Call for Applications: National Women’s Business Council Intern (Spring 2018)

ByNWBC Council

Call for Applications: National Women’s Business Council Intern (Spring 2018)

The National Women’s Business Council (NWBC) is searching for a college/university undergraduate or graduate student to join the team for a spring internship for a three to four-month term beginning late January 2018 (flexible start date).

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.

Check out NWBC’s FY2017 Annual Report here, and our ongoing research projects here.

Job description

This NWBC Spring Intern is unpaid and based in Washington, DC. A transit subsidy can be provided.  This is a part-time internship, with a minimum requirement of 12 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.

The NWBC Spring Intern will report directly to the Program and Operations Manager, but will also support other members of the team covering a wide range of operational, administrative, communications and engagement, and research tasks, including but not limited to:

  • As directed, office support such as: management of incoming inquiries (phone, email, mail), contact management, correspondence management, supporting office inventory, preparing shipments and mailings, compiling and editing NWBC briefing materials;
  • Creating and maintaining databases including event registrations and groups;
  • Creating social media and web-based content;
  • Developing original writing content (i.e. blogs) on issues and updates related to women entrepreneurs;
  • Tracking the work of NWBC’s three stakeholders in relation to legislation and activities: U.S. Small Business Administration, Congress and the White House;
  • Working on special projects as assigned.

A competitive candidate will:

  • Be an innovative self-starter who can complete various tasks within deadlines;
  • Demonstrate strong attention to detail;
  • Possess strong writing and editing skills;
  • Demonstrate strong organizational skills;
  • Have an ability to work independently and as a part of a team environment;
  • Excellent interpersonal and communications skills;
  • Be interested in women’s business ownership and motivated by the organizational mission
  • Have computer literacy, including basic research skills and familiarity with Microsoft Office Suite; social media platforms such as Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn; and have a willingness to learn other software/programs;
  • Possess strong analytical and research skills.

To apply:

Please submit a resume and brief supporting statement (maximum 500 words) to info@nwbc.gov.  The statement should include information about you, why you are interested in this internship, and how it will support your professional goals.  Please only include “Spring 2018 Intern” in the subject line of your email.

Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis through Wednesday, January 24, 2018. Again, this internship requires a minimum commitment of 12 hours per week, is unpaid, and based in Washington, DC.  Interns are eligible to receive transit benefits to cover costs of transportation via WMATA during the duration of the internship.

About the author

NWBC Council administrator

The National Women’s Business Council (NWBC) is a nonpartisan federal advisory council established to serve as an independent source of advice and policy recommendations to the President, the Congress, and the Administrator of the U.S. Small Business Administration on issues related to women’s business enterprise. The Council is comprised of eight small business owners from across the country, six representatives of national women’s business organizations, and one Chairperson, Liz Sara, who was recently appointed by President Donald J. Trump in August 2018.