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Women in Leadership Requirements

The internship must be completed over the course of one school year.

To complete the Women in Leadership program, you must:

  • Submit an application and complete an interview

  • Attend the two-day Women in Leadership Conference in the fall

  • Meet regularly with your team and mentor

  • Submit assignments online, once approved by your team and mentor

  • Attend required professional development workshops 

  • Complete a final presentation in the fall and implement a team project in the spring

  • Attend the Women in Leadership retreat in the spring

  • Complete an end-of-year presentation


At the end of every year, interns who have completed the requirements of the program are invited together with mentors, agencies, and donors to take part in a completion ceremony and dinner.

Please note

These requirements are subject to change as the program evolves to suit the unique needs of each incoming cohort and prepare interns for the contemporary challenges of social justice work.