National Network to End Domestic Violence

by justineh

PICS Organization Name
National Network to End Domestic Violence


Washington, District of Columbia 

Weekly Stipend

Public Transportation

Housing Provided

Former Interns
Kelly McCabe '18

Organization Description
NNEDV is the leading voice for domestic violence victims and their advocates. As a membership and advocacy organization of state domestic violence coalitions, allied organizations and supportive individuals, NNEDV works closely with its members to understand the ongoing and emerging needs of domestic violence victims and advocacy programs. Then NNEDV makes sure those needs are heard and understood by policymakers at the national level. Princeton interns are critical for attending meetings and events and for supporting the policy team

Internship Description
NNEDV Public Policy Interns participate in every level of the federal legislative process and work at the national level to end domestic violence. Public Policy interns work as partners in the Public Policy team, and are given substantive duties including: 

  • Monitoring and analyzing legislation 
  • Participating in lobby visits and strategy sessions with NNEDV staff and coalition partners 
  • Developing materials to inform Members of Congress and state domestic violence coalitions about critical issues 
  • Helping to write Congressional testimony and draft legislation 
  • Participating in grassroots organizing efforts 
  • Attending Congressional hearings, briefings and press conferences

Internship Qualifications

The Public Policy team requires applicants to demonstrate an interest in learning about the national public policy-making process. Interest in economic justice issues, housing, or the federal budget a plus. Interested applicants must demonstrate:

  • The ability to work independently in a fast-paced office, under tight deadlines
  • A commitment to ending domestic violence
  • Understanding of and commitment to diversity issues
  • Excellent written and oral communications skills
  • A good sense of humor; and
  • Experience working with victims of domestic violence or on state or federal policy is a plus

**Writing sample required: 2-3 page writing sample (on any topic)

Expected Start Time
9:30 am

Expected End Time
5:30 pm

Required Dates

Internship Length
10 Weeks

Meets Certificate Requirement

Additional Info
DC has a wide range of housing available from dormitories to shared housing. Summer intern housing is easily available.

**Writing sample required: 2-3 page writing sample (on any topic)

Evaluation Excerpt

The work environment was endlessly welcoming and inspiring, consistently and across all levels of the organization. The staff made sure to get to know all of the interns personally, include us in meetings and events, and help us make the most of our time with NNEDV. 
—Kelly McCabe '18

To see whether this internship is still accepting applications for 2018, please check the Second Round page.


To read evaluations written by former interns, please contact the
Student Program