Native American Women's Health Education Resource Center

Mission: 

The Native American Community Board (NACB) works to protect the health and human rights of Indigenous Peoples pertinent to our communities through cultural preservation, education, coalition building, community organizing, reproductive justice, environmental justice, and natural resource protection while working toward safe communities for women and children at the local, national, and international level. The Native American Women’s Health Education Resource Center (NAWHERC)--which provides direct services to Native women and families in South Dakota and advocates for Native women at the community, national, and international levels to protect our reproductive health and rights--is a project of the NACB (the NACB is the governing board). NAWHERC’s activities range from community education to preserve our culture, campaigns to end violence against Indigenous women, coalition building to fight for our reproductive justice, and environmental justice.

Category: 

  • Indigenous Peoples
  • Women of Color

Internship description: 

  • Will work on project regarding the access of Plan B emergency contraception for Native Women
  • Will update a survey on the number of Indian Health Service units which provide Plan B emergency contraception in compliance with the law.
  • There will be other duties and projects assigned

Note: All interns stay at our Shelter for Domestic Violence & Sexual Assault and share a room, in exchange for rent they do on call hours at the shelter.

Internship skills needed: 

  • Computer skills
  • Good people skills
  • Good writing skills

Note: RRASC intern must be 21 or older

Location: 

  • Lake Andes, SD

How to find us: 

The Yankton Sioux reservation in Lake Andes, South Dakota. The area is very rural and very low income. You would drive to Lake Andes or fly into Sioux Falls, SD and we pick up our interns at the airport.

Work hours: 

8:30 - 5:00 depending on how many interns they have they work after hours and weekends

Dress code: 

Casual office

Office building accessibility: 

Accessible

How many people work at the organization: 

10 staff members

Are there other interns at the organization during the summer: 

Yes, all year round

Internship dates: 

Flexible