Fields: reproductive rights, sexual health, healthcare, women’s rights, gender
Location: Charlestown, West Virginia
About the Organization: As the state’s leading reproductive health, rights and justice organization, our vision is centered in our respect for women’s lives with the belief that access to reproductive health care and education is a fundamental human right, essential for equality, health and dignity of all people. We believe in the human right to bodily integrity, reproductive autonomy and the ability to parent children in healthy and safe environments. We understand our work to be part of a larger social justice/reproductive justice movement to ensure the rights of all families. We canvass and build the power of young people, women and people of color to vote, educating them on reproductive health issues. We have renewed our commitment to work for racial justice through partnerships and alliance building. We are deeply committed to working in coalition and place a high value on nurturing authentic relationships. We understand intersectionality to be the strength of social justice movement building.
About the Position: The Healthcare Access Intern will work closely with the WV FREE field team to educate voters and bring awareness to the benefits of healthcare, including Medicaid and Medicaid Expansion and the Affordable Care Act. This position will include researching and following federal policy, media advocacy, campaign management, visibility actions, and advocacy. Most internships or fellowships will include: 8-12 Weeks of hands-on experience working in a reproductive justice organization, with the opportunity to learn about: Sex Ed. Trainings and Curricula, Grant Writing, Development, and Fundraising, Outreach and Social Media, Lobbying, Nonprofit management. 15 hour/week
Special Requirements/Qualifications: Hardworking, enthusiastic individuals with an interest in reproductive justice. WV FREE encourages applications from women, people of color, persons with disabilities, and lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender individuals.
Estimated Salary: $1,500 stipend for the term. 15 hours/week.
Deadline: March 10, 2019