Research/Project Intern (US-based applicants)

· Cambridge, Massachusetts
Employment Type Internship
Minimum Experience Entry-level

About us:

Ibis Reproductive Health is an international nonprofit organization with a mission to drive change through bold, rigorous research and principled partnerships that advance sexual and reproductive autonomy, choices, and health worldwide. We believe that research can catalyze change when the entire research process is viewed as an opportunity to shift power, is undertaken in partnership with the communities most affected, and includes focus on how data can be most effectively used to make change. We focus on increasing access to quality abortion care, transforming access to abortion and contraception through technology and service innovations, and expanding comprehensive sexual and reproductive health information and services. Our staff is located in Cambridge, MA; Johannesburg, South Africa; and Oakland, CA.


Internship description:

We seek interns who have a strong commitment to the advancement of reproductive health, rights, and justice, and can provide both research and administrative support to Ibis staff. Interns will contribute to ongoing domestic and international research projects. Tasks may include data entry, cleaning, and analysis for both quantitative and qualitative projects; literature reviews; and overall project support. Although not a requirement to apply, we are also interested in applicants with experience/interest in UX writing, graphic design, and/or smartphone application development for this term. Applicants should be comfortable working on multiple projects simultaneously, interacting with people from diverse backgrounds, and have experience with or interest in reproductive health research.

Internship timeline and format:

We hire interns to work with us during the following three terms each year: January-March; April-August; September-December. Generally we post internship applications in December, March and August to recruit for the upcoming term. A modest stipend is available, though the exact amount is dependent on funding availability. We also welcome applications from students receiving work study or practicum/school credit.  Although this position is based in the United States, interns may work with project teams in our US and RSA offices. Unfortunately, we are not able to sponsor work visas at this time.


To apply: 

Please complete the questions in the application and upload your curriculum vitae or resume. No phone calls please.

Ibis seeks to build and maintain a diverse and inclusive workplace; we encourage applications from people of color, people with disabilities, LGBTQIA+ people, first-generation college graduates, and people from other underrepresented communities As part of the questions below, we request recruitment and demographic data to help us track our success at reaching a diverse pool of candidates. Ibis is an equal opportunity employer with a commitment to creating an inclusive and equitable workplace. Your responses to the recruitment and demographic questions are voluntary and will not impact your consideration for this job.  Hiring decisions are based exclusively on candidates’ ability to meet the skills outlined in the job announcement. 

Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis, though applications for Term 3 received by August 10, 2022 will receive priority review. 

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