Communications Internship  

Communications Internship

Planned Parenthood was founded on the visionary idea that access to sexual and reproductive health care could transform people’s lives. For 80 years, Planned Parenthood of Metropolitan Washington, DC (PPM) has provided high quality, supportive reproductive medical care for families in the DC metro area.

We are seeking a hard-working, personable intern to assist our Communications team during the Fall 2019 semester. This internship is paid.

Our ideal candidate is someone that is a detail-oriented, self-starter who is willing to lend their talents to strengthen Planned Parenthood’s mission and values. We would like a candidate who is creative, professional, hard-working, and focused.

Diverse candidates are especially encouraged to apply.

Responsibilities:

  • Assist the communications department in the development and implementation of our social media strategy to meet agency needs.

  • Develop social media analytics reports to share with department and organizational leadership.

  • Assist with data gathering for our yearly Annual Report.

  • Provide digital support for agency events.

  • Assist with content development for other digital products.

  • Cultivate relationships across PPMW departments.

  • Assist the Communications Director and Communications Associate on other projects, as needed.

Qualifications:

  • Knowledge and a strong commitment to reproductive rights, as well as PPMW mission and goals.

  • Knowledge of social media tools (i.e. — Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, Hootsuite, etc.)

  • Undergraduate or Graduate student

 Additional Information:

  • The internship is based out of our Washington, DC office.

  • Interns should plan to be available 16-20 hours a week, which will occasionally include evenings and weekends.

  • Internships with PPMW are an excellent way to gain relevant experience towards a career in advocacy communications and general professional development.

  • This internship is paid.  

Submitting Applications: 

Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis until the position has been filled. If interested, please send an email to  Michelle Allen Harrington at michelle.allen@ppmw.org with your application, resume and cover letter, with the subject line “Communications Internship.” No phone calls, please.

Position is contingent upon passing a background check. 

Tips for applying:

  • Make sure you apply with a consistent name and email address. If you use a nickname, use it on all of your application materials. Please don't switch between your personal and university email addresses. Choose one.

  • We accept applications on a rolling basis; therefore you might not hear from us for a month or two. Please don't bump or follow up on your application after we have received your application. 

  • PPMW internships are highly competitive; we recommend that you apply for any of the internships that you believe you are qualified for.

  • PPMW will work with the selected applicant to determine start and end dates based on university schedules. 


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