Public Affairs Intern - Los Angeles, CA

Downtown Los Angeles /
Administration – Public Affairs /
The Planned Parenthood Advocacy Project Los Angeles County (PPAP) is an independent, non-partisan, non-profit organization that advocates for Planned Parenthood Los Angeles (PPLA) health centers and patients.
PPAP engages in legislative and electoral activity including advocacy, education campaigns, grassroots organizing, and electioneering. Our mission is to improve the quality and affordability of reproductive and sexual health care, protect and expand services that prevent unintended pregnancy and sexually transmitted diseases, and ensure continued access to safe, legal, and confidential abortion care.
Interning at PPAP is an opportunity to help ensure that all Angelenos have access to affordable, high-quality sexual and reproductive health care. Every internship at PPLA is substantive, includes tangible projects and initiatives you can put on your resume, and provides plenty of opportunities to learn about all of the facets of reproductive health care, comprehensive sexual education and reproductive justice advocacy. All interns will be exposed as well to PPLA’s partners in the community and elected representatives, providing interns with professional connections outside of our organization.
10 hours minimum commitment (2 days/week, 5 hours/day)
10 weeks minimum commitment for the internship period (Spring: January - March)
Telecommuting may be approved by supervisor before hiring
paid internship
Non-commuter mileage is reimbursed
Other Qualifications
At least 18 years of age
We hire applicants at all stages of their schooling or career but preference will be given to students at community colleges and universities located in Los Angeles County

Internship Description

    • Every week is different for Public Affairs Interns, but depending on the time of year (and thus time in the legislative sessions and election cycle), interns focus on a few different duties

Electoral Campaigns

    • PPAP endorses candidates who are women’s health champions and works on campaigns and independent expenditures to help elect them. This entails phone banks, canvassing, and a lot of volunteer recruitment

Policy Campaigns

    • PPAP advocates for pro-women’s health policies on a local, state and federal level. This entails setting up lobby visits, organizing trips to Sacramento, attending rallies, and coordinating with coalition partners on other issues that matter to Planned Parenthood patients and their families

Volunteer Coordination

    • PPAP has a robust volunteer structure called Planned Parenthood Action Leagues (PPALs). Interns often coordinate projects for the PPALs that connect to the electoral and policy campaigns. There is often a base-building component to bring more supporters into the Action Leagues
Planned Parenthood Advocacy Project Los Angeles County (PPAP) is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We value a diverse workforce and inclusive workplace. People of color, people with disabilities, and lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender people are encouraged to apply. We consider all applicants without regard to race, color, religion, creed, gender, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, age, disability, socio-economic status, marital or veteran status, pregnancy status or sexual orientation.