WPLN Internship

Women’s Public Leadership Network (WPLN) is a nonpartisan, 501(c)3 nonprofit that educates, organizes, and inspires center-right women to seek public office at every level in every state. We are building a network of like-minded individuals and organizations across the country who support women becoming public leaders. We educate and organize through free, online programming and through our State Partners.  State Partners are our state-based organizations that identify, engage, and train women to run for elected office, obtain political appointments, and become more involved in the political process in their respective states.

 We are nonpartisan but have an ideological leaning because center-right women are especially underrepresented and face different challenges to their counterparts on the left. Women who believe in commonsense, pragmatic public policy solutions are often missing in political and policy dialogue and we believe all viewpoints should be represented. Our trainings, grant-making, and marketing resources will be a helpful resource to level the playing field for ALL women to make their voice heard.


We are looking for dedicated individuals who are passionate about the mission of WPLN to come work with us to help educate, organize and inspire center-right women across the country to seek public office at every level.  We view our interns as part of the team and ensure that their projects are substantive, providing a valuable and unique experience.  Mentorship is not only a key component of what WPLN offers to women through our programs and partners, but is one of our core principles.  A WPLN internship provides an opportunity to engage with leaders across the country supporting more women at decision-making tables, while seeing how a nonprofit operates in this space. We mainly offer experience in four areas:

  • Fundraising
    • Donor research, create digital fundraising campaigns, develop pitch materials, and design a finance strategy
  • Communications
    • Cultivate media relations, execute a strategic communications plan, develop a media toolkit for partners, and create content for website/digital use
  • Programs/Partnerships
    • Design online content (incl. video production, scripts, worksheets), manage practitioners for virtual programs, research potential partners across the country, and engage with partners on WPLN resources
  • Legal/Operations
    • Work with our legal counsel on contracts, MOUs and other agreements to learn nonprofit legal needs. Interns will also have the opportunity to learn from our COO on budgeting, HR needs and other operational actions


  • January 22, 2024—April 19, 2024

  • 20-25 hours/week

  • $16/hour


To apply, please send a cover letter and resume to hello@womenspublicleadership.net by January 15, 2024. Location open and work is done mostly virtually, although for those in the Washington, DC area, we do have an office in Old Town Alexandria.

Women's Public Leadership Network provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws.

Women’s Public Leadership Network is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization registered in the United States.