Illinois Caucus for Adolescent Health

Mission: 

ICAH is a network of empowered youth and allied adults who transform public consciousness and increase the capacity of family, school and healthcare systems to support the sexual health, rights and identities of youth. We envision a world in which all young adults in Illinois use their power to achieve health and well-being in their own lives and for their communities. ICAH operates from a reproductive justice and youth-adult partnership model.

Category: 

  • Youth Empowerment

Internship description: 

ICAH seeks a RRASC intern to support our campaign to repeal Illinois' Parental Notification of Abortion Act (PNA). The intern will work with the Chicagoland Organizing Manager and other staff to conduct outreach, informational education sessions, and community outreach to collect postcard and petition signatures. The intern may help the Communications Director curate Facebook and Twitter posts and utilize social media for organizing goals. The intern will learn about Illinois' PNA law in context with other parental involvement laws and the landscape of adolescent sexual rights at the state and national level.

Internship skills needed: 

Ideal candidates will have:

  • a background and/or interest in adolescent sexual health and youth development
  • a background and/or interest in community & campus organizing, education, and outreach 
  • familiarity with using social media (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, etc) for organizing goals 
  • excellent research and oral/written communication skills
  • proficiency using the Microsoft Office Suite
  • the ability to work well in team and independently
  • clear learning goals and/or objectives

Location: 

  • Chicago, IL

How to find us: 

Downtown Chicago, near all forms of public transportation.

Work hours: 

M-F 10a-6p, with some weekends and evenings

Dress code: 

Business Casual

Office building accessibility: 

We are wheelchair accessible

How many people work at the organization: 

9 people

Are there other interns at the organization during the summer: 

Yes

Internship dates: 

Flexible