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We're hiring a Communications Intern for Spring 2018 in Madison, Wisconsin!

Position Description

The Communications Intern will have ownership over many aspects of WMF’s diverse communications initiatives. This intern will help WMF break down barriers to abortion access and build collective power for our movement.

This intern will gain a deeper understanding of reproductive justice issues, new skills in strategic communications and community engagement, valuable experience in project management and grassroots organizing, and new connections to nonprofit and community leaders across the state. This intern will receive one-on-one training from WMF board members and professional development through trainings and coaching from the National Network of Abortion Funds.

Internship Logistics

The Spring Communications Internship will extend from late January 2018 - late May 2018. This internship has a flexible weekly schedule of 6-10 hours per week, depending on timing of campaigns and events. The majority of this internship will be remote work (from home, a coffee shop, wherever you’d like!) with one weekly in-person meeting in downtown Madison. The intern will also attend in-person trainings and relevant community events as appropriate.

This is an unpaid, volunteer internship. This internship is eligible for college credit, and the intern is responsible for coordinating the process to receive credit. Interns who are not students are eligible for travel compensation if this is a barrier.

WMF values diverse perspectives and experiences as vital contributions to our movement. People of color, LGBTQ+ individuals, immigrants, and people of all faiths and abilities are encouraged to apply.

Roles and responsibilities:

  • Maintain and expand WMF’s social media presence through regular posts about abortion access news and actions, promotion of community partner events/campaigns, and direct engagement with supporters on Facebook and Twitter

  • Lead promotional campaigns for the 2018 Bowl-A-Thon, our annual fundraiser and friendraiser through social media outreach, email marketing, targeted recruitment, and community events

  • Coordinate volunteers, logistics, participant engagement, photos, and administrative support for two Bowl-A-Thon events in Madison and Milwaukee

  • Launch a new communications campaign that elevates the voices and stories of abortion access supporters across Wisconsin

This position is a good fit for someone who…

  • is passionate about expanding abortion access for all Wisconsinites.

  • aligns with WMF’s values of compassion, autonomy, intersectionality, and collective power (see details about our values below).

  • is an independent self-starter who can manage project planning and deadlines.

  • has strong written communications skills.

  • has a strong understanding of social media platforms and strategies.

To apply, please send your responses to the questions below to Lucy at bowlwmfwi@gmail.com by Friday, January 12 at 5pm.

  1. Please share any relevant experience from your personal, academic, or professional life that will help you succeed in this role. (about 300 words or less)

  2. Please choose one of WMF’s values (listed below) and explain how and why this value resonates with you. (about 250 words or less)

  3. What unique perspectives, cultural knowledge, and/or life experiences will you contribute to WMF’s team? (about 250 words or less)

  4. Practice your Tweeting skills! In 140 characters or less, explain what you hope to gain from this internship.

Our Values:

Intersectionality

We recognize the connections between systems of oppression. A comprehensive vision of justice for our communities must involve working towards economic, racial, gender, and reproductive justice.

Autonomy

Every person has the non-negotiable human right to determine whether, when, and how to create family. People deserve unrestricted access to the rights, information, and resources to care for themselves and their families.

Collective Power

We are determined to build a base of shared power from the ground while standing alongside other movements in solidarity. People who are most directly and disproportionately impacted by structural barriers are the best architects of solutions that center their voices, experiences, and leadership.

Compassion

We advocate for a reduction of shame and an increase in compassion for people as they navigate life. Reproductive coercion, burdens, and barriers to reproductive healthcare are all forms of violence.