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Position: Public Affairs Community Engagement Intern

Supervisor: Liz Owens, Community Engagement Coordinator
Time Commitment: 8-20 hrs/week, depending on schedule
Time Frame: Summer 2016, Fall 2016 will consider extended internships.
Compensation: Unpaid. We endeavor to provide opportunities for growth and development for our
interns including attending training opportunities and social events. We are willing to work with institutions
for credit hour compensation.
Position Overview: The Community Engagement intern will assist in the program planning,
development and facilitation of Ambassador, Volunteer, Supporter and community partner programming
and relationships.
This position is for those interested in gaining experience in volunteer management, non-profit program
planning, and event planning and supporter and community partner engagement. This position will also
offer support to the candidate in effectively communicating messages around reproductive justice to
support the mission and advocacy work of Planned Parenthood Association of Utah and Planned
Parenthood Action Council of Utah.

To promote success in the position, Interns will receive training in a variety of areas, including but not
limited to: advocacy & organizing; political messaging; community outreach; program evaluation; and
on-going professional development opportunities tailored to the Interns interests and goals.


Complete VAN & Volunteer training

Assist VAN intern in establishing, maintaining and expanding programmatic utility of VAN
database for maintaining voter files, volunteer management and electoral work.
Co-plan & facilitate monthly volunteer orientations
Co-plan & facilitate Ambassador orientations as needed
Maintain supporter social media accounts
Restock and re-order supplies as needed
Maintain volunteer files database
Maintain monthly volunteer newsletter
Support volunteer coordination including event planning and volunteer engagement and recruitment.
Participate in program evaluations and feedback discussions
Data entry Scheduling and staffing information/advocacy tables and distribute reproductive
health care information as needed
Contribute to Intern responsibilities and work-plan
Attending any pertinent training at Planned Parenthood Association of Utah to learn how to
effectively communicate to different groups about reproductive health care and rights

Assisting staff with special projects on as-needed basis

Documenting completed hours & events on a weekly basis
Attend weekly Public Affairs staff meetings
Weekly supervision
Students 4 Choice support when needed


Strong written and verbal communication skills

Strong interpersonal skills
Commitment to confidentiality, honesty, and ethics
Computer experience MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and social media a plus
Ability to initiate and complete tasks in a timely manner
Experience working in collaboration with other individuals and community organizations helpful
Commitment to the mission/philosophy of Planned Parenthood
Knowledge of reproductive health, PPAU services and political issues around reproductive health
rights is a plus
Ability to work between 8 and 20 hours a week (flexible based on interns schedule)

Application Due: Friday April 22, 2016 at 5 pm. Late submissions will not be considered.
To apply, please submit a resume and email addresses (no phone numbers please) for 3 non-related
references. Include a brief cover letter explaining why you would be a great candidate for this
If you are interested in more than one position, indicate that in your cover letter and order of
We are recruiting for summer 2016, fall 2016 and will consider spring 2017.
Candidates must be available to interview on April 27th, 28th or 29th.
*Email completed application and letter to Ali Sanchez at