PPLA Middle School Internship: Apply by Sept 5th

Want an exciting 6-month internship with Planned Parenthood?


PPLA is currently recruiting college students who are interested in teaching comprehensive
sexuality education in Middle Schools around Los Angeles. After training, interns will facilitate a six session comprehensive sexuality education curriculum on topics such as sexuality, anatomy,
abstinence, communication skills, gender stereotypes, STD prevention, and contraception. 

Students may receive academic credit for this internship. This is an excellent opportunity
for students in public/community health, education, gender studies, communication, social work, sociology, or child development.

Time Commitment

6-month commitment (September 2014-February 2015)

Teach at least four classes each week (Classes are typically one hour long)

Attend quarterly meetings/ in-services with program staff and interns

PPLA Middle School Education Interns will:

Learn the PPLA Middle School sexuality education curriculum at the beginning of the school year

Receive training on sexual health topics and facilitation skills

Incorporate feedback from staff evaluations to improve their teaching skills

Teach the PPLA Middle School curriculum

Teach at least four classes each week in schools around Los Angeles
Answer student questions in an accurate, non-judgmental way

Be leaders for sexual health at their school

Serve as a resource on information on PPLA and our services for peers
Refer friends and classmates to PPLA internship opportunities

Previous experience is not required. PPLA is looking for someone who:

Is committed to the mission of PPLA

Has a strong desire to strengthen their public speaking skills

Enjoys working with teens

Has an interest in sexual health, gender studies, social justice, or other related area

Will commit at least 4-6 hours per week

Has personal, reliable transportation

PPLA Middle School Education interns will:

Develop and strengthen their teaching, public speaking, and facilitation skills

Provide a safe, comfortable, non-judgmental environment for teens to learn about important health information

Help normalize teens’ experiences

Learn valuable health information

Receive recommendations and references for graduate school, internships, fellowships, awards, and jobs

Earn academic internship credit, if desired

Receive mileage reimbursement for the teaching commute

To apply to the PPLA Middle School Education Internship Program, contact


Michelle Horejs, MPH, CHES

School-Based Programs Manager

Planned Parenthood Los Angeles
Tel: (213) 284-3277

(213) 407-2336
Fax: (213) 284-3362
400 W. 30th Street, Los Angeles, CA 90007


Melissa Papp-Green

MPH Candidate, 2015

Department of Community Health Sciences

University of California Los Angeles

Ph: 310.489.5729