Postabortion Care (PAC) Consortium Intern/Coordinator

in Practicums/Internships
March 14th, 2013


Length of Internship: 6 months (mid-April 2013 through end-October 2013)

Hours: 20 hours/week

Salary: $13/hour

Location:  Boston (preferably)

 Scope of Work

Coordination of Meetings (25%)

Establish meeting themes and coordinate logistics for semi-annual PAC Consortium meetings – one international meeting and one domestic.

  • Prepare meeting objectives, agendas, documents and presentations as needed
  • Book venues and food, and coordinate logistics of the meetings
  • Advertise meetings, communicate with invited speakers
  • Compile meeting notes, lead follow up after meetings and implementation of action items
  • Schedule and create agendas for monthly meetings with the PAC Steering Committee   

Communications (50%)

Implement the PAC Consortium communications plan, serve as the primary contact for the PAC Consortium, and communicate with PAC Consortium partners.

  • Maintain the PAC Consortium website, Knowledge Gateway Community page, listserv, and the email inbox
  • Identify PAC-related news items, curricula, resources, tools, and research publications
  • Disseminate these documents via the PAC Consortium website and the PAC Consortium Community in Knowledge Gateway
  • Compose monthly listserv message to send to PAC Consortium members, and news items for the website
  • Explore new communications approaches and opportunities
  • Track PAC Consortium membership

Support PAC Consortium Initiatives and Provide Technical Input (20%)

  • Task Forces: communicate with all Task Forces, attend teleconference meetings, and assist them in implementing their respective work plans
  • Country Teams for PAC scale-up develop guidance documents for the country teams, update the ‘where we work’ page on the PAC Consortium website based on country team mapping exercises, communicate with and provide general support to the country teams
  • Organizational Partnerships: identify potential collaborating partners for the PAC  Consortium and schedule meetings to plan for partnerships
  • Assist the PAC Consortium co-Chairs in developing proposals

Grant Deliverables (5%)

  • Track grant deliverables in a timely manner
  • Compose and submit reports on these indicators to donors and the PAC Consortium Steering Committee  
  •  Work with PAC Consortium Chair to review the budget

Key skills required:

  • Excellent computer skills
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Strong work ethic, ability to multi-task, and flexibility
  • Interest in and commitment to Women’s Health, Rights and, in particular, quality Postabortion Care access for all women who need it. 

Please submit a CV and cover letter to:

Ellen Israel, at