Tuesday, April 5, 2016

Paid Summer Health Center Advocacy Storytelling Internship

Interns will develop their skills while gaining hands-on experience at a progressive, internationally-recognized non-profit. This will be an opportunity to become part of the highly respected Planned Parenthood family. Applicants should demonstrate an interest in sexual and reproductive health and rights, as well as working with a multicultural workforce, and sensitivity to and appreciation for cultural differences.
The Organizing and Electoral Campaigns Department seeks an intern to help further the goals of the organization by working with members of the Health Center Advocacy and Storytelling Team.
Intern will have the opportunity to learn:
  • Foundational storytelling and story collection skills at a national level, including goal planning and evaluating success within affiliates Patient Advocate Story Collection Programs
  • How to build and sustain a National Patient Advocate Storytelling Program
  • Experience working with communities of color and other marginalized groups with opportunities to highlight those voices in the reproductive health and rights movement
  • Development of training materials for volunteers and affiliate staff who work with patients and health center visitors
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES 
  • Under the supervision of the Health Center Advocacy staff, assist with the planning and execution a national storytelling program
  • Identify and training affiliate staff, young leaders, and HCAP volunteers on storytelling and story collection
  • Assisting in the development of storytelling and story collection  trainings, curriculum, and materials
  • Taking a leadership role on special projects and perform administrative duties as assigned and required
TECHNICAL SKILLS / EXPERTISE
  • Candidate should be a current undergraduate student or should have completed studies within the last six months, with a minimum of two years of college experience
  • Experience in community, campus, or political outreach, and organizing, preferred
  • Strong writing and public speaking skills
Length of Internship:      10 weeks
Location:                      Washington, DC
Workweek:                    35 hours/week,
Start date:                     June 6th
End date:                      August 12th, 2016.
Internship is paid at a rate of $12/hour or can be completed in conjunction with a school credit program.
To be considered for this internship you must attach
• A current resume
• Cover letter stating why you are interested in this internship
• Letter of recommendation from a professional, academic or personal reference.
DIVERSE CANDIDATES ARE ENCOURAGED TO APPLY
Apply here.