The Nelson A. Rockefeller Center for Public Policy and the Social Sciences

Internship Opportunity: International Planned Parenthood Federation, Communications Intern

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This is a paid internship opportunity from outside the Rockefeller Center. Such opportunities are posted in an effort to help students find a leave-term internship experience in public policy or a social sciences related area. Such postings do not constitute an endorsement by the Center of the political objectives of any one person or organization.  


Position Type: Internship - paid

Location: New York City

Sector: Non-Profit

Start Date: Fall 2017

Wage or benefits: Paid hourly wage

Time Commitment: Up to 40 hours per week for 3 months

Desired Class Year: Open to all class years including graduate students

Desired Major or Interest: Open to all majors

Application Deadline: Rolling

Organization website:

Brief Description of the organization:

IPPF aims to improve the quality of life of individuals by campaigning for sexual and reproductive health and rights through advocacy and services, especially for poor and vulnerable people. We defend the right of all young people to enjoy their sexual lives free from ill health, unwanted pregnancy, violence and discrimination. We support a woman’s right to choose to terminate her pregnancy legally and safely. We strive to eliminate sexually transmitted infections and reduce the spread and impact of HIV/AIDS.

Brief Description of the Intern’s role or key qualifications:

Our communications team is looking for sharp and talented intern interested in working for a leading sexual and reproductive rights and health organization. You will be part of a dynamic and growing communications team charged with crafting compelling and original content for media, digital, print and video on a range of topics from youth health and rights to HIV/AIDS and economic empowerment. Under the direction of the Director, Content and Media, this candidate will assist in the creation of the division’s content strategy and planning, keep up-to-date on the latest research and literature relevant to sexual and reproductive health and rights, as well as best practices in nonprofit communications, collaborate with other departments to generate ideas for content and possible media opportunities, and assist with the conceptual development and framing of communications products to ensure they align with and advance department goals. Additionally, the intern will generate compelling content concepts and products including videos, infographics, reports, and printed collateral. Applicants should have outstanding written and oral communications skills, including editing, strong visual and design sense, an interest in Latin America and the Caribbean, and a demonstrated commitment to the health and rights of women and youth. Spanish language skills and graphic design experience highly preferred as is a passion for social justice issues and sense of humor.

How to apply:

See website above

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