Intern: Member Relations, Western Region

Department: Member Relations, Western Region
Reports to: Senior Director of Member Relations

About Catalyst

Founded in 1962, Catalyst is the leading nonprofit membership organization expanding opportunities for women and business. With offices in the United States, Canada, Europe, and India, and more than 650 preeminent corporations as members, Catalyst is the trusted resource for research, information, and advice about women at work. The Western Region office works with the 100 top companies and firms in the Silicon Valley, Los Angeles, and Texas to better their workplace for all people; some companies you may recognize are Facebook, Gap Inc., Nestle USA, Hewlett-Packard Company, Walmart Stores, and many more. 

Catalyst is looking for an undergraduate or graduate student seeking credit for an unpaid internship in its Member Relations Department, supporting our corporate operations in the Western Region of the United States.


Interns who work for Catalyst’s Member Relations Department in the Western Region will gain in-depth training and valuable experience in a variety of tasks relevant to business and gender issues, including:

  • General exposure to research about diversity, gender, and workplace
  • Business knowledge around regional prospect and member companies, helping to find appropriate contacts and develop organizational structures
  • Event planning and support
  • Project management and team problem-solving
  • Office management skills

Interns will work directly with all members of the WR team, who will supervise, train, and observe their work efforts and tasks.


This internship is a part-time position, requiring approximately 15-20 hours per week. The length of the internship and weekly work schedule are flexible, and interns may work from home for certain tasks.


Interns are required to have basic to intermediate skills in web research, an understanding of general research principles, strong attention to detail, and writing experience. Interns must be motivated, possess initiative and a sense of urgency, be technologically savvy, and be able to work independently. Though welcome, previous research and/or corporate work experience is not required and on-the-job training will be provided as part of the internship. Familiarity with the non-profit sector is preferred.

This internship is unpaid and open only to those students seeking credit for an internship.

Application Instructions

If you are interested, please send a resume and cover letter to [email protected]. In the cover letter, please address the following topics: (1) Why you want to work for Catalyst; (2) What you would like to work on/what you expect from the internship; (3) What unique skills and abilities you could bring to the role; and (4) Offer a proposed work schedule.