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NARAL Pro-Choice Washington

Communications Intern

May - August 2019 • Washington, DC

What I liked

The agency I was given to gain experience as a full-fledged member of a communications team. The amount I had the chance to write and the people I met will influence the rest of my career.

What I wish was different

The application process was a little scattered, and I think the experience depended on the department you were in.

Advice

Do your best to use the entire network at NARAL, everyone is willing to grab a coffee and offer advice if you ask!
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Executive Intern

September 2020 • Washington, DC

What I liked

I'm very passionate about the work that NARAL does, so it was an incredible opportunity to learn about how a national organization in that field (reproductive rights) operates from a high-level strategy perspective. I also enjoyed being able to connect with so many intelligent and creative people in the field.

What I wish was different

I wish I had taken opportunities to connect with individuals outside my department earlier in the internship experience. Part of what the internship has to offer is the amazing network, and I wish I had taken advantage of it right from the start instead of gradually as the internship continued.

Advice

The internship experience varies greatly depending on what department you work in. I would recommend doing your homework on what department would be the best fit for you, and then, once you are at NARAL, connect with individuals within or outside your department early and often.
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Organizing Fellow

July - August 2018 • Binghamton, NY

What I liked

I really enjoyed the work I was doing. I'm very passionate about the issue, and getting to work with activists in my area that were equally, if not more, passionate was a great experience. I also enjoyed the training session held in D.C. It was very informative, and interesting to meet people from all over who were working toward the same goal.

What I wish was different

The organization was somewhat unorganized, and the session started much later than we had originally been told it would. There wasn't much wiggle room in hitting quotas, even though each fellow was working in a drastically different environment with different conditions.

Advice

Keep an open mind, both for the subject matter and the organization's structure.
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Digital Designer Intern

May - August 2018 • Washington, DC

What I liked

I got to use creativity and design skills to further a cause I believe in.

What I wish was different

Nothing

Advice

Talk to people who work there about their experiences, everyone is so interesting and helpful
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