Internship Description:

The National Organization for Women—New York City and the Service Fund is seeking an intern to assist with our development efforts. The intern will be exposed to a wide range of development activities including database management, gala planning, prospect research, membership processing, and gift acknowledgement.

Interns are vital to the work of NOW-NYC, which runs a Helpline and several legal clinics. Interns provide appropriate referral resource information to women needing help and the Development Intern is expected to cover these phone calls as needed.


Candidates must be enthusiastic, detail-oriented, and able to manage multiple tasks. Proficiency in Microsoft Word and Excel, as well as a willingness to learn GiftWorks (fundraising database) is required. Applicants should also be interested in achieving women’s rights and committed to the mission of NOW-NYC. The full time internship is unpaid. Interns report to NOW-NYC headquarters at 150 West 28th Street, Suite 304, New York, NY 10001. Our hours are Monday through Friday, 9:30am to 5:30pm, with some evening hours for events.

Application instructions:

To apply, please submit your resume and a cover letter indicating where you learned about our internship, what you hope to gain from the internship, what you have to offer to NOW-NYC and the Service Fund, and how your interests and experiences align with our mission. Please also include your anticipated start and end dates in your cover letter.  Please send your materials to Samantha Plotner at sam@nownyc.org

We are currently accepting applicants on a rolling basis until all positions are filled. Applicants who apply by March 2 will receive priority consideration. Due to the high volume of applications that we receive, we are unable to respond to all applicants.

About The National Organization for Women, New York City and the Service Fund

NOW-NYC advocates for the women and girls of New York City by working to promote reproductive health, achieve economic empowerment, and end violence and discrimination against women. We seek to gain equality for women and promote social change through action in several key areas, including: Human Trafficking and Violence Against Women, Women in the Workplace, Images of Women in the Media, Reproductive Freedom, and LGBTQ Rights.The Service Fund of NOW-NYC delivers educational forums on key women’s issues and has been providing services and referrals to women for the past 25 years. The Service Fund’s Project Access program currently benefits over 1,000 women per year across the five boroughs of New York City and its surrounding areas by providing a free call-in HELPLINE and free to low-cost Legal and Financial Clinics in the areas of Divorce, Custody, Employment Discrimination, and Financial Empowerment.