Asian/Pacific Islander Domestic Violence Resource Project

PO Box 14268

Washington, DC 20044

T: (202) 464-4477


Asian/Pacific Islander Domestic Violence Resource Project. DVRP is a local nonprofit, which works specifically with the A/PI communities in Virginia, Maryland, and DC. At DVRP, we provide survivors of domestic violence with access to linguistically and culturally responsive services. Our advocacy services cover over 20 different Asian languages. 


Domestic Violence Action Network

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

Intake & Information Line: (703) 246-4573



Doorways for Women and Families Fall 2014

For over 30 years, Doorways for Women and Families has created pathways out of domestic violence and homelessness leading to safe and stable lives. We accomplish this through emergency and long-term housing, holistic support services, and advocacy. Doorways seeks an intern to play a key role in the service delivery to people involved with civil court proceedings as a result of domestic violence. This position requires a thoughtful, compassionate individual with abilities to listen and communicate effectively, take initiative, multi-task, manage time wisely, think outside of the box, and be a team player. The intern will report to the Court Advocacy Program Coordinator. 


 INTERNSHIP/JOB Resource Websites


Feminist Majority Foundation Career Center:
National job and internship (both paid and non-paid) listings for feminist positions in both the public and private sector; job seekers looking for work in feminist/progressive organizations can also post their resumes on-line through the site.  Also has a weekly e-bulletin job listing that you can sign up for to receive weekly updates on newly listed feminist jobs/internships.  Action without Borders
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.


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
National job listings in non-profit, charity, and human service sectors.


National job listings in the non-profit sector.


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)
National job listings for law enforcement positions for women.


National Women’s Studies Association
Has job listings for academic jobs in women’s studies (usually requiring masters or PhD).


Advancing Women
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

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
Contains national job listings for businesses/organizations seeking to recruit women.  Can also post resume on-line through the site.





Planned Parenthood
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
National organization advocating for and providing comprehensive information on reproductive rights in the U.S. Numerous local affiliates.


National Organization for Women
Action Center
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

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


Advocates For Youth
2000 M Street,NW, SUite 750

Washington,DC 20036
Fax: 202-419-1448
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)
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)
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
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

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.


National Center for Women and Policing (Feminist Majority Foundation)

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
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
Fax: 202/986-1345
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
Fax: 202/822-6068
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
Fax: 202/371-9849
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 
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
Fax: 202/737-5526
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
Fax: 202/872-1425
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
Fax: 202/452-1868
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
Fax: 202/429-5088
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
Fax: 202/544-8307
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
Fax: 202/387-3434
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
Fax: 703/549-3864
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
Fax: 202/651-7001
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
Fax: 202/289-6555
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
Fax: 202/638-0882
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.


Americans for Democratic Action, Inc.
1625 K Street N.W., Suite 210
Washington, D.C. 20006
Fax: 202/785-5969
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.


Association for Women in Development 
666 11th Street, N.W., Suite 450
Washington, D.C. 20001
Fax: 202/628-0442
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
Fax: 202/326-8960
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
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's Foundation
1718 M Street, N.W.
Washington, D.C. 20036
Business and Professional Women's Foundation promotes equity for all women in the workplace through advocacy, education, and information. BPW Foundation 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 Foundation's legislative platform includes planks that call for economic equity, women's health care, and civil rights.

Center for Policy Alternatives
1875 Connecticut Ave., N.W., Suite 710
Washington, D.C. 20009-5728
Fax: 202/986-2539
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
Fax: 202/265-6245
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
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
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
Fax: 202/662-3550
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
Fax: 202/543-1297
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
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
Fax: 202/338-1856
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
202-299-1193 (fax)   
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
Fax: 202/387-3812
24 hr. Hotline: 202/333-RAPE
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
Fax: 202/898-1612
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
Fax: 202/326-1415
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
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
Fax: 202/347-2417
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
Fax: 202/496-1975
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
Fax: 202/898-0998
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.


The Feminist Majority Foundation
1600 Wilson Blvd., Suite 801
Arlington, VA 22209
Fax: 703/522-2219
The Feminist Majority and the Feminist Majority Foundation are non-profit research and advocacy organizations dedicated to promoting equality for women. The Feminist Majority leads action campaigns to inspire women to take power in all sectors of society. Feminist Majority organizers also track legislative issues of concern to women, and speak out to the government on behalf of women's rights. The Feminist Majority Foundation, a feminist think tank, develops creative and long-term strategies and permanent solutions for the pervasive social, political, and economic obstacles facing women. Through educational and research projects, the Foundation seeks to transform the public debate on issues of importance to women's lives.


Fifty Plus One
Fifty Plus One trains pro-choice women in the campaign skills necessary to run for public office. Trainings focus on campaign fundraising, grassroots campaigning (targeting, voter identification, persuasion mail and phone banking, literature drops, and Get Out the Vote), and message development and delivery.


Fifty Years Is Enough
U.S. Network for Global Economic Justice
1025 Vermont Ave., N.W., Suite 300
Washington, D.C. 20005
Fax: 202/879-3186
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
Fax: 202/667-0902
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
Fax: 202/835-0246
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
Fax: 202/775-9733
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.