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Policy Intern

About the League 

The League of Women Voters of the United States (LWVUS) is a nonpartisan, grassroots membership organization dedicated to empowering voters and defending democracy. Founded in 1920 as an outgrowth of the struggle to win voting rights for women, the League has more than 500,000 members and supporters and more than 750 local and state affiliates in all 50 states and DC. The League continues to lead efforts in the voting rights arena to remove barriers to registering to vote and casting a ballot through public education, state and federal policy reform, and litigation in state and federal courts.   

The LWVUS Advocacy team tracks and analyzes federal legislation, develops and executes the League’s federal advocacy strategy with Congress and the Administration, and supports state and local Leagues in state and local policy and legislative advocacy. Advocacy efforts are on voter access and protection, redistricting, money in politics, and our Urgent Issues: the Equal Rights Amendment (ERA), climate change, gun safety, immigration, and reproductive justice.

Position Description 

The LWVUS Advocacy team is seeking policy interns to help support the League’s vital work advancing our federal legislative priorities and serving as a resource to our state and local affiliates.  

The policy intern’s work plan will cover various responsibilities and assignments, including:  

  • Researching and crafting memos around identified legislation or issue areas; 

  • Contributing to educational materials and webinars to instruct the wider League field; 

  • Supporting the work of state and local affiliates through research and legislative tracking; and  

  • Any other advocacy priorities that arise during your tenure.  

You will gain valuable experience to boost your policy knowledge and an insight into the nonprofit, nonpartisan, and democracy space and make great connections. This position can be fully remote outside of the DC area and has the option of in-person/hybrid if already in the DC area.  

Internships are primarily focused on undergraduates who are seeking college credit. Funding may be available but is not guaranteed.


  • Alignment with the League’s mission and values 

  • Demonstrable research and writing skills 

  • Passion for policy work 

  • Commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion 

  • Eagerness to learn 

Application deadlines and start dates 

Applications are accepted on a rolling basis, but applicants are encouraged to keep school deadlines in mind when applying. For best results, see the suggested timelines below: 

  • Summer internship: Application should be submitted by March 31; the Internship runs from June-August. No longer accepting applications for Summer 2024. 

  • Fall internships: Application should be submitted by May 31; the internship runs August-November. 

  • Spring internships: Application should be submitted by September 30; the internship runs February-May.  

Internship start and end dates are flexible according to school schedules. 

How to Apply  

Email [email protected] with the Subject Line “[Year] [Term] Policy Intern” (example: 2023 Summer Policy Intern) and include your current resume, cover letter, and a list of three references. 

Commitment to Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion 

The League of Women Voters of the United States is committed to a diverse and inclusive workplace based on equal opportunity. The League is committed to hiring staff that reflects this country's full range of racial, ethnic, cultural, sexual orientation, and socioeconomic identity, a workplace where true diversity is fostered, and different perspectives are valued and freely exchanged. 

We actively seek and encourage women, minorities, persons with disabilities, immigrants, including DACA recipients, and individuals from traditionally underrepresented communities to apply. 

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