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NWHN’S Helen Rodriguez Internship Program

We are now accepting applications for the Summer (2014) 
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Only COMPLETED applications accepted
Applications are accepted on a rolling basis, however, please apply early!!!
The Helen Rodriquez-Trias Women’s Health Leadership Internship is aimed at developing young leaders in the realm of reproductive health and focuses on managing health information requests from our members and the public. 
The Helen Rodriguez-Trias Women's Health Leadership Program
The National Women's Health Network seeks to develop the next generation of women's health activists by providing hands on experience in the field of women's health policy and advocacy. Becoming a Network intern allows you to develop health research skills while exploring the worlds of public policy, health education, and feminist organizing.  The internship experience at the Network is a unique one. Interns' contributions are essential to the workings of the Network. Typical internship responsibilities include:
  • Conducting research and drafting comprehensive responses to the questions that women send in to the Women’s Health Voice.
  • Developing health education materials.
  • Attending a wide variety of out-of-office meetings, including Congressional briefings, Senatorial hearings, and educational forums hosted by other organizations.
  • Learning about and exploring countless women's health topics.
  • Managing the Network’s blogs, on Facebook, updating Twitter, and contributing to outside blogs.
  • Maintaining the Network's social media presence with the assistance of the Health Communications Manger and other supporting staff.  
  • Researching and writing articles on emerging young women's health issues for the Network's newsletter.
  • Helping the Network's fundraising efforts by participating in phone-a-thon which occurs between the end of February though mid May and the end of September through the beginning of December.
  • Internships are made available by the financial support of the Coleman Foundation, the Eunice Corfman Internship Fund, and individual donors.  To learn more about Helen and Eunice, click here
  • A minimum of 4 days per week is required.  Internships are full time and interns work 32-hours per week between the hours of 9AM to 5:30PM. 
  • The internship is typically 10-12 weeks.  
  • Fall and spring interns receive a stipend of $160/week. Summer interns are NOT paid.
  • Interns have the opportunity to work closely with saff in all departments; program advocacy, communications and membership/fundraising.  
Interested interns must send the following:
  • A completed application form
  • A cover letter
  • A current resume
  • A writing sample (1-3 pages)
If you have further questions please contact:
Shaniqua Seth
Health Communications Manager 
Phone: 202-682-2640
Address: National Women’s Health Network 
1413 K. Street NW
Washington, D.C. 20005
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