The Massachusetts Women's Political Caucus is a nonpartisan organization that promotes the participation and involvement of women of all ages in the political process. The organization was founded in 1971 for the purpose of increasing the number of women elected and appointed to public office and public policy positions.
An internship with the MWPC provides an excellent opportunity to see the women's political movement in action, while at the same time allowing for the exploration of the different aspects of public service and a non-profit organization. Internships are available to college students or recent graduates. We are looking for energetic candidates to assist in all aspects of the organization.
We make every effort to tailor internships to best suit the student's strengths and needs. Internships are unpaid, but students may receive academic credit. Interns must set and stick to a regular work schedule with a minimum 10 hours per week. Applicants must have excellent interpersonal skills, and must be flexible and able to work efficiently in a small, fast-paced work environment.
Internships are available every semester throughout the year and during the summer months. Applications are accepted on a revolving basis. If you are interested in applying for our Internship Program please fill out our application.
If you are interested in applying please fill out our Internship Application.
Internship Duties include (but are not limited to):
Upcoming legislation, major donors, award nominees, political candidates, and other special projects
Attend MWPC networking events, assist in designing and sending mailings, contact vendors and advertisers, assist in the coordination of logistics, and provide technical and logistical support at events
MWPC Public Relations
Assist in preparation of press releases, conduct research and prepare information for newsletter, monitor news headlines for topics to blog, update Facebook and Twitter pages with photos, news, and events
Political Action Committee
Conduct candidate and field research, assist women candidates by working on a campaign, and help coordinate MWPC efforts on behalf of endorsed candidates
General Office Duties
Phones, mail, faxes, filing, database maintenance, computer (e.g. Excel, Word), etc.
For more information please contact Jessica Gibbons at 617-451-9294 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Possess strong research skills
- Be personable, outgoing, detail-oriented, and organized
- Possess strong communication skills, both written and verbal
- Be experiened in using Microsoft Office Suite
- Work well with others
- Possess a sense of humor
- Possess a strong sense of responsibility and committment to MWPC's mission
Representative Deborah Blumer Internship Program
The Representative Deborah Blumer Internship Program was established in 2007 by the Massachusetts Women’s Political Caucus in memory of Representative Deborah Blumer (D-Framingham). Representative Blumer was a tireless advocate for young people, and a vibrant example of women’s leadership in Massachusetts politics. This program provides a stipend to a rising college junior or senior for a summer internship with the Massachusetts Women’s Political Caucus in order to further Representative Blumer’s legacy of supporting students and encouraging their participating in the political process. The Representative Deborah Blumer Internship Program has been made possible by a generous donation from Harvard Pilgrim Health Care.
Building the Pipeline Internship Program
Funded by a generous grant from the Partnership for Democracy and Education, the MWPC Building the Pipeline Internship is a paid summer position for young women of color who are undergraduates or recent graduates living in Massachusetts. This internship was created in the spirit of the mission of the Women's Pipeline for Change to increase the number of women of color holding office in the Commonwealth.
Students interested in applying for the program should fill out the MWPC internship application here. They should also email a copy of their resume and a short essay (not more than 500 words) about a women leader that inspires them to the MWPC Internship Coordinator at email@example.com.