Williams Program for Women in Politics

The Williams Program for Women in Politics

Available to Athena Scholars in their sophomore and junior years, the Williams Program for Women in Politics enables Athena Scholars interested in a career in politics or public policy to learn from government and policy leaders and organizations in New York, Washington, D.C., their hometown, or state capital.  These internships provide Athena Scholars with work experience, mentors and role models that can inspire them to work for the common good, and encourage their own political aspirations. The highly competitive Williams Program offers Scholars a $4,000 stipend and the ability to intern in government agencies and offices, public policy organizations, think tanks, or with elected officials (with the exception of campaigns).  Past Williams Fellows have worked at: the New York City Mayor's Office Community Affairs, and the NYC chapter of the National Organization of Women, Reede Street Strategies, World Policy Institute, the Korean Research Institute for Vocational Education & Training, Office of the Mayor - Commission on Women's Issues, the World Policy Institute, and for Senator Kristen Gillibrand.

Applications for Summer 2019 are now closed.

You do not need to have an internship secured to apply. If you have any questions regarding the program, please email Sarit Abramowicz at sabramow@barnard.edu