Internship Announcement

The Women’s Ordination Conference (WOC) in Washington, DC is looking for interns to help coordinate local, national, and international advocacy programs. WOC is a feminist, Catholic organization that works for equality and justice for women in the church, including allowing women to serve in church leadership as deacons, priests, and bishops.

Our intern program provides a great learning opportunity for anyone interested in women’s issues, church reform, non-profit organizations, religious and/or women’s studies. WOC internships are unpaid and typically 10-15 hours per week for credit at the sponsoring university or college. However, an internship at WOC can be tailored to fit the specific interests and needs of the student.

As a WOC intern, you would have the opportunity to work in the following program and administrative areas:

  • Field Organizing – assist in membership outreach, and develop action kits and advocacy plans for our Three Ministries programs.
  • Young Feminist Network – work with WOC staff to build student groups on college campuses and provide outreach to feminist theology and women’s studies programs.
  • Online Media and Communications – work with WOC website manager to help develop, update, and market WOC’s website and facebook; (Prior web experience is necessary).
  • Communications Interns – assist with press outreach and develop content for our quarterly magazine New Women, New Church, our website, and action alerts.
  • Fundraising and Development Interns- develop fundraising appeal letters, assist in the cultivation and solicitation of prospective and current donors, and assist with database entry as needed.
  • New Women, New Church Magazine Interns – develop magazine marketing, advertising sales, newsstand distribution, and other areas of non- profit magazine development

To apply for the internship, send your resume and three references to Kate McElwee [email protected] We accept applications on a rolling basis until the positions are filled.

About the Women’s Ordination Conference

Our mission is to advocate and pray for the ordination of women as deacons, priests and bishops into an inclusive and accountable Roman Catholic Church.

Our Vision is to reclaim the early Christian tradition of a discipleship of equals. We dedicate ourselves to return the church we love back to the example of Jesus – to be a radical table community where all are invited and included. We advocate that the Roman Catholic Church affirm women’s gifts and respond by calling them to ministry and ordination. We recognize and value all ministries that meet the spiritual needs of the People of God. We celebrate our diversity of gender, race, ethnicity, sexuality, language and symbol in our church community.

Our goals are to:

  • Renew church governance to be inclusive, accountable and transparent
  • Bring about justice and equality for Catholic women
  • Incorporate women-centered theologies into every-day Catholicism