Global Development Policy Internship – Spring 2013

The Global Development Policy program seeks an enthusiastic intern for the Spring of 2013. Women Thrive Worldwide (formerly Women’s Edge Coalition) develops, shapes and advocates for U.S. policies that foster economic opportunity for women living in poverty around the world. They focus on making U.S. international assistance programs prioritize women. Women Thrive Worldwide brings together a diverse coalition of over 50 organizations and 30,000 individuals united in the belief empowering women is the most effective long-term solution to world poverty.

Women Thrive Worldwide has researched and developed several initiatives including the GAINS for Women and Girls Act, the Trade Impact Review, the Global Resources and Opportunities for Women to Thrive (GROWTH) Act, the International Violence Against Women Act (I-VAWA) and the Women, Faith and Development Alliance (WFDA).

Among the duties of the Global Development Policy intern are: researching and drafting advocacy materials on gender, women’s poverty, and women’s empowerment in international development programming; organizing Women Thrive Worldwide’s members for meetings with Congress; organizing and attending coalition meetings for various initiatives; tracking current legislation; attending meetings on a variety of issues related to women and U.S. assistance throughout Washington DC, etc.

For qualifications/criteria and additional information, please visit the website. 

Time Commitment: Minimum 20 hours per week starting mid-January until May. Full-time interns are welcome. 

DEADLINE TO APPLY: Close of Business, Friday, October 19.

To apply, please send the following to Lara Pukatch, Manager, Policy and Government Affairs, via email:

  • Cover letter (including availability and tentative start and end dates)
  • Resume
  • 2-3 page writing sample
  • Contact information for 3 professional/academic references (including name of reference, organization, nature of relationship, email and phone number)

No phone calls/faxes please. Be sure to mention “Global Development Policy Internship” in the subject line of your email.