Employment and Internships
at MotherWoman 


MotherWoman, a Hadley-based nonprofit, works to support and empower mothers to create personal and social change by building community safety nets, impacting family policy, and promoting the leadership and resilience of mothers. Our core philosophy is that when mothers are strong and supported, families and communities thrive.

Employment

There are currently no positions open at MotherWoman.
 

Internships - Fall 2014 - Spring 2015

Overview of MotherWoman internships:
  • Require attendance at the Internship Orientation on September 8th, 5:45pm. 
  • Requirements depend on specific internship postings - be sure to read these thoroughly.
  • Motherwoman internships are unpaid. MotherWoman partners with local colleges and academic programs in order to secure stipends/pay for student interns. We encourage students to seek out and apply to these programs.
  • Applications with typos and other errors will not be considered. 
  • Fall semester internship period generally runs from Sep 8-Dec 12. 
  • Internships may be extended to include Spring; preference may be given to those able to commit to Fall and Spring semesters. Please state preference/availability.
Questions and applications should be addressed to MotherWoman's Administrative Coordinator at admin@motherwoman.org. Postings close on August 8th, 2014.

 

Development Internships

  1. Development Assistant Intern
  2. Special Focus Membership Program Intern

Training & Program Internships

  1. Communications Intern
  2. Media and Web Development Intern
  3. Training Team Intern
  4. Evaluation Intern
  5. Support Group Research Intern
  6. Public Policy and Advocacy Intern
  7. Public Health/Policy Special Project


Development Internships

1. Development Assistant Intern
Reports to: Development Coordinator

Assists with:

  • Funding research and grant preparation and submission
  • Data entry (familiarity with fundraising software a plus)
  • Promotion of multimedia fundraising initiatives 
  • Correspondence, including mailings, e-newsletters, acknowledgment letters, pledge reminders
  • Assist with event logistics and implementation

Minimum of 6 hours per week during school
Interested candidates must submit:

  1. Cover letter
  2. Resume 

2. Special Focus: Membership Program Intern
Reports to: Development Coordinator

  •   Create a Donor/Membership Program
    • Conduct initial research on membership programs
    • Develop membership perks
  • Perform data entry & filing 
  • Assist with mailing projects 
  • Assist with donor cultivation, special mailing projects and follow-up phone calls
  • Assist with development of in-kind donation requests (incl: gift certificates and perks)
  • Provide support with special events
    • Assist with monthly information sessions (preparation, participation and follow-up);
    • Assist with annual fundraising campaigns (preparation, participation, and follow-up).

Minimum of 6 hours per week during school 
Interested candidates must submit:

  1. Cover letter
  2. Resume

 
Training & Program Internships

  • Graduate and Undergraduate students are invited to apply
  • Preference given to candidates who can commit to two semesters or more
  • Applicants should understand MotherWoman’s programming by reviewing our website and social media outlets.

1. Communications Intern

Reports to: Program Director

Desirable Skills:
Social media savvy, an excellent writer, able to understand MotherWoman’s messaging and replicate it, self-motivated, confident and bold in ability to join the team. Interns at MotherWoman are given whole project responsibilities, have opportunities to do important work and are relied on. You must be reliable, committed and willing to work. It will be an internship of a lifetime!

This position is appropriate for students studying communications, public policy, public health, social work and other related fields.

Typical Responsibilities:

  • Draft the monthly Perinatal Support Coalition Newsletter
  • Edit content and event information
  • Research relevant information pertaining to coalition members to include in the newsletter
  • Update events calendar 
  • Manage social media relations through Facebook, Linked In and Twitter
  • Track press mentions, google alerts and hashtags 
  • Draft news releases and distribute to news media

Minimum of 8 hours per week during school
Interested candidates must submit:

  1. Cover letter
  2. Resume
  3. 3 References
  4. Examples of previous work
  5. Writing samples

2. Media and Web Development Intern
Reports to: Program Director 

Desired Skills:
This successful intern will be social media savvy, an excellent writer, have experience in creating media library or be a quick study, have experience in utilizing media to engage in active media campaigns, able to understand MotherWoman’s messaging and replicate it, as well as be self-motivated, confident and bold as a team member. Interns at MotherWoman are given whole project responsibilities, have opportunities to do important work and are relied on. You must be reliable, committed and willing to work. For interested students with photography and video skills, there is potential for supporting MotherWoman in development of new materials utilizing these mediums. It will be an internship of a lifetime!

This position is appropriate for students studying communications, media development, public relations, video production, and public policy, public health, social work and other related fields.

Typical Responsibilities:

  • Develop a library of images for use in PowerPoint and materials
  • Develop media library and archive system for existing MotherWoman media (Photos, video, text)
  • Develop new materials
  • Implement social media engagement utilizing media library 
  • Partner with staff and/or consultant on website redesign
  • Familiarity with publishing and media software such as the Adobe Suite, Microsoft Publisher, etc.

Minimum of 8 hours per week during school
Interested candidates must submit:

  1. Cover letter
  2. Resume
  3. 3 References
  4. Writing Samples

3. Training Team Intern
Reports to: Training Manager

This position is appropriate for students studying communications, media development, public relations, and public policy, public health, social work and other related fields. 

Typical Responsibilities:

  • Training preparation, support delivery, and post training follow up
  • Research on program expansion and development of budgets
  • Research conferences, development opportunities and training models
  • Assessment, including profiling the demographics of MotherWoman communities
  • Bibliography research and maintenance for MotherWoman presentations
  • Data management
  • File management
  • Special projects TBD

Minimum of 8 hours per week during school
Interested candidates must submit:

  1. Cover letter
  2. Resume
  3. 3 References
  4. Writing Samples

4. Evaluation Intern
Reports to: Program Director

Desired Skills:
Successful intern should be familiar with and have experience in evaluation as well as be self-motivated, confident and bold as a team member. Interns at MotherWoman are given whole project responsibilities, have opportunities to do important work and are relied on. You must be reliable, committed and willing to work. For students interested in publication, there may be opportunities. It will be an internship of a lifetime! 

This position is appropriate for students studying evaluation, implementation science, community-readiness including students studying non-profit administration, program implementation, public policy, public health, social work and other related fields.

Typical Responsibilities:

  • Development of pre and post evaluation protocols, reporting mechanisms and data collection for programs
  • Processing of evaluation and interpretation of outcomes
  • Development of evaluation reports
  • Literature reviews on applicable subjects
  • Development of research/evaluation designs and IRBs for evaluation 
  • Research opportunities for publication and presentation 
  • Possible opportunity for working directly on articles for publication
  • Competence with Excel necessary
  • Support and leadership with focus groups and evaluation interviews
  • Familiarity with coding software a plus!

Minimum of 8 hours per week during school
Interested candidates must submit:

  1. Cover letter
  2. Resume
  3. 3 References
  4. Writing Samples

5. Support Group Research Intern
Reports to: Training Manager

Desired Skills:
Successful intern should be familiar with and have experience in research as well as be self-motivated, confident and bold as a team member. Interns at MotherWoman are given whole project responsibilities, have opportunities to do important work and are relied on. You must be reliable, committed and willing to work. For students interested in being engaged in research and publication, there may be opportunities. It will be an internship of a lifetime! 

This position is appropriate for students studying research and mental health interventions and outcomes, as well as public policy, public health, social work, psychology and other related fields. 

Typical Responsibilities:

  • Maintenance of research project
  • Oversight of monthly outreach to research participants
  • Literature review on related subjects
  • Data entry
  • Outreach for research support
  • Grant research and writing
  • Development of protocols for research expansion
  • Providing support for writing articles from research 
  • Development of research/evaluation designs and IRBs for evaluation 
  • Research opportunities for publication and presentation 
  • Support and leadership with focus groups and evaluation interviews
  • Familiarity with Constant Contact and databases a plus!

Minimum of 8 hours per week during school
Interested candidates must submit:

  1. Cover letter
  2. Resume
  3. 3 References
  4. Writing Samples

6. Public Policy and Advocacy Intern
Reports to: Program Director

Policy and Advocacy Intern will actively work on advocacy for social policy priorities of MotherWoman. Graduate and under-graduate interns are encouraged to apply and will be given responsibilities and opportunities according to their skill and experience level. MotherWoman is actively engaged in several public policy initiatives including the Earned Paid Sick Leave and Living Wage Campaigns at the MA state-level, new legislation on pregnancy discrimination issues, education and engagement of voters for the Fall election cycle on family policy issues, development a family-friendly business initiative to support local business to adopt family-friendly workplace policies, etc. MotherWoman is looking for serious students with a good sense of humor, self-initiative, and excellent work ethic to join our team.

This position is appropriate for students in gender and women’s studies, activism, social policy change, public service, policy development, community organizing, as well as public policy and other related fields. Students interested in a future in political office are encouraged to apply.

Desired Skills:

  • Possess strong analytical, research, and verbal and written communication skills.
  • Leadership skills and ability to prioritize work and multitask.
  • Work well independently and as part of a team.
  • Creativity and initiative are welcome.  

Typical Responsibilities

  • Research current policies that impact mothers and families
  • Develop opportunities for MotherWoman to promote policy change
  • Collaborate with organizations and coalitions with similar policy work
  • Implement initiatives to educate and empower MotherWoman constituents on issues 
  • Engage in writing and social media education
  • Write multiple blogs for MotherWoman’s Huffington Post page on social policy and impact on family

Minimum of 8 hours per week during school
Interested candidates must submit:

  1. Cover letter
  2. Resume
  3. 3 References
  4. Writing Samples

7. Public Health/Policy Special Project
Reports to: Program Director

MotherWoman has partnered with Smith, University of Massachusetts, Northeastern, Harvard, Smith College School of Social Work and University of Alabama graduate students in pursuing projects that are of mutual interest and benefit. This includes capstone projects, dissertations, or other internships for credit. MotherWoman is looking for serious students with a good sense of humor, self-initiative, and excellent work ethic to join our team. 

Possible projects can include but are not limited to program development, literature review, logic model and theory of change development, business plan development, program evaluation and research. This is the perfect opportunity for a student who is interested in being at the ground level of interventions that are expanding state-wide as well as nationally. Opportunities for research and/or publication are possible.

This position is appropriate for students studying research and mental health interventions and outcomes, as well as public policy, public health, social work, psychology and other related fields.

Desired Skills:

  • Familiarity and experience in research
  • Motivated, confident, bold team member
  • Reliable and committed
  • Capable of managing whole projects

Minimum of 8 hours per week during school
Interested candidates must submit:

  1. Cover letter
  2. Resume
  3. 3 References
  4. Writing Samples

 


MotherWoman is an equal opportunity employer and encourages women, persons of color, GLBTQ identified persons, and persons with disabilities to apply.