The Young Women's Project builds the leadership and power of young people so that they can transform DC institutions to expand rights and opportunities for DC youth. We are looking for a versatile, scrappy, tenacious intern who is committed to youth empowerment and is looking to build skills in training, research, and policy analysis.
Title: Health Justice Training Intern
Level: Intern (possibility of staff position after internship)
Time allocation: 100% Peer Health and Sexuality Education (PHASE)
Reporting: Manger or Coordinator
Salary/appointment: The stipend is $750/month (including transportation) if the intern works 40 hours per week
Position Summary: The Intern will work as part of a team including the Manager and Coordinator, and 100 youth staff to build and support PHASE. The intern will lead a group of youth who will create communications products, and train other peer educators. The intern will train youth, facilitate meetings, and do research. Our work is intense and rigorous and requires flexibility, versatility, willingness to take on significant responsibility, and a commitment to youth growth and leadership development. Because PHASE trainings are scheduled after school from 4:15pm-6:45pm, the Intern must be available during these hours for three days a week.
Responsibilities will include but are not limited to the following:
- Create and lead sessions and trainings to teen staff that build their leadership and campaign skills;
- Oversee youth-led trainings, and provide feedback
- Coordinate a multi-day training sessions for 50-75 DC teens
- Conduct research; assess health policy;
- Evaluate youth progress, collect and analyze program data
- Support and oversee youth staff;
- Help develop and edit youth products
- Provide support for PHASE as needed
- Solid reproductive health knowledge
- Solid research needs assessment, and data analysis skills;
- Experience working with youth and with communities of color;
- Experience as a trainer or teacher with the ability to design and deliver trainings to diverse groups;
- Strong problem-solving abilities and critical thinking skills;
- Solid written and verbal communication skills;
- Demonstrated commitment to social justice, youth empowerment, and anti-oppression work;
- Versatility and flexibility are essential
The Intern will be expected to account for the above responsibilities in a monthly action plan and in evaluations, which will be shaped by the above areas. Performance reviews will be conducted monthly. The primary program assignment for the Intern is PHASE. However, this position, as all YWP positions, will be adjusted throughout the year in order to reflect funding, organizational priorities, and staff work load issues.
To Apply: Please submit a cover letter, resume, three professional references – by email -- to Jessica Anderson at
firstname.lastname@example.org. Please write Health Justice Training Intern in the subject heading. Interviews will be granted on a rolling basis. The position will remain open until filled. The Young Women's Project is committed to affirmative action.