GWAC Foundation

GWAC is a network of African-American women attorneys dedicated to the professional development of its members. We are committed to improving the quality of life in the Greater Washington D.C. area through a variety of activities, including educational programs and community service projects. The objective of the Foundation is to empower the African-American community. For more information, please visit our website: 


L.I.P.P. Program 

Started in 1995, L.I.P.P. sponsors summer internships for minority law students with financial need.  The program affords law students the opportunity to gain invaluable legal experience that they would otherwise be unable obtain.


Summer 2024 L.I.P.P. Program

The GWAC Foundation is looking to sponsor one paid legal intern for the summer of 2024 to serve in the office of Rep. Jennifer McClellan (VA-04). This position will offer a law student the opportunity to gain experience with federal legislation and policy, while expanding their network on Capitol Hill with various organizations including GWAC and the Black Women’s Congressional Alliance. Responsibilities will include drafting letters, reports, and memos, conducting policy research, helping staff prepare for hearings, participating in meetings with stakeholders and constituents, answering phones and researching ideas for legislative solutions. Candidates should have completed at least one year of law school, have strong legal research and communications skills, know how to adapt to a demanding environment and know how to work collaboratively. Candidates with a diverse background and community organizing experience are a plus. 


The GWAC Foundation is an equal opportunity employer. The internship is in-person in Washington, D.C. and will run from late May/early June to August with flexible start dates. The legal intern will receive a $4,000 stipend for the duration of the internship. 


To apply, please email the following to

  • Cover Letter
  • Resume
  • 2-4 page Writing Sample
  • 150-word Essay about yourself, including the reasons why you would like to intern in a congressional office.
  • List of specific issues or areas that interest you.


The deadline to apply is April 5, 2024, and submissions will be reviewed on a rolling basis.