The Alice Paul Institute offers a wide range of ways for people to become involved and help us advance our mission through joining the staff, internships, or volunteering. Rooted in a deep belief in equality for all, API is dedicated to intersectional feminism to ensure our work is informed by a rich diversity of perspectives and experiences.

There are no open positions for employment at this time.


In the past year, the Alice Paul Institute has moved a majority of our work to a virtual space. This has changed our volunteer opportunities. We are currently reworking our volunteer program to our adapting needs. If you are interested in volunteer, please fill out the form to receive an email from Operations Director Colleen Tryner, ctryner@alicepaul.org.


API welcomes student interns to participate in a variety of internships and projects, which are outlined below. If you are interested in an internship with API, you will need to submit a cover letter, resume, and writing sample (optional). We offer semester-long internships in the Spring, Summer, and Fall.

API uses various software programs depending on the internship. Interns without experience in these software platforms will be trained:

  • Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, Powerpoint)
  • Google Drive (Docs, Sheets, Slides)
  • Social media platforms: Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, YouTube
  • WordPress
  • Hootsuite
  • Adobe Creative Suite

If you are interested in an internship with API, fill out the adjacent form and submit your cover letter, resume, and a writing sample (optional). Indicate which internship interests you and the semester (Spring/Summer/Fall) you would like to serve your internship.

Learn more about our internship programs below.

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Internship Areas

Leadership Programs

A key goal of API provides leadership development for adolescent girls. Please review the programs outlined elsewhere on this site for more information.
  • Support programming through curriculum evaluation and development.
  • Plan and conduct focus groups with area girls and teachers.
  • Prepare a summary report of current research on girls and leadership and suggest ways of implementing the findings into Alice Paul Leadership Program activities.
  • Heritage Programs

    API Heritage Programs tell Alice Paul’s story through tours of Paulsdale, public presentations on Alice Paul’s life and work, and projects in the Alice Paul Archives.

    • Serve as a Museum Assistant during a portion of our open hours.
    • Research history related to API’s core mission.
    • Scan photos and articles from the Barbara Haney Irvine Library.
    • Use the archives for online posts.
    • Other research and projects as identified and designed by the staff at API.

    Marketing & Public Relations

    Marketing & Public Relations Interns at the Alice Paul Institute have many opportunities to build and refine their skills as communications professionals.
    • Enriching API’s social media presence.
    • Assisting with social media campaigns.
    • Drafting copy for website development, blog posts, and press releases.
    • Drafting and designing publicity materials for digital, print, radio, and television media outlets.
    • Taking and editing photographs for publication.
    • Designing logos for events and programs.

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