Planned Parenthood

Overview

The internship is a collaborative position between Planned Parenthood Arizona and Arizona List, a Political Action Committee that endorses pro-choice, Democratic women to local and state office in Arizona. Arizona List is a grassroots donor network. We recruit, mentor, and help elect progressive women across the state.

VOX: Voices for Planned Parenthood is a national program sponsored by the Planned Parenthood Federation of America that offers a pro-choice voice on college campuses across the United States.  VOX was created in order to build a future of pro-choice leaders and to further the pro-choice movement at a local level. 

This internship is an unpaid position for a student seeking experience in the field of grassroots advocacy and organizing. The intern will gain highly marketable experience in a professional atmosphere while simultaneously promoting pro-choice values within the Arizona community.  The intern is welcome to attend various PPAZ and Arizona List trainings as their schedule permits, with approval from the Internship Coordinators.

Additionally, if the intern meets the goals of the internship, he or she may have the opportunity to receive a free trip to Washington D.C. to attend the EMILY’s List conference. Trip is contingent on the intern’s performance and goal accomplishment.

The intern will report directly to the internship coordinators, who will provide supervision, direction, and feedback as necessary. The intern may also work in conjunction with other Planned Parenthood and Arizona List staff and local board members as needed. 

The intern in this position will work both on the Northern Arizona University campus as well as surrounding community, and occasionally at the Planned Parenthood health center in Flagstaff.  

The internship usually extends the length of one semester; beyond that, the length of the internship is negotiable.  The intern must be able to commit a minimum 10 hours per week.  Weekend and evening availability required.

Duties

The intern will:

  • recruit, coordinate, and motivate volunteers
  • lead tabling and crowd canvassing activities, phone banks, activist meetings, and training with assistance from PPAZ and Arizona List staff
  • continue building the pro-choice movement through phone outreach and developing relationships with allied organizations
  • attend pro-choice and/or progressive campus and community meetings as a VOX/Arizona List representative
  • attend trainings and some statewide meetings/events
  • create publicity materials as needed for local activities and programs
  • perform and develop other projects and duties as needed and agreed upon.
  • plan and work 1-2 Arizona List events in conjunction with staff and local board members
  • Arizona List membership cultivation
  • work in conjunction with the community groups as a volunteer for various projects (Permanent Early Voting, Women’s Vote Project)

Qualifications

The intern should have:

  • a strong commitment to and/or experience with the pro-choice movement and support for the mission of Planned Parenthood of Arizona and Arizona List
  • an interest in political action, grassroots organization and movement building
  • be currently enrolled in any undergraduate or graduate degree program
  • the ability to work independently, prioritize, and handle a variety of projects simultaneously
  • outgoing, dynamic, and flexible personality
  • commanding verbal and written communication skills

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