Internship opportunities withMichigan Fertility Alliance (MFA)

Upwards of 15% of Americans suffer from infertility yet only 19 states—excluding Michigan— mandate insurance coverage for infertility. Michigan, meanwhile, is the only U.S. state where taking part in a compensated surrogacy contract remains a punishable felony. MFA is working with a number of legal advisors, doctors, clinicians, social advocates, fertility organizations, LGBTQ+ and feminist groups to help change Michigan’s antiquated policies. 

Michigan Fertility Alliance is looking for two student advocates for a summer (part-time) internship to help on grassroots advocacy work in support of updating laws that govern fertility and surrogacy law in Michigan. Successful candidates will be interested in women’s studies, social justice, reproductive rights, media and politics. 

Candidates for the Media internship will be:  

— proficient with social media (Instagram and Facebook), Canva and Later

— comfortable with marketing and PR strategies

— assisting on the content and management of fortnightly newsletter

— confident and comfortable with reactive engagement on social media

— pitching, researching and writing pieces for the MFA blog

— creating MFA related content and maintaining a monthly content calendar

Candidates for the Legislative Affairs intern will be: 

— interested in internet research and canvassing regarding state-level politics

— focused on developing our Advocacy Day campaign

— organizing meetings and discussions with state-level policymakers and their staff

— confident in Excel and other spreadsheet software

— interested in the inner-workings of state government and the bill-making process

— available on Advocacy Day, September 21st, 2022 (7am – 4pm EST)

— able to commit to position until October 1st in order to complete post-Advocacy Day wrap-up

— extremely detailed oriented

— a strong, concise and professional communicator 

We are looking for individuals who:  

— want experience working on a grassroots campaign

— are self-starters, efficient and can work independently 

— have excellent research skills

— positive interpersonal skills

— interests should include politics, women’s studies, alternative families, law, social and reproductive justice

— want to effect change

Both positions are unpaid, will be part-time and working remotely with weekly Zoom meetings with the MFA team.

To apply, please send a cover letter and resume to: 

Stephanie Jones and Ginanne Brownell 

Michigan Fertility Alliance