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Internships at the Montgomery County Commission for Women

We believe in mentoring and supporting emerging leaders in Montgomery County. The Commission has several means of doing this, including hosting a robust internship program. Our internship program aims to encourage young women and men to become more involved in understanding and addressing women’s issues. We welcome high school, college, and graduate students to participate in our internship program.  Interns work with our team to achieve our goals and meet the needs of women county-wide.
The CFW seeks responsible, conscientious, and pro-active individuals with a sincere interest in women’s issues, social justice, and civic engagement. Applicants should demonstrate strong writing and organizational skills and should be willing to take the initiative for new assignments. Individuals must be motivated, driven, and have a positive attitude.
Although our internships are unpaid, we do give our interns the option of receiving credit to count for academic programs at their affiliated institutions.
Interns at the CFW work on a variety of projects and tasks which may include:
Legislation and Policy

  • Researching and monitoring state and local legislation that affects women
  • Assisting with outreach to other organizations or groups involved with issues of concern to women
  • Collaborating with the Policy and Legislative Committee and supporting their activities
Program and Planning
  • Assisting with the coordination of public programs and events
  • Supporting and contributing to activities of the Programming Committee
Communications/Publications/Web Design
  • Assisting with writing and distributing press releases and media advisories
  • Updating and/or creating media lists, and obtaining media coverage for Commission events
  • Updating Facebook, Twitter and Instagram pages with recent event information
  • Contributing to website design
Research
  • Conducting research on various issues affecting the status of women in Montgomery County
  • Tying in studies to organize future events that highlight salient issues
General Office Work
  • Answering the phones and assisting constituents
  • Assisting with filing, organizing, or other office duties

How to Apply
Internships are available to students during the fall, spring, and summer terms, but we also host students during other respective college terms/quarters. Admission into the internship program is rolling. Before applying, please e-mail us to ensure space is still available.
Please submit the following:
  • A résumé and cover letter stating your reasons for applying. Please be sure to address any topics within the commission that interest you.
  • Dates and hours of availability.
  • A list of goals you wish to achieve during your internship
  • A small writing sample—no more than 2-3 paragraphs

Applicants will also be asked to participate in an in-person interview.
E-mail your information to:
Jodi Finkelstein, Executive Director
Jodi.Finkelstein@montgomerycountymd.gov
Questions?
E-mail us at: cfwinfo@montgomerycountymd.gov

 

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