Careers and Internships
MCSW is An Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action Employer. Women, minorities, veterans, and persons with disabilities are strongly encouraged to apply.
The Massachusetts Commission on the Status of Women is a state-established body charged with reviewing the status of women in Massachusetts and offering recommendations regarding policy that would improve access to opportunities and equality.
Preparing the next generation of leaders remains a key aspect of our mission for the Commission. The MCSW’s internship program aims to encourage young folks from various backgrounds to become more involved in understanding and addressing women’s issues. We welcome undergraduate, graduate, and post-graduate students and offer different positions so that we can collaboratively work to achieve our goals and meet the needs of women state-wide.
Apply for an internship today!
The MCSW seeks responsible, conscientious, and pro-active individuals with a sincere interest in policy, social justice, civic engagement, and general legislative issues that impact all women and girls. Applicants should demonstrate strong writing and organizational skills and should be willing to take initiative for new assignments and be able to work well autonomously and in a group setting. Applicants should be motivated, open-minded, and have a positive attitude around others. While interns are encouraged to suggest which position they are interested in undertaking, they will not be limited to a particular area as many of our tasks are collaborative in nature. All interns are required to attend weekly staff meetings, events as needed, and check-ins with their direct supervisor on a regular basis.
How to Apply
Internships are available to students during the fall, spring, and summer terms, open opportunities are posted on our handshake account: Massachusetts Commission on the Status of Women | Handshake (joinhandshake.com).
If you have any questions regarding employment or internship opportunities with the MCSW, please contact MCSW by emailing us as MCSW@mass.gov.
Descriptions of Available Internships
Below you will find the main tasks for each position available. This is an overview of the duties and responsibilities for each role but are subject to change.
- Conducting research on various issues affecting the status of all women and girls in Massachusetts
- Tying in studies to organize future events that highlight salient issues
- Collaborate with the Legislative & Public Policy Committee and support advocacy activities
- Assist in report development and supports the coordination of public hearings
- Attend and provide minutes from coalition and advocacy group meetings
Legislative Outreach & Advocacy Intern
- Research and monitor state, regional, and national legislation
- Assist with outreach to community organizations and or groups involved with advocacy and engage groups that do not promoting advocacy work
- Contribute to the planning of the MCSW’s biennial Advocacy Day event.
- Support and contribute to activities of the Legislative & Public Policy Committee
- Assist in the planning of specialized and annual reports alongside the Program & Research Director
- Assist in outreach and planning of public hearings.
- Assist in writing and distributing press releases and media advisories
- Assist in coordination, identifying and planning of Speakers Bureau Events
- Updating and/or creating media lists, and obtaining media coverage for Commission events
- Tracking Press hits for MCSW
- Updating Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn and Twitter pages with recent event information
- Contributing to website design and graphic design
- Assist in tracking financial spending
- Contribute to template creations to streamline reporting process
- Processing inquiries and assist with other administrative tasks
If you have any questions regarding employment or internship opportunities with the MCSW, please contact MCSW by emailing us at MCSW@mass.gov.