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The IAWH Internship

The IAWH Internship program is helping to develop the next generation of young adult leaders who will advance women’s health and wellness.

College Students

Interested in an Internship?

Interns are responsible for assisting with the development and execution of IAWH initiatives and programs and assisting with administrative work, as assigned. Such work may include developing and publishing our monthly and sometimes bi-weekly electronic newsletter, developing messages from evidence-based sources for posting to social media platforms, authoring or editing blogs and essays, arranging meetings, and other duties as assigned. Interns who complete the internship will have a better understanding of women’s health, issues important to women and girls, and the many operations of a nonprofit organization. 



Successful interns must have a demonstrated interest in women’s health, excellent written and oral communication skills, pay careful attention to detail, and must be able to work independently, as part of a team, and remotely using virtual meeting platforms. They must be proficient with the Microsoft Office Suite, have previous experience with social media platforms, and demonstrate a willingness to be creative in the expression of evidence-based messages for the public.


The unpaid IAWH internship is open to current undergraduate students, and those who have graduated within the past 6 months, of all disciplines/majors. The number of hours committed to work can be flexible in order to accommodate student class schedules.


How to Apply

Our mission to “Broadly define women’s health beyond sexual health and reproductive issues. Conduct and apply community-based, public health research, honoring our obligation to teach, educate, and lead people to become more knowledgeable about women's health and better informed participants in their health care and well-being.” sits at the core of everything we do. Interested applicants can apply for an internship using this electronic link.



The application deadline for each application cycle is 5 p.m. Eastern (no exceptions) and are as follows:

  • Spring internship application cycle: Opens November 1 - December 1 - (January - April)

  • Summer internship application cycle: Opens December 15- February 1 - (May - August)

  • Fall internship application cycle: Opens May 1- June 10 - (September - December)

Internships are for four months, but can be aligned to match academic terms.

Due to the number of applications we receive, we will not contact individual applicants regarding the status of their applications. We will contact you after the deadline if we decide to move forward with your application.

You may be asked to submit a writing sample.

Core Duties and Responsibilities


Core Internship responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Writing and publishing the IAWH electronic newsletter;

  • Supporting Social Media messaging;

  • Authoring blogs or essays;

  • Develop HerStories stories or interviews;

  • Literature searches/reviews;

  • Providing general administrative support to IAWH staff;

  • Updating the database of contacts, potential partners, and presenters;

  • Performing other tasks as assigned.

Updated October 2021

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