New York State Political Intern, Summer 2018

REPORTS TO: Senior Manager of Political and Government Affairs
HOURS: 3-4 days per week, flexible scheduling Monday-Thursday 10 am – 6 pm. Occasional nights or weekend hours may be requested.
COMPENSATION: Transportation assistance and a stipend of $1500 will be provided.
SUMMARY: The Political Intern is responsible for supporting the National Institute for Reproductive Health and NIRH Action Fund’s legislative advocacy and electoral strategy to advance reproductive rights in New York State. This internship is intended for undergraduate students looking to expand their political knowledge and skills.

  • Research state and local candidates running for office throughout New York City and New York State.
  • Research lawmakers and legislation. Advise political staff on findings.
  • Assist in the creation of educational materials for activists and lawmakers.
  • Utilize and maintain databases.
  • Work with political staff to engage our supporters in advocacy campaigns and events.
  • Help plan and attend public outreach activities including tabling, phone banking, and petition collection.


  • Passion for social justice and reproductive rights.
  • A strong interest in the legislative and political processes, as well as grassroots organizing and volunteer coordination.
  • Eagerness to learn.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills.
  • Comfortable doing outreach over the phone.
  • Confidence in using Microsoft Office programs, particularly Excel.
  • Detail-oriented and organized.

TO APPLY: Please email a resume and cover letter to with subject line “Political Intern” to [email protected]
 The National Institute for Reproductive Health is an equal opportunity employer. NIRH strives to build and support an equitable work community that attracts, develops, and retains exceptional people. As a member of the reproductive freedom movement, NIRH aims to foster leadership and raise the voices of historically marginalized people, including but not limited to Black people and people of color, indigenous/native peoples, LGBTQ and gender non-conforming people, disabled/differently abled people, immigrants, and low income people. We strongly encourage candidates of these and other diverse backgrounds to apply.