Women's Research and Education Institute (WREI), is a nonprofit, nonpartisan
organization that provides information and analyses on issues of concern
to women, to policymakers, and others interested in women's issues.
WREI was founded in 1977 and is supported by private-sector grants and
Currently, there are no jobs available. Please
WREI accepts internship applications for the summer, fall, and spring
academic semesters. All application materials must be received by the
Internship: April 1
Fall Internship: June 1
Spring Internship: November 1
- preparing fact
- holding conferences
and briefings (usually on Capitol Hill) for the dissemination of policy-related
information to congressional staffers and advocates for women
- compiling and
editing The American Woman,
a book on the status of women (published every other year)
- publishing papers
on issues of importance to women (some of these papers are commissioned
from outside experts and edited by WREI staff; others are prepared
- responding to
inquires from the press and others
- the Women
in the Military project
- the Congressional
Fellowships on Women and Public Policy
Do At WREI
Interns assist WREI staff on various projects. Depending on
the time of the year and what projects are on the "front burner,"
- be responsible
in part for organizing Capitol Hill briefings and conferences on key
- help prepare
fact sheets that gather, analyze, and explain key statistics about
such topics as women's employment, health status, education, housing,
- provide other
research and editorial assistance needed to prepare The
American Woman and other materials for publication;
- assist with preparations
for fund-raising events;
- represent WREI
at Washington-area seminars and other events.
Interns can count
on being given substantive assignments, but they must also willingly
help with clerical workanswering phones, mailings, copying documents,
and Application Guidelines
- WREI is unable
to pay interns.
- Interns must
have completed at least one year of college.
- The usual internship
is for about 10 to 12 weeks (i.e., roughly corresponding to the academic
semester or summer vacation period.)
- We generally
expect interns to work a 30-hour week, but we sometimes make exceptions.
- We consider that
interns are members of WREI's staff while they are here, and we include
them in virtually all our activities.
- WREI is located
in downtown Washington, DC.
To apply, write
a brief letter telling us of your interest and specifying when you could
begin, and when you expect to end, your internship.
- college transcripts
- a writing sample
of 2-5 double-spaced pages (can be the introduction/conclusion of
a college paper)
- 2 letters of
and supporting materials should be sent directly to:
The Women's Research & Education Institute
714 G Street S.E., Suite 200,
Washington, DC 20003
more information, please email