The National Women’s Business Council (NWBC) is searching for a college/university undergraduate or graduate student to join a dynamic five-woman team for a Spring Fellowship beginning late January, 2017 (flexible start date).  The fellowship is designed for a three-month period of time.  The Fellow will work with the National Women’s Business Council staff to advance the goals of the Council, specifically to support research projects and to execute outreach and engagement activities. Additionally, the Fellow will assist in crafting messages and materials to promote and publicize the activities, programs and goals of the Council. The fellow will also monitor breaking news, policy efforts and/or related initiatives to maintain a working knowledge of significant developments and trends in the field.

This fellowship is unpaid and based in Washington, DC. This is a part-time fellowship, with a minimum requirement of 15 hours per week. The position is open to students of all academic backgrounds. The program will also include leadership and professional development programming and mentorship opportunities.

Fellow duties:

The Fellow will work with the engagement and communication team on outreach strategy including events, social media campaigns, communications and research releases. The fellow will also track the work of NWBC’s three stakeholders in relation to legislation and initiatives pertaining to women business owners and entrepreneurs: U.S. Small Business Administration, Congress and the White House. The Fellow will also work the research team to analyze data, conduct literature reviews for potential future research topics, curate existing research, and develop content for research deliverables such as fact sheets and issue briefs.

A competitive candidate will:

  • Possess strong writing and editing skills
  • Demonstrate strong organizational skills
  • Have an ability to work independently and as a part of a team environment
  • Show commitment to the organizational mission
  • Be an innovative self-starter who can complete tasks under tight deadlines and has the ability to remain flexible while handling changing priorities
  • Demonstrate strong attention to detail
  • Have computer literacy, including basic research skills and familiarity with Microsoft Office, particularly with Microsoft Excel
  • Be a team player with a positive attitude
  • Have strong analytical skills, including basic statistical knowledge

To apply:

Please submit a resume and brief statement on why you are interested in this fellowship with the National Women’s Business Council (maximum 500 words) to  The statement should include information about you, why you are interested in this fellowship, and how it will support your professional goals.  Please only include the title of the job position in the subject line of your email.

Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis through Monday, November 28. Again, this is fellowship requires a minimum commitment of 15 hours per week in-office, is unpaid, and based in Washington, DC.


More about the Council:

The NWBC was established via the Women’s Business Ownership Act of 1988, HR 5050. Throughout the years, the NWBC has brought together women business owners, policymakers, bankers, representatives of women’s business organizations and other stakeholders to identify the unique challenges facing women business owners and to formulate potential solutions.  As the government’s only independent voice for women entrepreneurs, the NWBC’s mission is two-fold:

  1. Support and conduct groundbreaking research that provides insight into women business enterprises from startup to success, and
  2. Share the findings to ultimately incite constructive action and policies.