Monday, March 4, 2013

Planned Parenthood Internship (Summer 2013)

Planned Parenthood Federation of America is seeking undergraduate and graduate students for summer internships in our New York City and Washington, DC offices.

The PPFA Internship Experience (What Will I Learn?): 

During this ten week program, interns will:
  • Assist PPFA staff with both day-to-day activities and special projects.
  • Become familiar with Planned Parenthood’s work, goals and projects through weekly lunch
  • presentations and special events with staff.
  • Participate in a professional mentoring program with staff.
  • Participate in job fair and other networking opportunities. 

Program Dates (How Many Weeks is the Program?): 

June 3 – August 9, 2013

(Interns may work with managers to determine exact start/end dates and work schedule based on school or position requirements.)

Internship Positions:

New York, NY
Accreditation & Evaluation: Affiliate Communications
Accreditation & Evaluation: Center for Affiliated Learning
Affiliate Services: Business Operations, Finance
Affiliate Services: Business Operations, Resource Management
Communications: Creative & Editorial Services
Communications: Media Relations
Development: Direct Response Systems
Development: Major Gifts
Development: President’s Circle
Education: Chat/Text Program Analysis*
Education: Health Content Writer*
Finance: Accounts Receivable
Finance: General Ledger
Global: Communications & Advocacy
Global: Monitoring & Evaluation*
Information Services: Digital Health Content
Medical Affairs: Clinical Quality Improvement*
Medical Affairs: Database Management
Medical Affairs: Research Team*
Medical Services
Office of Arts & Entertainment Engagement
Office of the Chief Operating Officer
Office of the President

Washington, D.C.
Communications: Media Relations
Development: Online Fundraising
Public Policy: Digital Advocacy
Public Policy: Global Advocacy
Public Policy: Government Relations
Public Policy: Organizing & Electoral Campaigns
Public Policy: Organizing & Electoral Campaigns
Public Policy: Organizing Data Team
Public Policy: Political Affairs
Public Policy: Strategic Partnerships
Public Policy: Youth Organizing

* Positions marked with an asterisk are designated for Master’s Degree candidates

What is the application process, deadlines and notification dates?

To be considered, candidates must apply online via the internships postings on

Candidates are required to attach a current resume, a cover letter stating reason for interest in the position, and a letter of recommendation from a professional, academic, or personal reference.

Applicants should be current college or university students or should have completed studies within the last six months.

Note: Please determine which positions best suit you and apply only to those. Please do not apply to more than two internship positions. If PPFA staff determines that additional or different positions might be a better fit for a candidate, we will notify the candidate directly.

Deadline: Applications for these positions will be accepted through March 15, 2013.
Notification: Internship offers will be determined on/before April 12, 2013.

Compensation and/or School Credit Options?
  • All internships listed here will be paid at a minimum rate of $12/hour or can be completed in conjunction with a school credit program.
  • Please note: we are unable to offer compensation for housing or travel costs related to participation in the program. 

Additional Questions?
  • Questions about the program or application process can be directed to internships[at]ppfa[dot]org.
  • Due to the volume of applicants, we cannot accept applications by e-mail, fax or mail.
  • All applicants will be reviewed by staff and selected candidates will be contacted for interviews.
  • Please do not call our offices to ask about your application status.


For nearly a century, Planned Parenthood has fought for a world where every woman has immediate and unfettered access to the basic reproductive care and knowledge that is her human right. With its 73 affiliates managing nearly 800 health centers nationwide, Planned Parenthood provides family planning and reproductive health care services, education, and information to millions of women, men, and young people each year. Now, as the leading reproductive rights advocate, health care provider, and sex educator for women, Planned Parenthood looks to its next 100 years. After examining the major trends impacting the organization, the federation came together to create a vision for the future that is embodied by the goals of its new five year strategic plan: becoming the go-to source for sexuality education and sexual health information and care for young women and men, and helping to create the healthiest generation ever.

Today, Planned Parenthood is more relevant than ever. It is uniquely positioned to address the challenges of an increasingly complex healthcare landscape and seize upon opportunities to strengthen its engagement and outreach to diverse stakeholders afforded by evolving attitudes toward sexuality among a new generation of civic minded youths, shifts in racial and socio-economic demographics, and the adoption of technology to improve healthcare quality, outreach and education. To achieve its strategic objectives, Planned Parenthood has identified three pillars of organizational commitment which include: fostering a culture that embraces change; refreshing the Planned Parenthood brand and speaking with one voice; and securing a long-term sustainable base of philanthropic funding.

This is an exciting time to intern at a well-respected, dynamic and transformational organization, which will rely on the strength of its people to attain its ambitious goals.

Planned Parenthood Federation of America is an equal employment opportunity employer and is
committed to maintaining a non-discriminatory work environment. PPFA does not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, marital status, sexual orientation, or any other characteristic protected by applicable law. PPFA is committed to creating a dynamic work environment that values diversity and inclusion, respect and integrity, customer focus, and innovation.

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