EmpowHER gives you access to vital information to guide through navigating your internship and experience in Washington, D.C. over the summer. Here are a few resources to get started:

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Women Take Washington

"Women Take Washington: A BA Woman's Guide to a BA City" is a guidebook designed to help you get your bearings as a newcomer to  D.C.. Written by young women in D.C. for other young women, "Women Take Washington" provides tips on safety and housing to navigating transportation and decoding dress codes. Take a look at what we wish we would've known when first moving here!

SEXUAL HARASSMENT & RISING UP

While unfortunate, we know that sexual harassment does occur in the workplace—even though we here at EmpowHER are working to change that fact. Still, as you embark on your internship experience, be sure to read this white paper and fact sheet to know your workplace rights and find resources to support you, should you need them.

AT ALL COSTS: FINANCING YOUR SUMMER

We know better than anyone that financing a summer in D.C. can be a challenge—especially since a single order of avocado toast can run you $15! But because we believe in creating a Washington, D.C. that is equitable and accessible to all, we’ve compiled an “At All Costs” fact sheet to budgeting and financing your summer. 

LEVELING THE PLAYING FIELD 

This white paper describes the current state of the field of internships in the U.S. Read the report to learn about the benefits, challenges, and opportunities of internships in the U.S., including ways that you can help to level the internship playing field.

SOLVING FOR XX

This white paper describes the current state of women in STEM, identifies five critical points in which women tend to diverge from STEM fields, identifies factors that push and pull women out of STEM, highlights the unique opportunities these fields represent and provides recommendations for getting women to stay.