The Center for Reproductive Rights (the Center) is the premier global legal organization dedicated to advancing women's reproductive health, self-determination, and dignity. Its mission is straightforward and ambitious: to advance reproductive health and rights as fundamental human rights that all governments around the world are legally obligated to protect, respect, and fulfill. Headquartered in New York City, the Center has regional offices in Bogota, Geneva, Kathmandu, Nairobi, and Washington, DC and a staff of more than 130 diverse professionals. Its annual operating budget is approximately $23 million, the result of an extraordinary growth trajectory; the Center is now poised for a new phase of significant expansion through its next Strategic Plan.
The Center's game-changing litigation and advocacy work, combined with its unparalleled expertise in constitutional, comparative, and international human rights law, have transformed how reproductive rights are understood by courts, governments, and human rights bodies worldwide. It has played a key role in securing landmark legal victories in the U.S., Latin America, Africa, Asia, and Eastern Europe on issues including access to life-saving obstetrics care, contraception, safe abortion services, and comprehensive sexuality information, as well as the prevention of forced sterilization and child marriage. It has brought groundbreaking cases before national courts, U.N. Committees, and regional human rights bodies, led the development of historic, proactive legislation advancing robust protections for reproductive rights, and has built the legal capacity of women's rights advocates in more than 55 countries.
To learn more about the Center for Reproductive Rights, go to www.reproductiverights.org.
Internship Summary: The Center's Communications Department is looking for an enthusiastic, resourceful and highly organized participant in our summer program with a commitment to reproductive rights issues to engage in a variety of projects related to media relations and online community engagement. This position will provide the successful candidate with experience in the day-to-day operations of a dynamic in-house media relations team, including tracking media coverage and maintaining lists of media contacts, as well as learning about online engagement strategies through social media, email, and web. The position will also be responsible for performing administrative tasks as needed.
The summer program is full-time from June 5, 2017 through August 11, 2017 and is based in New York, NY. The position will be paid on an hourly basis.
The Center's summer program includes opportunities for lunches with experts in the field, social events, networking opportunities with other organizations, and other activities.
Key responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
- Assisting with monitoring and documenting of media coverage of the Center and updating media placements archives;
- Creating and updating press lists;
- Producing creative content for social media;
- Formatting email blasts using HTML;
- Posting web content; and
- Conducting research as needed.
- Demonstrated administrative skills
- Skills in Microsoft Office programs, including Excel;
- Experience with social media;
- Exceptional online research skills; and
- Experience working with HTML, CRM systems, photography, and/or graphic design software a plus.
How to Apply: Please click on the link below to apply. A cover letter, resume, and short writing sample must be included in your application in order to be considered for this position. Please include these application materials as attachments.
Deadline for applications: Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis until the position is filled. Applicants are strongly encouraged to apply as soon as possible.
The Center for Reproductive Rights is an equal opportunity employer, committed to inclusive hiring and dedicated to diversity in our work and staff. We strongly encourage candidates from all groups and communities to apply.
For more information, or to apply now, you must go to the website below. Please DO NOT email your resume to us as we only accept applications through our website.