Planned Parenthood Health Systems, Inc.

Civic Engagement Internship
Position: Paid Internship
Location: Charlottesville
Dates: June - October 2012
Hours: 40 hours / week

Duties:

  • Register eligible voters and collect voter pledge cards as part of a large scale civic engagement project
  • Recruit, train and manage volunteers for community outreach events and voter registration efforts
  • Seek out community events for tabling and volunteer recruitment
  • Coordinate and staff voter registration tables at community events
  • Schedule volunteers, including reminder calls and confirmation emails
  • Ensure compliance with Virginia laws related to voter registration
  • Complete data entry and management on an ongoing basis
  • Establish regular communication with Planned Parenthood Health Systems (PPHS) staff regarding voter registration efforts
  • Assist and occasionally manage/run volunteer events
  • Research and draft memos as needed
  • Provide assistance with other PPHS tasks as needed

Qualifications:

  • Support Planned Parenthood's mission
  • A strong and proven commitment to progressive values and civic engagement, especially within traditionally underrepresented communities and youth
  • Have excellent communication and writing skills
  • Have reliable access to a computer with internet
  • Available and willing to work some weekday evenings and weekends
  • Outgoing, self-motivated, and detail-orientated
  • Complete a positive background check, and provide at least 3 references
  • Must have a valid driver's license and preferably have own transportation
  • Voter registration experience and civic engagement experience a plus

Interested candidates please submit resume with cover letter to Tanya Semones at tanya.semones@pphsinc.org or mail to Planned Parenthood, Attn: Tanya Semones, 2207 Peters Creek Rd. Roanoke, VA 24017. No calls please.

All resumes must be submitted by close of business on June 1, 2012 in order to be considered for the position.