Women With A Vision

Mission: 

The mission of Women With A Vision is to improve the lives of marginalized women, their families, and communities by addressing the social conditions that hinder their health and well-being. We accomplish this through relentless advocacy, health education, supportive services, and community-based participatory research.

WWAV was founded in 1989 by a grassroots collective of African-American women in response to the spread of HIV/AIDS in communities of color. Over the last 27 years, WWAV has become New Orleans’ premier women’s health organization by combining direct services and advocacy to address the social conditions and injustices that impact our city’s most marginalized women. Major focus areas include Sex Worker Rights, Drug Policy Reform, HIV positive Women’s Advocacy, Ending Mass Incarceration, and Reproductive Justice Outreach. In-house programs include community forums, a GED clinic for formerly incarcerated women, a diversion program for women arrested for sex work, and the Young Women With A Vision after-school program.

Category: 

  • Women of Color

Internship description: 

The intern will help with general office duties as well as specific program needs, and assume a behind-the-scenes role. Communications responsibilities will include writing blog posts, as well as developing written and visual content for outreach materials, social media, and event flyers. Community outreach responsibilities may include tabling at health fairs and recruiting community members to attend events. Policy responsibilities may include attending coalition meetings and city hall hearings as well as research for reports. Additional responsibilities may include agency referrals, data entry, and grant research.

Internship skills needed: 

Ideal interns are effective communicators, adaptable, and passionate about social justice. Ideal candidates are detail-oriented, and possess strong writing, listening, and research skills. Interns should be able to communicate effectively with other staff members, community members, and clients. Interns should be able to work independently with little direction. 

Interns should have a laptop they can bring to work. Proficiency in Microsoft Office, online research, and communicating ideas in a clear, concise fashion are necessities. It is also important that interns must be able to work in an office environment and uphold client confidentiality. We prefer interns to have a car but it is not required. Previous office and nonprofit experience is preferred. Previous social media, event planning, and graphic design experiences are a plus.

Languages required: 

English

Location: 

  • New Orleans, LA

How to find us: 

We are located in the 7th ward of New Orleans. We are a five minute drive to Dillard University and to downtown New Orleans. We are near City Park, the Fair Grounds, and Bayou St. John. We are accessible on the Broad Street bus line. More public transport

Work hours: 

10am-4pm Monday-Friday

Dress code: 

Business Casual

Office building accessibility: 

There are stairs to the office building. We have a chair that slides up and down the stairs for individuals with disabilities.

How many people work at the organization: 

10

Are there other interns at the organization during the summer: 

Yes

Internship dates: 

Flexible