Internship:Advocacy & Policy
International Women’s Health Coalition (IWHC)

Accounts to: Program Assistant and Program Officer, Advocacy & Policy
Based in: New York, New York

OUR VISION

The International Women’s Health Coalition (IWHC) recognizes that women’s and girls’ human rights, health, and equality are essential to social, environmental, and economic justice for all.

We envision a world in which all women and girls can exercise their human rights to:

  • access the information, resources, and services they need to enhance and protect their health and achieve their full potential;
  • make informed decisions about their sexuality, relationships, pregnancy, child-bearing, and marriage and all other matters related to their sexual and reproductive health and rights, free of discrimination, coercion, and violence; and
  • participate in and assume leadership of civil society movements to advance sexual and reproductive health and rights.

OUR MISSION

IWHC advances the sexual and reproductive health and rights of women and young people, particularly adolescent girls, in Africa, Asia, Latin America, and the Middle East. IWHC furthers this agenda by supporting and strengthening leaders and organizations working at the community, national, regional, and global levels, and by advocating for international and US policies, programs, and funding.

IWHC builds bridges between local realities and international policy by connecting women and young people in the Global South to key decision-makers. In doing so, IWHC brings local voices to global debates and in turn, makes global processes and policies more understandable and actionable at the local level.

PRIMARY PURPOSE & FUNCTION

The intern will provide administrative and other support to the Advocacy and Policy programs team.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Assisting with the administration of individual support grants, including a long-term data entry project as well as other ad hoc tasks.
  • Providing logistical and administrative support for the advocacy and policy team, including in particular the Advocacy in Practice training program.
  • Drafting factsheets for the IWHC website, and other materials as needed.
  • Assisting with meeting logistics and note-taking during team meetings.
  • Attending events at/around the United Nations and/or webinars on behalf of IWHC and sharing out information and notes.
  • Ad hoc research and writing for the advocacy team.
  • Other duties as assigned

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Currently enrolled in or completed a Bachelor’s degree
  • Demonstrated interest in public health, reproductive rights/justice, international policy, and/or social justice
  • Fluent written and spoken English required; other languages, especially Spanish, French, or Portuguese, a plus
  • Excellent attention to detail, organizational skills, and time management
  • Excellent computer and administrative skills, including proficiency with Microsoft Office
  • Self-starter attitude, collaborative spirit, and openness to learning and new experiences

COMPENSATION: Hourly pay at $15/hour, 2 days per week with flexible hours, total 14 hours per week

DURATION: 6 months

TO APPLY: Please apply immediately by sending a cover letter, resume, and two names or letters of reference to [email protected]. The subject line should read: “IWHC Advocacy and Policy Intern Application.” No calls or separate email inquiries.

Only complete applications will be reviewed and due to the large number of applications, only short-listed candidates will be contacted further.

IWHC is an equal opportunity employer. IWHC strictly prohibits discrimination against any employee or applicant for employment because of the individual’s race, ethnicity, religion, age, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, marital status, HIV status or disability. This policy applies to all IWHC activities including, but not limited to, recruitment, hiring, compensation, assignment, training, promotion, discipline and discharge. We are committed to seeking qualified candidates who contribute to the diversity of the working environment.