Women Have Options/Ohio

Mission: 

Women Have Options (WHO/O) is Ohio’s statewide abortion fund. Founded in 1992, we are an organization dedicated to helping Ohioans afford their reproductive choices. We believe that everyone should be able to make their own reproductive decisions—and we work to make that a reality in Ohio. We are a founding member of the National Network of Abortion Funds.

The mission of Women Have Options is simple – to connect those needing abortion to financial assistance so they can afford their reproductive choice. And just as importantly, it allows them to access that choice with dignity. Our current system tells those seeking abortion services, implicitly and explicitly, that if they cannot afford their choice, they do not deserve to have one. Funding abortion doesn't just mean providing financial assistance but telling those in need that they have the right to this support.

Category: 

  • Abortion/Contraception
  • Reproductive Rights and Justice

Internship description: 

Women Have Options is seeking a community outreach and practical support intern who will work closely with our Executive Director to help launch our new practical support program, research and implement efficient processes and help with the day to day workings of our small non-profit organization. The Intern will have the opportunity to learn from staff and board members across the organization and have the opportunity to make a real impact on our organization and those we serve.

Primary responsibilities are flexible based on individual goals and but here is a basic outline of some of the potential projects/ responsibilities:

1. Open and foster lines of communication with partner clinics to build trust and develop accountable relationships, do outreach in the community and develop resources for clinics and partners to use to implement our practical support program

2. Meet with community partners and visit clinics

3. Create and participate in opportunities to expand our reach, and cultivate community relationships in Ohio; represent WHO/O at community events and work with partner organizations

4. Contribute or document content for organizational communications and marketing materials, such as email newsletters and social media; post pictures of events and activities to organizational Instagram account with an eye toward leveraging volunteer support

5. Support activities and foster volunteer participation and leadership, including assisting with event logistics

6. Data entry and documenting processes, protocols, and policies

7. Grant research & writing

Internship skills needed: 

* A demonstrated ability to communicate effectively, to write clearly and concisely

* A basic knowledge and understanding of barriers to abortion care access in Ohio in relation to systemic oppression

* Ability to communicate well on the phone

* Attention to detail, with a commitment to accuracy

* Computer literacy including social media, Microsoft Office, Google docs and web-based databases

* Highly organized

* Work collaboratively, be flexible

* Strong multi-tasking, prioritization, and time management skills; ability to meet deadlines and document progress

* Confidence to take risks and be a self-starter

* Desire to learn about day to day operations of a small non-profit

*Intern must be 21 years old or older

Location: 

  • Columbus
  • OH

How to find us: 

There is a communal office space available, the intern will have flexibility of using that space or a remote office.

Work hours: 

Flexible- some weekend and evening availability requested

Dress code: 

Mostly casual with occasion for business casual

Office building accessibility: 

The communal office building is a historical building, but accommodations can be made for alternative work spaces.

How many people work at the organization: 

1

Are there other interns at the organization during the summer: 

Other interns will be working in the communal office space. The interns will be working for other partner orgs.

Internship dates: 

Flexible