equality and reproductive health. It is also an international educational organization that supports the right to legal reproductive health care, especially to family planning and abortions. CFFC also works to reduce the incidence of abortion and to increase women's choices in childbearing and child-rearing through advocacy of social and economic programs for women, families, and children.

 

Center for Policy Alternatives 
1875 Connecticut Ave., N.W., Suite 710 
Washington, D.C. 20009-5728 
202/387-6030 
Fax: 202/986-2539 
http://cpalanka.org/
e-mail: info@cfpa.org 
CPA is a progressive, non-partisan, non-profit public policy center. CPA's mission is to champion women's economic agenda with a strong and united voice for a new economy that bridges class and racial lines. Its Women and the Economy Campaign seeks to translate the dialogue on women's equality from individual rights to economic potential and to reflect the priorities that bridge women across class and race.

 

Center for the Advancement of Public Policy  
1735 S Street, N.W. 
Washington, D.C. 20009 
202/797-0606 
Fax: 202/265-6245 
e-mail: capp@essential.org 
CAPP is a non-profit organization dedicated to equity and accountability. CAPP fosters equitable, democratic, and humane management in government, corporations, and other organizations; it seeks the elimination of prejudice, sexism, and discrimination in the workplace and in society; and promotes democratic government through research, investigation, and education.

 

Center for Women Policy Studies 
1211 Connecticut Ave., N.W., Suite 312 
Washington, D.C. 20036 
202/872-1770 
Fax: 202/296-8962 
9CWPS is a national non-profit, mutiethnic, and multicultural feminist policy research and advocacy institution. The Center seeks to incorporate the perspectives of women, in all their diversity, into the formulation of public policy that ensures just and equitable treatment of women. Current programs include: National Resource Center on Women and AIDS Policy, Violence against Women and Girls, and Women's Health Decision Making, among many others. The Center advocates to influence policy in the government, business, community, and non-profit sectors; to bring women's voices into public policy debates; to help shape the debate around women's roles and status; and to empower women to create positive change.

 

Centre for Development and Population Activities 
1133 21st Street NW Suite 800
Washington, D.C. 20036 
202/939-2637 Fax:  202/332-4496 
www.cedpa.org 
Contact:  cmail@cedpa.org
CEDPA mission is to empower women at all levels of society to be full partners in development.

 

Children's Defense Fund 
25 E Street, N.W. 
Washington, D.C. 20001 
202/628-8787 
Fax: 202/662-3550 
www.childrensdefense.org 
e-mail: cdfinfo@childrensdefense.org 
The Children's Defense Fund exists to provide a strong and effective voice for all American children, who cannot vote, lobby, or speak for themselves. CDF pays particular attention to the needs of poor and minority children and those with disabilities. The goal of CDF is to educate the nation about the needs of children and encourage preventive investment in children before they get sick, drop out of school, suffer family breakdown, or get into trouble.

 

Church Women United  
110 Maryland Ave., N.E., Suite 108 
Washington, D.C. 20002 
202/544-8747 
Fax: 202/543-1297 
www.churchwomen.org 
e-mail: adelorey@churchwomen.org 
Church Women United is an ecumenical movement of Protestant, Roman Catholic, Orthodox, and other Christian women which works for peace and justice on behalf of women and children in the United States and within the global community. CWU works with coalition partners to monitor public policy and legislative proposals, to inform and educate constituents on issues of concern, to link women together across inter-faith and denominational lines, and to address issues of global concern.

 

Clearinghouse on Women's Issues 
P.O. Box 70603 
Friendship Heights, MD 20813 
301/871-6106 or 202/362-3789 
Fax: 202/363-8866 
The purpose of CWI is to exchange and disseminate educational information and materials on issues related to discrimination on the basis of race, sex, age, or marital status, with particular emphasis on public policies affecting the economic and educational status of women. CWI also networks with groups researching the impact of government policies on women and conducts public discussions, forums, panels, and lectures on policies affecting women. 

 

Coalition of Labor Union Women 
1126 16th Street, N.W. 
Washington, D.C. 20036 
202/785-7200 
Fax: 202/776-0537 
CLUW is a national membership organization of trade unionists, women and men, representing more than 60 unions dedicated to furthering the role of women in the labor movement and the world of work. It works for quality child care for working parents, pay equity, combating sexual harassment, as well as increasing women's participation in their unions in the legislative and political arena and promoting affirmative action.

 

Coalition on Human Needs  
1000 Wisconsin Ave., N.W. 
Washington, D.C. 20007 
202/342-0726 
Fax: 202/338-1856 
e-mail: chn@chn.org 
CHN is an alliance of over 170 national organizations working together to promote public policies which address the needs of low-income and other vulnerable populations. The Coalition's members include civil rights, religious, labor, and professional organizations and those concerned with the well-being of children, women, the elderly, and people with disabilities. It also serves as a clearinghouse of information on poverty and human needs issues for our members and the public. CHN convenes meetings, forums, and issue working groups to share information, forge consensus positions, and develop and implement cooperative strategies. It also sponsors educational seminars and briefings on issues of concern to the human needs community.

 

DC Coalition Against Domestic Violence (DCCADV) 
1718 P Street NW, Suite T-6 
Washington, DC 20036 
202-299-1181 
202-299-1193 (fax) 
www.dccadv.org    
DCCADV is a non-profit organization dedicated to eliminating domestic violence in the District of Columbia. Through our programs based at DC Superior Court and Greater Southeast Hospital, we help meet the immediate needs of domestic violence victims in crisis. DCCADV has a Policy Program which addresses systemic barriers for battered women in the District by monitoring policies, procedures and practices that impact domestic violence victims and service providers, tracking legislation impacting domestic violence, and advocating to ensure appropriate funding for domestic violence programs and services. Our new Outreach and Education project aims to increase community awareness of the issue of domestic violence in DC, provide education and technical assistance to local victim service agencies, and to strengthen collaborative relationships between DCCADV and other local organizations. We also work in collaboration with the Metropolitan Police Department and other local victim service agencies to train officers on response procedures for domestic violence calls, and run a Cell Phone Drive to provide emergency cell phones to the victims we serve. 

 

D.C. Rape Crisis Center  
P.O. Box 34125 
Washington, D.C. 20043 
202/232-0789 
Fax: 202/387-3812 
24 hr. Hotline: 202/333-RAPE 
www.dcrcc.org 
The D.C. Rape Crisis Center is a private, community-based organization dedicated to the vision of a world without sexual violence. The Center has a free 24-hour crisis hotline. It also offers individual and group counseling services to a diverse group of sexual assault survivors, their families, and friends. Through community and self-defense programs, legislative monitoring, and advocacy of sexual assault survivors' needs to various societal and governmental agencies, the Center heightens public awareness and sensitivity to the issue of violence against women.

 

The Development GAP 
927 15th Street, N.W., 4th Floor 
Washington, D.C. 20005 
202/898-1566 
Fax: 202/898-1612 
www.igc.org/dgap 
e-mail: dgap@igc.apc.org 
The Development Group for Alternative Policies works to ensure that the knowledge, priorities, and efforts of the women and men of the global South inform decisions made in the North about their economies and the environments in which they live. Through its collaboration with citizens' organizations overseas, The Development GAP is able to demonstrate practical alternatives to prevailing policies and programs.

 

Emily's List 
805 15th Street, N.W., Suite 400 
Washington, D.C. 20005 
202/326-1400 
Fax: 202/326-1415 
www.emilyslist.org 
e-mail: lswearingen@emilyslist.org 
Emily's List is a full-service political organization that raises money for pro-choice, Democratic women candidates running for House, Senate, or Governor. It helps pro-choice, Democratic women build effective, winning campaigns and mobilizes women voters in order to help elect pro-choice, Democratic women.

 

The Empower Program  
6925 Willow Street., N.W., Suite 228 
Washington, D.C. 20012 
202/882-2800 
Fax: 202/882-2543 
The Empower Program is an educational non-profit organization dedicated to empowering young people to prevent gender-based violence. Through partnerships with schools and local and national organizations, the Empower Program develops and teaches programs that give girls and young women the skills and strategies to prevent violence in their own lives and encourages boys and young men to take an active role in ending gender-based violence.

 

Families USA Foundation 
1334 G Street, N.W. 
Washington, D.C. 20005 
202/628-3030 
Fax: 202/347-2417 
www.familiesusa.org 
e-mail: info@famliesusa.org 
Families USA is a national consumer group which is fighting for affordable health and long term care for all American families. It is engaged in public education, health policy research, organizing at the state and local levels, and advocacy.

 

Family Impact Seminar  
1730 Rhode Island Ave., N.W., Suite 209 
Washington, D.C. 20036-3101 
202/496-1964 
Fax: 202/496-1975 
e-mail: tooms@idsonline.com 
FIS is a non-partisan public policy institute that serves as an information and resource center for federal, state, and local policy officials, researchers, and program professionals. FIS is interested in improving both the content of policy making and how policy decisions are made and implemented. FIS conducts seminars, conferences, and research, and publishes reports, books, and guides on a wide range of child and family policy issues. FIS's current focus is on welfare reform, teen pregnancy, and a new program of activities on marriage and couples. 

 

Federally Employed Women 
1400 Eye Street, N.W., Suite 425 
Washington, D.C. 20005 
202/898-0994 
Fax: 202/898-0998 
www.few.org 
e-mail: fewinc@few.orgexecdir@few.org 
FEW is a non-profit, non-partisan, membership organization representing over one million women employed by the Federal Government throughout the world. FEW has actively worked to eliminate sex discrimination and enhance career potential for civilian and military women working in the federal sector. On the national, state, and local levels, FEW actively lobbies on issues of interest to federally employed women.

 

Fifty Years Is Enough 
U.S. Network for Global Economic Justice 
1025 Vermont Ave., N.W., Suite 300 
Washington, D.C. 20005 
202/463-2265 
Fax: 202/879-3186 
e-mail: wb50years@igc.apc.org 
Fifty Years Is Enough is a coalition of over 200 U.S. organizations and 170 international partners working in environmental, labor, development, peace, social justice and gender issues. It works to profoundly reform the World Bank and the International Monetary Fund which celebrated its fiftieth anniversary in 1994.

 

Gay and Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation  
1825 Connecticut Ave., N.W., 5th Floor 
Washington, D.C. 20009 
202/986-1360 
Fax: 202/667-0902 
www.glaad.org 
e-mail: renna@glaad.org 
GLAAD promotes fair, accurate, and inclusive media representation of gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender people. Its strategies include monitoring and mobilization, outreach to media professionals, community skills building and outreach, and promotion of gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender visibility.

 

General Federation of Women's Clubs 
1734 N Street, N.W. 
Washington, D.C. 20036 
202/347-3168 
Fax: 202/835-0246 
www.gfwc.org 
GFWC is a non-partisan, non-denominational women's volunteer service organization. Clubs undertake volunteer community service projects in the areas of the arts, conservation, education, home life, women's health, women's finances, public affairs, and international affairs. The GFWC Women's History and Resource Center provides students, scholars, and the public access to a special collection devoted to women's history with an emphasis on volunteerism.

 

Girls Incorporated  
1001 Connecticut Ave, N.W., Suite 412 
Washington, D.C. 20036 
202/463-1881 
Fax: 202/775-9733 
www.girlsinc.org 
e-mail: HN3578@handsnet.org 
Girls Incorporated is a national youth service organization dedicated to helping every girl become strong, smart, and bold. For over 50 years, GI has provided vital educational programs to millions of American girls, particularly those in high risk, under-served areas. In the Washington Office, GI informs policymakers about girls' needs locally and nationally and educates the media about critical issues facing girls. In addition to teaching girls how to advocate for themselves, pro-active community activists bring girls' voices into the public arena.

 

 

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