Unite for Reproductive & Gender Equity (URGE)

URGE is a multi-racial, multi-ethnic organization that centers the experiences of young people of color in the fight for racial justice and immigrant justice. We are a multi-sexuality organization that centers the experience of young LGBQ+ folks in the fight for sexual liberation. And we are a multi-gender organization that centers the experiences of young women and young transgender/non-binary folks in the fight for gender justice. We organize for change (primarily) within the existing system of democracy in the U.S., and to that end, we seek to protect and expand voting rights and civic participation for our constituency and broader communities.

URGE envisions a liberated world where we can live with justice, love freely, express our gender and sexuality, and define and create families of our choosing.

To achieve our vision of liberation, URGE builds power and sustains a young people’s movement for reproductive justice by centering the leadership of young people of color who are women, queer, trans, nonbinary, and people of low-income.

As a state-driven national organization, URGE organizes our communities, provides a political home for young people, advocates for meaningful policy change, and shifts culture, working in states where the challenges and opportunities are greatest.

Category: 

  • Reproductive Justice

Internship description: 

The field intern would work directly with the field director to support preparation and implementation of field programming including--building workplan documents, building workbooks for managing travel, programming and participant information as well as updating curriculum documents. The field intern would also be asked to support communication in the field department, between URGE's field team and its membership and other tasks as needed to support field director.

Internship skills needed: 

Comfort and experience with both Google Drive and Office suites. Familiarity with and excitement about the reproductive justice framework. Comfort working with and taking instruction from people with marginalized identities--including women of color, trans and nonbinary people. Intern needs to be over 18.

Office information:

Remote, ideally from one of URGE's six investment states (Alabama, Georgia, Kansas, Texas, Ohio, California). We have mental health days, WFH, captioning for all external meetings and most internal, and some access to accessibility equipment.

COVID-19 changes:

The summer intern is traditionally a young person working in DC who works in our office for 3-4 months. As URGE is entirely WFH due to the pandemic, the intern would also be expected to work from home. They will also have access to the additional benefits URGE is offering in response to coronavirus including additional sick time, reduced Friday hours, paid meals during certain staff meetings and (possibly) the monthly WFH stipend

Work hours: 

15-20 hours per week

How many people work at the organization: 

35 full time staff, fluctuating number of paid temporary staff (canvassers), 100+ volunteer members

Are there other interns at the organization during the summer: 

Yes
Internship final reports: 
2021Tegan Wright
2020Omar Lazcano