These are instructions for the 2013 cohort - details and updated dates for 2014 applications coming soon!
Applications Due 2/25/2013
- Explore the various internship placements offered. Read internship descriptions on our website and visit the organizations' websites.
- Apply online, download the application or pick it up at the CLPP office after January 1, 2013.
- Complete the application, closely following the instructions included in the application. Don't forget to choose your top 5 picks for an internship placement.
- If you have questions about your application before you are ready to turn it in, stop by the CLPP office during business hours before Feb. 25, 2013.
- By February 25, 2013: Submit your application by using our online form and mailing or faxing your recommendations and enrollment verification. Or deliver one single-sided copy of your entire application to the CLPP office at Hampshire College by 4 p.m. Your application will not be considered complete until we have also received your recommendations and a verification of current enrollment, if needed; these documents must be faxed or delivered to the CLPP office by 4 p.m. on February 25.
- If you are selected to move forward in the process, we will contact you to schedule an interview early in March. If you are not selected for an interview, we will email you to let you know by mid-March, 2013.
- We hope to complete interviews by the end March 2013. Then we will offer placements to chosen interns and notify others that they've been placed on a waiting list.
- If chosen, you are expected to respond by March 30, 2013 with a firm yes or no about your placement.
- Once we have commitments from all interns, we will notify those remaining on the waiting list that they have not been chosen.
Logistics and Payment
- After the placements are finalized, we will send your application to your host supervisor so they can become more familiar with your specific skills, interests, and passions.
- Interns will negotiate start and end dates for their internships with their host site supervisors. Most placements are flexible, but some have important events early in the summer that they want you to help with and attend.
- Interns will attend a MANDATORY 5-hour training on a Saturday or Sunday in late April 2013 at Hampshire College to learn how to make the most of your internship, best ways to communicate with your supervisor, and how your summer work relates to the movement for Reproductive Justice.
- Once we have signed contracts from you and your supervisor, we will issue the first payment of your summer grant.
- During the first week, we must hear from your supervisors to confirm that you have arrived and started your work.
- Reporting requirements for 2013 will be posted as soon as they're finalized. We will issue another portion of the grant award mid-way through the summer.
- At the conclusion of your internship, you will write a final report to be put on the CLPP website. You will also schedule an exit interview, and attend a celebratory event at Hampshire, after which we will issue the remainder of the grant award.
We are not able to provide housing for RRASC interns. The grant award for your summer internship is meant to cover or off-set your living expenses, including rent. Supervisors at the various host organizations should be able to direct you to the best places to look for rental/sublet listings, recommend neighborhoods close to the organizations or on public transit lines, and maybe even give you leads on opportunities. But they are not obligated to help you find housing. The most commonly used resource is craigslist. We also recommend that you tap into your alumni, social, and familial networks.