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Internship Opportunity: Planned Parenthood of Southern New England

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Internship Opportunity: Planned Parenthood of Southern New England

This is an unpaid internship opportunity from outside the Rockefeller Center.

Position Type: Internship - unpaid

Location: 16 sites in Connecticut; Providence, RI

Sector: Health

Start Date: Flexible

Wage or benefits: Unpaid

Time Commitment: Example Up to 40 hours per week for at least 8 weeks; Flexible will work with students.

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

Desired Major or Interest: Example Open to all majors

Application Deadline: Rolling

Organization website:

Brief Description of the organization:

The mission of Planned Parenthood of Southern New England is to protect the fundamental right of all individuals to manage their own fertility and sexual health, and to ensure access to the services, education and information to realize that right.

Health Services

We provide a wide range of reproductive and sexual health care services. Our 18 health centers serve more than 70,000 men and women each year in Connecticut and Rhode Island.

Education & Training

Our exceptional staff of community educators reach tens of thousands of youth, parents, educators, and health care workers with vital information on health, relationships and sexually-transmitted infections.


Whether the fight is in the headlines or the back rooms of the Capitol, PPSNE is there with a cadre of activists and strong coalitions giving life and voice to our legislative and political initiatives.


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

Policy Intern

Please see website for details.


Clinical Research Intern

  • Do all required training for PPSNE interns (including clinical computer training) as well as specialty training for research department, including NIH training in Human Subjects Protection, PPSNE SOPs, IATA and redo resume for research personnel submission
  • Become trained as a Study Coordinator and assume the role of Study Coordinator on one or more studies in one or more PPSNE Health Centers
  • Work on updates for research staff for research training and update resumes and licensure as needed
  • Spend time in Health Centers to become familiar with the clinic work of CAs in order to facilitate work as research assistant
  • Assembly of lab kits including collection devices and documents and photocopying, scanning and filing completed enrollment materials for monitors
  • Work with clinic staff on enrollment in research studies as needed and per training
  • Work on all administrative functions to support research and clinical services, including research payments to subjects and maintenance of logs
  • Work with Director of Clinical Research (DCR – Clair Kaplan) to call and schedule patients, send letters and update all patient charts
  • Work with DCR to submit IRB applications for new projects
  • Work with DCR to update PP Community Research website
  • Work with DCR on clinical summaries and scanning documents into EHR for special services patients (hormones for transgender care)
  • Work on development of resource list for transgender social service and healthcare services
  • Work with DCR on business plan to attract and secure new studies
  • Develop and maintain data entry systems for data capture from study Source Documents
  • Develop Excel spreadsheets for new and ongoing studies and submit invoices for payment as directed
  • Work with other members of Clinical Services and other agency personnel on projects of mutual benefit that fit within curricular guidelines (for example attendance at Health Fairs to discuss reproductive health, participate in presentations to school audiences, production of materials to be incorporated into brochures and patient education materials, assistance with manuals, etc.)
  • NOTE: Intern and DCR will discuss scope of work listed here and additional projects that may arise on a continual basis. It is not the expectation of the DCR that all of these responsibilities will be done by the intern. This is an ambitious list. Choice of projects will be mutually determined based on agency need and student’s academic requirements and interest.


How to apply:

To be considered, please complete the PPSNE Internship Application or the Clinical Services Student and Resident Application, and submit along with a cover letter and resume to

This is an unpaid 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.

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