Become a Public Advocacy Intern

Are you a student who is passionate about reproductive justice, healthcare, and community organizing? PPAM’s Internship Program is looking for proactive individuals who are ready to get to work! Interns are vital to the PPAM team. Our interns play leading roles in organizing campaigns and events. This is not a pencil-sharpening, paper-pushing job – our interns get to experience the real, fast-paced world of community organizing. We provide interns with opportunities for training, one-on-one mentorship, and professional networking. We work hard to ensure our interns leave with the passion, knowledge and connections they need to create change in the world.

Opportunities include:

  • Managing and training volunteers
  • Running outreach events
  • Building community partnerships
  • Writing
  • Researching
  • And so much more!

Application Details

There are three Internship Terms per year.

All PPAM internships must be for university credit. Students have the option to apply for an internship lasting beyond 1 term, on the condition they will continue to receive university credit.

Internship start and end dates are negotiable with PPAM Supervisor approval.

Our internships are unpaid; however, PPAM will reimburse for any mileage accrued through travel.

Internship Applications may be submitted at anytime, however, they will only be reviewed three times per year according to the calendar below. You will be contacted during the Application Review period for your selected Term.


Term 1:

Jan 1 – May 1

Application Review Period:
Last Monday of Oct
3rd Monday of Nov

Final Acceptances:
2nd Thursday of Dec

Term 2:

May 1 – Sept 1

Application Review Period:
Last Monday of Feb
3rd Monday of Mar

Final Acceptances:
2nd Thursday of Apr

Term 3:

Sept 1 – Jan 1

Application Review Period:
Last Monday of Jun
3rd Monday of Jul

Final Acceptances:
2nd Thursday of Aug


You will be asked to upload a digital version of your resume and cover letter to complete the Internship Application form.
To apply for an internship position, please complete the following Internship Application form:
A PDF of the Intern Application is also available.

Internship Application

Fields marked with an * are required

Contact Information


Indicate the area where you prefer your internship to take place.

University Internship Program Information

Your Availability


Information About Yourself

Please fill out the following questions below. These questions help us to get  to know you better as an internship candidate.



Please list 2 people, preferably not related to you, who can attest to your character, skills, and dependability.

Reference 1

Reference 2

If you are under 18 you, must furnish a signed parental consent in order to volunteer at Planned Parenthood Advocates of Michigan. Please note that in order to volunteer at a health center or have any contact with patient information, you must be at least 18 years old.

Criminal Background History

‡ A conviction will not automatically result in your disqualification from employment; felony and misdemeanor convictions will be considered only to the extent they relate to the job for which you have applied. However, failure to disclose a conviction or mischaracterization of a conviction automatically will result in your ineligibility for entering/continuing an intern/externship (even if the conviction would not have barred your employment had it been properly disclosed).

Criminal Background Check Authorization Form Information

Internship Agreement

Note: References to "employment" in the Internship Agreement below indicate retention as an intern, not a paid employment position.

I certify that all information I have provided in order to apply for and secure work with Planned Parenthood Advocates of Michigan (PPAM) is true, complete and correct. I understand that any information provided by me that is found to be false, incomplete or misrepresented in any respect, will be sufficient cause to (a) cancel further consideration of this application, or (b) immediately discharge me from the employer’s service, whenever it is discovered. I expressly authorize without reservation, Planned Parenthood Advocates of Michigan, its representatives, employees or agents to contact and obtain information from all references (personal and professional), employers, public agencies, licensing authorities and educational institutions and to otherwise verify the accuracy of all information provided by me in this application, resume or job interview. I understand that PPAM does not unlawfully discriminate in employment and no question on this application is used for the purpose of limiting or excusing any applicant from consideration for employment on a basis prohibited by applicable local, state or federal law. In consideration for employment with Planned Parenthood Advocates of Michigan, if employed, I agree to conform to the rules, regulations, policies, and procedures of Planned Parenthood Advocates of Michigan at all times and understand that such compliance is a condition of employment. I understand that due to the scope of Planned Parenthood Advocates of Michigan’s mission, attendance and punctuality are considered essential requirements of every job at Planned Parenthood Advocates of Michigan and that poor attendance and tardiness will result in disciplinary action. I understand that this application remains current for only 30 days. At the conclusion of that time, if I have not heard from the employer and still wish to be considered for employment, it will be necessary to reapply and fill out a new application. If I am hired, I understand that I am free to resign at any time, with or without cause and without prior notice and Planned Parenthood Advocates of Michigan reserves the same right to terminate my employment at any time, with or without cause and without prior notice, except as may be required by law. This application does not constitute an agreement or contract for employment for any specified period or definite duration. I understand that no supervisor or representative of PPAM is authorized to make any assurances to the contrary and that no implied, oral or written agreements contrary to the foregoing express language are valid unless they are in writing and signed by Planned Parenthood Advocates of Michigan’s President/CEO. I understand that if offered a position with Planned Parenthood Advocates of Michigan, I may be required to submit to a pre-employment medical examination or background check as a condition of employment, I understand that unsatisfactory result from, refusal to cooperate with, or any attempt to affect the results of these employment tests and checks will result in my withdrawal of any employment offer or termination of employment if already employed. DO NOT SIGN UNTIL YOU HAVE READ THE ABOVE INTERNSHIP APPLICANT STATEMENT I certify that I have read, fully understand and accept all terms of the foregoing Applicant Statement.

Confidentiality Statement

As required by Planned Parenthood Advocates of Michigan and Planned Parenthood Federation of America policies, all services are confidential. Therefore, it is mandatory that volunteers respect the confidentiality of all patient and Agency information. The professional relationship between each client and the Agency demands that there be no disclosure of any information to anyone other than the patient regarding personal information, services rendered or content of patient records without written authorization by patient. Additionally, business knowledge and information acquired throughout the workday is confidential including, but not limited to: financial or budget information, personnel actions, legal advice or opinion regarding management issues. Breach of this confidentiality policy will result in immediate dismissal and possible further legal action.

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