Public Advocacy Internship  

Public Advocacy 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, PPMW has provided high quality, supportive reproductive medical care for families in the DC metro area.

Seeking a hard-working, personable intern to assist our Senior Community Organizer this spring. This internship is unpaid.

Our ideal candidate should have a strong & proven commitment to progressive values & civic engagement. Organizing experience a plus! Diverse candidates are especially encouraged to apply.

What we’re looking for:

  • College student, freshman through senior, interested in political organizing, public affairs, political science, or reproductive justice

  • Able to commit a minimum of 16-20 hours per week with occasional weekend availability for canvassing opportunities.

  • Excellent oral communication & organizational skills

  • Experience phone-banking or canvassing for an organization or candidate is a plus

  • Enjoys engaging and educating Planned Parenthood supporters


What you’ll do:

  • Assist in organizing grassroots efforts with the goal of preserving & broadening access to reproductive health care in DC, MD, & VA

  • Participate in canvassing efforts

  • Participate in phone-banking opportunities

  • Volunteer recruitment, engagement, and education

  • Learn how to use NGP VAN

  • Other duties as assigned

Details:

The internship is based out of our Washington DC NOMA office. This internship is unpaid. The intern is asked to be available at least 16-20 hours a week. Internships with PPMW are an excellent way to build your resume while gaining valuable experience and an excellent opportunity to get involved in the fight for reproductive healthcare access & gain experience in political organizing!. 

Start and end dates are to be determined based on an academic schedule, if applicable. Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis until the position has been filled. 

Submitting Applications: 

If interested, please send an email to Laura Mayock at Laura.Mayock@ppmw.org with you application, resume and cover letter, with the subject line “Public Advocacy Internship”.

Internships will be 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 works with selected applicants to determine your start and end dates based on your universities schedule. 


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