The Collective Rising Internship application is now LIVE!

What is Collective Rising?

Collective Rising, formerly the Reproductive Rights Activist Service Corps (RRASC), trains and places undergraduate students in paid summer internships at social justice organizations around the country. Interns get hands on experience with organizing, advocacy, direct service, community health, education, research, public policy and more.

Host organizations span the country and are at the forefront of movements advocating for human rights, economic justice, racial equality, queer rights, immigrants’ rights, access to health services, and youth empowerment among others.

Since 1999, the Collective Rising Internship has trained more than 620 interns and supported more than 170 organizations. This year, we are expanding our cohort to 40 interns.

Students selected for the program receive:

  • a full-time substantive 10-week internship at a reproductive rights, health, and/or justice organization with a $4500 stipend.
  • an intensive training at the annual Collective Power Conference.
  • Continued support and training throughout the summer.
  • an opportunity to present their work at the next Collective Power Conference, and throughout the year at panels hosted by Collective Power.

To be eligible for a Collective Rising internship, you must:

  • be an undergraduate student at a US college/university including community and junior colleges.
  • not be graduating in the Spring or Summer of the internship year.
  • be returning to school Fall semester after the internship.
  • be able to attend the annual Collective Power Conference for training.

We welcome students with varying degrees of knowledge and experience with reproductive rights and social justice.

Questions about the program? Check out our FAQs or email us at