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Full-time Public Affairs Intern

at Planned Parenthood in Cedar Rapids, IA

Planned Parenthood of the Heartland
Iowa City or Cedar Rapids, IA
Public Affairs and Grassroots Organizing Unpaid Internships
Starting approximately April through summer 2017

Planned Parenthood of the Heartland is seeking two Public Affairs Interns for the Iowa City and Cedar Rapids, IA area. Successful candidates will train to be a grassroots organizer. They will develop organizational knowledge and provide support for the Advocacy and Organizing Department. The interns will be a part of a dynamic team that builds the political proficiency of Planned Parenthood of the Heartland.
Duties include:
Participate in trainings and skill building exercises on the theory, practice and ideology Planned Parenthood of the Heartland employs in its grassroots organizing program
Cross train and shadow in other areas of Planned Parenthood of the Heartland to develop strong organizational knowledge
Recruit and train volunteers
Input and track departmental data
Assist in the development and implementation of strategies to recruit, educate and mobilize the activists in the community
This position is a part time position working 15-25 hours a week with variable hours.
Job qualifications:
High School graduate or equivalent
Valid driver’s license and proof of automobile insurance
A commitment to reproductive justice, women’s health, and gender equity
Must demonstrate a strong desire to protect reproductive justice through local advocacy, activism and organizing.
Experience in direct sales/marketing, political campaigns, or social justice volunteer work preferred.
Basic computer skills and experience using supporter tracking systems (VAN) preferred
Background check required for employment

DIVERSE CANDIDATES ENCOURAGED TO APPLY
Planned Parenthood of the Heartland is a tobacco-free workplace and an Equal Opportunity Employer
To apply for the PA Intern position, please submit your resume and cover letter to resumes@ppheartland.org or mail to Planned Parenthood of the Heartland, Human Resources Department, PO Box 4557, Des Moines, IA 50305.


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