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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

2018 Summer Internship Openings (3)

Applications accepted until positions are filled. 

Legal and Policy Intern (law student)

CWEALF seeks a Legal and Policy Intern for the summer to work 15-20 hours per week under the supervision and guidance of the Deputy Director.  The summer intern will assist primarily with CWEALF’s Legal Education Program, and some public policy efforts. 

Duties may include:

  • Review and update CWEALF’s educational publications regarding topics of law
  • 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
  • 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


  • 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 until the position is filled. 

Communications Intern

CWEALF seeks a Communications intern who is passionate about feminism and social justice. 

Duties may include:

  • Develop and build CWEALF’s social media presence
  • Coordinate and create content with staff members for the maintenance of the website
  • Draft newsletter and e-communications content
  • Draft news releases, media alerts, and blog stories
  • Assist in the marketing and execution of CWEALF special events
  • Capture and edit photos and video content of CWEALF-sponsored events and programs
  • Create videos about CWEALF programs and success stories
  • Coordinate with staff to develop new ideas for marketing and disseminating information about CWEALF
  • Draft and design flyers, e-invites, and other promotional material for CWEALF programs and services
  • Other administrative tasks and support for other projects and initiatives as needed


  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Graphic Design skills (InDesign)
  • Available during M-F, 9-5 office hours
  • A commitment of at least 10-15 hours/week, preferably twice a week in the office

To apply: please send a resume, cover letter and intern form to Applications will be considered until the position is filled. 

Legal Education Intern

CWEALF seeks an 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 and emails 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 and Outreach


  • Strong organizational skills
  • Attention to detail
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Compassionate and ability to work well with diverse populations
  • Spanish speakers strongly encouraged to apply


  • Must be available between 9-2 for at least 12 hours per week. Specific dates and schedule flexible
  • Opportunity to earn college credit

To apply please send resume, cover letter and intern form to Applications accepted until position is filled.



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