February 12, 2013
SUMMER 2013 UNDERGRADUATE INTERNSHIP OPPORTUNITY
AMERICAN CIVIL LIBERTIES UNION OF PENNSYLVANIA
Clara Bell Duvall Reproductive Freedom Project, Philadelphia
The Clara Bell Duvall Reproductive Freedom Project in the ACLU of Pennsylvania’s Philadelphia office invites applicants for its Summer 2013 Undergraduate Internship starting in May or June 2013.
The Clara Bell Duvall Reproductive Freedom Project of the ACLU of Pennsylvania defends and advances reproductive rights and liberties in Pennsylvania through research, education, advocacy, and litigation to ensure access to safe and legal reproductive health services for all.
The Summer 2013 Undergraduate Internship requires an 8 - 12 week commitment. The internship can be part-time or full-time, with weekly hours that are negotiable. The number of interns accepted for the position may vary. Interns are highly encouraged to obtain funding from outside sources as the internship is unpaid. Arrangements can be made for work/study or course credit.
Interns will have the opportunity to gain valuable experience by working alongside the RFP team in an interactive, supportive environment. Currently there are three project areas we are focusing on:
"Do you have to tell my mom? Minors, Health Care & the Law" For several years we have been teaching health care providers about the rights of minors to consent to health care services on their own. Over the summer we will be devoting significant time developing tools to share this information with teens.
Incarcerated Women: We have been working to improve services health services for incarcerated women including a bill to end the practice of shackling women during childbirth and prenatal care. We are working with wardens and hospitals across the state to understand the barriers to improving care and taking steps to ensure the services that are guaranteed to incarcerated women are provided to them. We are exploring a unique program that would provide women with contraceptive counseling during their incarceration and provide a birth control method before leaving jail.
Motherless: A legacy of loss
: This timeless video about the lives of four people whose mothers died from illegal abortions is being promoted nationally through our website www.watchmotherless.org
and other social media. The goal of the project is to raise awareness of the days before Roe v Wade and to provide tools for activists and academics.
DESIRED EXPERIENCE AND QUALIFICATIONS
The internship is open to students who are currently enrolled in an undergraduate program and have completed their first year of college. Applicants must possess:
- A commitment to civil liberties and a strong interest in reproductive freedom and social justice as evidenced through coursework or volunteer activities.
- Excellent research, writing, and communications skills.
- Ability to work in a collaborative environment.
- Demonstrated initiative to see projects through to completion.
HOW TO APPLY
Please send a letter of interest and a resume to firstname.lastname@example.org
. We will acknowledge that we have received your application.
Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.
The ACLU-PA is an equal opportunity employer. We value a diverse workforce and an inclusive culture. The ACLU-PA encourages applications from all qualified individuals without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, age, national origin, marital status, citizenship, disability, and veteran status.