Ibis Reproductive Health


Ibis Reproductive Health is an international nonprofit organization with a mission to improve women’s reproductive autonomy, choices, and health worldwide. Our core activity is clinical and social science research on issues receiving inadequate attention in other research settings and where gaps in the evidence exist. Our agenda is driven by women’s priorities and focuses on increasing access to safe abortion, expanding contraceptive access and choices, and integrating HIV and comprehensive sexual and reproductive health services. We partner with advocates and other stakeholders who use our research to improve policies and delivery of services in countries around the world. Ibis was founded in 2002 and has grown into an organization of 29 across three offices in Cambridge, MA (headquarters), Oakland, CA, and Johannesburg, South Africa. 


  • Reproductive Rights/Justice

Internship description: 

Our research needs are dynamic and change dependent upon the projects we are working on over the summer and the skills and strengths of the intern. The intern will likely work with several study teams on multiple projects. The intern will also provide overall support to staff as needed.

Potential tasks may include:

  • Data collection
  • Data entry and management
  • Participant recruitment
  • Qualitative analysis
  • Quantitative analysis
  • Literature reviews
  •  Project support

Internship skills needed: 

 We seek an individual with a strong commitment to women's health and rights as well as a demonstrated interest in quantitative and/or qualitative research to further the movement. The intern should be willing to provide support to Ibis staff with research projects and administrative tasks. Familiarity with research methods may be helpful. Flexibility and ability to meet deadlines and critical thinking are essential. Applicants should be comfortable working on multiple projects simultaneously and interacting with a variety of people. Basic word processing skills, familiarity with Microsoft Office (Word, Excel) and ability to do literature searches on the internet required. Skill and experience using statistical software or qualitative software a plus.


Languages required: 

English (Spanish language skills a plus but not required)


  • Boston, MA

How to find us: 

Our headquarters are located in Cambridge, MA, just across the river from Boston. The Cambridge office is easily accessible to bus and train transit at Porter Square.

Work hours: 

9-5, with some flexibility

Dress code: 

The office environment is casual, yet professional.

Office building accessibility: 


How many people work at the organization: 

29 people work across three offices.

Are there other interns at the organization during the summer: 

Yes, we typically have 1-2 other interns during the summer.

Internship dates: