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:


Finding An Internship

Finding an internship in Washington, D.C. can be daunting—so do your research early and often! Internship spots at D.C. organizations fill up quickly, especially at more competitive organizations. Many universities have programs that match their students with internships hosted by alums, or other university partners, such as the Archer Center for University of Texas students. If you’re interested in working in government, visit https://www.usajobs.gov/ and search "internship." For a wider selection of industries, Internships.com has extensive search databases, as does LinkedIn. If all else fails, you can always turn to Twitter and type “internship” into the search bar. You’d be amazed by what you can find.

Every woman who submits an application will get complimentary insider information in their “BA Women Take Washington” guide!

Housing and Transportation

As a starting point, check out this article on how to start your apartment search in Washington, D.C., and get an overview of the different neighborhoods in and around Washington, D.C.


Finding Free Events in D.C.

Finding something to do in Washington, D.C. has never been easier. Websites like Washington.org and Travel + Leisure.com have impressively extensive lists. The Washington Post also publishes a ‘Going Out Guide’ each week to let readers know what’s going on in the District over the weekend. Some of our favorite social outings? Jazz in the Sculpture Garden and visiting the Smithsonian museums - especially the National Museum of African American History and Culture! All EmpowHER applicants will also get an exclusive Welcome to Washington packet.

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.

Finding D.C. Feminists

Whether or not you’re accepted to EmpowHER, you can attend incredible events surrounding women’s movements in Washington, D.C. Check out the Washington, D.C. Meetup category, Feminism Meetups. Stay current with opportunities by subscribing to Women’s Wire Weekly, a weekly e-newsletter covering news, opportunities, and events for feminists in D.C.  Looking for even more? Pink Pangea’s “The Feminist’s Guide to Washington, D.C.’s Attractions”  and the Women’s Information Network will help you explore and discover woman-centered attractions and events.