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: 

The intern will work with BMMA Interim Director and staff to develop a project which addresses the current Black maternal health climate in one of our four bucket working areas: policy/advocacy, research, holistic care, and culture shift. Specific project details will be determined with the intern and BMMA leadership. Every effort will be made to consider the interns interest and the organization's current needs. Additionally the intern will assist BMMA staff and leadership with planning and organizing for the annual membership June convening. The individual will also join staff (when deemed appropriate) at local maternal and child health meetings and convenings in the local Atlanta area. Interns also assist with general office operating activities as needed. We aim to provide a dynamic experience for all our interns.

Internship skills needed: 

The ideal intern will have knowledge of reproductive justice principles and a working familiarity with Black feminism thought and maternal health. Candidates should have attention to detail, be professional, a team player and knowledge of how to gather basic research. Social media skills particularly related to working on social media campaigns or developing content for organizations or programs is preferred.

Location: 

  • 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
Internship final reports: 
2020Araya Dunne
2019Emily Young
2019Madison Pettaway