Executive Office Intern

Executive Office Intern – Summer 2014 

Population Action International advocates for women and families to have access to contraception in order to improve their health, reduce poverty and protect their environment. PAI collaborates with advocacy partners worldwide to ensure reproductive health is a priority. We interpret U.S. policies and global funding trends for our international colleagues and provide grants to community-based organizations to support their own advocacy efforts. PAI exists because providing women with the family planning they want can save hundreds of thousands of lives, prevent unintended pregnancies and reduce unsafe abortion.

We are currently recruiting an Executive Office Intern for Summer 2014.

This internship will focus on organizing PAI’s annual staff planning retreat as well as preparing the organization for its annual planning process. Preparations will focus on ensuring that all necessary planning information and tools are readily available to facilitate the production of an annual organizational work plan for FY 2015. The intern will also provide general support for PAI’s Executive Office and work closely with energetic Executive Office staff as well as teams throughout the organization. This internship is ideal for someone pursuing an undergraduate degree in non-profit management or who has an interest in non-profit organizational management.


  • Help coordinate an all-staff planning retreat, including securing a location, compiling materials, and responding to other logistical support requirements as needed
  • Support PAI’s Board of Directors through compiling board history information and drafting materials for the Fall Board Meeting such as updating background materials
    • Prepare and organize materials for the President
    • Draft, proofread and edit materials from the Executive Office
    • Support and work on special tasks and projects, as needed
  • Assist in creating, organizing and distributing resources and tools to help guide the annual planning process
  • Conduct background and project-based research, as needed


  • A junior or senior undergraduate student focused on international development/affairs, women’s empowerment, reproductive health and/or non-profit management
  • An interest in reproductive health and family planning issues
  • Organized and detail-oriented
  • Excellent oral and written communications skills
  • Great research skills
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Excel, with additional database skills a plus (FastTrack Schedule 10, SharePoint 2010)

Learning Objectives

  • The intern will become familiar with non-profit organizational annual planning and budgeting processes.
  • The intern will learn how to write concisely for a decision-maker by researching and writing briefing materials and memos for the CEO.

Duration of Internship

June 2, 2014 – July 25, 2014

Interns work approx. 20 hours per week and will receive a small stipend.


Resume with cover letter may be emailed to Amandi Clarke at aclarke@popact.org. EOE.