Internships

Feminist Center’s internship program is an excellent opportunity for anyone who is looking to gain hands-on with an independent nonprofit organization that provides reproductive healthcare and advocates for reproductive justice. We accept inquiries from applicants with external support (i.e., stipend, grant, scholarship, etc.). Email inquiries to interns@feministcenter.org. ***Only PDF attachments accepted.***

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. 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 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 review inquiries and proposals from applicants with external support (i.e., stipend, grant, scholarship, etc.).
  • Email inquiries and applications to interns@feministcenter.org. ***Only PDF attachments accepted.**
  • See below for details about specific internship opportunities.
APPLY NOW: Spring 2020 Legislative Organizing Internship (Applications due by end of Dec. 13, 2019)

Spring 2020 Legislative Organizing Internship

 The Legislative Organizing Intern provides assistance for reproductive health, rights and justice at the State Capitol. The internship will 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 full time lobbyist and public affairs manager, other FWHC staff, interns and volunteers to achieve legislative goals of the Feminist Women’s Health Center.

Qualifications: Familiarity with and commitment to reproductive health, rights, and justice issues.

– A desire and interest to learn, especially about lobbying, the legislative process, and reproductive health, rights, and justice 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.

Position Competencies & Responsibilities

Policy in Public Health:

– propose strategies to identify stakeholders and build coalitions and partnerships for influencing public health outcomes

– advocate for political, social, or economic policies and programs that will improve health in diverse populations

– evaluate policies for their impact on public health and health equity

Communication

– select communication strategies for different audiences and sectors

– communicate audience appropriate public health content, both in writing and through oral presentation

– describe the importance of cultural competence in communicating public health content

Public Health & Health Care Systems

– Discuss the means by which structural bias, social inequities, and racism undermine health and create challenges to achieving health equity at organizational, community and societal levels

Potential deliverables include

– a research project about policies that affect reproductive health in the southeast

– at least one timely article on a reproductive policy issue 

– coordinate & facilitate at least 3 house parties to support our policy agenda or similar events

Anticipated hours per week: 15 – 20 hrs per week, some flexibility with hours and schedule

Work location: on site at State Capitol with some remote work possible

Application open/close date: November 2019 – December 13, 2019

Required documents **please provide all documents in PDF only**:

– Resume

– Brief Cover Letter

– Writing sample

– Contact information for two references

Email application materials and inquiries to:

interns@feministcenter.org with “2020 Legislative Organizing Internship” in the email subject line. 

Applications for the Summer 2020 Reproductive Rights Activist Service Corps Cohort (RRASC) are now open!

The Reproductive Rights Activist Service Corps is a paid summer internship program that places undergraduate students at reproductive rights and social justice organizations around the country.” 

Clink the link to apply and select Feminist Women’s Health Center as a “host organization.”*

*Please note the application site is continuously being updated and all host organizations may not be listed until mid-December.