Communications Intern Position

Open until filled

Are you passionate about storytelling and moved by messaging around sexual and reproductive healthcare education, access, and justice? Are you a social media ninja?

If you answered yes to these questions you should consider working for Nurses for Sexual and Reproductive Health (NSRH) as our Communications Intern! You will gain invaluable skills and direct hands-on experience in nonprofit communications; help raise the profile of important NSRH initiatives; and support projects and leaders tackling the most pressing health and social justice issues across the country.

About Us

We are a virtual organization with a small but mighty team that consists of an Engagement and Advocacy Director based in Arizona, a Professional Development Director in Georgia, an Operations Manager and Operations Assistant based in our home office in Minnesota, and the Executive Director based in California. Our Board of Directors is comprised of nursing and medical practitioners, researchers, and sexual and reproductive health (SRH) advocates from around the US.

About You (Communications Intern)

You are a strong researcher and writer and have a background in communications, storytelling, and/or social media management. You are detail-oriented and care about accuracy in writing and storytelling. This position is a great fit for anyone interested in a nonprofit career and wanting to learn more about how nonprofits share impact stories and raise funds to further their mission and programming.

Potential Communications Internship Projects Include:

  • Supporting the implementation of the NSRH Communications Calendar
  • Helping to draft social media posts across our platforms (Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn, Blog, Newsletter, and Twitter) that drives engagement with our audiences
  • Working closely with the Executive Director to develop an Editorial Calendar (including researching potential themes, topics)
  • Supporting communications, outreach, and marketing for our regional activities and bi-annual conference
  • Designing graphics and infographics
  • Supporting communications during fundraising appeals
  • Tracking impact and engagement across platforms (social media, website, email marketing, etc.)
  • Keeping our team’s materials organized - including cataloging quotes, pictures, and videos in our Team Drive

To be successful in this position, you:

  • Are a current college/university student or recent graduate with dedication to sexual and reproductive health, rights and justice and an interest in learning about the operations of a non-profit advocacy organization. Graduate level students are encouraged to apply.
  • Excellent storytelling, writing, and editing skills
  • Ability to tailor writing for different contexts and audiences (e.g. Facebook vs Blog posts)
  • Excellent interpersonal skills, desire to work in a small close-knit team
  • Highly organized and committed to meeting deadlines
  • Interest in diving into projects and learning new things
  • Ability to ‘walk the line’ between taking direction and working independently
  • Strong attention to detail
  • Enthusiasm for our mission
  • Experience with Facebook, Twitter, Email Marketing Platforms, Google Suite, and Microsoft Office Suite (Word and Excel)
  • Familiarity with graphic design programs (Adobe Creative Suite, Canva, etc.)

What else you should know:

Stipend: A stipend of $300- $400 per month will be paid to the Intern so long as they successfully fulfill the assigned responsibilities. The Intern will be paid on the last day of each month.

Duration: This position will run from March 17th through June 17th with the possibility of extension.

Time Commitment: You will work with the Team to create a schedule with no more than 7-10 hours per week. Some flexibility in scheduling will be permitted so long as the intern completes the assigned tasks within the given timeframes.

Meetings: There will be a monthly communications planning meeting with the entire team, and regular required check-in meetings

This position is completely remote.

Please submit a cover letter, resume, and a writing sample (blog post, op-ed, etc.) to [email protected] In the subject heading “NSRH Communications Intern Application”. Applications will be accepted until February 19, 2020. Applicants should expect to be available March 1-5, 2020 if called for an interview.

NSRH is proud to be an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate based upon race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age, or veteran status. Our goal is to cultivate a diverse organization that is representative, at all job levels, of the communities that Nurses serve. We welcome applications from members of historically marginalized groups.