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Organization Overview

As the nation’s leading pro-choice advocacy group, NARAL Pro-Choice America is dedicated to protecting and expanding reproductive freedom for all Americans, including abortion access. Along with more than one million member activists from all 50 states and network of state affiliates, NARAL works to guarantee that each woman has access to the full range of reproductive freedoms. This means we’re on the front lines in the fight to expand access to abortion, make contraception more affordable, prohibit discrimination against pregnant women, and ensure all parents have access to paid leave. In recognition of our work defending the constitutional right to abortion, Fortune Magazine rated NARAL as “one of the top 10 advocacy groups in America.”

At NARAL, we don’t operate or litigate; we organize and mobilize. Working together, we push our friends to be bolder, lift up the champions fighting with us on the front lines for true reproductive freedom, and shine a spotlight of accountability on bad actors that work to impose their ideological agenda on others.

Location: Orange County, California

Position starts: ASAP

Reports To: Program Manager

This Position is: Non-exempt, Non-management, Non-Union; Part time, 15-20 hours per week (flexible) for at least 4 months or longer. Compensated at $15/hr.

Summary

The Program Intern supports programmatic campaigns and projects through grassroots organizing, collaboration with staff and external stakeholders, social media, and administrative support.

Responsibilities

  • Facilitating grassroots organizing and member engagement in support of legislative and political campaigns
  • Phonebanking and textbanking for member turnout and legislative support
  • Planning and leading member engagement socials and events
  • Organizing in-district lobby days
  • Organizing tabling & member recruitment opportunities
  • Building relationships with coalition organizations
  • Supporting NARAL Pro-Choice California’s Southern California Action Councils
    • Working with the Program Manager to organize with the Orange County, Los Angeles and San Bernardino Action Councils
    • Attendance of meetings and participation in organizing efforts
    • Participation in tabling, planning events, and organizing rapid response actions
  • General administrative duties as needed

Qualifications

  • Organized with a great attention to detail
  • Excellent verbal and written communications skills
  • Ability to work with a wide variety of people, anticipate needs, prioritize, and handle a variety of projects
  • Professional demeanor and appearance required
  • A strong interest in electing pro-choice candidates to office and passing pro-choice legislation is required
  • Organizing or electoral experience is a plus

Requirements

  • Currently enrolled in or recently completed an accredited undergraduate or graduate degree program preferred
  • Demonstrated commitment to protecting acecss to abortion 
  • A strong interest in the political and policy-making process
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced collaborative environment
  • Excellent attention to detail
  • Experience with Microsoft Office and Google Drive preferred
  • Experience with VAN helpful but not required
  • General computer proficiency
  • Access to a car and ability to travel within Orange County and Southern California
  • At least 16 week commitment

Application Process

NARAL Pro-Choice America does not discriminate on the basis of race, ethnicity, national origin, religion, socioeconomic status, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, age, disability, marital status, veteran status, or political affiliation.  Candidates from diverse backgrounds are encouraged to apply.

To apply for this position, please submit a one-page of interest and resume:

Email: cajobs@prochoiceamerica.org

Subject line: SoCal Program Intern

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