The Council of Major Superiors of Women Religious (CMSWR) invites students to actively participate in our mission by lending their talents and gifts to support and renew religious life in America through our internship program.

An internship with CMSWR offers students an exciting opportunity to learn and grow professionally with a national, non-profit organization, while gaining a better understanding of the Catholic Church and religious life. A CMSWR internship provides learning, mentoring, and an opportunity to do hands-on work that directly contributes to our mission. CMSWR interns receive regular guidance from their supervisors, designed to help them get the most out of the internship experience. Read about the current internship opportunities below and apply if you meet the requirements. Join our team and gain experience working with a national non-profit while learning about communications, non-profit management, and development.

Communications Internship

We are looking for a Communications Intern to assist the Director of Communications with a variety of projects to advance the mission of CMSWR. Responsibilities and duties may include:

  • Implementing public relations and publicity strategies for CMSWR’s film and books
  • Drafting press releases and media advisories
  • Developing and implementing a long-term social media strategy
  • Using analytics to understand and fine-tune media efforts

Development Internship

We are looking for an intern to assist with a variety of projects to advance the mission of CMSWR. Responsibilities and duties may include:

  • Learning how to craft successful grant proposals and development materials
  • Exploring new giving options and fundraising campaigns
  • Managing databases and files
  • Preparing social media posts


We are looking for individuals who have a strong Catholic faith and are interested in promoting the mission of women religious in the United States. Ideal candidates are energetic, have the ability and desire to work in a small but fast-paced office environment, and can work approximately 10 hours a week (two to three days per week). The ideal applicant must have a good knowledge of Microsoft Office, a desire to learn, attention to detail, strong organizational abilities, and excellent written and verbal communication skills.

Internships can be completed for experience or for credit.

To apply, please send your resume and cover letter to the Director of Communications at


PO Box 4467
Washington, DC 20017-0467

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