REPORTS TO: Prospect Research & Development Coordinator

HOURS: 20 hours+ per week, flexible scheduling Monday-Friday between 10:00am and 5:00pm


The National Institute for Reproductive Health (NIRH) builds power at the state and local level to change public policy, galvanize public support, and normalize women’s decisions about abortion and contraception. Using a partnership model, we provide state and local advocates with strategic guidance, hands-on support, and funding to create national change from the ground up. We are a force multiplier – we form strategic partnerships with a wide range of organizations to directly impact the reproductive health and lives of women across the country. Since 2008, NIRH has provided direct grants and hands-on support to nearly 150 reproductive health, rights, and justice organizations in more than 39 states and 56 localities across the country. In 2019, NIRH’s partnerships and its work in New York State and City span 23 states, including 14 localities.

The National Institute for Reproductive Health Action Fund, with associated PAC’s and IEC, conducts nonpartisan advocacy and electoral engagement to advance reproductive health, rights and justice in states and cities across the country.


The Development Department plays an integral role in the operations of the National Institute for Reproductive Health and the National Institute for Reproductive Health Action Fund. Our individual and institutional donors make the work of our organizations possible. The Development Intern will assist with researching the background and giving history of potential and current donors; developing donor communications; preparing mailings.


  • Maintain the consistency, accuracy, and hygiene of our donor database;
  • Help build out our mid- and low-level giving programs by conducting research on current donors;
  • Support the development team in a myriad of fundraising efforts, including drafting cultivation and stewardship communications to donors.
  • Assist wit event planning for Young Professionals Program and other special events as needed.
  • Ad hoc projects as needed


  • A strong interest in nonprofit work, particularly fundraising and event-planning
  • MS Office computer skills
  • Raiser’s Edge or other CRM database experience desired, not required
  • Ability to show initiative, ask questions, and adapt to changing priorities
  • Strong personal commitment to social justice issues
  • Ability to multitask while being attentive to detail

Compensation & Benefits: Transportation assistance and a stipend of $1,800 will be provided.

TO APPLY: Email a thoughtful cover letter and resume in one PDF to development@nirhealth.org with subject line “Development Intern.”

The National Institute for Reproductive Health is an equal opportunity employer. NIRH strives to build and support an equitable work community that attracts, develops, and retains exceptional people. As a member of the reproductive freedom movement, NIRH aims to foster leadership and raise the voices of historically marginalized people, including but not limited to Black people and people of color, indigenous/native peoples, LGBTQ and gender non-conforming people, disabled/differently abled people, immigrants, and low income people. We strongly encourage candidates of these and other diverse backgrounds to apply.