Policy and Government Relations Intern Position

Planned Parenthood of New York City

New York, NY

Policy and Government Relations Intern Position

Since 1916, Planned Parenthood of New York City (PPNYC) has been an advocate for and provider of reproductive health services and education for New Yorkers. Serving nearly 50,000 clients annually, PPNYC’s health care centers in Manhattan, Brooklyn, the Bronx and Staten Island offer reproductive health services, including gynecological care, contraception, pregnancy testing, abortion, testing and treatment for sexually transmitted infections, and HIV testing and counseling. Through a threefold mission of clinical services, education, and advocacy, PPNYC brings better health and more fulfilling lives to each new generation of New Yorkers. As a voice for reproductive freedom, PPNYC supports legislation and policies to ensure that all New Yorkers—and, in fact, people around the world—will have access to the full range of reproductive health care services and information. http:www.ppnyc.org.

Position Title: Policy and Government Relations Intern

Reports To: Director of Government Relations

Position Summary: The Policy and Government Relations Intern supports the Public Affairs Department regarding New York City and state legislation and issue-based research. The Policy and Government Relations Intern will play a central role in expanding the justice work of PPNYC’s Public Affairs Department by researching current issues of sexual and reproductive health equity, with special attention to their impact on PPNYC services. This internship will support and assist our legislative, policy advocacy and community and coalition building work.


Research policy issues relevant to PPNYC’s work and present legislative recommendations.

Research citywide data for its impact on patients of PPNYC and potential legislative advocacy opportunities.

Assist in updating and management of elected official database.

Track elected officials’ voting records and statements and current legislation.

Assist with Public Affairs administrative and scheduling support.

Other duties as assigned.


Requirements: Strong commitment to reproductive health, rights, and justice; interest in research and legislation, skilled at multi-tasking and prioritizing; strong logistics coordination skills; excellent research and computer skills; experience using Excel a plus.

Hours: 12-15/week

To apply: Send cover letter and resume to ashleigh.williams@ppnyc.org with subject line “Public Affairs Internship” in the subject line.