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ANSIRH is seeking two students to work closely with faculty and staff on our Abortion Facility Database. The student interns will be responsible for updating ANSIRH’s national database of abortion-providing facilities and the internship will continue until completion of the update. The database was last updated in Summer 2020. The work will entail conducting a systematic online search based on established methodology, and making mystery calls to facilities to gather information that is not available online. The student interns will work within a multi-disciplinary team. ANSIRH values a diverse workforce and strongly encourages applications from candidates who are people of color or have otherwise been historically excluded in abortion research.


Advancing New Standards in Reproductive Health (ANSIRH) is a collaborative research group at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) and a program of the Bixby Center for Global Reproductive Health, a key research entity of the Zuckerberg San Francisco General Hospital (ZSFG) Division of the Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology & Reproductive Sciences (OB/GYN & RS) at UCSF. We are committed to integrity, collaboration, innovation, cultivation, and justice, and that means building and supporting a diverse and inclusive workplace. We are an equal opportunity employer and we recruit and hire with an understanding of the lived realities of people who have experienced system oppression.

At ANSIRH, we conduct innovative, rigorous, multidisciplinary research on complex issues related to people’s sexual and reproductive lives. Our work is informed by an understanding of the role that structural inequities play in shaping health. We believe in the importance of research in advancing evidence-based policy, practice, and public discourse to improve reproductive wellbeing. We envision a world in which all people have the resources, support, and freedom to achieve reproductive wellbeing.

Required Qualifications

  • Current undergraduate or graduate student in demography, sociology, public health, law, or other social science
  • Comfort with making mystery shopper phone calls to abortion facilities to inquire about their services
  • Experience entering or managing data in Google Sheets or a similar platform
  • Experience working with large datasets
  • Demonstrated commitment to an intersectional framework that includes socioeconomic and racial/ethnic justice
  • Commitment to apply perspectives of communities of color to health issues
  • Attention to detail; strong interpersonal skills; excellent, effective verbal and written communication skills
  • Ability to work well independently with supervision, complete project tasks in a timely manner
  • Ability to collaborate with another intern and the research team

Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience working in research, preferably public health
  • Positive attitude and willingness to learn
  • Interest in a career in social science research

This position involves a commitment of approximately 3 months at 16 hours per week and requires some workday hours to make phone calls to facilities. The project can be done remotely.  A stipend of $3,000 is available.

Interested candidates should complete a screening survey and upload a resume and cover letter here. Please direct any questions to abortionfacilitydatabase@ucsf.eduApplication deadline is March 26, 2021

In your cover letter, please include a brief paragraph reflecting your “Contributions to Diversity Statement,” describing the following:

  • Your awareness and any past experience or background that has made you aware of inequities and challenges faced by people of color or economically disadvantaged groups.
  • Your commitment to socioeconomic and racial/ethnic justice, professionally and/or personally.   

See for guidance although please limit your statement to one paragraph.