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Internships & Volunteer Opportunities

The Southwest Sexual Health Alliance (SSHA) is accepting applications for volunteer opportunities. Applicants may apply to intern in Austin, Texas as it is where SSHA is based. Internships have flexible start and end dates but we are asking for a 6 month-1 year commitment. Positions are currently not compensated; however, compensation may become available in the future.

SSHA promotes an integrated, interdisciplinary approach to sexuality with the goal of fostering cooperation and dialogue among diverse professionals. Throughout the year, SSHA facilitates communication among sexual health providers through its signature lecture series, Roundtable forums, and educational workshops. These opportunities offer amazing access to the sexuality community as well as nationally known speakers and educators. 


  • Tickets to events

  • Networking in the field

  • Experience in the field


Basic Qualifications

  • Strong familiarity with progressive sexual health information

  • Strong oral and written communication skills

  • Detail oriented and a self-starter

  • Ability to synthesize and write under a high-energy, fast-paced environment

  • Ability to prioritize tasks in a fast-paced environment and independent worker

  • Experience as a writer, reporter, or blogger is recommended


Time and Location

  • SSHA Offices (multiple locations) in Austin, Texas

  • 5-10 hours a week

  • Attend events and monthly team meetings



Email a resume/curriculum vitae, cover letter, and a 1-3 page writing sample to and CC, Erin Lefler, Director of Operations: Austin at: Cover letters should describe your background, experience, and interest in this work.