Development and Communications Intern

The Development and Communications Intern will support Ibis’s fund development and communications activities. Successful candidates will have strong written, organizational, administrative, and interpersonal skills as well as a strong interest in communications and fund development, and sexual and reproductive health, rights, and justice. Applicants should be comfortable with managing multiple projects simultaneously and committed to high-quality work.

The Development and Communications Intern will support fundraising activities, including researching prospective funders; maintaining fundraising tracking systems; and assisting with materials for grant proposals and reports. This person will also support Ibis’s communications activities, including assisting with research and policy briefs, newsletters, and social media presence for the organization broadly, as well as for Ibis’s Free the Pill campaign. They will also support communications staff in tracking activities and ensuring Ibis’s research is widely disseminated.

The Development and Communications Intern will also periodically provide other administrative support at Ibis. This position will work closely with the Development and Communications Assistant to help implement development and communications work plans and track progress toward development and communications goals.

We seek candidates who can work 35 hours a week for approximately 12 weeks, though this timeline is flexible, beginning July 2020. While it is uncertain at this time whether this position will be remote or in our Cambridge, MA office, we prefer candidates based near Cambridge. A stipend of approximately $3,000 is available. We also welcome applications from students receiving work study or practicum/school credit.


We encourage applications from those who have:

  • Commitment to sexual and reproductive health, rights, and justice
  • Interest and/or experience in development, communications, journalism, social justice, public health
  • Strong writing and editing skills
  • Familiarity with and interest in using social media platforms
  • Strong attention to detail and organizational skills
  •  Curiosity and ability to problem solve independently
  • Flexibility, responsiveness, and willingness to contribute to a variety of projects
  • Ability to meet deadlines
  • Sense of humor
To Apply:
Please complete an online survey here and send a cover letter, resume, and two writing samples to intern@ibisreproductivehealth.org with the subject line “Development and Communications Summer 2020 Internship Application.” No phone calls please. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis, though applications received by June 26, 2020 will receive priority review.

Ibis is an equal opportunity employer. Ibis seeks to build and maintain a diverse and inclusive workplace; we encourage applications from people of color, people with disabilities, LGBTQ+ people, first-generation college graduates, and people from other underrepresented communities.