Intern with The Doula Project!

The Doula Project is seeking interns to work with us in both clinical and administrative settings. Internships are available for this spring semester (beginning ASAP) and for the coming summer. Internships are unpaid but we are able to offer a Metrocard and school credit where applicable.

As an intern, you'll gain hands-on experience as both a birth and abortion doula and have the opportunity to directly participate in the workings of the Project. Interns are a critical and invaluable part of the work we do!

Responsibilities:

  • Work in our partner clinics providing full-spectrum doula support to people experiencing abortion or fetal loss
  • Work on the labor and delivery floor of one of NYC’s public hospitals to provide birth support
  • Provide programmatic and communications support to the project coordinators, including helping organize monthly meetings, sending out scheduling reminders to doulas, updating our website and social networking sites, editing and writing pieces of our training toolkit, and other tasks, as determined based on your interest and the organization's needs

Qualifications:

  • Previous clinical experience ideal
  • Currently a birth doula or willing to seek out training and scholarships with the DP’s assistance
  • Strong communication skills
  • Capacity to support people facing difficult and emotional situations
  • Capacity to work in high-stress, high-endurance settings
  • Comfort working with medical professionals and being exposed to blood and medical procedures
  • Comfort providing physical support measures
  • Basic computer skills
  • Bilingual candidates strongly preferred

How to apply:

Internships entail a time commitment of approximately 20 hours per week. Interns must be available at least three full days per week (Monday–Saturday).

Please write a cover letter that includes a brief personal statement in response to the following questions (limit 100-500 words): What does the phrase “Spectrum of Choice” mean to you? How do you see this phrase as relevant to being a doula? Please include your availability by day of week and specify your interest in spring semester and/or summer in your cover letter.

Please also submit a resume highlighting your work in reproductive health, rights, or justice, counseling, social work, doula work, or health services, as well as contact information for two references who would not mind being contacted to speak to your qualifications and character.

Applications should be submitted to internships[at]doulaproject.org by February 10, 2018. Priority will be given to applicants received promptly. 

For a more in-depth description of the Doula Project organization and the internship program, please refer to the following: http://bit.ly/2FZwO6n

Ilana Dzuba