National Women’s Health Network Helen Rodriquez-Trias Women’s Health Leadership Internship, USA

Publish Date: Feb 11, 2016

National Women’s Health Network Helen Rodriquez-Trias Women’s Health Leadership Internship

The Helen Rodriquez-Trias Women’s Health Leadership Internship is aimed at developing young leaders in the realm of reproductive health, and focuses on managing health information requests from our members and the public.

Internships are made available by the financial support of the Coleman Foundation, the Eunice Corfman Internship Fund, and individual donors. To learn more about Helen and Eunice Corfman, click here - 

The Helen Rodriquez-Trias Women’s Health Leadership Program

The National Women’s Health Network seeks to develop the next generation of women’s health activists by providing interns with hands-on experience in women’s health policy and advocacy. Becoming a Network intern allows you to develop health research skills and explore the worlds of public policy, health education, and feminist organizing. The internship experience at the Network is unique. Interns’ contributions are essential to the workings of the Network.

Typical Internship Responsibilities Include:

  • Conducting research and drafting comprehensive responses to questions women ask of the Women’s Health Voice.
  • Developing health education materials for women and their families.
  • Attending a wide variety of external meetings, including Congressional briefings and hearings and educational forums hosted by colleague organizations.
  • Contributing to the Network’s social media presence with the assistance of the Health Communications Manager and other supportive staff (i.e., blogs, e-alerts, Facebook and Twitter posts, etc.).
  • Researching and writing articles on emerging young women’s health issues for the Network’s newsletter, the Women’s Health Activist.
  • Advancing the Network’s fundraising goals by participating in phone-a-thon, which occurs between February and May, and between September and December.

Internship Facts

  • Interns work a 4-day workweek (32 hours per week in total).
  • The internship is 10-12 weeks in duration.
  • Fall and Spring interns receive a stipend of $160/week.

To apply to our internship program, please complete the online application form -

Starting summer of 2016, NWHN will start recruiting for interns per department (communications, policy/advocacy, and membership/fundraising).  Intern descriptions per department are forth coming. If you submit your application before February 2016, additional information may be requested at a later date.

If you have further questions please contact:

Shaniqua Seth, Health Communications Manager either by phone
(202.682.2640), email (, or mail (National Women’s Health Network
1413 K. Street NW, Washington, D.C. 20005)

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