Internships

Feminist Center’s internship program is an excellent opportunity for anyone who is looking to gain hands-on work experience in a reproductive health and rights organization. We are accepting applications on a rolling basis for Spring 2019 internships.

Internships

Overview

While our internships are unpaid, you will leave with a wealth of knowledge in your area of interest, professional connections and meaningful relationships. Typically, our internships last 3-4 months and interns complete 150-200 hours of work. As an intern you will:

  • Gain an understanding of our work and learn about our various departments including clinic, fundraising, community outreach, legislative advocacy, etc.
  • Have an opportunity to apply your skills in a grassroots non-profit organization;
  • Gain hands-on work experience as well as new skills in your area of interest
  • Build on your understanding of reproductive health, rights and justice work;
  • Build valuable relationships and connections with other interns, staff, our peer organizations, etc.
  • Become a valued part of the Feminist Center team!

Current Opportunities

We have a wide range of internship opportunities across our various departments. We typically have internships every  fall, winter, spring and summer. We are accepting applications on a rolling basis for Spring 2019 internships. Tentative start date will be Monday, January 7, 2019. Apply now!

Health Educator Intern

A health educator intern assists our clinic which offers the full range of reproductive health services. The internship provides an opportunity to observe many aspects of health education and options counseling to a diverse population of women and provides experience for future aspirations, including counseling, social work, and similar positions. Ideally, a health educator intern will have listening and interpersonal skills and a desire to learn.

Please note we are not able to provide practicum/supervision for masters level students.

Qualifications:

  • Agrees to follow FWHC’s 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 educator role.
  • Must have a high school diploma or GED.
  • Availability to intern on Tuesdays, Thursdays, Fridays, and Saturdays. Saturdays are mandatory.
Health Advocate Intern

A health advocate intern receives training in all aspects of the health advocate role. The intern gains experience in preparation for surgical procedures, sterilizing surgical instruments, assisting physicians, taking and documenting vital signs, and performing pathology on-site. The intern will be responsible for maintaining cleanliness of the surgical suite as part of the health advocate team.

Ideally, a health advocate intern must be able to work within a team in a fast paced environment and be willing to work extended hours while on their feet. The intern must 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 Tuesdays, Thursdays, Fridays, and Saturdays. Saturdays are mandatory.
Legislative Organizing Intern

The Legislative Organizing Intern provides assistance for reproductive health and rights at the state capitol. The internship would include bill tracking, report completion, monitoring bills at committees, assisting with member involvement and citizen advocacy, and coordinating with FWHC staff and volunteers. Ultimately, this intern would work with the Lobbyist, other FWHC staff, interns, and volunteers to achieve the legislative 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, especially about lobbying, the legislative process, and reproductive justice health and rights issues.
  • Excellent organizational and communication skills, including writing and computer skills.
  • Adaptability and attention to detail.
  • Access to a reliable car and driver’s license needed for in-state travel.
  • Flexibility in work hours as some evenings and occasional weekend hours are necessary
  • An ability to maintain professionalism when dealing with legislators, the public, supporters, volunteers, and other interns.

Preferred: Currently enrolled, graduate-level students applying for academic credit.