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Internship Opportunities

Application Deadlines:  

  • Duration of internship: January - April 2015
  • Application Deadline: Monday, December 14, 2015
  • Interview Dates: December 7-18, 2015
  • Decision Announcement: Monday, December 21, 2015
  • Orientation: Week of January 4th, 2016

Health Educator Intern
Health Advocate Intern
Grassroots Organizing Intern
Legislative Organizing Intern
Black Women's Health Outreach Intern
Development Intern
Research and Communications Intern

Health Educator Intern:

Help with work in our clinic which offers the full range of reproductive health services, observing many aspects of providing health education and options counseling to a diverse population of women; prepares you for counseling, social worker, and other similar positions. Listening skills, people skills, and a desire to learn are needed. *Please note the following: we are not able to provide practicum/supervision for master’s students and this internship requires a 5-6 month commitment, depending on the season. Availability to intern on Tuesday’s, Friday’s and Saturday’s are also required.

Qualifications:

  • Agrees to follow FWHC policies and procedures.
  • Must be able to maintain professionalism and advocacy, consistent with the FWHC mission, when dealing with clients and staff.
  • Agrees to handle multiple tasks effectively.
  • Must be willing to be trained and competent in all aspects of the Health advocate role.
  • Must have a high school diploma or GED.
  • Availability to intern on Tuesday’s, Friday’s and Saturday’s are also required.

Health Advocate Intern:

The clinic intern will be trained in all aspects of the Health Advocate role. This individual will gain experience in preparation for surgical procedures, sterilizing surgical instruments, assisting physicians, taking and documenting vital signs, and performing pathology on-site. They will also be responsible for maintaining cleanliness of the surgical suite as part of the Health Advocate team. This individual must be able to work within team in a fast paced environment and be willing to work extended hours while on their feet. They must also uphold a professional and compassionate demeanor toward both clients and fellow staff members. A sense of humor and a positive outlook is preferred. 

Qualifications:

  • Agrees to follow FWHC policies and procedures.
  • Must be able to maintain professionalism and advocacy, consistent with the FWHC mission, when dealing with clients and staff.
  • Agrees to handle multiple tasks effectively.
  • Must be willing to be trained and competent in all aspects of the Health advocate role.
  • Must have a high school diploma or GED.
  • Availability to intern on Tuesday’s, Friday’s and Saturday’s are also required.

Grassroots Organizing Intern:

Recruitment experience is the foundation of many aspects of non-profit work in advocacy, fundraising, training, and organizing programs. The Grassroots Organizing intern assists with recruiting and coordinating volunteers into the planned activities of the Center such as volunteer nights/days, committee meetings and FOCUS: Reproductive Advocacy workshops. The intern collaborates with other staff and volunteers of the Health Center to coordinate activist, volunteer and supporter recruitment and mobilization for community education and advocacy .They will work with other staff and volunteers to achieve the educational and advocacy goals of the Feminist Women’s Health Center. 

Qualifications:

  • Familiarity with and commitment to reproductive health and rights issues.
  • A desire and interest to learn about community organizing.
  • Excellent organizational and communication skills, including writing and computer skills.
  • Comfort speaking in groups and working with diverse spectrum of individuals.
  • Must be reliable and have excellent follow through.
  • Attention to detail is a must.
  • Access to a reliable vehicle and driver’s license for in-state travel.
  • Flexibility in work hours as some evenings and occasional weekend hours (usually once per month) are necessary.
  • Must be able to intern for at least 15-20 hours per week during the internship.

Legislative Organizing Intern (2 Positions Available):

The Legislative Outreach interns will help to mobilize people in various communities to voice support for reproductive freedom. These interns will also research legislation and develop talking points when relevant. Both interns will collaborate with other staff, interns, and volunteers of the Feminist Women's Health Center to achieve the educational and legislative goals. 

Qualifications:

  • Familiarity with and commitment to reproductive health and rights issues.
  • A desire and interest to learn about lobbying, political campaigns, and/or community organizing.
  • Excellent organizational and communication skills, including writing and phone skills.
  • Proficient in Microsoft Word Suite, an aptitude for research & computer work.
  • Must be reliable and have excellent follow through.
  • Attention to detail is a must.
  • Access to a reliable vehicle and driver’s license for travel to the Capitolin-state travel.
  • Flexibility in work hours as some evenings and occasional weekend hours are necessary.
  • Must be able to intern for at least 12-15 hours per week during the internship.

 

Black Women's Health Outreach Intern:

The Black Women’s Health Outreach Intern helps to increase reproductive healthcare access to black women and educate on reproductive health care disparities and how this affects Black women. The intern collaborates with other staff and volunteers of the Health Center to develop and implement the Black women’s health program, and build relationships with community partners.

Qualifications: 

  • Familiarity with and commitment to reproductive health and rights issues.
  • A desire and interest to learn about health education and community organizing.
  • Excellent organizational and communication skills, including writing and computer skills.
  • Attention to detail is a must.
  • Accessibility to a reliable car and a driver’s license is required for in-state travel.
  • Flexibility in work hours as some evenings and occasional weekend hours are necessary.
  • Must be able to intern for at least 20 hours per week during the internship.  

 

Development Intern:

The Development Intern will contribute to the success of the primary fundraising event for the FWHC, Stand Up for Reproductive Justice (SURJ) planned for April 2016. The intern will work as part of the team responsible for this event and will be responsible for managing components of the event, including the coordination of volunteers for some projects.  

Qualifications:

  • Familiarity with and commitment to reproductive health and rights issues.
  • A desire and interest to learn about fundraising.
  • Excellent organizational and communication skills, including writing and computer skills.
  • High level of professionalism is required.
  • Must be reliable and have excellent follow through.
  • Attention to detail is a must.
  • Data entry skills are required.
  • Access to a reliable vehicle and driver’s license for in-state travel.
  • Flexibility in work hours as some evenings and occasional weekend hours are necessary.
  • Must be able to intern for at least 12-15 hours per week during the internship.

 

Research and Communications Intern:
 

In 2016, the Feminist Women’s Health Center will be celebrating its 40th year! This internship focuses on compiling historical data and expanding on the research work of previous interns. You will create content, materials, and visuals to showcase the history of the FWHC both digitally and in print. This is a great internship for public health, history, sociology, English or anthropology majors or anyone with great writing skills that is interested in feminist, gender, or sexuality research.

Qualifications:

  • Agrees to follow FWHC policies and procedures.
  • Research and analysis of online and physical materials.
  • Highly organized & detail focused.
  • Evidence of superb writing skills.
  • Aptitude for computer work.
  • Ability to work independently with direction and objectives.
  • Familiarity with social media a plus.