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Feminist Summer Internship Program

The Newcomb Institute's Feminist Summer Internship program provides opportunities for students to work with organizations across the nation focused on gender equity.

Newcomb Institute will offer a $3000 internship stipend to each intern to help cover living expenses. Students are expected to complete 240 hours of work on a project defined by our partner organization. Some funding may also be available for travel reimbursement.

Please read through the internship offerings below and apply here by March 11, 2020.

Ms. Foundation for Women

Development Intern 

Department: Advancement 

Reports to: VP, Advancement 

Location: Brooklyn, NY 

Dates: May 18 - June 30, or until 240 hours are complete

The Ms. Foundation for Women seeks an intern with a passion for social justice and gender equality, who wants to learn the basics of fundraising and how to build sustained support for a nonprofit organization. The intern will be exposed to the importance of building organizational partnerships, communicating mission and values to supporters, and best practices in fundraising. 

The Development Intern supports the fundraising team in expanding multiple channels of financial support for the Ms. Foundation, through: 

  • Research current/potential donors, foundations, and corporations 
  • Help analyze direct marketing results and producing reports 
  • Provide donor database management support 
  • Assist with fundraising events 
  • Support fundraising administrative tasks 
  • Assist with outreach to donors 
  • All assignments will be based on the capabilities of the intern. 


  • Belief in gender equity and social justice, especially related to economics, reproductive health, and women’s safety 
  • Ability to manage multiple tasks with grace, humor, and flexibility 
  • Ability to handle confidential, sensitive information 
  • Excellent verbal and written communications skills 
  • Ability to work with different types of people 
  • Eye for detail 
  • Desire to learn about nonprofit organizational management 
  • Graduate student or development experience preferred 

Hours, location, and compensation for the Development intern or volunteer:

  • The position is located at the Ms. Foundation’s offices in downtown Brooklyn, NY. 
  • The intern should be able to make a minimum commitment of 20-25 hours a week. 

About the Ms. Foundation for Women 
For over 45 years, the Ms. Foundation for Women has worked to build women’s collective power in the U.S. to advance equity and justice for all. The Ms. Foundation invests in and strengthens the capacity of women-led movements to advance meaningful social, cultural and economic change in the lives of women. With equity and inclusion as the cornerstones of true democracy, the Ms. Foundation works to create a world in which the worth and dignity of every person are valued, and power and possibility are not limited by gender, race, class, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability or age.


Grassroots Organizing and Event Planning Intern

Location: Atlanta, GA

Dates: June 22 - July 31 at 40 hours per week for 240 hours total.

About SisterSong
SisterSong is a Southern-based, national membership organization; our purpose is to build an effective network of individuals and organizations to improve institutional policies and systems that impact the reproductive lives of marginalized communities through trainings, conventions, grassroots work and art.

SisterSong Internship responsibilities:

Grassroots work

  • Attend organizing events
  • Listen/Take notes at coalition meetings
  • Accompany staff to trainings in Atlanta
  • Visiting SisterSong partner organizations (SisterLove, ARC, feminist, Spark)
  • Help to create an event that pulls together activist in the south
  • Decide what part of Reproductive Justice (RJ) activism interests you the most and create a mini project or event around it (maternal mortality, amplify(RJ/religion), RJ and economic justice, etc.)
  • Occasional weekend events
  • Take part in an RJ training


  • Filing
  • Transcribing
  • Data entry 
  • Creation of event flyers and social media posts

By the end of this internship, the intern should be able to clearly and effectively explain Reproductive Justice and have created their own RJ event and/or helped a staff member create an RJ event.​​​​


School of Nursing Department: ACTIONS Fellowship

Location: San Francisco, CA

Dates: May 18, 2020 (flexible) - July 1, 2020 (flexible) or 240 hours (40 hours per week)

Abortion Care Training Incubator for Outstanding Nurse Scholars (ACTIONS) is an innovative fellowship that seeks to connect, mentor, and support pre-and post-doctoral scholars looking to pursue a Ph.D. at the School of Nursing (SON) at University of California San Francisco (UCSF).

Description: Intern will provide organizational and planning support for the Sexual and Reproductive Health section events at the 2020 American Public Health Association (APHA) annual conference.

Additionally, the intern will be connected to a local grassroots birth justice organization to get hands-on experience with birth workers and birthing climate on the ground.


  • Attend APHA planning meetings and take notes
  • Organize all logistical support for three events (venue, catering, etc)
  • Organize abstract submissions
  • Support birth justice collective with organizational support
  • Attend weekly intern check-in

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Interpersonal skills
  • Excellent communication
  • Works well independently and in team settings
  • Research skills
  • Commitment to Reproductive Justice
Planned Parenthood North Central States


Location: St. Paul, MN

Dates: May 18 - July 24 (10 weeks at 20-24 hours per week)

As a Path to Power intern with Planned Parenthood North Central States, you’ll work along-side other Path to Power Interns to build electoral power throughout Minnesota. You’ll engage voters, empower volunteers, and recruit supporters to ensure champions of reproductive health get elected in November. The Path to Power Interns will develop skills for work in political campaigns, issue advocacy, and grassroots organizing. This is a great opportunity for aspiring organizers, activists and those wanting to get their foot in the door with organizing around reproductive rights. 

Specific Duties:

  • Attend 1-2 organizing events per week to get people to vote for champions of sexual and reproductive rights. Examples include phone banks, tabling, door knocking, or attending a rally.
  • Meet weekly with the rest of the Path to Power interns to participate in cohort trainings. These trainings will give you the skills you need to be successful at electoral organizing. 
  • Staff one office shift a week, which may include program research or data entry.
  • Manage the tracking of sign-ups and data entry with extreme detail and security
  • Meet base building, outreach, and volunteer engagement goals
  • Work creatively and proactively to plan and execute community outreach events
  • Recruit, engage and retain volunteers
  • Prioritize the recruitment of new supporters into Action Network


All applicants should have an interest in the political aspect of reproductive rights and a commitment to electing Planned Parenthood Action Fund endorsed candidates. They must be willing to take on new and different projects, including but not limited to what’s listed above. An applicant should have excellent interpersonal and written communication skills and should be okay with talking to strangers (with some training, of course!). The Path to Power Intern should also be incredibly reliable, have great attention to detail, and able to work independently. 

Multiple interns will be recruited for this position. Work will primarily be from our Vandalia location in St. Paul (671 Vandalia Street), with possible actions throughout the metro area. Must be willing to work some evenings or weekends. Fulfillment of hours is flexible with good communication. The Path to Power Intern will receive a $400 stipend from Planned Parenthood North Central States (in addition to the Newcomb Institute stipend) to help cover costs of the internship. 

United Way of Southeast Louisiana

Marketing and Investor Relations Intern

Location: New Orleans, LA

Dates: May 18 - August 1, or until 240 hours are reached

Reports to Michelle Payne, MPH, Vice President of Marketing and Investor Relations

The primary duty of this position is to nurture, manage and assist with Women United, which includes planning, coordinating, and implementing donor cultivation events for Women United.  Engagement events can include executive committee meetings, general membership meetings, public policy luncheons, volunteer days, informal meetings with community leaders, an annual day at the Capitol, and a bi-annual passing of the gavel luncheon. This position will help manage and maintain volunteer committee mailing lists, rosters, and committee assignments. Roles and responsibilities will also expand to assist marketing with both internal and external communication needs as well as the support of special events among other donor engagement groups. 


For more information, contact:

Clare Daniel
Administrative Assistant Professor of Women's Leadership