Internships and Opportunities

Become a part of an inspiring community of feminists in religion

WATER welcomes students from seminaries, universities, and colleges both national and international to participate in the internship program.

Interns engage in the full range of activities at WATER, from office work to program planning. They learn how a small non-profit is run and what it takes to nurture such an Alliance. Interns wishing to do their own research have a chance to utilize WATER’s constantly growing library as well as consult with our experienced staff through periodic in-house seminars. They also have fun!

Staff Associates Emily Harder, Elizabeth Hardt, and Mallory Naake with NETWORK Executive Director Sr. Simone Campbell

Interns must commit to a minimum of six weeks and can stay for a year or more. Internships are unpaid. Some interns are placed through established programs of their universities or religious organizations, such as Mennonite Voluntary Service and the Loretto Volunteer Program. All participants are encouraged to apply for academic credit from their home institutions for their work at WATER.

Check out our WATER Internship Application for more details. Applications are accepted throughout the year, and interns are invited to come at any time. Summer internships begin Memorial Day and finish at the end of July. The deadline for summer internship applicants is March 25. Give us a call if you have any questions about the program: (301) 589-2509, or email us at

Staff Associates

Susanna Stutler and Karis Slattery

Susanna Stutler (left) is an intern at WATER for the summer. She is a rising senior at Agnes Scott College with double major in Religious Studies and Women’s Studies. After undergraduate school, she plans on pursuing a dual master’s degree in Divinity and Social Work.

Karis Slattery (right) is a summer intern at WATER. She is heading into her second year at Yale Divinity School where she is pursuing a Master of Divinity. She previously worked in the HIV/AIDS community in Philadelphia and is interested in creating spaces that hold together sexuality, gender identity, mental health, and faith.

Hannah Dorfman

Hannah Dorfman is a year-long staff associate at WATER through the Loretto Volunteer Program. She graduated in 2015 from Tufts University in Boston, MA with a double major in Religion and American Studies. After graduating college, Hannah was an AmeriCorps VISTA volunteer at a community development organization in Boston.

Mallory Naake

Mallory Naake (pictured here with visiting scholar Rev. Coralie Ling) is pursuing a Master’s of Divinity from Wesley Theological Seminary in DC. She previously participated in the Jesuit Volunteer Corps program for two years in Peru.