OWP welcomes high school, college, and graduate level applicants who want to pursue effective policy to address the needs of women and girls.
Most OWP internships are for 100 – 200 hours (usually 10 – 15 hours per week for 10 weeks) and can include evening and weekend meetings. Internships include a research-based project to advance women’s policy and can include evening and weekend meetings.
Interested? Follow these steps:
- Apply for a County Internship Level 1 – IV (depending on student level) https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/santaclara?keywords=interns
- Submit a cover letter and resume to: Carla.Collins@ceo.sccgov.org
-Include why you want to be a part of #TeamOWP
-If applicable note your priority area of interest and why: Leadership Development (including Women’s Equality 2020 Leadership efforts and CEDAW); Justice-Involved Women and Girls; Women’s Economic Security; Gender-Based Violence initiatives; Other interests (name)
- Please include contact information (email, cell, County District you live in) and availability
- Please note if you will be receiving class credit for your internship
- Questions? Carla.Collins@ceo.sccgov.org or 408-299-5152
Hear from one of our former interns:
After volunteering for one month in the Office of Women’s Policy I have developed many new skills, and learned more about myself, as a women rights advocate, and as a person. The Office of Women’s Policy is a small, yet diligent workspace and is helping the Santa Clara County evolve. The staff is extremely respectful and hardworking, and have very much integrity. Learning about women’s issues from a county perspective helped me understand how to communicate my opinion thoughtfully, not just about women’s rights and feminism but about my thoughts. The OWP has also taught me valuable organizational and study skills, such as learning how to use software like Excel, Outlook and Word. Being a part of this community for a brief time has also taught me the importance of youth involvement at a government level. I hope to continue to ensure that programs, policies, and practices in the Santa Clara County are equitable, gender-responsive and support the advancement of women by bringing a gender lens to policy decision making, building a pipeline to leadership, and demanding equity in governance on my own accord.