Saturday, May 7, 2011

NARAL Pro-Choice Virginia Summer 2011 Development, Events and Social Media Internshi

NARAL Pro-Choice Virginia Summer 2011 Development, Events and Social Media Internship
Location: downtown Washington, DC
Dates: Summer 2011 (late May through August, depending on
See complete description on NARAL Pro-Choice Virginia website here:

NARAL Pro-Choice Virginia (a state affiliate of NARAL Pro-Choice America) is dedicated to building and sustaining a constituency that uses the political process to guarantee reproductive freedom for all women, including family planning, sexuality education, maternal health care, and safe, legal abortion. NARAL Pro-Choice Virginia is a grassroots 501(c)(4) organization, with a 501(c)(3) Foundation arm and a Political Action Committee (PAC).

The Summer 2011 Development, Events and Social Media Intern will work closely with the Development Manager on all efforts to secure the membership and resources needed to pursue our mission of protecting reproductive choice in Virginia. This will include work in a wide variety of areas, including events, direct mail, online fundraising, major donors, and foundation grant-writing. The intern will gain skills and experience necessary for working in development or communications for a non-profit organization or political campaign. This is a great opportunity to gain first-hand knowledge of pro-choice messaging, advocacy, and activism and to learn about political fundraising. In addition to development work, the intern will contribute to NARAL Pro-Choice Virginia's political and communications work and collaborate with other interns on projects to support pro-
choice education, awareness, and policy across the Commonwealth of Virginia. The intern will be partially responsible for communication with NARAL Pro-Choice Virginia’s members through our website, blog, Facebook and Twitter accounts.

The ideal candidate for this internship is a current student or recent graduate with dedication to pro-choice values and a basic knowledge of reproductive justice issues; interest in learning about the workings of a non-profit political organization and fundraising operation; strong written and oral communication ability; basic office skills (including Word and Excel); and exceptional attention to detail. Past experience with non-profit fundraising, event planning or social media/
new media is a plus.

Application information:
This internship can range from part time (20 hrs/week) to full time (40 hrs/week), and the weekly schedule is flexible depending on the intern's availability. The position is unpaid, but provides a monthly transportation stipend and the option of receiving academic credit. The majority of internship activities will take place at our downtown Washington, DC office.

For more information or to apply, please send cover letter and résumé to Caroline O'Shea at by May 27, 2011 or as soon as possible.

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