2022 PPTNM Advocacy Internship Application
The Knoxville Advocacy Interns will assist the External Affairs department at the Knoxville office of Planned Parenthood of Tennessee and North Mississippi with the coordination and management of various Advocacy initiatives. The intern should be someone who is outgoing and comfortable talking to new people, familiar with Planned Parenthood’s mission and values, and passionate about reproductive health care. This internship requires a commitment of at least seven hours a week, but can be flexible depending on the intern’s course requirements. After completing this application, if you have been selected to move on to the next round, a member of our Knoxville team will reach out to you about scheduling an interview. For any questions or concerns please reach out to mcarwile@pptnm.org.

Specific internship responsibilities include:
Making phone calls to voters and supporters.
Data entry into NGP VAN/EveryAction.
Assisting with planning and preparation for advocacy events.
Representing Planned Parenthood in the Knoxville community.
Completing a training program at the beginning of the internship.
Assist with (and sometimes lead) event planning and informational programming for supporters.
Creating social media graphics and content.

Qualifications:
Comfort and enthusiasm for talking about reproductive and sexual health care and LGBTQ rights
Proficiency in G Suite (Google Docs, Google Sheets, etc.)
Strong attention to detail
Interest in learning about the state legislature and elections
Excellent verbal and written communication skills
Demonstrated agility to shift direction in response to changing work situations

The mission of Planned Parenthood of Tennessee and North Mississippi is to proudly provide the
highest standards of quality and professionalism in:
-Providing access to reproductive, sexual and complementary health care services and
information in settings that preserve and protect the right to privacy;
-Providing educational programs that enhance understanding of human sexuality; and
-Advocating for public policies that guarantee these rights and ensure access to these services.

STATEMENT OF VALUES—We believe each individual has the fundamental right to determine the
timing, spacing and size of their family, regardless of income, marital status, gender, race, ethnicity,
sexual orientation, age, national origin or residence; that sexuality is a natural, healthy, life-long part of being human; that everyone has a right to pursue sexual health information & services
without fear, shame or exploitation; that the fundamental right to privacy regarding sexual and
reproductive decisions must be protected and preserved; that respect and value for diversity in all aspects of our organization are essential; and that every child should be wanted, cared for and loved.

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Which internship are you applying for? *
Are you able to receive course credit for this internship? *
What does your weekday availability look like? Specifically during the time period when you would be interning. *
Why do you want to intern at Planned Parenthood of Tennessee and North Mississippi? What do you hope to learn/gain from this internship? *
Do you have any previous volunteer experience with Planned Parenthood? *
What skills do you possess that you believe will assist you with your potential volunteer work? (social media skills, videography, comfort making phone calls and asks, public speaking, writing, etc.) *
Please rank your comfort talking about topics relating to reproductive and sexual health (primarily birth control, abortion, and LGBTQIA identities). Note: experience talking about these subjects is not required, but this helps us have an understanding of where you're coming from. *
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