Sexual and Reproductive Health Internship
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LIC - Central DOHMH - Long Island City, NY
Sexual and Reproductive Health Internship

The Fund for Public Health in New York City (FPHNYC) is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization that is dedicated to the advancement of the health and well-being of all New Yorkers.  To this end, in partnership with the New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene (DOHMH), FPHNYC incubates innovative public health initiatives implemented by DOHMH to advance community health throughout the city. It facilitates partnerships, often new and unconventional, between government and the private sector to develop, test, and launch new initiatives. These collaborations speed the execution of demonstration projects, effect expansion of successful pilot programs, and support rapid implementation to meet the public health needs of individuals, families, and communities across New York City.



The NYC Department of Health & Mental Hygiene is committed to helping create a world where all New Yorkers can safely express their sexuality and gender identity with dignity, possessing the knowledge, skills, and resources to support healthy and fulfilling lives. The Bureau of Maternal, Infant and Reproductive Health (BMIRH) is dedicated to eliminating inequities in maternal, infant, and reproductive health outcomes. This mission is achieved through programs, policy advocacy, and research initiatives. BMIRH strives to apply a sexual and reproductive justice and racial justice framework to our work and to fully engage community partners to move this work forward. One component of this work is to ensure that all New Yorkers of reproductive age, particularly young people, have the necessary information and resources to make informed decisions around sexual and reproductive health and to act on those decisions.


To further this goal, BMIRH's Sexual and Reproductive Health Unit (SRH Unit) uses the sexual and reproductive justice framework that prioritizes access to services and education, as well as bodily autonomy, within the context of historical events, lived experiences, sexualities, and social conditions. The SRH unit uses a multi-faceted approach to sexual and reproductive health and justice, which includes community engagement, public awareness, development and dissemination of best clinical practices, data collection on health indicators, and quality improvement learning collaboratives.



The Sexual and Reproductive Health (SRH) Unit is seeking a part-time project intern on a portfolio of sexual and reproductive health work. Specifically, this position will assist in data transcription, coding, and analysis of research surrounding patient-centered reproductive healthcare. This role will also involve liaising with clinical staff in order to recruit participants in a qualitative research study.



The project intern will:

  • Assist in recruitment and qualitative data analysis of a research study on patient-centered contraceptive counseling
  • Liaise with clinic partners to recruit study participants
  • Provide technical assistance for focus groups conducted via online platforms
  • Transcribe and code data
  • Draft reports and communications for both internal and external use
  • Assist with other duties, tasks, and special projects as needed

The preferred candidate will possess the following:

  • Applicants must be enrolled in or have completed a Master’s program in science (MS), public health (MPH), public affairs (MPA), social work (MSW), or similar.
  • Bachelor’s degree in public health, public policy, health sciences, or relevant field
  • Experience analyzing qualitative research data, using software such as NVivo
  • An understanding of sexual and reproductive health issues, including contraceptive access, sex education, and abortion care
  • Strong organizational skills and ability to work within tight deadlines
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office, including Outlook, Excel, and Word



FPHNYC offers benefits for selected employees. Salary range is $20-22 an hour, with a 20-hour a week schedule.



This position is budgeted until June 30, 2022, with a possibility of renewal in July 2022.



To apply, submit your resume and cover letter, including how your experience relates to this position. We ask that you do not contact our staff directly and no phone inquiries please. Applicants who best match the position needs will be contacted.


The Fund for Public Health in New York City is an Equal Opportunity Employer and encourages a diverse pool of candidates to apply.