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!

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 Associate

Emily Neufeld

Emily Neufeld is a year-long staff associate at WATER through the Mennonite Voluntary Service. She graduated from Kansas State University in 2018 where she was a marketing major with a minor in human development and family science. She is eager to learn more about feminist theology and see how her own spirituality develops during her time here at WATER!

Kennedy Thedford

Kennedy Thedford is a rising Junior at Agnes Scott College, majoring in Religion, Social Justice, and Spanish. She is excited to learn and read about feminist theology and to be at WATER.

Kali Lo-Ng

Kali Lo-Ng studies at Beloit College as an undergrad where she majors in Religious Studies and Creative Writing, and expects to graduate in the class of 2020. She hopes to learn more about feminism, social change, and spirituality through her work here at WATER.