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Internships Available with UHPP

UHPP is not accepting internship applications at this time.

Our Process:
UHPP offers unpaid intern positions in many departments during the fall, spring and the summer. Multiple term internships are also considered. Most, but not all, internships are based at 855 Central Avenue in Albany. Interns have the opportunity to do significant, experience-based work and upon successful completion of the internship, may receive a letter of reference. Both under-graduate and graduate students are welcome.

Intern applicants are expected to have completed course work or to have job or volunteer experience directly related to the internship responsibilities prior to their application.

To apply:
UHPP is not accepting internship applications at this time. 

Read below for descriptions of our internship opportunities and requirements. Click here to download the Intern Application (.doc). Internships are offered in the following fields, with detailed descriptions below in the same order:

•Campus Organizing
•Community Outreach
•Public Relations
•Teen Services
•Public Affairs
•Health Education 

  • Campus Organizing Internship
    Do you want to work with others to help educate students about sexual health and reproductive justice?

Overall Job Responsibility:
The Campus Organizing Intern will work on campus to raise student awareness about sexual health and responsibility and reproductive justice. You will serve as a liaison between UHPP and campus based organizations such as VOX: Voices of Planned Parenthood and help in student engagement, education and activism. You will be informed and supported in this work by a national network of Planned Parenthood student leaders. A graduate student internship is also available with responsibilities for providing support, guidance and networking to under-graduate student leaders. .

What is VOX?
Vox is the Latin word for "voice" and VOX®: Voices for Planned Parenthood, is a nationwide program designed to energize and mobilize the new generation of pro-choice Americans. VOX aims to educate and inspire a new generation of young adults to advocate for reproductive freedom. Staff at Upper Hudson Planned Parenthood will serve as advisors and mentors to get you moving in the right direction, and will provide you with supplies from Planned Parenthood Federation of America. Many campuses have existing VOX® groups. This internship is not limited to students belonging to schools with current VOX® groups. Your school may have student groups, organizations, clubs, or committees committed to reproductive health issues. Upper Hudson Planned Parenthood is willing to work with and support these existing groups.

Requirements:
-Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
-Knowledge of the current threats to reproductive health and choice. 

  • Community Outreach Internship
    Want to put your marketing skills to work? Want to promote reproductive health services and help raise awareness of UHPP programs and services?

Job Responsibilities:
1. Assist in completion of agency outreach plan goals and objectives, including specific outreach to identified communities at risk for health care disparities or poor health outcomes.(examples: teens, communities of color, Spanish speaking communities, LGBTQ community, those involved in the criminal justice system, males)
2. Establish contact with organizations that serve the targeted community (ies) and schedule meetings, presentations, health center tours, and/or material distribution.
3. Assist in maintaining a list serve of those agencies and programs who agree to receive and distribute information about UHPP programs and services to staff and clients.
4. Help to develop and distribute information on specific UHPP programs and services that are culturally sensitive and appropriate for target audiences.
5. Identify and schedule information tabling and other outreach opportunities in targeted communities; help to staff those information tables.
6. Assist in tracking and reporting on progress toward identified goals and objectives.
7. Other duties as needed

Requirements:
-Excellent customer service skills.
-Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
-Experience with basic data entry and email communication systems.

Reports to: Katherine Bruno, Director of Marketing 

  • Public Relations Internship
    Want to put your communication skills to work, promoting comprehensive/medically accurate/age-appropriate sexual health education, reproductive rights and health services? 

Job Responsibilities:
1. Update local media contact list for effective pro-active public relations and quick response.
2. Track and record related coverage in the capital region media.
3. Research and pitch stories to broadcasted, printed, and online media outlets.
4. Compose and distribute press releases.
5. Help organize press conferences, including press advisory distribution, follow-up calls and assembly of press packets.
6. Table at concerts, health fairs and other events to promote health services.
7. All interns will be required to assist in general clerical work such as shredding, collating, photocopying, data entry, and mailings.

Requirements:
-Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
-Excellent organizing skills, an "eye for detail."
-Experience with internet use for research and information dissemination.

Reports to: Blue Carreker, Vice President of Public Affairs and Marketing

  • Teen Services Internship
    Are you passionate about sex education? Think young people deserve to learn about sexual health? Want to apply your education and communication skills to help promote comprehensive sex education?

Job Responsibilities:
1. Work with education staff on various teen pregnancy prevention and sexual health education efforts.
2. Identify and organize sexual health curricula, activities and resources.
3. Assist in planning and delivering basic sexual health education presentations to community groups.
4. Assist in coordinating logistics of UHPP's weekly teen clinic (including: scheduling and supervising S.T.A.R.S. peer educators, setting up teen waiting space, arranging resources and reserving library).
5. Assist in coordinating mentorship opportunities with staff and S.T.A.R.S. peer educators.
6. Chaperone teen events and activities with peer educators and after-school programs.
7. Participate and plan outreach activities (including tabling at fairs, festivals, meetings and school events).
8.. Track effectiveness of educational activities through collection and tabulation of participant data.

Requirements:
-Completion of at least one public speaking course.
-Direct experience and comfort with teens (volunteer or paid)
-Experience with basic IT technology.
-Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
-Excellent organizational skills, with capacity to multi-task
-Thurs. late afternoons and some weekend hours required.
-Commitment to Planned Parenthood mission and services

Reports to: Youth Program Facilitator 

  • Public Affairs Internship
    Are you passionate about an individual's right to make personal and responsible decisions about pregnancy and parenthood?

Job Responsibilities:
1. Track legislative activity at state and federal level.
2. Support legislative advocacy campaigns through phone banking, canvassing, petitions drives and email advocacy.
3. Help organize and participate in legislative lobby visits.
4. Help plan events to raise awareness and recruit activists.
5. Staff info tables at UHPP centers and community events.
6. Recruit and record staff and patient stories to utilize in advocacy campaigns.
7. Track and attend candidate forums and ask questions that will keep reproductive rights in dialogue.
8. Help develop and post new content on Facebook pages and agency web site
9. Other tasks as needed

Requirements:
-Excellent written and verbal communications skills.
-Excellent organizing skills, and "eye for detail".
-Experience with internet use for research and advocacy.
-Experience with event organizing and promotion using Facebook and other 'IT' tools.
-Commitment to Planned Parenthood's mission and services.

Reports to: Blue Carreker, Vice President of Public Affairs and Marketing. 

  • Health Education Internship (graduate level)

Job Responsibilities (Could be assigned any of the following):
1. Work with education staff on various teen pregnancy prevention and sexual health education efforts.
2. Identify and organize sexual health curricula, activities and resources.
3. Assist in planning and delivering basic sexual health education presentations to community groups.
4. Engage in research about sexual health articles, topics, resources and activities.
5. Participate in creative development of sexual health education campaigns, forums and meetings.
6.. Track effectiveness of educational activities through collection, tabulation and analysis of participant data.
In addition, all interns will be required to assist with the following tasks, as needed: General clerical and support work, including: shredding, collating, photocopying, mailings, researching, stocking resources, packing/unpacking for outreach tabling events, and creating EC and/or safer-kits kits.

Job Requirements:
Pursuit of graduate level studies in health education, health management, Public Health or related field.
Knowledge and experience with research and evaluation fundamentals
Completion of at least one public speaking course.
Experience with basic IT technology/Internet use for basic information research and communication.
Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
Excellent organizational skills, with capacity to "multi-task"..
Commitment to Planned Parenthood mission and services.

Reports to: Sr VP for External Affairs and/or Director of Education 

  • Patient Services Internship

Job Responsibilities:
1. Assist patients with completing intake forms.
2. Explain and help assess eligibility for Medicaid and expanded Medicaid coverage programs.
3. Assist patients with completing enrollment forms for coverage programs.
4. Utilize Language Line as needed for the above tasks.
5. Operate TV/DVD, ensure waiting area is clean, organized, well stocked and bulletin boards are updated.
6. Assist with re-filing pulled charts.
7. Distribute and collect patient complaint forms at patients' request.
8. Make appointment reminder calls.
In addition, all interns will be required to assist with the following tasks, as needed: General clerical and support work, including: shredding, collating, photocopying.

Job Requirements:
1. Excellent interpersonal and customer service skills.
2. Legible handwriting.
3. Commitment to patient service and to UHPP values and mission
4. 1. Successful completion of 2 hour training program and skills test.
5. PPD and Flu Immunization.
6. Signed Privacy Statement and Volunteer Code of Conduct.
7. Adherence to agency dress code.

Reports to: Director, Albany Health Center


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