FALL 2021 Leadership Council for Women In National Security Fellowship

The Leadership Council for Women in National Security (LCWINS) is seeking a part-time fellow to support the staff.

LCWINS’ mission is to improve national security by ensuring that women, in all their diversity, have equal space at the policy-making table. LCWINS is an organization of women and allies from across the political spectrum working to advance gender inclusion at the highest levels of the U.S. national security and foreign policy workforce. LCWINS is seeking a fellow to help ensure the success of the organization’s substantive work, while also helping to handle the day-to-day administration of LCWINS.

The LCWINS Fellow will perform tasks as needed to support the needs of the organization and may have the opportunity to do research and draft written products for internal and external audiences. Some potential areas for research and writing include women and diversity in leadership, employment law, law related to non-profit organizations and political activities, policies that improve women’s hiring, impacts of COVID on women in the national security workforce, retention, promotion, and diversity and inclusion in national security. We are seeking someone who works collaboratively on a team but who is also able to work independently. The Fellow will be supervised by the Executive Director.

This fellowship is an incredible opportunity for exposure to LCWINS’ vast network of senior women leaders, to learn the ins and outs of nonprofit management, and to gain some supervisory experience.

Applications will be accepted until July 15.


  • Assist the staff in drafting LCWINS’ strategic implementation plan.
  • Event management: help coordinate speakers, outreach to partners, email out invitations, receive and track RSVPs for LCWINS events.
  • Manage LCWINS Social Media (Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn).
  • Record-keeping: attend Committee meetings (1 hr each, via phone/Zoom); take notes during meetings and disseminate to committees after the fact.
  • Draft correspondence for LCWINS.
  • Maintain LCWINS Political Appointee Tracker.
  • Independent research and writing.
  • Support the staff with tasks as they arise.
  • Manage the LCWINS Intern.
  • Other duties as assigned.


  • Passionate about national security and the advancement of women as leaders in national security.
  • Reliable and trustworthy with sensitive information.
  • Exceptional judgment in interpersonal interaction and engaging with senior leaders.
  • Basic understanding of national security issues, foreign policy issues, and federal government workforce composition.
  • Know how to use/track/update social media (Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn).
  • Strong research and writing skills.
  • Experience with G-Suite Products (Google Drive, Google Docs, Google Sheets).
  • Experience specifically with formatting, tracking, and manipulating information in spreadsheets.

Desirable Skills:

  • Previous CRM experience (e.g. MailChimp, Salesforce).
  • Experience in Tableau.
  • Data management experience.
  • Previous federal government work experience in national security.
  • Previous experience in nonprofit management.
  • Previous experience in nonprofit advocacy.
  • Communications experience.

LCWINS is fiscally sponsored by the Pacific Council on International Policy (PCIP). The fellow will be under a part-time contract with PCIP (not an employee).

The fellow is expected to work up to 15 – 20 hours/week with a proposed start date of September 1, 2021, and a proposed end date of November 30, 2021; specific hours and weeks worked are flexible and negotiable. This fellowship is expected to be conducted remotely, based out of the Eastern Time Zone. Pay is $17.50/hr.

Graduate students in related fields of study or those with equivalent life experience are encouraged to apply.

Interested candidates should send a resume or CV, cover letter, and one letter of recommendation to apply@lcwins.org. Please see LCWINS’ Application Tips for more information. 

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