National Network to End Domestic Violence

The National Network to End Domestic Violence (NNEDV), a social change organization, is dedicated to creating a social, political, and economic environment in which violence against women no longer exists. Represent 56 state and territorial domestic violence coalitions with a staff of 40, operating signature advocacy and training projects that include, public policy, Womenslaw legal hotline, housing systems advocacy and training, capacity building, tech and confidentiality, economic justice, Positively Safe (HIV/AIDS) and more. The PICS intern supports the policy team in advancing our goals to secure legislative and funding victories to ensure all survivors have access to safety and justice.

Our Vision:

  • Making domestic violence a national priority: 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.
  • Changing the way society responds to domestic violence: NNEDV offers a range of programs and initiatives to address the complex causes and far-reaching consequences of domestic violence. Through cross-sector collaborations and corporate partnerships, NNEDV offers support to victims of domestic violence who are escaping abusive relationships – and empowers survivors to build new lives.
  • Strengthening domestic violence advocacy at every level: NNEDV further supports the fight to end domestic violence by providing state coalitions with critical information and resources. From training and technical assistance to innovative programs and strategic funding, NNEDV brings much-needed resources to local communities. At NNEDV’s national and regional meetings, members share information and ideas with NNEDV staff and with each other, working together to develop comprehensive solutions.


Washington, DC

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
# of weeks Required Dates Start Time End Time Public Transportation Housing  Format
10 Flexible 9:00am 5:00pm Yes No Virtual/Remote

Housing Information

Our organization will likely be offsite this summer.

Internship Qualifications

  • 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

Additional Qualifications

  • Prior experience in an office work setting a plus
  • Experience working with victims of domestic violence or on state or federal policy a plus

Writing Sample Required?


Additional Information

Some events may be hosted outside of work hours.