The Reproductive Health Project, an initiative of the Society for Maternal-Fetal Medicine (SMFM), supports the clinical practice of maternal-fetal medicine (MFM) subspecialist physicians by integrating family planning and reproductive health care services, including abortion, into provider education, research, and advocacy, and centers the right of people to make decisions about their own reproductive health. The Project works to improve access to reproductive health services and reduce the rate of maternal morbidity and mortality among high-risk pregnant people in the United States.
The Reproductive Health Project Intern provides programmatic and administrative support to the Project under the direction of the Lead Strategist, Reproductive Health & Access. This virtual, paid position supports and engages physicians and others working to advance reproductive health, rights, and justice, with a focus on abortion care throughout pregnancy. The intern will also have the opportunity to develop and lead a small project -- such as a research report, blog posts, fact sheets, infographics, or presentations -- related to the Reproductive Health Project’s work, with guidance from Project and Public Affairs staff.
· Assist in the development of educational, advocacy, and outreach activities, materials, and events
· Complete scheduling, meeting preparation, and note taking for Project staff and Advisory Group meetings
· Monitor progress and deadlines and coordinate review of the work of Advisory Group authors, consultants, staff, and others involved in the development and implementation of Project activities, materials, and events
· Complete routine updates to Project website and other materials
· Attend briefings, webinars, and coalition meetings and provide summary reports
· Work directly with the Chief Public Affairs Officer to monitor SMFM media mentions via the online platform Critical Mention and update the press section of the SMFM website
· Monitor the SMFM Facebook Group for member requests and dialogue related to reproductive health
· Support other Project and Public Affairs team activities, as assigned
· Must be working toward a degree, preferably at the undergraduate or graduate level, in a related field (e.g., public health, health policy, sociology, political science)
· Detail-oriented, with the ability to set priorities, work independently, meet deadlines, and follow through on tasks without close supervision
· Ability to prioritize multiple projects and discern when to seek assistance, clarification, and/or team input
· Excellent written and oral communication skills
· Ability to navigate contentious issues
· Basic understanding of current reproductive health policies and federal and state legislative processes
· Commitment to SMFM positions and priorities, including access to abortion care throughout pregnancy, and willingness to adhere to confidentiality requirements
· Working knowledge of Canva and Facebook a plus
Stipend of up to $1,250 per month. This position could be fully remote and would include 10-15 hours of work per week. Hours and duration are flexible, but the position does require at least some availability during normal SMFM business hours (9-5 pm Eastern time) and a commitment of at least 3 months.