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Below are current openings with Planned Parenthood Affiliates of California or our 501(c)(3) sister-arm, California Planned Parenthood Education Fund, or other Planned Parenthood local organizations in California:


Legal/Regulatory Assistant

Classification: Full time, Exempt
Location: Sacramento, CA
Reports to: Chief Legal Counsel

Job Description

The Legal/Regulatory Assistant will be responsible for supporting CPPEF/PPAC’s legal team, which provides legal representation for California Planned Parenthood Education Fund, Inc. (CPPEF), Planned Parenthood Affiliates of California (PPAC) and the seven independently incorporated Planned Parenthood affiliates in California. The Affiliates collectively operate 115 health centers and provide almost 1.6 million patient visits each year. They also operate a reproductive health care mobile app, PP Direct. The Legal Team provides legal advice, guidance and opinions; drafts policies and procedures; convenes state-wide meetings of the seven California affiliates; interfaces with the administrative and regulatory agencies in Sacramento; provides substantive expertise on sponsored legislation; handles litigation; and works in coalition to further the mission of Planned Parenthood. In addition, the Legal Team collects information from the Affiliates, and drafts, files, and tracks the regulatory filings necessary to operate the health centers. Responsibilities include, but are not limited to, a variety of responsible regulatory, technical, and administrative functions.

Essential Job Functions

  • Schedules and coordinates monthly calls and meetings with California affiliates, including creating agendas and taking notes.
  • Handles in-person meeting logistics for state-wide meetings, including travel, hotel and food arrangement, preparation of materials and agendas (including Power Point presentations and WebEx).
  • Maintains legal team calendars.
  • Maintains legal team project lists.
  • Collects data from Affiliates, as needed, and presents graphically for meetings and presentations.
  • Books hotel and travel.
  • Manages contract review and execution.
  • Maintains legal library and legal sections of state-wide intranet.
  • Assists with document collection for litigation.
  • Tracks MCLE credits and deadlines for legal team.
  • Assists legal team with financial reconciliation requirements, such as credit card statements and reimbursement for work-related expenditures.
  • Assists legal team with preparation, submission, and tracking all health care regulatory filings, including preparing filings for signature, delivering finalized applications to regulatory entities, and coordinating with Affiliate and regulatory entity staff.
  • Maintains and update regulatory guidance binder and related resources.
  • Performs light research to verify the status of regulatory filing checklists and related materials.

Skills and Abilities Required

  • Excellent organizational skills
  • Experience with planning and coordinating meetings
  • Abilty to meet deadlines and work under pressure
  • Strong analytical skills and attention to detail
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Exceptional research skills
  • Experience with Microsoft Office Programs (Word, Excel and Power Point)
  • Ability to work in a face paced, ever changing environment
  • Experience with collecting, tracking, and presenting data
  • Ability to provide support to multiple attorneys
  • Ability to work independently
  • Exercise judgement with sensitive and confidential information

Qualifications

  • Belief and commitment to CPPEF / PPAC’s mission and values
  • Bachelor’s Degree required
  • One – two years previous experience required

Organization Background

Planned Parenthood Affiliates of California (PPAC) (a 501 (C) (4) organization) follows state and federal legislation in a number of public policy arenas. It leads the policy, legislative and electoral work for the California Affiliates and coordinates social media campaigns. The California Planned Parenthood Education Fund (CPPEF) (a 501 (C) (3) organization) promotes education, counseling, and clinical services in the fields of reproductive health care and family planning, and more recently, primary care. We handle administrative, legislative and regulatory actions, including statewide and local initiatives, as well as, on occasion, litigation. We coordinate a number of cross-affiliate projects and regularly convene meetings and trainings for the California Affiliates on a host of issues. These Affiliates operate 115 health centers and handle more than 1.6 million patient visits, annually.

Our mission is to create a personally and politically safe climate in which individuals have universal and unfettered access to sexual and reproductive health care and can make their own decisions about these services.

PPAC’s vision and leadership has spurred lawmakers to enact legislation that makes California a national leader in the funding of family planning and other reproductive health care services. PPAC played a key role in augmenting state funding for family planning and has played a leading role in the fight against anti-choice legislation for over 40 years.

Values

For more than 40 years, PPAC/CPPEF has been on the forefront of successful efforts to protect the reproductive freedom of all Californians. We believe that by honoring certain core values in our everyday work, we will be better able to promote sound public policies relating to reproductive health care, family planning services, comprehensive sexuality education, and clinic services, and ensure access to all. By working together effectively we are able to serve our affiliates and achieve our common goals.

Our values are: personal responsibility, leadership, communication (effective problem solving, conflict resolution), teamwork, excellence, innovation, ethics, integrity and honesty.

Compensation

Compensation according to experience. We have a generous benefits package. Employees are eligible for medical, vision, and dental benefits and are eligible to participate in our 401(k) and Flexible Spending Account benefits on the first of the month following date of employment.

How to Apply

Email cover letter and resume to resumes@ppacca.org. Note: Applicants must indicate "Legal Assistant, [last name]" as the subject of emailed applications. Please also note where you first saw this job posting when you send in your application. Cover letter and resume should be sent as attachments.

California Planned Parenthood Education Fund, Inc. is an equal opportunity employer, committed to inclusive hiring and dedicated to diversity in our work and staff. We strongly encourage people from all groups and communities to apply.

Closing Date: August 31, 2016.


Legal Counsel

Classification: Full time, Exempt
Location: Sacramento, CA
Reports to: Chief Legal Counsel

Job Description

The Legal Counsel is responsible for providing and coordinating legal representation and advocacy for California Planned Parenthood Education Fund, Inc. (CPPEF) and Planned Parenthood Affiliates of California (PPAC), primarily related to the provision of healthcare by the seven independently incorporated Planned Parenthood affiliates in California (California affiliates). Collectively, these affiliates operate 115 health centers and provide almost 1.6 million patient visits each year. The in-house attorney will provide legal analyses, guidelines and opinions, interface with various State agencies and the Legislature and work to infuse Planned Parenthood’s values into relevant legislation, regulations, government policies and administrative actions. Duties include assisting Affiliates and their health centers to comply with federal and state legal requirements, providing legal counsel to business operations, and representing CPPEF/PPAC and the Affiliates before regulatory agencies and within coalitions.  

The Legal Counsel is an employee of CPPEF and is hired to serve as legal counsel for both CPPEF and PPAC. Neither CPPEF nor PPAC foresees any actual or potential conflict of interest arising from the Legal Counsel serving in that capacity for both entities.

Essential Job Functions

  • Works with Senior Regulatory Counsel on matters related to healthcare regulatory compliance, including but not limited to: facility licensing and enrollment, scope of practice and billing and reimbursement-related issues.Works with the California affiliates to draft and file various regulatory applications on  their behalf.
  • Tracks regulatory filings and serves as the primary liaison between PPAC/CPPEF and various regulatory entities to address discrepancies, answer questions, and ensure timely application review while maintaining a collaborative relationship.
  • Researches and analyzes community clinic licensure, enrollment, and billing/reimbursement policies, regulation, and statutes, as necessary.
  • As requested from time to time, attends key stakeholder meetings related to billing and regulatory requirements that impact Affiliate operations.
  • As requested, supports the Legal Department and the Legislative Team in developing and drafting legislation, preparing amendments to pending state legislation and preparing analyses of pending state legislation and state regulations that impact Affiliates from both a business and mission perspective. Over time, additional involvement and support with PPAC/CPPEF’s legislative activities may be required.
  • As requested, assists staff on legal issues and provides legal opinions, prepares legal memoranda and amicus briefs.
  • Answers questions from, and provides general legal direction to, Affiliates.
  • Meets with other groups or associations interested in assigned issues, forming coalitions as appropriate.
  • Represents CPPEF/PPAC and handles other duties and projects as assigned by the Chief Legal Counsel.

Skills and Abilities Required

  • Admission to California Bar.
  • 2 – 3 years Regulatory and/or Healthcare Law experience
  • Excellent written and verbal communication, organizational, and interpersonal skills.
  • Ability to effectively manage multiple priorities at one time, often in the face of fast turn-around deadlines.
  • Critical thinking skills, including the ability to oscillate between macro and micro management of issues and projects.
  • Resourceful research skills, including the ability to think “outside the box” for answers or solutions.
  • Familiarity with community clinic environment and health care law.
  • Team player, self-motivated.
  • Willingness and ability to work long and irregular hours. 

Organization Background

Planned Parenthood Affiliates of California (PPAC) (a 501 (C) (4) organization) follows state and federal legislation in a number of public policy arenas. It leads the policy, legislative, regulatory, communication and electoral work for the California Affiliates and coordinates social media campaigns. The California Planned Parenthood Education Fund (CPPEF) (a 501 (C) (3) organization) promotes education, counseling, and clinical services in the fields of reproductive health care and family planning, and more recently, primary care. We handle administrative, legislative, and regulatory actions, including statewide and local initiatives, as well as, on occasion, litigation. We coordinate a number of cross-affiliate projects and regularly convene meetings and trainings for the California Affiliates on a host of issues. These Affiliates operate 115 health centers and handle more than 1.6 million patient visits, annually. Over 90 percent of the patients they serve are low-income; their health care is reimbursed through Family PACT or Medi-Cal managed care.

Our mission is to create a personally and politically safe climate in which individuals have universal and unfettered access to sexual and reproductive health care and can make their own decisions about these services.

PPAC’s vision and leadership has spurred lawmakers to enact legislation that makes California a national leader in the funding of family planning and other reproductive health care services. PPAC played a key role in augmenting state funding for family planning and has played a leading role in the fight against anti-choice legislation for over 40 years.

Values

For more than 40 years, PPAC/CPPEF has been on the forefront of successful efforts to protect the reproductive freedom of all Californians. We believe that by honoring certain core values in our everyday work, we will be better able to promote sound public policies relating to reproductive health care, family planning services, comprehensive sexuality education, and clinic services, and ensure access to all. By working together effectively we are able to serve our affiliates and achieve our common goals.  Our values are: personal responsibility, leadership, communication (effective problem solving, conflict resolution), teamwork, excellence, innovation, ethics, integrity, and honesty.

Compensation

Compensation is based on experience. We have a generous benefits package. Employees are eligible for medical, vision, and dental benefits and are eligible to participate in our 401(k) and Flexible Spending Account benefits on the first of the month following date of employment.

How to Apply

Email cover letter, resume and writing sample to resumes@ppacca.org Note: Applicants must indicate "Legal Counsel, [last name]" as the subject of emailed applications. Please also note where you first saw this job posting when you send in your application. Cover letter and resume should be sent as separate attachments.

Additional Information

As part of the Legal Counsel’s position as counsel for PPAC and CPPEF, the Legal Counsel may assist or provide legal services to Affiliates in their efforts to comply with federal and state legal requirements or otherwise. CPPEF/PPAC has a Master Legal Services Agreement with the California affiliates that allows CPPEF/PPAC to provide legal services to them individually or collectively at their request. Requests for assistance or legal services may be made directly by the Affiliates to the Legal Counsel. The decision whether to undertake work on behalf of, or in response to any request by, an Affiliate shall be subject to the discretion of the Chief Legal Counsel based upon Chief Legal Counsel’s understanding of the interests of PPAC and CPPEF and the current workload. Communications between Legal Counsel and Affiliates about assistance or services on legal matters shall be considered “confidential communications between client and lawyer.”


Director of Online Strategy

Classification: Full time, Exempt
Location: Sacramento, CA
Reports to: Director of Communications

The Director of Online Strategy is responsible for providing leadership to the CA Technology workgroup and to direct the ongoing improvements and developments to the ppactionca.org website, cppef.org websites and email/advocacy/fundraising initiatives.

Essential Job Functions

Leadership

  • Assess California online strategy needs and suggest, create and facilitate the roll-out of Online Strategy Plans in consultation with the Communications Director.
  • Creation of timelines and sample content for robust multi-channel digital outreach campaigns (using email marketing, social media, website, and other digital avenues) in order to facilitate the legislative team advocacy goals, affiliate volunteer and supporter engagement goals, online fundraising goals, and public health education goals.
  • Work with the CA Tech Workgroup, organizing meetings by conference call to address statewide technology issues, use, best practices, policies, and strategy.
  • Direct the ongoing improvements and developments to the PPActionCA.org web site and to ensure it is a leading resource and has fully fleshed-out up-to-date information.
  • Provide leadership and direction in the creation of a strong training infrastructure and guides to ensure long-term stability and consistent knowledge among new internet and web strategy staff at the affiliate level.
  • Develop and direct multi-affiliate C4 online fundraising project, including vendor supervision.

Statewide Liaison

  • Maintain a strong working relationship with PPOL, PPAF, PPAC, and the CA Affiliates, to ensure that national and state campaign priorities, goals, and ideas are shared with CA Affiliates and that input and ideas from CA Affiliates are part of the national web strategy planning. [PPFA workgroups – sit on several national workgroups looking at c3 and c4 Web redesigns, metrics, branding, voter guides, etc.]
  • Monitors best practices for list-use agreements and ensures that all CA Affiliate list-use agreements are up-to-date and that list opt-in practices for new supporter data are in-line with accepted standards.
  • Addresses the needs of CA Affiliates related to infrastructure, resources, and technology, as identified in the CA Tech Workgroup.

Technical Role

  • Webmaster of the CPPEF/PPAC Intranet, making information architectural changes and recommendations for strategic improvements as needed to develop and adapt the intranet site to changing needs over time.
  • Maintain and bolster PPAC and CPPEF social media efforts.
  • Ensure transfer of owned URLs, update/manage all PPAC owned URLs and recommend any additional URL purchases needed.
  • Ongoing analysis of statewide PPActionCA.org web site, meetings with affiliates to map long-term goals and needed capabilities, budget planning, and determine a detailed plan for what content needs updating and the best structure for content.
  • Ensure ongoing analytics of site traffic and produce quarterly metrics reports and benchmarks assessments for ppactionca.org. Encourage California affiliates to share and discuss metrics and benchmarks as well and facilitate cross-affiliate best practice sharing and learning.
  • Work with affiliates in relation to their supporter lists to plan a recommended strategy for engaging supporters and donors in ongoing local communications.
  • Work with affiliates and makes affiliate-level content updates in instances of staff turnover, and fill-in for temporary affiliate tech staff vacancies if key email campaigns or other online strategy items are planned.
  • Monitor database flow of information and facilitate database best practices, including de-duplication efforts and data hygiene standards.

Other Related Projects

  • Provides input and guidance on digital outreach programs and advertising spends to most effectively reach target voter universes during election cycle independent expenditure campaigns.
  • Provide Voter Guide support to affiliates and facilitate uniform data and statewide upload of affiliate voter guide data.
  • Provides support and implementation if needed for seasonal projects such as Capitol Day online sign-up forms and payment forms, and Capitol Day web pages.
  • Provides web vendor selection support and web strategy planning as needed for projects such as ballot measure campaigns.
  • Technical support to affiliates on voter database development and execution of electoral digital plan.

Skills and Abilities Required

  • Strong project management skills. Able to balance competing priorities, complex situations, and tight deadlines.
  • Proven leadership and consensus building skills.
  • Excellent written, verbal, and interpersonal communication skills.
  • Experience leading multi-channel online strategy programs including at a minimum, email marketing, social media, and website outreach channels.
  • Experience planning and utilizing video content in multi-channel outreach is optional, but desired.
  • Experience with multi-language digital outreach is optional, but desired, Spanish language preferred.
  • Experience with Adobe Creative Cloud programs (Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign) preferred.
  • Experience with web coding (particularly HTML and CSS) preferred.
  • Database experience with online supporter engagements system database management tasks.

Other Requirements

  • Some travel is required.
  • Must possess a valid driver’s license.

Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s Degree required, advance degree preferred.
  • Belief in CPPEF and PPAC’s mission.
  • Three to five years previous experience required in a similar position.

Physical Demands/ Work Environment

  • The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
  • This position requires nearly all work to be performed in an indoor facility with moderate noise, level.  Frequently requires sitting, handling office files, computer use, keyboarding, and phone.  Job occasionally requires standing, walking, bending, reaching, talking, hearing, and lifting up to 40 pounds. 

Organization Background

Planned Parenthood Affiliates of California (PPAC), (a 501 (C) (4) organization) follows state and federal legislation in a number of public policy arenas.  It leads the policy, legislative and electoral work for the California Affiliates and coordinates social media campaigns.  The California Planned Parenthood Education Fund (CPPEF) (a 501 (C) (3) organization) promotes education, counseling, and clinical services in the fields of reproductive health care and family planning, and more recently, primary care.  We handle administrative, legislative and regulatory actions, including statewide and local initiatives, as well as, on occasion, litigation.  We coordinate a number of cross-affiliate projects and regularly convene meetings and trainings for the California Affiliates on a host of issues.  These Affiliates operate 115 health centers and handle more than 1.6 million patient visits, annually.

Our mission is to create a personally and politically safe climate in which individuals have universal and unfettered access to sexual and reproductive health care and can make their own decisions about these services.

PPAC’s vision and leadership has spurred lawmakers to enact legislation that makes California a national leader in the funding of family planning and other reproductive health care services.  PPAC played a key role in augmenting state funding for family planning and has played a leading role in the fight against anti-choice legislation for over 40 years.

Values

For more than 40 years, PPAC/CPPEF has been on the forefront of successful efforts to protect the reproductive freedom of all Californians. We believe that by honoring certain core values in our everyday work, we will be better able to promote sound public policies relating to reproductive health care, family planning services, comprehensive sexuality education, and clinic services, and ensure access to all.  By working together effectively we are able to serve our affiliates and achieve our common goals. 

Our values are: personal responsibility, leadership, communication (effective problem solving, conflict resolution), teamwork, excellence, innovation, ethics, integrity and honesty.

Compensation

We have a generous benefits package. Employees are eligible for medical, vision, and dental benefits and are eligible to participate in our 401(k) and Flexible Spending Account benefits on the first of the month following date of employment.

How to Apply

Email cover letter and resume to resumes@ppacca.org. Note: Applicants must indicate "Director of Online Strategy, [last name]" as the subject of emailed applications. Please also note where you first saw this job posting when you send in your application. Cover letter and resume should be sent as attachments.


Voter Registration Organizers (FT) and Coordinators (PT)

Classification: Temporary Full Time (Organizers) or Temporary Part Time (Coordinators)
Location: California (multiple cities across the state)
Reports to: Statewide Field Director

Position description

California Planned Parenthood Education Fund, Inc. is hiring 10 Full-time Voter Registration Organizers and up to 10 Part-time Voter Registration Coordinators for its 2016 Voter Registration campaign. We are seeking conscientious individuals with a deep commitment to working with people of all backgrounds to register voters in our health centers and in the community. This is a unique opportunity to work on a non-traditional, data- and research-driven voter registration campaign. Positions are available in areas across California. Ideal candidates will be highly organized, detail-oriented self-starters who thrive on person-to-person contact.

Position starts immediately and extends through the end of November 2016.

Essential Job Functions

  • Will work independently and with Planned Parenthood staff and volunteers at the state and regional levels to implement and coordinate voter registration programs at Planned Parenthood health centers
  • Plan voter registration outreach canvasses and recruit volunteers to assist in this work
  • Register potential voters at events, gathering sites, and high traffic areas
  • Provide training to ensure capacity of registrants to understand and cast a ballot
  • Ensure accurate and complete data on all of the above is submitted in a timely fashion
  • Assist regional Field Director in meeting program goals
  • Other duties as assigned, as related to the success of the VR campaign

Skills and Abilities Required

  • A valid driver’s license and reliable transportation
  • Daily regional travel between health centers and crowd canvassing locations is required
  • Ability to meet deadlines and work under pressure
  • Excellent organizational and communication skills
  • Excellent problem-solving skills
  • Demonstrated willingness and ability to follow guidelines to complete required tasks
  • Self-motivation and ability to work independently

Desired Skills:

  • Experience using political data software such as PDI and VAN
  • Successful track record leading and working with interns and/or volunteers

Organization Background

Planned Parenthood Affiliates of California (PPAC), (a 501 (C) (4) organization) follows state and federal legislation in a number of public policy arenas.  It leads the policy, legislative and electoral work for the California Affiliates and coordinates social media campaigns.  The California Planned Parenthood Education Fund (CPPEF) (a 501 (C) (3) organization) promotes education, counseling, and clinical services in the fields of reproductive health care and family planning, and more recently, primary care.  We handle administrative, legislative and regulatory actions, including statewide and local initiatives, as well as, on occasion, litigation.  We coordinate a number of cross-affiliate projects and regularly convene meetings and trainings for the California Affiliates on a host of issues.  These Affiliates operate 115 health centers and handle more than 1.6 million patient visits, annually.

Our mission is to create a personally and politically safe climate in which individuals have universal and unfettered access to sexual and reproductive health care and can make their own decisions about these services.

PPAC’s vision and leadership has spurred lawmakers to enact legislation that makes California a national leader in the funding of family planning and other reproductive health care services.  PPAC played a key role in augmenting state funding for family planning and has played a leading role in the fight against anti-choice legislation for over 40 years.

Values

For more than 40 years, PPAC/CPPEF has been on the forefront of successful efforts to protect the reproductive freedom of all Californians. We believe that by honoring certain core values in our everyday work, we will be better able to promote sound public policies relating to reproductive health care, family planning services, comprehensive sexuality education, and clinic services, and ensure access to all.  By working together effectively we are able to serve our affiliates and achieve our common goals. 

Our values are: personal responsibility, leadership, communication (effective problem solving, conflict resolution), teamwork, excellence, innovation, ethics, integrity and honesty.

Compensation

Excellent competitive hourly pay, with benefit stipend provided.

How to Apply:

Interested candidates should send:  a resume, three references and a cover letter detailing why you are passionate about working with Planned Parenthood, your interest in registering voters, and employment history highlighting any organizing, canvassing, sales/social marketing or previous campaign experience.

Send all required documents to resumes@ppacca.org Note: Applicants must indicate "Voter Registration Coordinator 2016, [last name]" as the subject of emailed applications. Please also note where you first saw this job posting when you send in your application and if you are applying for the full-time or part-time position. All required documents should be sent as attachements.

California Planned Parenthood Education Fund, Inc. is an equal opportunity employer, committed to inclusive hiring and dedicated to diversity in our work and staff. We strongly encourage people from all groups and communities to apply.

Closing Date: Rolling basis. Looking to start the interview process immediately.


Communications Intern FALL 2016

Planned Parenthood Affiliates of California (PPAC) is a 501(c)(4) organization. California Planned Parenthood Education Fund is a 501(c)(3) organization. Both organizations handle the state-wide legal, legislative, regulatory, and advocacy work for California’s seven separately incorporated Planned Parenthood affiliates. These affiliates run 115 health centers and handle more than 1.5 million patient visits annually.

Communication Internship Description

Come join PPAC’s outstanding team and gain valuable experience with a leading non-profit organization. Job duties will consist of: working directly with our Director of Communications; drafting and pitching press releases, media alerts and other stories; updating press lists; managing press events; and other duties as assigned.

Qualifications

  • Committed to and passionate about PPAC’s mission
  • Completed or working toward a college degree, preferably in a related field (e.g. Journalism, Communications, and/or Public Relations)
  • Must be computer-literate; Strong proficiency in Excel, Word, and PowerPoint
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Ability to handle multiple projects simultaneously

Position Type

Internship. Up to 30 hours a week, with a minimum commitment of 15 hours a week (flexible according to your Fall school schedule).

This position is based in Sacramento, CA.

Compensation

Our internships are unpaid. We are happy to work with institutions to secure academic credit when available.

How to Apply: Submit a cover letter, resume, two references, and two short writing samples. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis.

Email application, cover letter, and writing sample to: resumes@ppacca.org

Note: Applicants must indicate "Communications Intern, F 2016, [last name]" as the subject of emailed applications. Cover letter, resume, reference contact information, and writing samples should be sent as attachments.

California Planned Parenthood Education Fund, Inc. / Planned Parenthood Affiliates of California is an equal opportunity employer, committed to inclusive hiring and dedicated to diversity in our work and staff. We strongly encourage people from all groups and communities to apply.

Closing Date: Rolling basis


Legal Intern Fall 2016

Organization: Planned Parenthood Affiliates of California/California Planned Parenthood Education Fund
Region:
Sacramento, CA
Department: Legal

Organization Background

Planned Parenthood Affiliates of California (PPAC) is a 501(c)(4) organization. California Planned Parenthood Education Fund is a 501(c)(3) organization. PPAC leads the state-wide public policy and advocacy work on behalf of the seven separately incorporated Planned Parenthood affiliates in California. These affiliates run 114 health centers and handle more than 1.5 million patient visits annually.

PPAC follows state and federal legislation in a number of public policy arenas and promotes education, counseling and clinical services in the fields of reproductive health care and family planning. We handle administrative, legislative and regulatory actions, including statewide and local initiatives. PPAC also engages in political activity as allowed by law and provides legal and regulatory assistance to affiliates regarding the provision of healthcare services. We coordinate a number of cross-affiliate projects and regularly convene meetings and trainings for the California affiliates on a host of issues.

PPAC’s mission is to create a personally and politically safe climate in which individuals have universal and unfettered access to sexual and reproductive health service and are free to follow their own beliefs, values, and moral code when making decisions about these services.

PPAC’s vision and leadership has spurred lawmakers to enact legislation that makes California the number one state in the funding of family planning and other reproductive health care services. PPAC played a key role in augmenting state funding for family planning and has played a leading role in the fight against anti-choice legislation for 30 years.

Responsibilities

Law students are expected to have strong legal research and writing skills and an interest in healthcare, social justice issues, and reproductive rights. Responsibilities include:

  • In-depth legal and legislative research, analysis and drafting;
  • Presentations to affiliate staff on healthcare related issues;
  • Monitoring and responding to legislative, regulatory, and other litigation and policy developments, including legislative hearings, administrative rulemaking, relevant litigation, and other events; and
  • Development and drafting of policy and advocacy materials, including bill analyses, fact sheets, and talking points, for use in lobbying activities and outreach.

Qualifications

  • Excellent legal research and writing skills
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite, including internet research
  • Demonstrated commitment to reproductive rights and social justice
  • Interest in healthcare and public interest law

Position Type

Internship. Approximately 15-20 hours per week for fall semester (flexible according to your schedule and school calendar). This position is based in Sacramento, CA. Fall legal interns will be required to work in our office 1 day/week and have the option to work remotely the rest of the week. We will also consider covering travel expenses.

Compensation

Our internships are unpaid. We are happy to work with institutions to secure academic credit when available.

How to Apply

Planned Parenthood Affiliates of California
Attn: Legal Department
555 Capitol Mall #510
Sacramento, CA 95814
resumes@ppacca.org 

E-mail submissions are preferred.

Note: Applicants must indicate "Legal Intern, Fall 2016, [last name]" as the subject of emailed applications. Cover letter, resume, three references with contact information, transcript, and a short unedited writing sample (5-10 pages) should be sent as attachments. Please note in your cover letter where you initially saw the intern position listed.

Planned Parenthood Affiliates of California is an equal opportunity employer, committed to inclusive hiring and dedicated to diversity in our work and staff. We strongly encourage people from all groups and communities to apply.

Closing Date: Rolling basis


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