Job Opportunities

INTERN, ADVOCACY & COMMUNICATIONS

Supervisor: Director, Executive Office
Status: Non-Exempt, Intern 


SUMMARY
NFPRHA is seeking candidates for an advocacy & communications internship for the fall 2019 term. This intern will be integral to carrying out a wide range of policy and communications projects related to publicly funded family planning.

REQUIRED TIME COMMITMENT
The Advocacy & Communications Intern will commit to 22.5 hours per week during the fall 2019 semester, beginning in August 2019 and ending in December 2019, with the possibility to renew for the spring semester with the interest of both NFPRHA and the candidate. Start/end dates and working schedule are flexible, though this intern is asked to work on Monday and Thursday mornings.

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES

NFPRHA staff rely on interns to make substantive and supportive contributions to our work. The Advocacy & Communications Intern will support staff with key responsibilities over the course of the semester including, but not limited to, the following:

  • Monitor and track relevant social media and legislation;
  • Draft social media posts;
  • Attend congressional briefings, coalition meetings, and other public events;
  • Track relevant federal, state, and local news coverage;
  • Compile and format semiweekly NFPRHA newsletter;
  • Update NFPRHA’s website;
  • Research and update NFPRHA fact sheets;
  • Update and maintain congressional staff and reporter lists;
  • Assist with the development of advocacy and communications materials for NFPRHA’s seasonal and national conferences; and
  • Complete basic data analysis projects.

SKILLS AND ATTRIBUTES

  • Steadfast commitment to NFPRHA's mission.
  • Outstanding attention to detail.
  • Strong verbal and written communications skills.
  • Comfort with making repeated and frequent phone calls to congressional offices.
  • Capacity to accept feedback and adjust as needed.
  • Strong research and analytical skills.
  • Demonstrated problem-solving skills and ability to adjust strategies in real time.
  • Ability to work collaboratively and on projects with multiple supervisors.
  • Demonstrated ability to meet deadlines and manage changing priorities.
  • Innovative thinker who is interested in sharing and implementing new ideas.
  • Excellent customer service skills.
  • Comfort working with computer software and proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite.
  • Basic HTML knowledge or an interest in learning.
  • Ability and desire to work with people of diverse backgrounds.
  • Self-starter.

COMPENSATION

The internship is paid. NFPRHA will also work with student interns and their universities to provide credit for the internship if requested. Graduate student supervision is available for a variety of fields.

To apply: Submit a cover letter and resume to Illysa Schrager at ischrager@nfprha.org; please include “Advocacy & Communications Internship” in the subject line. Applications will be reviewed as they are received. No phone calls.

Note: this position may be adapted for people at different skill levels, and you do not need to be currently enrolled in school to apply.

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