Policy Intern

Position Available
January – May 2016
15-20 hours a week
This position is unpaid.  A monthly unlimited MetroCard is provided for the duration of the internship.
The National Institute for Reproductive Health works across the country to increase access to reproductive health care by changing public policy, galvanizing public support, and normalizing women’s decisions to have abortions and use contraception. Believing that a bottom-up strategy is necessary to create lasting change, we work through a partnership model, building connections between and among partner organizations at the local, state, and national levels and providing support in the form of funding, capacity building, strategic guidance, and technical assistance. We encourage and support our partners in taking calculated risks, pursuing bold strategies, and developing innovative, proactive approaches to expand access to reproductive health care, including abortion.
The National Institute’s partnership work is supplemented with independent research, original reports, educational campaigns, and signature initiatives, including our nationally recognized youth leadership and peer education program, TORCH. By working to strengthen local and state movements to secure access to reproductive health care, we create lasting impact on the national level.
Primary Responsibilities

  • Conduct policy research using City Council archives, municipal code, media searches, and other sources, as necessary
  • Conduct outreach to local partners
  • Provide input on development of final report and launch plan


  • Graduate student preferred, ideally in an MPH or MPP program
  • Excellent research, writing, and organizational skills
  • Commitment to and knowledge of public health and reproductive rights
  • Ability to work well collaboratively on a long-term project
  • Flexibility in adapting to new challenges or a new direction required
  • Interest in local-level policy and politics a plus

To Apply
Please send a cover letter and resume to [email protected] with the subject line “Policy Intern.”