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Interns at CWEALF help to promote our mission by participating in a number of programs and activities. Internships are available during the school year and in the summer. Most internships are unpaid and require a commitment of at least 10 hours per week. Interns at CWEALF have the opportunity to work on a variety of projects, including: 

  • Communications

  • Development & Fundraising
  • Legal Education
  • Public Policy & Advocacy
  • Research & Evaluation
  • Public Relations & Outreach
  • Event Planning

Interns are assigned projects depending on their skills and interests, their program requirements, and CWEALF priority activities. In addition to specific projects, interns assist with general office work such as correspondence, data entry, helping with mailings and other work as necessary. 

CWEALF interns should have strong communication, writing and computer skills. Interns are expected to demonstrate general work-related skills such as punctuality, responsibility, and thoroughness.

How to Apply

To apply for a specific internship, please review any internship postings and requirements below, then download and complete the Intern Information Form. If there are no openings and/or you wish to send an unsolicited application, please specify what program you interested in. Please also include a resume and short writing sample. You can return applications to CWEALF via email, fax or mail. 

  • Email:
  • Fax: (860) 524-0705
  • Mail: One Hartford Square West, Suite 1-300 Hartford, CT 06106

 Questions? Contact Denise Rhone via email or at (860) 247-6090 

2017-2018 Academic Year Internship Openings 

Advocacy Fellow 

The Connecticut Women's Education and Legal Fund (CWEALF) is currently seeking a full year graduate or undergraduate student who is passionate about equality and justice to support its Legal Education Program as an Advocacy Fellow. CWEALF primarily serves low-income women and families needing assistance with legal and social service issues in family law, employment and education discrimination, and civil rights.  Our Legal Education Program is comprised of an Information & Referral Line, bilingual Community Advocacy, and Community Education.  CWEALF conducts individualized Community Advocacy primarily in Hartford and New Haven, and occasionally as needed throughout the state, to help remove barriers and to educate and prepare individuals who are navigating legal and social service systems.  The Legal Education Program provides information and referrals to the Cooperating Attorney Network and to other community organizations. 

Responsibilities of the Advocacy Fellow include, but are not limited to:

  • Support CWEALF’s Bilingual Community Advocate by meeting with clients one-on-one, inside and outside of the office, in Hartford and/or New Haven, as well as inputting client efforts into the database.
  • Conduct intake with clients regarding their legal issues; conduct follow-up efforts including referrals to the Cooperating Attorney Network, state agencies, legal aid, and community organizations.
  • Maintain close contact with CWEALF’s Bilingual Community Advocate regarding the status of clients’ needs and cases.
  • Answer calls made to CWEALF’s Information and Referral (I&R) service.
  • Participate in evaluation efforts for advocacy clients including gathering feedback about CWEALF’s services and ascertaining the outcomes of their situation.  


  • Fluency in Spanish, verbal and written
  • Cultural sensitivity, compassion, and understanding
  • Strong organizational skills, attention to detail, and excellent follow-through
  • Excellent listening, written and verbal communication skills
  • Knowledge of legal resources and community supports in the state, especially in Hartford and New Haven strongly preferred
  • Demonstrated case management skills strongly preferred
  • Experience with family law issues strongly preferred


  • Must be available Mondays in New Haven from 10-3 and have availability during 9:00-5:00 office hours in Hartford for 10-20 total hours per week for at least 6-12 months (specific dates flexible)
  • Stipend
  • Opportunity to earn college credit

 To apply, please submit resume, cover letter and intern form to Denise Rhone at

Postings for the 2017-2018 academic year will be announced in early summer or as opportunities open. 


Communications Intern 

The Connecticut Women's Education and Legal Fund (CWEALF) is currently seeking a full year Communications intern who is passionate about social justice and feminism. 

  • Crafting press releases, editorials, opinions, blogs, and letters/communications to donors
  • Assist with drafting communications materials including but not limited to:
    • Press releases
    • Opinion editorials
    • Brochures
    • Web content
    • Action alerts
    • Newsletter articles
  • Researching and coordinating outreach opportunities
  • Researching and cultivating sponsors for programs
  • Monitoring and providing content for Facebook, Twitter, and other social media
  • Updating, maintaining, and improving the website
  • Leading photo and video project opportunities


  • Available during M-F, 9-5 office hours
  • Commitment of at least 10 hours/week

 To apply, please submit resume, cover letter and intern form to Denise Rhone at


Legal Education Intern 

The Connecticut Women's Education and Legal Fund (CWEALF) is currently seeking a full year intern who is passionate about equality and justice to support our Legal Education Program. Our Legal Education program works to guarantee equal access to justice through our Information and Referral (I&R) line, Advocacy, and Community Education.

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Answering calls made to our Information & Referral (I&R) service where we provide legal information and referrals to people throughout Connecticut.
  • Participating in evaluation efforts for our Legal Education program including gathering feedback from clients, volunteer attorneys, and partner organizations.
  • Promoting and assisting with implementation of Community Education.



  • Strong organizational skills
  • Attention to detail
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Spanish speakers strongly encouraged to apply



  • Must be available during 9-5 office hours for at least 12 hours per week for a full academic year (specific dates and schedule flexible)
  • Opportunity to earn college credit


To apply please send resume, cover letter and intern form to




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