Black Mamas Matter Alliance

Our work is grounded in the human rights, reproductive justice, and birth justice frameworks, and incorporates respectful maternity care tenets. The Black Mamas Matter Alliance serves as a national voice and coordinating entity for stakeholders advancing maternal health, rights, and justice. BMMA provides technical assistance, trainings, and capacity building for grassroots organizations, maternity care service providers, academia, policy, and the public health industry. We foster connections and collaborations between mainstream entities and Black women-led initiatives. We intentionally center Black women’s leadership. The Black Mamas Matter Alliance helps to increase the visibility of Black women leaders; cultivate a deep bench of Black women leaders recognized for their expertise, contribution, and work; and support more effective collaboration of stakeholders working to advance Black maternal health.

Mission: 

Black Mamas Matter Alliance (BMMA) is a Black women-led cross-sectoral alliance. We center Black mamas to advocate, drive research, build power, and shift culture for Black maternal health, rights, and justice. We envision a world where Black mamas have the rights, respect, and resources to thrive before, during, and after pregnancy.

Internship description: 

WASHINGTON, DC – Black Mamas Matter Alliance seeks a Summer 2019 intern to support our policy and culture shift efforts. The interns duties may include but are not limited to researching and analyzing policies related to Black maternal health and reproductive health disparities; tracking federal and state legislation; drafting briefs/memoranda, fact sheets, blogs, and other written materials; draft timely and engaging social media content; scheduling and attending meetings, briefings, hearings, and other events in Washington, DC and the surrounding area along with taking detailed notes; engaging with Alliance staff and members by participating in staff meetings and member calls; and other administrative tasks as assigned. ATLANTA, GA - Black Mamas Matter Alliance seeks a Summer 2019 intern to support our research and care efforts. The interns duties may include but are not limited to conducting literature reviews on Black maternal health, reproductive health disparities, and models of maternity care; crafting research summaries and fact sheets; attending coalition meetings, briefings, and research convenings along with taking detailed notes; engaging with Alliance staff and members by participating in staff meetings and member calls; helping plan and organize Alliance and coalition meetings; and other administrative tasks as assigned.

Internship skills needed: 

WASHINGTON, DC - Qualifications include proficiency in Microsoft Word and Excel; proficiency in Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook for professional purposes; excellent research and communication skills; the ability to take initiative; attention to detail and a passion for producing high-quality products; and a commitment to reproductive justice, birth justice, Black feminism, and racial equity. ATLANTA, GA - Qualifications include proficiency in Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint; excellent research and communication skills; the ability to take initiative; attention to detail and a passion for producing high-quality products; and a commitment to reproductive justice, birth justice, Black feminism, and racial equity. Language requirement (if any)

Location: 

  • Washington
  • DC or Atlanta
  • GA

Work hours: 

Monday to Friday between 9:00 AM and 5:00 PM with occasional weekend hours

Dress code: 

Smart casual

Office building accessibility: 

Yes

How many people work at the organization: 

3

Are there other interns at the organization during the summer: 

No