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Monday, July 22, 2013

Programs & Policy Intern, Reproductive Health Technologies Project, Washington, DC

Programs & Policy Intern

Posted on: July 17, 2013
Application deadline: August 9, 2013
Posted by: Reproductive Health Technologies Project

The Reproductive Health Technologies Project (RHTP), a non-profit advocacy organization in Washington, DC seeks a Fall Intern.
This is a part-time position, working 24 hours a week. The internship will begin mid-August and continue through December. However, exact start and end dates are negotiable. The position is paid at $8.25/hour. The intern will report to the Senior Associate.
The mission of RHTP is to advance the ability of every woman to achieve full reproductive freedom with access to the safest, most effective and preferred methods for controlling her fertility and protecting her reproductive health.
RHTP is an advocacy organization; we do not provide direct services. Our unique role in the reproductive health, rights and justice communities is our focus on improving the political climate so that more and better options are available to women and men for preventing or ending an unwanted pregnancy, maintaining their reproductive health, and also for becoming pregnant. We do this by convening multi-disciplinary discussions that look at the science, ethics, politics and practice of any given technology; building consensus for action among professional medical groups, advocacy organizations, academics, and on occasion for profit drug companies; and implementing strategic communications and advocacy campaigns.
As one example, RHTP was at the forefront of a broad based coalition of organizations and individuals seeking to bring Plan B emergency contraception over-the-counter; an effort that culminated in a victory this June when the FDA approved sales of Plan B One-Step without age or point-of-sale restrictions.
  • Provide direct administrative support to the President and other senior staff.
  • Assist with day-to-day office operations including answering phones, maintaining office equipment and filing systems, and fundraising and grants management tasks.
  • Conduct background research for specific project initiatives or immediate public policy needs, particularly related to emerging or current reproductive technologies, and summarize findings in a clear and concise manner.
  • Compile communications and public affairs materials as assigned that may include media lists, media clips, and Congressional voting records.
  • Assist with the coordination of meetings, conferences, and events, including logistics planning, preparation of informational materials, backstopping and follow up.
  • Attend coalition meetings, briefings, and conferences as a representative of RHTP.
  • Prepare notes and meeting reports.
  • Update website content, write blogs on an as needed basis, and help update RHTP's Twitter account.
  • This position is ideal for someone pursuing an undergraduate degree, preferably in one of the social sciences, public health, policy analysis, or other fields related to the position.
  • Demonstrated interest in reproductive health or related issues.
  • Ability to manage multiple projects and a variety of tasks.
  • Excellent writing and research skills.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills, professional demeanor, self-directed and independent, with a strong commitment to reproductive health, rights and justice.
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Word, Excel, database management, and Internet research.

Please e-mail cover letter, resume, and the application form to Elizabeth Dawes Gay, with "Fall Internship Application" in the subject line. We will consider applications on a rolling basis until August 9, 2013.

RHTP is dedicated to diversity in staff as well as to an inclusive work environment. 

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