Our Bodies Ourselves seeks Communications Intern
Please note: Our Bodies Ourselves is also seeking a graphic design intern.
Our Bodies Ourselves, a nonprofit women's health education and advocacy organization, seeks an intern or work-study student to work 8-12 hours per week on a variety of social media and communications tasks. The internship can be done either onsite at the OBOS office in Cambridge or off site. The position is open beginning fall or winter 2012/2013.
- Help to expand and/or launch OBOS's social media presence on a variety of platforms
- Increase awareness and outreach for the Our Bodies, Our Votes campaign (fall only; campaign ends in November)
- Research women’s health topics and related resources for the OBOS website and blog
- Write and design a bi-weekly enewsletter
- Provide communications support as needed
Applicants should have strong organizational and oral/written communication skills and experience with social media and online activism. Attention to detail, interpersonal skills, an interest in women’s health issues and/or nonprofit work, and the ability to work independently are also essential. This internship will be supervised by an offsite website manager.
Our Bodies Ourselves (also known as the Boston Women’s Health Book Collective) is a global nonprofit, public interest organization based in Cambridge, Mass. OBOS promotes accurate, evidence-based information on girls' and women's reproductive health and sexuality, and addresses the social, economic and political conditions that affect health care access and quality of care. OBOS's landmark publication, "Our Bodies, Ourselves," first published in 1971, has been translated and adapted into 25 languages by women's groups around the world. Library Journal named the new U.S. edition of "Our Bodies, Ourselves" (Simon & Schuster, 2011) one of the eight best consumer health books of the year.
OBOS's internship program provides opportunities for students and volunteers to participate in and contribute to the organization's valuable program work, while increasing their understanding of current social and political issues affecting women’s health. Opportunities to attend events, participate in issue-related conference calls, write for the blog, and meet and interact with leading women's health activists are available. Interns are encouraged take on responsibilities that match their interests and enhance their skills for post-graduate education or work.
To apply for this internship, send an email describing your experience and interests and a resume to Kiki Zeldes at email@example.com. This is an unpaid internship. Arrangements can be made for students seeking academic credit.