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Intern with CWEALF!

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

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:
  • Mail: 75 Charter Oak Avenue, Suite 1-300 Hartford, CT 06106

 Questions? Contact Denise Rhone via email or at (860) 610-6049

Spring 2018 Internship Openings (4)

Desired start date for the following internships is January 2018. Applications accepted until positions are filled. 

Legal and Policy Intern (law student)

CWEALF seeks a Legal and Policy Intern for the 2018 spring semester to work 15-20 hours per week under the supervision and guidance of the Policy Manger.  The intern will assist with CWEALF’s Legal Education Program and its public policy efforts, with a preferred start date of January. 

Duties may include:

  • Conduct research on recent decisions in family law, discrimination, and civil rights
  • Analyze cases and statutes, both state and federal, and assess their impact on women and low-income individuals whom CWEALF serves, and the information distributed through the Information & Referral line
  • Track, review, and analyze pending legislation; write public testimony in support or opposition of bills during a busy legislative session (February - May, 2018)
  • Attend coalition meetings and further CWEALF’s policy and advocacy efforts through communications, research, and outreach
  • Assist with the creation and implementation of community education on legal topics, including know-your-rights workshops
  • Review and update CWEALF’s educational publications regarding topics of law


  • Completion of first year of law school
  • Strong research and writing skills, including non-legal writing
  • Excellent communications skills
  • Ability to manage multiple projects and complete tasks quickly
  • A demonstrated commitment to serving women, low-income individuals, or underserved populations
  • Experience in the General Assembly or in other policy/legislative work is preferred, but not required
  • CWEALF strives to hire individuals of diverse backgrounds

To apply: please send a resume, cover letter and intern form to – applications will be considered on a rolling basis.

Communications Intern

CWEALF seeks a Communications Intern for the 2018 spring semester to work 10-15 hours per week under the supervision and guidance of the Communications and Development Coordinator. 

Duties may include:

  • 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 send a resume, cover letter and intern form to – applications will be considered on a rolling basis with a desired start date of January 2018.

Legal Education Intern 

CWEALF is seeking a Legal Education 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
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Attention to detail
  • Compassionate and able to work well with diverse populations 
  • Spanish speakers strongly encouraged to apply


  • Must be available during 9-2 office hours for at least 12 hours per week 

To apply: please send a resume, cover letter and intern form to – applications will be considered on a rolling basis with a desired start date of January 2018.

Research and Evaluation Intern 

CWEALF is currently seeking a Research and Evaluation intern for the Spring 2018 semester to work under the supervision and guidance of the Research Associate to support our evaluation program for the Hartford Teen Pregnancy Prevention Initiative (HTPPI). This is a paid internship of $15/hr. 

Responsibilities may include:

  • Data entry primarily in Microsoft Excel, SPSS
  • Data collection
  • Managing, organizing, and creating database spreadsheets
  • Compiling evaluation materials for distribution
  • Opportunity for some writing and editing of program materials, reports


  • High proficiency in Microsoft Excel
  • Excellent communication and writing skills
  • Strong organizational skills and attention to detail
  • Knowledge of reproductive health and justice
  • Some proficiency OR exposure to: SPSS, Survey Monkey
  • Some background in qualitative and quantitative data analysis


  • Must be available during 9-5 office hours
  • Commitment of at least 8 hours/week for the full semeste

To apply: please send a resume, cover letter and intern form to – applications will be considered on a rolling basis with a desired start date of January 2018.




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