SisterSong Women Of Color Reproductive Justice Collective

Mission: 

SisterSong Women of Color Reproductive Health Collective is a network of 80 local, regional and national grassroots organizations and more than 500 individuals, as well as white women and male allies, who support our goal of improving the lives of women of color in the United States by advocating for Reproductive Justice. The mission of SisterSong is to amplify and strengthen the collective voices of Indigenous women and women of color to ensure reproductive justice through securing human rights. Our blend of young and experienced activists, academic and community scholars, and grassroots and national perspectives creates a unique coalition of women of color qualified for and dedicated to this vital work We make the work of women of color more visible and our perspectives understood, both in terms of national politics and in our local communities. We represent five primary ethnic populations/indigenous nations in the United States:

  • Native American/Indigenous
  • Asian/Pacific Islander
  • Arab American/Middle Eastern/North African
  • Latina
  • African American/Black/Caribbean/African

SisterSong lifts the voices of women of color to have an impact on issues that affect us. The Collective was formed in 1997 with the shared recognition that as women of color we have the right and responsibility to represent ourselves and our communities. We do this work within the structure of three objectives:
1. SUPPORT: To create spaces for Indigenous women and women of color to strategize on developing a national movement of women of color for reproductive justice.
2. MENTOR: To build the capacity of Indigenous women and women of color organizations and to increase their visibility, sustainability, effectiveness, and influence.
3. ADVOCATE: To lift the voices and perspectives of Indigenous women and women of color into the mainstream reproductive rights movement and into public policies.

Category: 

  • Reproductive Rights/Justice
  • Women of Color

Internship description: 

Intern will serve as our Summer Program Assistant. In this position the intern will work with our management team with coordinating our three major program areas: 1) Environmental Justice & Reproductive Justice 2) Population Control and 3) Trust Black Women Partnership. The Program Assistant handles the logistics for meetings and assists with research and reporting.

Internship skills needed: 

Excellent writing and communication skills are required. Policy and/or advocacy skills are desirable. Professionalism in speech and dress, ability to meet deadlines, and work unsupervised. Understanding of Reproductive Justice framework and history a plus, but not required (see SisterSong publications on our website, specifically the Asian Communities for Reproductive Justice paper – A New Vision of Advancing our Movement for Reproductive Health, Reproductive Rights and Reproductive Justice.)

Languages required: 

None required – but bilingual writing, reading and speaking ability in Spanish or an Asian language would be great.

Location: 

  • Atlanta, GA

How to find us: 

The office is located in the West End neighborhood of Atlanta, approximately 5 minutes (by car) from the nearest MARTA station (West End).

Work hours: 

Monday-Friday, 9:00-5:00pm

Dress code: 

Business casual

Internship dates: 

Flexible