WV Free

WV FREE builds stronger communities through advocacy and education on reproductive health, rights and justice. Our work is centered in our respect for people’s lives. We believe that access to reproductive health care and education are fundamental human rights, essential for equality, health, and dignity of all people.

Category: 

  • Reproductive Justice

Internship description: 

Our Outreach Interns participate in voter engagement work, organizing, social media content assistance, making graphics, database maintenance, and development. We host a training for all of our interns and fellows called Progressive Leadership Academy, where they'll learn more about legislative work, intersectionality, story collection and telling, calls to action, and more.

Internship skills needed: 

A passion for reproductive justice, eagerness to learn, and initiative.

Office information:

WV FREE will be working completely remotely until there is a vaccine widely available, and cases have dropped. For this reason, internships will also be remote until this time. If our staff returns to working in-office prior to the internship starting, the intern will be welcome to come join us in our Charleston, WV office which is located in downtown Charleston, but this will not be required. Our office is very walkable to lots of local restaurants, and there are Lyfts/Ubers, buses, and taxis available to our office and surrounding areas. There are also several apartments and restaurants within walking distance of our office, and a large parking lot for folks who may be driving. If the intern works out of our office, they will have a shared office with other interns. We prioritize mental & physical health & will make any accommodations that anyone needs.

COVID-19 changes:

WV FREE staff has been working remotely since the second week of March. We have schedule flexibility, extended paid family leave is available, flex time, and an additional paid day off post-election. We also have remote tech support to help us all continue our work remotely, and we've increased our use of digital communications, including taking breaks together via zoom, for us all to just talk and catch-up.

Location: 

  • Charleston, WV

Work hours: 

20-25 hours a week; this can be flexible

Dress code: 

Casual

How many people work at the organization: 

We have 7 staff members, and we have about 10 regular volunteers

Are there other interns at the organization during the summer: 

Yes
Internship final reports: 
2021Emma English
2019Kati Hurd