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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 founded n 1997, 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.

MD NARAL 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.

MD NARAL fights for reproductive freedom, which includes the right for every individual to live and create families free from violence and coercion.  Our diverse movement intersects with many others that seek to eliminate racial, social, economic, political, and environmental oppression.  In 2020 and moving forward, we stand firm in our commitment to dismantling institutions that perpetuate systemic violence and discrimination, while uplifting historically disenfranchised and vulnerable communities, specifically the lives of Black, Brown, Indigenous, and people of color, as well as individuals with disabilities, who are undocumented, or self-identify as LGBTQIA+ throughout Maryland.   We are committed to cultivating a transformative culture with MD NARAL’s staff, board, and membership that builds authentic relationships and centers the leadership and demands of impacted communities across our state.  Together with our allies, we commit to building a future where reproductive freedom is strong and protected for all Marylanders.

 

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.

Spring Special Events and Development Intern  open
Spring Communications and Community Outreach Intern  open
Spring Jonathan Shurberg Legal & Policy Research Intern  open
Spring Patient Navigation Network Internship 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.

SPRING SPECIAL EVENTS/DEVELOPMENT INTERN open

About NARAL Pro-Choice Maryland Fund (NPCMF):

NARAL Pro-Choice Maryland (NPCM), the state’s largest grassroots pro-choice organization, has been working to protect choice for over 39 years.  Its sister organization is the NARAL Pro-Choice Maryland Fund (NPCMF), founded in 1997.

NARAL Pro-Choice Maryland Fund is the research, outreach, and education arm of our movement. The Fund does not engage in direct political activities, but its work in the areas of policy research, organizing, coalition building, and leadership development complement and inform the advocacy strategies of NARAL Pro-Choice Maryland.

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.  However, some funding may be available to those who  otherwise may not be able to participate, and only if the funds are available.  If the intern’s school offers credit for internships, the NARAL Pro-Choice Maryland Fund will work with the intern and the intern’s school help the intern meet the requirements. (Ability to earn credit is not required.)

Currently, most interns are working remotely during the COVID-19 pandemic.  However, as some point, we will resume holding local events in-person, and some travel may be required. 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 remotely or at our 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 November 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.

SPRING 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.  Its sister organization is the NARAL Pro-Choice Maryland Fund (NPCMF), founded in 1997.

NARAL Pro-Choice Maryland Fund is the research, outreach, and education arm of our movement. The Fund does not engage in direct political activities, but its work in the areas of policy research, organizing, coalition building, and leadership development complement and inform the advocacy strategies of NARAL Pro-Choice Maryland.

NPCMF 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. However, some funding may be available to those who  otherwise may not be able to participate, and only if the funds are available.  If the intern’s school offers credit for internships, NARAL Pro-Choice Maryland Fund will work with the intern and the intern’s school help the intern meet the requirements. (Ability to earn credit is not required.)

Currently, most interns are working remotely during the COVID-19 pandemic.  However, as some point, we will resume holding local events in-person, and some travel may be required. 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 remotely or at our 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 November 15th.

Application Instructions: Send a cover letter and resume to Joanna Morganelli at joanna@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.

SPRING 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.  Its sister organization is the NARAL Pro-Choice Maryland Fund (NPCMF), founded in 1997.

NARAL Pro-Choice Maryland Fund is the research, outreach, and education arm of our movement. The Fund does not engage in direct political activities, but its work in the areas of policy research, organizing, coalition building, and leadership development complement and inform the advocacy strategies of NARAL Pro-Choice Maryland.

NPCMF 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. However, some funding may be available to those who  otherwise may not be able to participate, and only if the funds are available.  If the intern’s school offers credit for internships, NARAL Pro-Choice Maryland Fund will work with the intern and the intern’s school help the intern meet the requirements. (Ability to earn credit is not required.)

Currently, most interns are working remotely during the COVID-19 pandemic.  However, as some point, we will resume holding local events in-person, and some travel may be required. 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 remotely or at our 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 November 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.

Spring Patient Navigation Network Internship

About NARAL Pro-Choice Maryland Fund (NPCMF):

NARAL Pro-Choice Maryland (NPCM), the state’s largest grassroots pro-choice organization, has been working to protect choice for over 39 years. Its sister organization is the NARAL Pro-Choice Maryland Fund (NPCMF), founded in 1997.

NARAL Pro-Choice Maryland Fund is the research, outreach, and education arm of our movement. The Fund does not engage in direct political activities, but its work in the areas of policy research, organizing, coalition building, and leadership development complement and inform the advocacy strategies of NARAL Pro-Choice Maryland.

About the Patient Navigation Network Intern Position:

NPCMF is developing a patient navigation network, which will provide transportation, lodging, childcare, and translation services to people seeking abortion care in Maryland. The Patient Navigation Network Intern will help with client intake, volunteer coordination, and outreach as we develop this network.

This is a great opportunity for anyone passionate about abortion care access, abortion funding, or practical support! You will have the chance to learn about the landscape of abortion care in Maryland, be a part of the development and implementation of a new program, and get to work closely with volunteers across Maryland.

Responsibilities include:

  • Help with the development and coordination of volunteer trainings
  • Assist with the creation of volunteer resources
  • Assist with research on potential partners
  • Coordinate volunteers and clients to ensure needs for rides and housing are met
  • Assist with other tasks or events as needed

Qualified applicants will:

  • Possess strong interpersonal communication skills
  • 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 access to 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.

Compensation: This internship is unpaid, but includes a stipend to cover transportation and other participation expenses if needed. However, some funding may be available to those who otherwise may not be able to participate, if the funds are available. If the intern’s school offers credit for internships, NARAL Pro-Choice Maryland Fund will work with the intern and the intern’s school help the intern meet the requirements. (Ability to earn credit is not required.)

Currently, most interns are working remotely during the COVID-19 pandemic. However, as some point, we will resume holding local events in-person, and some travel may be required. 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 remotely or at our 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 November 15th.

Application Instructions: Send a cover letter and resume to Erin Case at erin@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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