New York State Political Intern

REPORTS TO: Government Affairs and Advocacy Manager
HOURS: 3-4 days per week, flexible scheduling Monday-Friday 10 am – 6 pm. Occasional nights or weekend hours may be requested.
COMPENSATION: Monthly travel pass + stipend
National Institute for Reproductive Health Action Fund is a 501(c)4 organization, with an affiliated political action committee, which engages in legislative and policy advocacy and electoral strategy to protect reproductive choice in New York State. NIRHAF provides support to pro-choice elected officials working to pass proactive, pro-choice legislation and defeat anti-choice initiatives. NIRHAF works to elect pro-choice officials and hold them accountable to our mission.
NIRHAF ‘s sister organization, the National Institute for Reproductive Health (NIRH), is a 501(c)3 organization that develops and implements innovative and proactive approaches to protecting and expanding access to the full range of reproductive health care information and services for women in states and municipalities across the country. NIRH seeks to remove barriers to reproductive health services and assist reproductive health and community-based organizations to confront those barriers that are national in significance, yet are best addressed through locally managed initiatives.
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.

  • 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.

Please email a thoughtful resume and cover letter to [email protected] with subject line “Political Intern.” People of color, people with disabilities, women, and LGBT candidates are strongly encouraged to apply. Applications will be considered on a rolling basis.