Internship Opportunities

Application Deadlines:  

  • Duration of internship: September - December 2015
  • Application Deadline: Monday, August 3, 2015
  • Interview Dates: August 3-14, 2015
  • Decision Announcement: Monday, August 17, 2015
  • Orientation: Tuesday, August 25, 2015

Health Educator Intern
Health Advocate Intern
Grassroots Organizing Intern
Community Outreach Intern
Black Women's Health Outreach Intern
Storytelling and Policy 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 also assists with updating volunteer orientation packets and other training materials as well as processing new volunteers. The Grassroots Organizing intern may also take part in cross-training efforts to assist with fundraising and outreach efforts.

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 12-15 hours per week during the internship.

Community Outreach Intern:

The Outreach Intern helps mobilize people in various communities or settings to voice support for full access to reproductive freedom. 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. The intern works 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 health education and community organizing.
  • Excellent organizational and communication skills, including writing and computer skills.
  • Attention to detail is a must.
  • Car and driver’s license 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.

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.  

Storytelling & Policy Intern:

This intern will assist in developing and implementing creative communication strategies surrounding our advocacy work. They will help develop online content and outreach activities, and will also help with general messaging strategies. The Legislative Communications intern will work closely with the Legislative Organizing intern and our Legislative Associate on a broad range of tasks.

Qualifications:

  • Interest or experience in blogging and/or writing timely editorial pieces.
  • Interest or experience with coordinating community events.
  • Research  Skills and able to summarize key information.
  • Experience working in a team-oriented, collaborative environment.
  • Experience working with diverse groups of people.
  • Access to a reliable car and driver’s license required for in-state travel.
  • 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.
 

Feminist Women's Health Center

women's health resource1924 Cliff Valley Way NE

Atlanta, GA 30329

Community Outreach 404.248.5445
Clinic 404.728.7900
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