Ibis Reproductive Health

Ibis Reproductive Health is a non-governmental research organization that drives change through bold, rigorous research and principled partnerships that advance sexual and reproductive autonomy, choices, and health worldwide. We believe that research can catalyze change when the entire research process is viewed as an opportunity to shift power, is undertaken in partnership with the communities most affected, and includes focus on how data can be most effectively used to make change. We focus on increasing access to quality abortion care, transforming access to abortion and contraception through technology and service innovations, and expanding comprehensive sexual and reproductive health information and services. Our staff is located in Cambridge, MA (headquarters); Johannesburg, South Africa; and Oakland, CA.


  • Reproductive Rights (including abortion and contraception)

Internship description: 

Interns at Ibis Reproductive Health contribute to ongoing domestic or global sexual and reproductive health research projects. Tasks may include quantitative or qualitative data collection, entry, and cleaning, developing project protocols, literature reviews, and overall project support, as well as assistance with administrative, development, and communications activities. The person in this role may also be asked to attend and report on calls, meetings, and webinars with Ibis staff and collaborators.

Internship skills needed: 

  • We seek an individual with a strong commitment to women's health and rights as well as a demonstrated interest in quantitative and/or qualitative research to further the movement (familiarity with research methods may be helpful)
  • The intern should be willing to provide support to Ibis staff with research projects and administrative tasks
  • Flexibility and ability to meet deadlines and critical thinking are essential
  • Applicants should be comfortable working on multiple projects simultaneously and interacting with a variety of people
  • Basic word processing skills, familiarity with Microsoft Office (Word, Excel) and ability to do literature searches on the internet required
  • Skill and experience using statistical software or qualitative software a plus
  • English required (Spanish language skills a plus but not required)

Office information:

The internship would be remote. Should it become safe to do so, interns would also be welcome to come to the office but our staff and interns safety and health are a top priority and, as such, the internship is likely to be remote. Our buildings are ADA accessible and accessible by public transportation, If the intern is at our office they will have their own desk and computer. If the internship is remote, we cannot provide. We will still provide time for interns to attend to their mental health needs.

COVID-19 changes:

All Ibis staff and interns are currently working remotely from home. As such, we would require that interns have access to a computer and reliable internet service in order to complete their internship.


  • Boston, MA

Work hours: 

9am-5pm, with some flexibility (28 hours per week would be ideal but there can also be some flexibility)

Dress code: 

The office environment is casual, yet professional

How many people work at the organization: 

37 people work across three offices

Are there other interns at the organization during the summer: