Communications Story-Gathering Coordinator Intern - Spring 2018


Cause Areas


Mon Jan 01, 2018 - Fri May 04, 2018


671 Vandalia StreetSaint Paul, MN 55114


The Communications Story-Gathering Assistant Intern will assist Planned Parenthood’s Communications Team with their story-gathering process that identifies, collects, tracks, and then develops compelling stories about Planned Parenthood’s key partners and clients to be used in narratives about the organization’s important work.

Specific Duties:
* Work with the Communications Team to maintain story-gathering process which includes a formalized, established system for capturing stories and storing them.
* Engage other PPMNS departments (Clinical Operations, Education & Outreach, Public Affairs, Volunteer Program, etc.) to strategize about potential story-gathering and story-sharing opportunities.
* Identify and interview patients, education participants, providers and others who are willing to share a story. Storylines could include:

o Affordable Care Act (PP patient who has/will benefit from the ACA)
o Birth control
o Breast health
o Cervical health
o Spanish language
o Health care access in Greater Minnesota, rural communities, or underserved areas
o General preventative care
o Aspiration stories: "PP helped me reach my goals by planning for my family" etc.
o Life-saving abortion
o Outreach programs, e.g. Teen Council, PASE, ROTO
o Sexuality education
o Culturally diverse patient and education stories

* Develop and write up each story, gathering all the necessary approvals from the interviewee.
* Utilize PPMNS video and photo equipment in order to capture stories and images digitally.
* Maintain catalog of PPMNS’ stories, along with any digital files.
* Assist Communications Team to inform PPMNS staff about newly gathered stories and potential story-sharing opportunities, and energize PPMNS staff about being involved in the story-gathering process themselves.
* Maintain and improve story-gathering "kit" that can be shared with staff to help them gather stories "on the spot."
* Identify opportunities for inclusion of personal narratives into communications, media relations, and other ongoing PPMNS operations, and facilitate their integration.


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Requirements & Commitment

  • Background Check
  • semester commitment

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