As part of our Young Women’s Leadership Project, the Feminist Women’s Health Center offers one of the most unique leadership building opportunities for college and university level students. FWHC offers in-depth, hands-on experience in a feminist nonprofit setting coupled with a breadth of experience across our departments. Our internships are unpaid but offer a wealth of knowledge, connections and meaningful relationships.
We ask that you completely review the information on this page as well as familiarize yourself with the various internships available. .
FWHC offers Fall, Spring, and Summer internships. Certain internships are only available during certain sessions. Please click the links below to view all the options for the different areas.
Our program gives students an opportunity to experience the realities of working in a non-profit organization dedicated to ensuring reproductive health, rights, and justice for all women. Interns come from across the U.S. as well as from Georgia. Most interns are college students (undergraduate and graduate); however, enrollment in college is not required.
Application Deadlines and Program Time Frames
|Applications Due||Monday, December 9, 2013|
|References Due||Friday, December 13, 2013|
|Interviews||December 11- 18, 2013|
|Decision announcements||Friday, December 20, 2013|
|Orientation||Tuesday, January 7, 2014|
|Summer I 2014|
|Applications Due||March 28, 2014|
|Decision announcements||April 25, 2014|
|Orientation||May 13, 2014|
|Summer II 2014|
|Applications Due||April 18, 2014|
|Interviews||April 28-May 9|
|Decision announcements||May 16, 2014|
|Orientation||June 10, 2014|
|Applications Due||July 25, 2014|
|Interviews||July 28-August 8|
|Decision announcements||August 15, 2014|
|Orientation||August 26, 2014|
Interns will . . .
- Gain a basic understanding of Feminist Women’s Health Center’s mission, vision, and philosophy;
- Learn the different components of Feminist Women’s Health Center, including but not limited to, clinical services, community outreach, volunteer programs, fundraising, and political advocacy;
- Acquire the knowledge and skills that are essential components of your internships;
- Experience a varying degree of cross-training between and among other interns;
- Develop relationships and connections with other interns that may last beyond your internship; and
See the importance of your own work at the Feminist Women’s Health Center and be a valued part of our staff and volunteer team.
For all internships generally, except for clinical and counseling internships:
- Fall and Winter/Spring internships are approximately 8-12 hours/week to complete a total of 150 hours.
- Summer internships (Session I & II) are 20 hours for 10 weeks to complete a total of 200 hours.
- Clinical and Counseling Internships have a 4 to 5 month term, and required hours on Tuesdays, Fridays and Saturdays.
- Self-motivated, organized and able to work well with volunteers and employees.
- Strong commitment to reproductive freedom, including the right to choose abortion.
- Good communication and writing skills.
- Other skills and abilities are identified on the Internship Options list.
- Every intern will have one main project. Other requirements include participation in our leadership skills training program, cross-training in volunteer recruitment, community outreach, political advocacy, fundraising, and team-building with other interns.
Applying for an Internship
In order to apply for an internship, you will need to complete an Internship Application to send along with the following other materials:
- Cover Letter
- A Recommendation Letter
- Transcript Copy, and
- Writing Sample of 1 to 2 pages answering the questions: “Why is being an intern at the Feminist Women’s Health Center important to me? and ”What is Reproductive Justice?"