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Internships

MADRE internships are a great way to gain work experience and support MADRE's work with women and families worldwide.

Internships come with a $15/day stipend and require a minimum time commitment of 15 hours a week for at least three months. Internships take place at the MADRE office in Manhattan.  MADRE offers three internship sessions throughout the year: Summer (June-August), Fall (September-December), and Spring (January-May).

Please send your application to ONLY one email address. If you wish to apply to multiple internships send your application to your first choice and include your other choices in your cover letter.

Internship positions include:

Program Intern

Deadlines:  March 15 (Summer); July 15 (Fall); November 15 (Spring) 

  • Assist with Partnerships for Change projects, including program updates, proposals, reports, highlights, and profiles of organizations.
  • Research specific issues related to MADRE programs: Peace Building, Women's Health/Violence Against Women/Sexual Rights, Economic & Environmental Justice.
  • Provide support for MADRE campaigns and programs.
  • Monitor UN debates on issues related to MADRE programs and issue areas.
  • Provide research support on women's human rights, using UN reports and other resources.
  • Provide administrative support to MADRE staff.

**Bilingual Spanish/English language skills are desired, but not required, for the Program Intern position.

To apply please send a resume and cover letter to: ProgramInternship@madre.org. No phone calls, please.

Human Rights Legal Advocacy Intern

Deadlines: March 15 (Summer); July 15 (Fall); November 15 (Spring) 

  • Represent MADRE at meetings and in coalition work with other NGOs and UN contacts
  • Follow and participate in the Gender Equality Architecture Reform (GEAR) Campaign, the Commission on the Status of Women (CSW) meetings, and other UN processes as needed
  • Draft and submit memoranda of law to Special Rapporteurs, as needed
  • Conduct research for publications and program work on gender dimensions of women’s health and violence against women; and peace building and women’s political participation
  • Develop and implement a strategy to advance women’s human rights in UN processes
  • Collaborate with MADRE Program and Human Rights Advocacy staff

To apply please send a resume and cover letter to: HRLAInternship@madre.org. No phone calls, please.

Communications Intern

Deadlines: March 15 (Summer); July 15 (Fall); November 15 (Spring)

  • Monitor international news reports related to MADRE program areas and partnerships.
  • Participate in media outreach to promote campaigns.
  • Help to maintain media files, including contact databases and audiovisual materials.
  • Draft and post blog entries to myMADRE, the MADRE blog.
  • Provide research assistance as needed.

To apply please send a resume and cover letter to: CommunicationsInternship@madre.org. No phone calls, please.

Public Education Intern

Deadlines: March 15 (Summer); July 15 (Fall); November 15 (Spring)

  • Assist in creating content, designing and producing MADRE print materials and newsletters.
  • Assist with fundraising e-communications to MADRE's membership.
  • Help maintain donor relations and donor database.
  • Assist with event planning and outreach.

To apply please send a resume and cover letter to: PublicEdInternship@madre.org. No phone calls, please.

Development Intern

Deadlines: March 15 (Summer); July 15 (Fall); November 15 (Spring)

  • Assist development staff with research on topics related to grant proposals.
  • Research funding opportunities (with businesses and religious communities).
  • Assist staff with written communications with funders and follow-up phone calls.
  • Assist with the maintenance of funder files (electronic and paper).

To apply please send a resume and cover letter to: DevelopmentInternship@madre.org. No phone calls, please.

Website and Online Communications Intern

Deadlines: March 15 (Summer); July 15 (Fall); November 15 (Spring)

  • Conduct research and draft content for MADRE's website.
  • Assist with e-communications to MADRE membership.
  • Assist with social networking initiatives.
  • Draft content for MADRE’s online webstore, research products, partnerships and promotional strategies, maintain inventory and update store website.
  • Assist with IT solutions.

To apply please send a resume and cover letter to: WOCInternship@madre.org. No phone calls, please.

Humanitarian Aid Campaign Intern

Deadlines: March 15 (Summer); July 15 (Fall); November 15 (Spring)   

  • Engage in ongoing aid campaigns by soliciting, gathering, and inventorying material donations that meet the specific needs of MADRE’s sister organizations around the world.
  • Maintain and update large donor and inventory databases.
  • Research women’s human rights issues as background for student outreach and new campaign launches.
  • Design and write promotional materials in a variety of media.
  • Assist with planning and execution of donor events and fundraisers.
  • Position may involve lifting and transporting boxes around New York City; interns will also provide occasional administrative support to MADRE staff.
  • Experienced interns may have the opportunity to launch their own humanitarian aid campaigns

To apply please send a resume and cover letter to: HHInternship@madre.org. No phone calls, please.

Accounting Intern

Deadlines: March 15 (Summer); July 15 (Fall); November 15 (Spring)

  • Assist with data entry and maintaining electronic files.
  • Assist in the reconciliation of financial transactions.
  • Possess thorough knowledge of Microsoft Excel.
  • Possess knowledge of Fund E-Z or a comparable computerized accounting system.

To apply please send a resume and cover letter to: AccountingInternship@madre.org. No phone calls, please.

Please send your application to ONLY one email address. If you wish to apply to multiple internships send your application to your first choice and include your other choices in your cover letter.