Public Policy Internship


We are looking for dynamic students with demonstrated research, writing, and communications skills. A willingness to learn about new programs and take on new projects is a must. Interns will have a unique opportunity to learn about policy making in New York State. The NYSCADV Policy Project intern will work with the NYSCADV policy team to develop and implement the NYSCADV policy agenda. Interns must maintain a consistent schedule and should expect to commit to 15-20 hours per week. Interested candidates should submit cover letter, resume and writing sample by email to: Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis. Qualified candidates will be contacted for interviews.


  • promoting legislation at the state and national level;
  • conducting research to support the development of position papers, legislative memoranda and resource/educational materials;
  • planning and organization of policy meetings, trainings, roundtables, and legislative action days;
  • assessing current systems to determine ways to improve the institutional response to domestic violence;
  • collaborating with multiple stakeholders and organizations in policy development;
  • assisting with the coordination of internal policy materials and processes, such as maintaining databases of legislation; coordinating policy resources and updates; and retrieving relevant legislative materials;
  • assisting with the creation and updating of policy material for the NYSCADV website, NYSCADV social media pages, the NYSCADV Newsletter and other mechanisms; and
  • strategizing for the prevention and elimination of domestic violence at the state and national level.


The New York State Coalition Against Domestic Violence (NYSCADV) is a non-profit statewide membership organization. Our mission is to create and support the social change necessary to prevent and confront all forms of domestic violence. We achieve our mission through legislative development and advocacy, activism, training, prevention, technical assistance, and leadership development. We promote best practices and broad-based collaboration, integrating anti-oppression principles in all our work. Our vision for the future is that the collective voices of survivors and advocates as expressed through the Coalition will strengthen public and private response and prioritize domestic violence as a human rights issue.

The NYSCADV Policy Project works on behalf of the victims and survivors of intimate partner domestic and sexual violence in New York State, and on behalf of domestic violence service providers and allies. The public policy project has a role in shaping the public policy that impacts the lives survivors in New York State, and focuses on a wide range of legislative proposals including issues related to the criminal justice system and the state sponsored services available to victims of domestic violence. The NYSCADV Policy Project connects with NYSCADV member programs on a variety of legislative initiatives and updates them on state and national developments. The goal of the NYSCADV Policy Project is the passage of a state budget and legislation that will enhance New York’s response to domestic violence. We provide assistance to programs to do the same on a local level.