Public Advocacy Internship
Washington, DC 
Posted Today
Job/Internship Description


Planned Parenthood was founded on the visionary idea that access to sexual and reproductive health care could transform people's lives. For 80 years, PPMW has provided high-quality, supportive reproductive medical care for families in the DC metro area. We are seeking a hard-working, personable intern to assist our Director of Organizing and Volunteer Programming this Fall.

This internship is paid. Pay depends on your year in college and ranges from $15-$18/hr. The intern is asked to be available at least 15-20 hours a week. Internships with PPMW are an excellent way to build your resume while gaining valuable experience and an excellent opportunity to get involved in the fight for reproductive healthcare access & gain experience in organizing! Start and end dates are to be determined based on an academic schedule, if applicable.

Our ideal candidate should have a strong & proven commitment to progressive values & civic engagement. Organizing experience is a plus! Diverse candidates are especially encouraged to apply.

What we're looking for:

  • College student, freshman through senior, interested in organizing, public affairs, political science, or reproductive health, rights, and justice.
  • Able to commit 15-20 hours per week with occasional evening and weekend availability for event opportunities.
  • Excellent oral communication & organizational skills.
  • Experience phone-banking or canvassing for an organization or candidate is a plus.
  • Enjoys engaging and educating Planned Parenthood supporters.

What you'll do:

  • Assist in organizing grassroots efforts with the goal of preserving & broadening access to reproductive health care in DC, MD, & VA.
  • Participate in phone banking and hustle banking (peer-to-peer texting) efforts.
  • Volunteer recruitment, engagement, and education.
  • Learn how to use NGP VAN.
  • Other duties as assigned.


The internship is remote in that you will not need to report to an office, but will have components of in-person community work.

Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis until the position has been filled. Internships will be contingent upon passing a background check.

While this description is intended to be an accurate reflection of the current position, it is not necessarily exhaustive of all responsibilities, duties, efforts, requirements, or expectations of this position. Management reserves the right to revise or amend this description to include or remove tasks as circumstances change and the needs of PPMW so dictate.

PPMW is an equal opportunity employer committed to diversity in the workplace.

PPMW is an equal employment opportunity employer. Employment decisions are based on merit and business needs, and not on race, color, citizenship status, national origin, ancestry, gender, sexual orientation, age, religion, creed, physical or mental disability, marital status, veteran status, political affiliation, or any other factor protected by law.


Position Summary
Start Date
As soon as possible
Employment Type
Full Time
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