Communications Internship

The Midwife Center for Birth & Women’s Health
Communications Internship - Summer 2019 - Unpaid
(Internship dates and weekly hours based on student's needs for program of study.)

Mission of The Midwife Center
The Midwife Center for Birth & Women’s Health promotes wellness by providing exceptional, client-centered primary gynecological, pregnancy and birthing care in southwestern Pennsylvania’s only independent birth center.

About The Midwife Center
The Midwife Center is the nation’s largest, independent freestanding birth center. Since 1982, the certified nurse-midwives, nurse practitioners, and nurses of The Midwife Center have cared for thousands of clients and their families. Our providers take care of clients of all ages, and provide primary gynecological care, prenatal care, childbirth care, behavioral health and wellness, breastfeeding support and more.

Being the only freestanding, licensed birth center option in Southwestern Pennsylvania, we are licensed with the Pennsylvania Department of Health and are nationally accredited with the Commission for the Accreditation of Birth Centers (CABC).

TMC accepts most private and public insurance plans and is a member organization of Adagio Health, which enables us to provide gynecological care to clients for free or on a sliding fee scale based on income and family size.

Communications Internship

The Communications Intern will expand the capacity of The Midwife Center’s marketing and PR efforts. They intern will primarily provide support to the Development & Communications Manager.

Internship goals:

1. Expand bank of client stories and photos for fundraising and communications
2. Assist with content creation to promote The Midwife Center to all constituents, including donors, program partners, clients, and consumers

Responsibilities

- Plan and create story bank infrastructure and story collection processes
- Solicit clients for stories and assist with interviews and story-writing
- Brainstorm and create content for email newsletter, social media, blog, and ads
- Other duties as assigned and as time allows

Qualifications

- Currently enrolled in a Bachelor's or Master's Degree program in communications, public relations, journalism, or related field
- Passion for expanding access to reproductive health services
- Photography, video, and design skills a plus
- Ability to handle health information and client stories with sensitivity and discretion
- Ability to prioritize, plan, and organize work
- Excellent verbal and written communication skills
- Ability to learn from feedback and adjust writing style as necessary

How to apply
Apply on Handshake
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Please email cover letter and resume to: Rachel Dingfelder, Development & Communications Manager: r.dingfelder@midwifecenter.org