The advantages of completing an internship are pretty obvious – a foot in the door with a potential employer, the skills and references to develop your résumé, a slew professional contacts, and maybe some college credit to go with it. But unlike most internships, one at Planned Parenthood gives you the chance to connect all these important benefits with that other thing that drives you – your passion for social justice.
Planned Parenthood has been fighting for the rights of women and access to sexual health care for close to a century, and today we continue to rely on smart and courageous advocates who volunteer and intern both inside our clinics and out in the community. Sound like a place you might fit in? We thought so, so come join us!
Read up on these opportunities for internships in the Twin Cities metro area, and contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org / 612.821.6113 for more information. Or apply online here. Not in the metro area? No problem – let us know where you are located, and we'll connect you with your local office. We can't wait to hear from you!
Community Education and Outreach Intern – African Programs:
Assist in the implementation of cultural-specific reproductive health programs and outreach activities for adults and youth in African immigrant/African born communities. You'll help with program planning, education session planning, design and administration of evaluation tools, tabling at fairs and health events, and some data entry and other relevant work as needed. Preferred qualifications include a basic knowledge of sexual and reproductive health issues, or experience working within African immigrant/African born communities. 10–15 hours/week for one semester (or 4–6 months).
Community Education and Outreach Intern – Teen Council:
Teen Council is a peer education program for area youth, and the Community Education and Outreach Intern provides assistance to program staff by helping with pre-session planning, observing weekly sessions, cleaning up post-session and helping to transport participants (mileage reimbursed). The intern is also responsible for some administrative tasks like database entry and weekly meeting minutes, and will have the opportunity to prepare for educational activities and shadow sex ed presentations in the community with potential to assist in presentations once trained. Qualifications include a basic knowledge of sexual and reproductive health issues and/or other teen health concerns, an interest in service learning or political advocacy, ability to relate to teens, and some weekly flexibility. Must be a current student seeking academic credit for this internship, and be able to commit to a full academic year (fall-spring semester '14–'15).
Volunteer Program and Training Assistant Intern:
Planned Parenthood engages approximately 1,500 volunteers and interns annually in Minnesota, North Dakota,and South Dakota, passionate folks like you who give their time to ensure everyone has the right to the best sexual health information and services. The Volunteer Program's Intern helps connect these supporters with opportunities that suit their interests and skills by helping with the matching process and preparing them for success via an orientation process. Duties include day-to-day volunteer management procedures related to recruitment, placement, orientation, training and ongoing retention of volunteers throughout the agency as well as helping to coordinate volunteer projects and events. 10–15 hours/week for one semester (or 4–6 months).
Communications Story-Gathering Coordinator Intern:
Do you know what it takes to identify a compelling story, have the interviewing skills to draw that story out, and the written communication skills to scribe it? Planned Parenthood's Communications Team seeks a Story-Gathering Coordinator Intern to help maintain a process that will identify, collect, track and then develop compelling stories about its key partners and clients to be used in narratives about the organization's important work. Must have strong communication skills, a positive attitude with exceptional teamwork and strong interpersonal skills, acute sensitivity to privacy and security protocols, and ability to uphold the utmost respect for the confidentiality of all participants. For all you bring, you'll gain skills in non-profit communications, interviewing, construction of compelling narratives, and program development and coordination. 6–7 hours/week for one semester (or 4–6 months). Additional hours available as requested by intern to work on general Communications tasks, and preference given to applicants able to commit to more than one semester.
Social Media and Communications Assistant Intern:
Do you have social media savvy, a penchant for the political, and a passion for Planned Parenthood? In this internship, you'll help strengthen and expand the organization's online presence while gaining firsthand experience in creative online marketing. Our ideal candidate is driven, self-motivated, and excited about Planned Parenthood's mission. Duties include contributing to Planned Parenthood's blogs, coordinating and reporting on social media metrics, gathering press clips, and curating and creating content for social media and online advertising. Preferred qualifications include excellent writing skills, experience leveraging online media for marketing purposes, basic understanding of HTML/CSS plus experience with CMS platforms, proficiency with design and video editing software, and an interest in policy issues. 10 hours/week for one semester (or 4–6 months).
Education Program Evaluator:
Gain experience in program evaluation as well as an insider perspective of the workings of an education department in this exciting internship. You'll receive hands-on training from University of Minnesota Prevention Research Center Evaluation Specialists while administering evaluation tools, assisting with data management, and providing as-needed support to Education staff. Must have had experience or coursework in program evaluation. 8–16 hrs/week for one full year from August 2014–July 2015 or September 2014–August 2015. Ability to commit to 12 months strongly preferred, though shorter tenures will be considered. Stipend available.