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NARAL Pro-Choice Maryland (NPCM), the state’s largest grassroots pro-choice organization, has been working to protect choice for 39 years.  Among our many goals, we strive to ensure that all individuals have access to the full range of reproductive health services they deserve, including comprehensive sex education, birth control, reproductive technology, perinatal care/ testing, high risk pregnancy management, and abortion care.

NARAL Pro-Choice Maryland is the only statewide 501(c)4 organization dedicated to protecting, defending, and expanding reproductive freedom for all Marylanders. We accomplish our objectives through educating the public on relevant issues and policies, lobbying our lawmakers, organizing our members to take action, and engaging in the political process. We work with allied groups and medical providers who understand that without meaningful access to healthcare, having these rights means nothing.

Our sister 501(c)3 organization, the NARAL Pro-Choice Maryland Fund is also dedicated to protecting, defending, and expanding reproductive freedom. We accomplish this through education, outreach, research, and systems advocacy. Our primary focus is on our Access Maryland Campaigns, which work to expand the availability of sexual and reproductive healthcare for all Marylanders. The main goals are simple: raise awareness of the scope, availability, and affordability of sexual and reproductive healthcare offered throughout the state while eliminating barriers in accessing care.

NARAL Pro-Choice Maryland is an Equal Opportunity Employer (EOE). Qualified applicants are considered for employment without regard to age, race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, disability, veteran status, or any other class protected by law. Assistance and/or reasonable accommodation during the application process is available to individuals with disabilities upon request. No applicant will be penalized as a result of such a request.

PAID POSITIONS

Access Team Project Manager PDF

NARAL Pro-Choice Maryland Fund (NPCMF) seeks a dynamic, passionate, energetic individual who is committed to ensuring reproductive freedom for all Marylanders by increasing access to care and rights, regardless of the income, race, gender identity, sexual orientation, nationality, language, immigration status, and geographic location of individuals seeking reproductive health, rights, and justice.

Note that this is a grant-funded, one-year position.  The Access Team Project Manager will be encouraged to work alongside staff in identifying opportunities for continued funding of the project.

About our organization:  The NARAL Pro-Choice Maryland Fund (NPCMF) works to ensure every individual has the freedom to decide if, when, and how to form one’s family. We honor pregnancy in all its complexity, and believe that each individual has the power to make personal decisions about one’s own life, body, and future. There should be no barrier to accessing all the sexual and reproductive healthcare necessary to protect one’s fertility, plan a pregnancy, experience a healthy pregnancy, give birth, recover from a miscarriage or stillbirth, access abortion care, or conceive using reproductive technology. Reproductive freedom also calls for the social, economic, and political conditions which allow parenting with dignity, in good health, and in safety.  Access to quality and affordable support services that are vital to healthy parenting influences decision-making about how large to grow one’s family through childbearing, or opening one’s home to foster care or adoption.

Project and position description:  In 2019, NARAL Pro-Choice Maryland Fund (NPCMF) began working with local existing groups interested in furthering their activities to include issues affecting reproductive freedom, and where possible, create new groups that focus solely on sexual and reproductive health, rights, and justice. NPCMF has several Maryland Access Campaigns designed to protect and advance meaningful access and rights related to family planning and pregnancy. The goal of the Access Team Project is to identify local advocates throughout Maryland who are willing to step up and act in their communities in response to threats to reproductive rights or opportunities for furthering access to care.  Depending on the needs of particular regions, some of these activities might include:

  • monitoring school board or administration activities that influence sexual and reproductive healthcare in school-based health clinics or sex education curriculum;
  • monitoring local government bodies and agencies, such as county councils and health departments, in budgeting and policy-making that influence sexual and reproductive healthcare;
  • advocating for the rights of pregnant youth, workers, incarcerated people, undocumented individuals, and those experiencing income and/or housing instability;
  • encouraging more stores to carry over-the-counter emergency contraception or more pharmacies to ensure expanded access to a wide range of birth control methods;
  • raising public awareness of significant deceptive and harassing behavior of anti-choice crisis pregnancy centers that interfere with access to authentic medical care; and/or
  • participating in a statewide patient navigation network to assist those traveling to Maryland for abortion care, as well as those within the state who need practical support in accessing such care.

The Project Manager will be charged with helping to develop and support Access Teams across the state.  This new staff member will report to NPCMF’s Executive Director and work closely with staff dedicated to particular campaigns, such as the Field Director of the Abortion Access Campaign and the Coalition Coordinator for Reproductive Justice Inside, which seeks to protect and advance the reproductive freedom of incarcerated people.  However, it is important to know that this position will be key in developing our newest campaign, the patient navigation network: a statewide, volunteer-driven network to provide transportation, lodging, childcare, translation, and escorting services to people living in or coming to Maryland for abortion care.  Creating and running the patient navigation network will make up the majority (~ 70%) of the Project Manager’s responsibilities.

As states to our south and west continue to attack and deplete meaningful access to abortion care, NARAL Pro-Choice Maryland Fund stands firm in our commitment to making abortion a reality, rather than just a theoretical “right,” for folks in Maryland and beyond. In recent years, our independent clinics have seen a small-to-moderate increase in out-of-state folks coming to Maryland for abortion care, and continue to hear from (potential) patients that face barriers in accessing abortion care beyond the cost of the procedure/appointment itself. Furthermore, the Maryland/D.C. area is home to two of the nation’s four dedicated later abortion providers.     Our hope is that by increasing visibility and programming for feminist, pro-choice, community-based collectives across Maryland, we can ensure a dedicated supply of trusted volunteers that can be plugged into the patient navigation network, as well as NPCMF’s other reproductive justice-related projects.

Requirements:

  • At least two years of experience in community organizing
  • A history of working collaboratively and successfully with people and organizations from diverse racial and ethnic backgrounds, as well as a broad range of ideological positions and religious views
  • Exceptional interpersonal skills; sense of humor required
  • Strong written and oral communications skills
  • Superb organization skills; detail-oriented with strong follow-through and the ability to meet tight deadlines
  • Creative, results-oriented, self-starting, and willing to learn
  • Commitment to the mission and goals of the NARAL Pro-Choice Maryland Fund
  • Strong passion for reproductive justice issues
  • Driver’s license required; must have a car or access to a car
  • Flexible scheduling; while the patient navigation network would run as a “warm line,” the Coordinator may sometimes be contacted outside of normal “9-5” work hours

Preferred qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in a relevant field or 5+ years of community organizing experience
  • Background in social work or direct services a plus
  • Understanding of abortion care
  • Understanding of how abortion funds operate and a willingness to work with state-based abortion funds, as well as abortion funds and practical support organizations around the country
  • Bilingual Spanish speaker preferred
  • Native Marylanders encouraged to apply

Compensation and benefits:

Compensation for this full-time, one-year, salaried position ranges from $43,000 – $50,000. Benefits include health insurance, paid vacation time, and paid sick/safe leave.

Application deadline is August 1, 2020.  Position starts September 1, 2020.  Send a resume and cover letter to info@prochoicemd.org with subject line “Access Team Project Manager”.

NARAL Pro-Choice Maryland Fund is an equal opportunity employer. We value a diverse workforce and an inclusive culture. The NARAL Pro-Choice Maryland Fund encourages applications from all qualified individuals without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, age, national origin, marital status, citizenship, disability, criminal history, and veteran status.

INTERNSHIPS

Please note that we offer internships three times a year, in the fall and spring semesters and over the summer. If you are interested in internship opportunities with us for future semesters, feel free to contact us.

Depending on the skills and interested of internship candidates, we sometimes combine internship duties and responsibilities, i.e. Development and Communications Intern. If this is of interest, please include this information in your cover letter for your preferred position. You do not have to apply separately for both internships.

Click on the links below to find out more about available positions. We offer travel and professional development stipends to those who otherwise would not be able to commit to an internship.

Fall Special Events and Development Intern  open
Fall Communications and Community Outreach Intern  open
Fall Jonathan Shurberg Legal & Policy Research Intern  open

Due the COVID-19 pandemic, internship experiences can be onsite at the Baltimore office, remotely via our Zoom account, or a mix of both.

FALL SPECIAL EVENTS/DEVELOPMENT INTERN open

About NARAL Pro-Choice Maryland (NPCM):

NARAL Pro-Choice Maryland (NPCM), the state’s largest grassroots pro-choice organization, has been working to protect choice for over 39 years.

Our mission is to develop and sustain a constituency that uses the political process to guarantee every individual the right to make personal decisions regarding the full range of reproductive choices, including preventing unintended pregnancy, bearing healthy children, and choosing legal abortion.

About the Special Events/Development Intern Position:

The Special Events /Development Intern position provides an exciting opportunity to gain valuable experience in non-profit fundraising, event planning, and other critical aspects of nonprofit development. The intern will assist with special events, membership development, and foundation grants.

If you are interested in learning the ends and outs of nonprofit fundraising, this is the perfect opportunity for you! You will have the chance to work closely with the Executive Director and Development Director, giving you invaluable experience with fundraising and event planning.

Responsibilities include:

• Assist with the planning and implementation of big and small events, including our largest annual benefit, the October Evening of Chocolate Gala
• Assist in production of donor mailings
• Explore grant opportunities and assist with preparation of grant proposals
• Help process in-coming payments and other financial contributions
• Assist in database management (i.e. updating contacts, generating reports)
• Assist with other tasks or events as needed, including volunteer events.

Qualified applicants will:

• Possess strong interpersonal communication skills, including the ability to make calls to a wide variety of people from donors to local businesses with comfort and confidence;
• Be a self-starter who is able to take initiative on individual projects;
• Possess strong organizational/multi-tasking skills, attention to detail and have an ability to meet deadlines on time;
• Possess ability to work well independently and in cooperative decision-making settings;
• Be a strong writer, researcher, and editor; be familiar with Microsoft Word, Microsoft Excel, and the Internet;
• Support the full range of reproductive options for women including birth control, bearing healthy children, adoption, and safe, legal abortion.

Compensation: This internship is unpaid, but includes a stipend to cover transportation and other participation expenses if needed. If the intern’s school offers credit for internships, NARAL Pro-Choice Maryland will work with the intern and the intern’s school help the intern meet the requirements. (Ability to earn credit is not required.)

Some travel required; candidates must have reliable transportation. A minimum of 5 hours per week is required, 10-20 hours per week preferred. Scheduling is flexible based on applicant’s availability. Much of internship activities will take place at our new office in Baltimore within walking distance of Penn Station (10:00 a.m.-6:00 p.m., Mon-Fri). Occasional evenings and weekends required.

Deadline: Applications will be reviewed beginning July 15th.

Application Instructions: Send a cover letter and resume to Nicole San Miguel at nicole@prochoicemd.org. In your cover letter, please include proposed start and end dates and whether you are interested stipend only, or the stipend and class credit.

FALL COMMUNITY OUTREACH AND COMMUNICATIONS INTERN

NARAL Pro-Choice Maryland (NPCM), the state’s largest grassroots pro-choice organization, has been working to protect choice for over 39 years.

Our mission is to develop and sustain a constituency that uses the political process to guarantee every individual the right to make personal decisions regarding the full range of reproductive choices, including preventing unintended pregnancy, bearing healthy children, and choosing legal abortion.

NPCM is seeking a Community Outreach and Communications Intern to assist with community outreach and education, help with online outreach efforts, and learn the inner workings of a nonprofit organization.

Responsibilities:

• Help staff conduct educational outreach activities about relevant choice issues including, but not limited to, staffing community festivals and volunteer events (requires transportation and some weekend availability);
• Coordinate volunteers for community outreach events;
• Assist with development and implementation of educational campaigns;
• Regularly write and update content on websites and social media platforms to keep membership informed on current work and action opportunities;
• Help respond to or publicize breaking news through social media and press outreach;
• Help draft sample letters to the editor and op-ed pieces for activists or for personal submission;
• Assist with the update of our online reproductive health guide, including research and written content;

• Help staff with day-to-day office operations;
• Assist with other organizational projects as needed, including assisting with volunteer and fundraising events.

Qualified applicants will:

• Possess strong interpersonal communication skills, including the ability to engage a diverse audience with comfort and confidence;
• Possess strong organizational/multi-tasking skills, attention to detail and have an ability to meet deadlines on time;
• Possess excellent writing, researching, and editing skills; be familiar with Microsoft Word, Publisher, Excel and social networking sites;
• Be a self-starter who is able to take initiative on individual projects;
• Possess ability to work well independently and in cooperative decision-making settings;
• Outgoing personality and willingness to work with volunteers;
• Support the full range of reproductive options for women including birth control, bearing healthy children, adoption, and safe, legal abortion;
• Spanish language skills preferred but not required;
• Experience living, working, or attending school in Maryland is preferred but not required.

Benefits:

• The intern will gain experience and skills for working in community outreach and for a nonprofit organization.
• The intern will learn about pro-choice issues and advocacy.
• In addition to regular tasks, the intern will have opportunities to participate in communications, political, fundraising, and event planning work.

Compensation: This internship is unpaid, but includes a stipend to cover transportation and other participation expenses if needed. If the intern’s school offers credit for internships, NARAL Pro-Choice Maryland will work with the intern and the intern’s school help the intern meet the requirements. (Ability to earn credit is not required.)

Some travel required; candidates must have reliable transportation. A minimum of 5 hours per week is required, 10-20 hours per week preferred. Occasional evenings and weekends required.

Scheduling is flexible based on applicant’s availability. Much of internship activities will take place at our new office in Baltimore within walking distance of Penn Station (10:00 a.m.-6:00 p.m., Mon-Fri), though availability for some evenings and weekends for outreach events across the state is required.

Deadline: Applications will be reviewed beginning July 15th.

Application Instructions: Send a cover letter and resume to Diana Philip at diana@prochoicemd.org. In your cover letter, please include proposed start and end dates and whether you are interested stipend only, or the stipend and class credit.

FALL JONATHAN SHURBERG LEGAL & POLICY RESEARCH INTERN

NARAL Pro-Choice Maryland (NPCM), the state’s largest grassroots pro-choice organization, has been working to protect choice for over 39 years.

Our mission is to develop and sustain a constituency that uses the political process to guarantee every Marylander the right to make personal decisions regarding the full range of reproductive options, including preventing unintended pregnancy, bearing healthy children, and choosing legal abortion.

NPCM is seeking a Policy Research Intern to assist the director to explore the current state of reproductive rights in Maryland and identify ways to expand these rights. Issues may include:

• Increasing comprehensive and accurate sex education in schools,
• Improving access to quality sexual and reproductive healthcare for individuals of any gender identity or sexual orientation,
• Expanding the number of school-based health clinics offering family planning and other sexual healthcare,
• Improving implementation of Medicaid coverage of reproductive healthcare,
• Preventing discrimination of pregnant and parenting students,
• Increasing the rights of pregnant and parenting workers,
• Protecting the reproductive rights of detained or incarcerated individuals, and
• Expanding overall access to contraception, inter-conception care, perinatal care, miscarriage management, and abortion care.

Responsibilities:

• Conduct research on the status of current regulatory, policy, and legislative issues that may be limiting the reproductive health, rights, and justice of Marylanders,
• Assist in creating recommendations for regulatory solutions, policy reform, or legislative advocacy to address these limitations,
• Help identify initiatives for summer projects and possible bills for the next state legislative session of the Maryland General Assembly, or ordinances on the county or city government levels,
• Explore ways to increase our coalition building to more effectively address these issues, and
• Other tasks as needed, including assisting with volunteer and outreach events.

Qualified applicants will:

• Possess strong organizational/multi-tasking skills, attention to detail and have an ability to meet deadlines on time;
• Be a self-starter who is able to take initiative on individual projects;
• Be a strong writer, researcher, and editor; familiar with Microsoft Word, Microsoft Excel, and the Internet;
• Possess ability to work well independently and in cooperative decision-making settings;
• Have an interest and ability to engage in interactions with diverse populations;
• Support the full range of reproductive options for individuals including birth control, bearing healthy children, and abortion care;
• Have knowledge of Maryland state government, particularly the legislative process;
• Have experience living, working, or attending school in Maryland, (preferred, but not required);
• However, a sense of humor is definitely required.

Benefits:

• The intern will gain experience and skills in policy research.
• The intern will learn about pro-choice issues and advocacy.
• In addition to regular tasks, the intern will have opportunities to participate in communications, political, fundraising, and event planning work, and learn about nonprofit management

Compensation: This internship is unpaid, but includes a stipend to cover transportation and other participation expenses if needed. If the intern’s school offers credit for internships, NARAL Pro-Choice Maryland will work with the intern and the intern’s school help the intern meet the requirements. (Ability to earn credit is not required.)

Some travel required; candidates must have reliable transportation. A minimum of 10 hours per week is required, 10-20 hours per week preferred. Scheduling is flexible based on applicant’s availability. Much of internship activities will take place at our new office in Baltimore within walking distance of Penn Station (10:00 a.m.-6:00 p.m., Mon-Fri). Occasional evenings and weekends required.

Deadline: Applications will be reviewed beginning July 15th.

Application Instructions: Send a cover letter and resume to Diana Philip at diana@prochoicemd.org. In your cover letter, please include proposed start and end dates and whether you are interested stipend only, or the stipend and class credit.

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