National WIC Association

National WIC Association Internship Program (Spring 2023)

National WIC Association (Remote)

The National WIC Association (NWA), is now accepting applications for its Spring 2023 Internship Program. NWA is a high-impact non-profit, member organization that represents more than 2,000 service provider agencies that offer quality nutrition education, breastfeeding support, health care and other social referral services to women and young children in over 10,000 WIC clinics nationwide.  

Position Summary:


NWA’s interns would support one of the following NWA’s departments:


  • Communications
  • Special Projects (Health Equity, Research, Program Innovation, and Public Health Nutrition)
  • Member Services


Responsibilities would vary based on department, but would include programmatic support (e.g. conducting background research) and administrative support (e.g. note-taking on calls). Each intern will work with their assigned supervisor to identify at least one project that the intern can lead and finish over the course of their internship (e.g. a blog post or factsheet). A sample of responsibilities and projects is listed below and separated by team:


  • Communications:  Writing and providing technical assistance for social media copy; tracking and pulling press clips for organizational communication; editing membership communication
  • Member Services: Assist with preparations for conferences and webinars; database management; coordination of membership engagement opportunities.
  • Special Projects: Research Equity, Diversity and Inclusion (EDI) resources for NWA members; draft EDI content for NWA member communications; assist with drafting, testing, and implementation of survey instruments; conduct literature review on WIC related topics.


Skills/Experience Required:

  • Ability to work well with a team and with a wide variety of stakeholders
  • Willingness and interest in learning about the WIC program
  • Experience in one or more of the following areas: nutrition, public health, event planning, data collection, research, communications, public relations
  • Interest in Maternal and Child Health and Health Equity.
  • Strong oral and written communication skills with an attention to detail.
  • Familiarity with Google Suite (Gmail, Google Drive, Google Sheets, Google Docs)
  • Demonstrated commitment to equity, diversity and inclusion.


Eligibility and Schedule:


Undergraduate and graduate students are eligible to apply. Applicants must be current enrolled in a graduate or undergraduate program in order to be eligible to apply. Positions can be used to fulfill practicum requirements and/or for university credit.  Applicants must be willing to dedicate a minimum of 200 hours over the course of a semester. There is some flexibility in the schedule (i.e. applicants can do 10 weeks of 20 hours, or 15 weeks at 13 hours), and individual schedules can be discussed with internship supervisors. Participants may go beyond 200 hours as desired or to fulfill practicum requirements, up to a maximum of 300 hours. Interns will determine their specific schedule with their supervisor.


NWA’s internship program is appropriate for a wide range of health and social science disciplines (including but not limited to Communications, Public Policy, Public Health, Public Administration, Social Work).


Location: Remote/hybrid. If a candidate is located in the DC metro area, candidates may be able to complete some of their hours in our in-person office. However, applicants do not have to reside in DC to be eligible for this internship and the internship may be completed entirely remotely.




Undergraduate interns will receive $16.50 per hour, and graduate students $18.50 per hour. Note: Some prospective interns may have pre-existing funding through a grant or fellowship program. For these situations, please email with details of your grant stipulations before proceeding with this application.


Internship Dates: January-May 2023, with some flexibility on start and end dates based on candidate’s schedule.


To apply:


If this sounds like you, we’d love to hear from you! Please email a cover letter and resume to The deadline for applications is December 2 at 5 pm Eastern Time. Resumes should be no longer than 2 pages. Cover letters should be no longer than 1 page, and should detail:

  • What department(s) you would be interested in working in. If you are open to multiple departments, please state that as well.
  • Why you are interested in interning at NWA, and how your skill set and experience would fit your identified department
  • What experiences/skills do you hope to gain/grow through interning with NWA
  • Confirm your eligibility as a student. If you would be doing this internship for credit and/or to fulfill a practicum, and note any requirements related to your course credits

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