Internships

Development/ Communications/ Learning, Monitoring & Evaluation Internships at International Women’s Health Coalition

Fields: international development, reproductive rights, women’s rights, human rights, international relations

Location: NYC,

About the Organization: IWHC advances the sexual and reproductive health and rights of women and young people, particularly adolescent girls, in Africa, Asia, Latin America, and the Middle East. IWHC furthers this agenda by supporting and strengthening leaders and organizations working at the community, national, regional, and global levels, and by advocating for international and U.S. policies, programs, and funding. IWHC builds bridges between local realities and international policy by connecting women and young people in the Global South to key decision-makers. In doing so, IWHC brings local voices to global debates and in turn, makes global processes and policies more understandable and actionable at the local level.

About the Position:

Communications

The International Women’s Health Coalition (IWHC) Communications team seeks a paid, part-time intern for its New York office. The internship will focus on administrative, research, and multimedia content support for the organization, and will report to the Communications Assistant.

This internship is best suited for individuals with a communications background who are interested in learning about global advocacy to promote and protect women’s sexual and reproductive health and rights. The intern will have responsibilities across the department with opportunities to work in a wide range of areas including digital content, writing, and website support.

As part of a team working to promote a small, nonprofit organization, the intern will have ample opportunities for skills development, and will attend planning and department meetings, as well as in-house trainings and brown bag presentations. The communications team works closely with the development, advocacy, and grantmaking teams, thus exposing the intern to the strategic use of communications in all areas.

RESPONSIBILITIES

    • Implement social media campaigns that inform and influence how people think about pivotal issues such as US foreign policy related to women’s rights, and sexual and reproductive health; help drive engagement in grassroots/political mobilization campaigns, as needed
    • Make timely website updates and maintain IWHC’s “In the News” and “Resources” pages
    • Create/edit graphics or other dynamic online content for use on IWHC’s online platforms or other presentations/publications
    • Learn and use industry standard digital communications tools such as Sprout Social, Facebook Ad Manager, and WordPress content management system
    • Assist in regular analytics reporting, including user and reach data for IWHC’s social media, email, website, and traditional media channels
    • Support outreach and preparation of materials for the Women’s March, Annual Dinner, UN panels, and other major events
    • Assist in writing press releases, blogs, and other editorial content
    • Other duties as assigned
Development

The International Women’s Health Coalition (IWHC) Development Department seeks a paid, part-time intern in its New York office. The internship will focus on donor and prospect research and prospect tracking and management.

This internship is best suited for those individuals interested in gaining fundraising experience in a small but mighty non-profit organization working in the service of advocacy and grantmaking to promote and protect women’s sexual and reproductive health and rights. Interns will gain knowledge of the organization’s priority issues and build skills in prospect research, Raiser’s Edge NXT database, and other development department functions. In order to provide a valuable and well-rounded internship experience, interns will have the opportunity to attend in-house briefings and presentations by IWHC program staff and experts in sexual and reproductive health and rights.

Learning, Monitoring, and Evaluation

The International Women’s Health Coalition (IWHC) Learning, Monitoring, and Evaluation (LME) Team seeks a paid, part-time intern in its New York office. The internship will focus on administrative, logistical, and research support for the LME team. This internship is best suited for individuals with a background in social science research and/or global health interested in learning about monitoring and evaluation and global advocacy to promote and protect women’s sexual and reproductive health and rights.

The LME team works collaboratively with all teams within the organization as well as with our grantee partners, providing opportunities to learn about both program evaluation and collaborative documentation projects. As part of the LME team, the intern will have ample opportunities for skills development and will attend planning and coordination meetings as well as in-house trainings and brown bag presentations.

Special Requirements/Qualifications:

Communications
  • Pursuing or completed a bachelor’s or master’s degree in human rights, international relations, communications, journalism, women’s/gender studies, or a related field is desired, but not required. IWHC encourages applicants with nontraditional educational or professional experience to apply.
  • A minimum of one previous internship or similar experience is required.
  • Proficiency with digital marketing, social advertising, and social media management tools is preferred.
  • The ideal candidate will have a talent for learning new skills quickly, creativity and willingness to contribute ideas, along with excellent interpersonal and communications skills with meticulous attention to detail.
  • A high degree of self-motivation, ability to take initiative, prioritize with minimal supervision, and work independently as well as function as a member of a team is desired.
  • Strong writing, editing and multimedia skills in English are required along with proficiency in computer programs including MS Office applications. Working knowledge of French or Spanish is desired; familiarity with Chicago Style is preferred but not essential.
  • Strong analytical skills and ability to work well under pressure while juggling multiple tasks simultaneously are necessary.
  • Strong interest in human rights, women’s rights, sexual and reproductive health and rights, policy advocacy, movement building, leadership development, nonprofit development is desired.
Development
  • Pursuing a bachelor’s or master’s degree in human rights, gender studies, international relations, social science, public administration, or a related field is desired. Nontraditional backgrounds will also be considered.
  • A minimum of one previous internship experience is desirable.
  • Proficiency with the Raiser’s Edge fundraising database and Outlook is preferred, but not necessary.
  • Prior office/administration experience and strong organizational skills with meticulous attention to detail are highly desirable. Proficiency in computer programs including MS Office applications is required.
  • The ideal candidate must be self-motivated and able to take initiative, prioritize with minimal supervision, and work independently as well as function as a member of a team.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills in English are essential.
  • Strong analytical skills and ability to work well under pressure while juggling multiple tasks simultaneously are necessary.
  • Strong interest in women’s rights, sexual and reproductive health and rights, policy advocacy, movement building, leadership development, nonprofit development, and/or grant making is desired.
Learning, Monitoring, and Evaluation
  • Pursuing or completed a bachelor’s or master’s degree in public health, human rights, anthropology, public administration or a related field is desired, but not required. IWHC encourages applicants with nontraditional educational or professional experience to apply.
  • Demonstrated interest in LME, research methods, and global health.
  • A minimum of one previous internship or similar experience is required.
  • The ideal candidate will have meticulous attention to detail, excellent interpersonal skills, and a collaborative spirit.
  • Strong critical thinking and analytical skills are required, experience conducting desk research, primary research, and/or evaluation strongly preferred.
  • Working knowledge of Spanish, French, and/or Portuguese is a plus.
  • Comfort taking initiative and managing multiple projects against deadlines.
  • Strong interest or previous experience in sexual and reproductive health and rights, women’s rights, movement building, and global advocacy is desired.

Estimated Salary: $15/hr; 15-25 hrs/wk for dev and 15-20 hrs/wk for comms between the hrs of 9:30-5:30 on weekdays

Deadline: Until filled

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International Women’s Health Coalition

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