Job Opportunities


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

The National Family Planning & Reproductive Health Association (NFPRHA) is seeking candidates for a policy & communications internship for the spring and summer 2021 semesters (March 2021 – July 2021). The intern will have substantial responsibilities related to monitoring and tracking congressional actions, managing membership e-news publication and e-newsletter, research and production of issue-based fact sheets, and media tracking, as well as other advocacy & communications roles as assigned.

NFPRHA is currently 100% remote work because of the Covid pandemic; current staff resides in the District of Columbia and the following states: Virginia, Maryland, New Jersey, New York, Iowa, and Colorado. As a result, only candidates that physically reside in the District of Columbia, Virginia, Maryland, New Jersey, New York, Iowa, and Colorado are eligible for consideration for this remote position.

The policy & communications intern will commit 22.5 hours per week during the spring and summer 2021 semesters (March 2021 – July 2021). Start/end dates and working schedule are flexible. This intern will be required to virtually attend NFPRHA’s National Conference from April 12-14, 2021.

NFPRHA staff rely on interns to make substantive and supportive contributions to our work. The policy & communications intern will support staff with key responsibilities including, but not limited to, the following:
  • Monitor and track relevant legislation and committee activities.
  • Manage weekly membership e-news publication and e-newsletter.
  • Assist with virtual Hill education opportunities for NFPRHA’s membership with their congressional offices.
  • Monitor social media platforms among key constituencies and develop recommendations for engagement.
  • Contribute to NFPRHA’s social media content calendar.
  • Engage in news monitoring and update NFPRHA’s reporter lists on a daily basis.
  • Attend congressional briefings, coalition meetings, and other public events.
  • Research and update NFPRHA fact sheets.
  • Update and maintain congressional staff lists.

  • Steadfast commitment to NFPRHA's mission.
  • Outstanding attention to detail.
  • Strong verbal and written communications skills.
  • Capacity to accept feedback and adjust as needed.
  • Demonstrated problem-solving skills and ability to adjust strategies in real time.
  • Demonstrated ability to meet deadlines and manage changing priorities.
  • Excellent customer service skills.
  • Comfort working with computer software and proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite.
  • Ability and desire to work with people of diverse backgrounds.
  • Self-starter.

Interns are paid $15/hour, overtime eligible, paid on federal holidays when scheduled to work, and receive three personal leave days per semester. NFPRHA will also work with student interns and their universities to provide credit for the role if requested. Graduate student supervision is available for a variety of fields. However, interns are not required to be enrolled in school or have completed any particular degree.

Submit a cover letter and resume to Illysa Schrager at; please include “Advocacy & Communications Internship” in the subject line. Applications will be reviewed as they are received, and interviews take place on a rolling basis. No phone calls.

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