Training Tomorrow’s Leaders. Each summer, Women Employed invites a group of college students from around the country to participate in an eight-week Summer Leadership Program. Interns learn about issues affecting working women and discover how to transform passion about an issue into impact. They also gain practical experience for a future career in social justice. Alumnae have gone on to work at community based organizations, pursue graduate study in public interest fields, and join Women Employed staff.
“I have realized that collaboration and solidarity are extremely important factors in progress and change.”
- Briana Hanny, 2012 intern
Gaining Skills, Making a Difference. An intern’s typical day could include interviewing low-income students to document stories of their financial aid struggles to bring to policymakers, or talking with hotel housekeeping staff about the unfair policies that keep them trapped in poverty. Interns attend career development workshops; meet with civic, policy, and business leaders; create online advocacy campaigns; and learn the ins and outs of nonprofit management.
What We Learned. Hear what past graduates have to say about their experience.
“My desire to engage in advocacy work for women stems from seeing my mother’s struggles to gain fair treatment and equal rights in the workplace.”
- Irene Romulo, 2012 intern
“Through this internship, I will grow and develop into a person that I can be proud of.”
- Abigail Tiu, 2012 intern