Welcome Our 2019 Reproductive Justice Interns!

Our Reproductive Rights Activist Service Corps (RRASC) provides paid summer internships for undergraduate students that bridge their academic work with real-world activism, giving them experience in research, advocacy, grassroots organizing, and more. We've heard from so many of our RRASC alum how this program changed their life and set them on a course to create real change in the ongoing fight for reproductive freedom and justice. It's because of our generous supporters that this program is able to welcome 32 new RRASC interns this year! Please consider making a gift of support today to help this year's cohort and to fuel this vital program in the future.

We're thrilled to introduce our 2019 RRASC interns!

Who: Our fourth national corps is comprised of 32 passionate, bright students who will complete 10-week summer internships at reproductive and social justice organizations around the country.

What: Since the Reproductive Rights Activist Service Corps began in 1999, we have placed over 525 interns at 156 host organizations around the country and internationally. In 2015, for the first time, we opened our program to students nationwide.

Why: The number of applicants is a powerful reminder that the fight for comprehensive reproductive health care is far from over -- and college students throughout the country are eager to join the movement. The RRASC program also provides invaluable support to reproductive and social justice organizations around the country.

How: As our interns begin their ten-week program, we are continuing to actively raise funds to pay for their stipends, to cover the costs of training, and to expand the program so that we can accept more interns next year.

Check out all of these amazing placements and just imagine the ripple effect for the movement. We hope you'll make a gift of support for this incredible program and for this year's cohort. 

Donate now

In solidarity and love,

Marisa Pizii, Deputy Director of Programs

P.S. Your support makes it possible for us to expand our corps, leveraging the passion and energy of college students around the country who are signing up in unprecedented numbers to fight for reproductive health, rights and justice.

Congratulations to our 2019 Interns! 

Abeo Chimeka-Tisdale, Spelman College, GA: Project South, Atlanta, GA

Amna AliGeorgia State, GA: SPARK Reproductive Justice Now, Atlanta, GA

Angel OhomeMount Holyoke College, MA: SisterLove. Inc, Atlanta, GA

Artemis DuffyUniversity of Massachusetts, MA: Advocates for Youth, Washington D.C.

Blen HussainTexas Wesleyan University, TX: The Afiya Center, Dallas, TX

Cassipea Stith, Brandeis University, MA: Gender Spectrum, Oakland, CA

Charlotte LanderyouMount Holyoke College, MA: All-Options Pregnancy Resource Center, Bloomington, IN

Clara Kinnett, Hampshire College, MA: Kentucky Health Justice Network

Dakota EvansUniversity of North Carolina, NC: Political Research Associates, Boston, MA

Ella HeckmanUniversity of Iowa, IA: Alaska Community Action on Toxins, Anchorage, AK

Ema WagnerRhodes College, TN: NARAL Pro-Choice Ohio, Columbus, OH

Emily MonschauerHampshire College, MA: Ibis Reproductive Health, Boston, MA

Emily YoungUniversity of Massachusetts, MA: Black Mamas Matter Alliance, Washington, D.C.

Hanlyn TylerUniversity of North Texas, TX: The Trans Buddy Program through the Vanderbilt Program for LGBTI Health, Nashville, TN

Hannah PiecuchAgnes Scott College, TN: Mabel Wadsworth Center, Bangor, ME

Imani MalitiClark Atlanta University, GA: Access Reproductive Health-Southeast, Atlanta, GA

Janae LewisMount Holyoke College, MA: SisterSong Women of Color Reproductive Justice Collective, Atlanta, GA

Jasmine ShabazzThe College of Charleston, SC: Planned Parenthood Advocacy Fund of Massachusetts, Boston, MA

Jermany Gray, Dillard University, LA: Ohio Justice & Policy Center, Cincinnati, OH

Kati HurdBerea College, KY: West Virginia Free, Charleston, WV

Kayla Hinkson-GrantMount Holyoke College, MA: Center for Genetics and Society, Berkeley, CA

Lexi Dotson-DufaultUniversity of Massachusetts, MA: Women Have Options Ohio, Columbus, OH

Maddie BovassoAmerican University, Washington, D.C.: The Doula Project, New York, NY

Madison PettawayThe University of Pennsylvania, PA: Black Mamas Matter Alliance, Atlanta, GA

Matt WilsonUniversity of Massachusetts, MA: Miami Workers Center, Miami, FL

Sara Calderon, Cottey College, Missouri, MO: National Network of Abortion Funds, Boston, MA

Sazia PatelUniversity of Massachusetts, MA: National Advocates for Pregnant Women, New York, NY

Sienna JeffersonUniversity of Memphis, TN: SisterReach, Memphis, TN

Simran JainTulane University of Louisiana, LA: SisterSong Women of Color Reproductive Justice Collective, Atlanta, GA

Susannah AtkinsonVassar College, NY: The Theater Offensive, Boston, MA

Vaness Flores-Candia, Hampshire College, MA: Sadie Nash Leadership Project, New York, NY

Victoria GuerreroTexas A&M University, TX: California Latinas for Reproductive Justice, Los Angeles, CA

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