AC on Line: Helping Women Pay for College
With options ranging from institutional scholarships and federal loans to organizational grants and work-study programs, women pursuing post-secondary education can often secure funding from multiple sources to finance their collegiate experience. For many female students, however, the problem is finding scholarships catering specifically to their interests and goals. The guide below makes this process easier by highlighting the type of women's funding programs available, providing insight on how to find and apply for scholarships, and giving advice on how to seek out unconventional funding sources.
Action without Borders
Action Without Borders/ Idealist.org is an interactive site where people and organizations can exchange resources and ideas, locate opportunities and supporters, and take steps toward building a world where all people can lead free and dignified lives.
American Association of University Women: Internship, Public Policy and Government Relations
AAUW's Public Policy and Government Relations Department seeks two to three interns to work with both its legislative and grassroots teams each quarter/semester. Interns will learn about the legislative process and provide grassroots assistance to members. Past interns have had the opportunity to monitor legislation, participate in lobby visits, attend Congressional hearings and press conferences, and respond to requests from policy-makers and members.
Bucknell CDC LGBT Career Resources
Navigating an internship or job search can be enough work in itself without the added challenge of figuring out how your sexual identity may or may not play a part in the process. This site contains several resources, including a PowerPoint presentation to provide advice, support and guidance.
Bucknell Public Interest Program (BPIP)
Launched as a pilot program in 2001, BPIP consists of Bucknell alumni, faculty, and administrators working together to educate students about careers in the non-profit and public service sectors. BPIP supports events and programs throughout the year to give students opportunities to learn about these sectors and to network with alumni.
Apply for the Felicia Park Rogers Summer Internship Program. Come work in the national headquarters of COLAGE this summer! COLAGE is a national movement of children, youth, and adults with one or more LGBT and/or Q parents, with the goal of community building and working toward social justice through youth empowerment, leadership development, education, and advocacy.
Feminist Majority Foundation
The Feminist Majority Foundation, one of the nation's leading research and advocacy organizations for women's rights, develops creative long-term strategies and permanent solutions for the pervasive social, political, and economic obstacles facing women. FMF seeks highly motivated undergraduate students with an interest in public policy and political science, particularly in areas concerning gender, human rights and development.
Global Fund for Women
Global Fund for Women internship opportunities are designed for undergraduate and graduate students to provide first hand experience in the world of women's international philanthropy. Interns will work closely with particular teams in achieving their assigned goals.
GLSEN: Gay, Lesbian and Straight Education Network
The Gay, Lesbian & Straight Education Network strives to assure that each member of every school community is valued and respected regardless of sexual orientation or gender identity/expression.
Human Rights Campaign: McCleary Law Fellows Program
As the nation's largest gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender civil rights organization, the Human Rights Campaign is dedicated to ending discrimination, securing equal rights and protecting the health and safety of GLBT Americans.
Human Rights Watch
Internships for Undergraduate Students - Human Rights Watch offers academic semester and summer internships for undergraduate students in our New York, London, Los Angeles, Washington, DC, Brussels, and Berlin offices. Interns may be placed in one of the following regional or thematic programs at HRW: Africa, the Americas (does not include US or Canada), Asia, Europe & Central Asia, Middle East & North Africa, United States, Arms, Children's Rights, Women's Rights, HIV/AIDS & Human Rights, Business & Human Rights, Refugees, Emergency Response, Terrorism/Counterterrorism, International Justice, and Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual & Transgender Rights. Internships also are available with the Advocacy, Communications & Press, Development & Outreach, Legal & Policy, Human Resources and Finance & Administration departments as well as the International Film Festival.
Description: Undergraduate internships are primarily administrative and clerical in nature, but other projects can be assigned as they arise and match the student's interests and abilities, including research, drafting documents, translating, and helping researchers prepare for missions.
Institute for Women's Policy Research
The Institute for Women's Policy Research conducts rigorous research and disseminates its findings to address the needs of women, promote public dialogue, and strengthen families, communities, and societies. IWPR focuses on issues of poverty and welfare, employment and earnings, work and family issues, health and safety, and women's civic and political participation.
International Women's Tribune Centre
The International Women's Tribune Centre welcomes applications for internships in connection with its Global Policies-Local Action, Human Rights and Peace Building, Poverty Alleviation, Basic Needs, and ICTs programmes and the Women, Ink Project.
JP Morgan Winning Women Undergraduate Programs
The JPMorgan Winning Women Undergraduate Programs give an introduction to the world of investment banking and financial markets for female students. The programs offer intensive and experiential opportunities to develop the knowledge, tools and skills needed for a successful career in finance.
Minnesota Women's Consortium
An internship at the Minnesota Women's Consortium offers the opportunity to get politically involved and make a worthwhile contribution to the women's movement.
National Organization for Women
With over 500,000 contributing members, NOW is the largest feminist organization in the United States. Since NOW was founded in 1966, we have struggled to end the injustice and inequality women face daily. As an intern with the National NOW Action Center you will be on the front lines of the women's rights movement.
National Women's History Museum Internship Program
The National Women's History Museum (NWHM) is seeking a Communications intern to assist with a variety of tasks relating to strategic communications and marketing. The intern will assist in the development of talking/message points, press materials, correspondence, reports, as well as the development and implementation of integrated communications plans.
National Women's Law Center - Jobs, Fellowships, and Internships
The National Women's Law Center is a non-profit legal advocacy organization that works to advance the rights of women, particularly the rights of low-income women and girls. The primary focus areas include education, employment, family economic security and health. Students with majors in English, education, political science, pre-law and women's studies are encouraged to apply; however, all majors will be considered.
National Women's Studies Association
The Woodhull Institute for Ethical Leadership is a not-for-profit educational organization that provides ethical leadership training and professional development for women. Ethical leadership is concerned with the means as well as the ends to personal and professional achievements. As such, Woodhull has developed a community that encourages women to lead with honesty, respect, courage and compassion; to strive for the common ground in decision-making; and to share in community service.
National Partnership for Women & Families
Internships - The National Partnership invites bright, energetic women and men who are passionate about our issues to apply for internships with us. Internships are available throughout the year in each area. This is an opportunity to learn from seasoned professionals, to work inside the advocacy/public policy community, and to advance issues that have a direct impact on women and families nationwide.
Fill out the online form, and email a letter of interest and current resume to firstname.lastname@example.org. Please indicate which region of the state desired for and internship: Western, Central, Northeast, Southeast.
Public Leadership Education Network (PLEN) - Women & Public Policy Internship
We all remember what that feeling was like - being in college, collecting internship applications, wondering if you would ever make it to Washington. Somewhere along the way someone reached out and helped you; a door opened; a networking connection came through. PLEN is that door for hundreds of young women every single year.
Syracuse University - Diversity Career Resources
The goal of this collection of resources is to provide women with information and guidance that speaks to the unique needs and issues that come with being a woman in a search for temporary as well as permanent career opportunities. Students should examine the other diversity sections if they share one or more characteristics with the other targeted populations.
The Aspen Institute: William Randolph Hearst Endowed Fellowship for Minority Students
The Aspen Institute, founded in 1950, is an international nonprofit organization dedicated to fostering enlightened leadership and open-minded dialogue. Through seminars, policy programs, conferences and leadership development initiatives, the Institute and its international partners seek to promote nonpartisan inquiry and an appreciation for timeless values.
The Pedro Zamora Public Policy Fellowship
The Everett Summer Internship Program. AIDS Action is offering internship opportunities to current undergrad or graduate students who seek experience in HIV-related public policy and government affairs. Selected individuals will work with staff in numerous roles, including researching a variety of public health and civil rights issues related to HIV prevention, treatment and care; attending Congressional hearings and coalition meetings; monitoring voting records; reviewing the federal register and Congressional Record; preparation of briefing materials, correspondence, and mailings; and general office administration. Aids Action is looking for candidates with strong research, writing, and organizational skills and a willingness to work in a professional office. Ability to work independently in a fast-paced environment is critical. Familiarity with HIV-related issues and the legislative processes is preferred, but in no way essential. People of color, women, gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender individuals, and HIV-positive individuals are encouraged to apply.
Wider Opportunities for Women
Wider Opportunities for Women (WOW) works nationally and in its home community of Washington, DC to build pathways to economic independence for America's families, women, and girls. WOW has a distinctive history in changing the landscape of women and work.
Women's Commission for Refugee Women & Children
The Women' Commission's mission is to improve the lives and defend the rights of refugee* women, youth and children. We work in consultation with refugee women, children and young people to ensure that their voices are heard.
Women's eNews: Internship Program
Women's eNews offers internships in three departments: Editorial, Arabic Editorial, Marketing and Development. Each of these internship programs offers a fabulous opportunity to students and new graduates to gain real-life experience in their chosen fields.
Women For Hire Career Expos
Women For Hire career expos are high-caliber recruiting events that enable talented women in all fields to meet directly with recruiters and hiring managers from top employers. Whether you're an experienced professional with several years of experience under your belt or a graduating college student, these one-day events are an ideal chance to launch or advance your career.
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