Program Manager, National Internship Program

Job Locations US-MA-Amherst
Posted Date 1 month ago(8/13/2021 12:41 PM)
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Civil Rights, Social Action, and Advocacy
Fiscal Sponsorship Organizations
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Civil Liberties and Public Policy


Civil Liberties and Public Policy (CLPP) ( is a national reproductive rights and justice organization dedicated to educating, mentoring, and inspiring new generations of advocates, leaders, and supporters. Combining activism, organizing, leadership training, and reproductive rights movement building, CLPP promotes an inclusive agenda that advances reproductive rights and health, and social and economic justice. CLPP is a fiscally sponsored project of TSNE (


The Program Manager (PM) manages one of CLPP's national leadership development projects, our paid summer internship program, under the direction of CLPP's Deputy Director of Programs and Policy (DDPP). The PM will manage annual efforts to recruit, select, place, train, and support undergraduate students for our summer internship program, working closely with program alumni. The PM is the lead liaison with internship host sites and is responsible for recruiting new sites, communicating with existing site staff, and managing relationships with ally organizations, ensuring goals are aligned across programs.  The PM will develop program outreach plans, implement evaluation efforts and develop evaluation data, and coordinate participation and programming for this project to meet organizational goals and advance CLPP’s mission of supporting new leadership for the reproductive health rights and justice movement. The PM recruits, trains, and supervises a national training and outreach team of 4-6 internship program alumni who assist with the cohort recruitment, selection, training, and support. 


As a member of the Programs Team, the PM will provide input to CLPP's programming, including our annual leadership conference and our young activist network, as well as help organize activist convenings and support other program initiatives and program fundraising as needed, and represent CLPP with allies and supporters. 


Support the National Summer Internship Program – 70%

  • Act as the primary contact for program inquiries;
  • Conduct in-person outreach as needed as well as outreach through live webinars and online platforms;
  • With Communications Coordinator, develop outreach plans for social media; create online and print outreach materials;
  • Counsel prospective participants about their applications and the selection process;
  • Manage host sites, including recruiting new host sites and managing host site applications; retaining existing host sites, gathering host site information, and regularly communicating with host site staff.
  • Recruit, train, and supervise a national training and outreach team of 4-6 internship program alumni who assist with the cohort recruitment, selection, training, and support.
  • Manage the participant selection process, including reviewing application software, creating and managing an application review committee with national training team, implementing review protocols and applying selection criteria developed by the DDPP;
  • Coordinate the applicant interview process, including scheduling applicant interviews and coordinating with training team, and determine appropriate placements that meet host organization needs while providing selected students with appropriate growth opportunities;
  • Create trainings to support program participants, including selecting and training alumni facilitators for the program orientation and co-facilitating the training;
  • Develop online modules for student support and professional development during the summer, including developing support teams and working with team leaders;
  • Provide support to help mediate and resolve issues arising during internship placements and is the primary point of contact for student participants and host organization supervisors throughout the summer;
  • Manage project documentation and stipend payments;
  • Implement program evaluation efforts, including post-internship follow up with students and exit interviews, and post-internship evaluations with host sites; collect and analyze quantitative and qualitative evaluation data.

Program Support – 20%

  • Provide support and content input for other CLPP programming and new initiatives and projects as needed;
  • Participate and provide support for fundraising efforts; attend and participate in student group meetings as needed;
  • Supervise and mentor 5-College students who are CLPP interns, work study students, or alumni of CLPP projects;
  • Participate and represent CLPP in activist coalitions and at national meetings;
  • Conduct training and provide facilitation for peer organizations and networks.

Other – 10%

  • Other duties as assigned by the DDPP.


We will consider exceptional candidates who demonstrate a strong combination of the specific qualifications and skills described below.

  • 3-5 years of related experience;
  • Social justice experience, including academic and/or lived experience organizing and conducting scholarship around issues of race, class, and gender, and/or student and youth development.
  • Alignment with mission and values;
  • Meeting facilitation and/or public speaking experience;
  • Demonstrated ability to interact effectively and work successfully with persons of diverse backgrounds, including people with different racial, ethnic and class backgrounds, people of different genders, and people with disabilities; experience supporting college students, especially students of color, first generation college students, and/or LGBTQ students preferred.
  • Must be detail-oriented; able to handle high volume of work; effectively prioritize, multi-task and problem-solve; pay attention to deadlines and details; have good organizational skills; communicate clearly and confidently; must demonstrate flexibility and work well under pressure;
  • Strong project management skills and demonstrated experience implementing programs and/or learning opportunities for students;
  • Must have word processing and data entry skills using Microsoft programs (especially Word and Excel) and Google documents; ability to relay information, messages and correspondence in timely and organized manner; experience using spreadsheets and databases.

Additional Information

  • Must be able to work a flexible schedule including occasional evenings and weekends and overnight travel throughout the year to national and international conferences, convenings, trainings, and foundation and donor visits. During the summer when the internship cohort is in the field, the PM may travel up to 50% of the time.

Physical Demands/Work Environment


The physical demands described here are representative of those for this position. Reasonable accommodations will be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the functions.


While performing the duties of this position, the employee is required to:

  • Talk, hear and see in the normal range with or without correction.
  • Use hands or fingers, handle, or feel objects, tools or controls.
  • Move, Traverse; sit (usually for longer periods of time); reach with hands and arms; occasionally Ascend/Descend; and position self (to), move.
  • Occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds.
  • The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.
  • Job is not subject to significant occupational or environmental hazards.
  • Likelihood of personal injury would be relatively slight.
  • Environmental and work hazards are not present to a measurable degree.

Compensation and Benefits


Location: Work will be primarily performed remotely at a home office.

Compensation: The starting salary for this position is $50,000 and is commensurate with experience.

Benefits: This position is eligible for a full benefits package including:

  • Generous Paid-Time-Off (PTO): 12 paid holidays, 3 weeks vacation, 1 week personal holiday, and sick time for full-time staff;
  • 80% Employer-paid, $0 deductible Health Insurance through Harvard Pilgrim;
  • Low-cost Guardian Dental and Vision;
  • Flexible Spending Accounts (FSA) for Health and Dependent Care;
  • Employer-paid Life, Long- and Short-Term Disability Insurance;
  • Employer-paid Pension through TIAA;
  • ...and more!

TSNE/CLPP envisions a society grounded in the principles of social and economic justice. As such, we strive to achieve excellence through a diverse and inclusive workplace that honors the unique talents and lived experiences of each person. Our vision and values are reflected in all our employment-related decisions, including hiring practices. Accordingly, TSNE/CLPP actively seeks people who bring diverse backgrounds and perspectives to join us in our work.


As an EOE/AA employer, TSNE/CLPP will not discriminate in its employment practices due to an applicant’s race, color, religion, sex, national origin or ancestry, age, sexual orientation, gender identification, genetic information, veteran or disability status or any other factor prohibited by law.  


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