Internships with The Human Rights Campaign:
The Human Rights Campaign is the largest national lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender civil rights organization that focuses on ensuring basic equal rights and promoting fairness to all LGBT Americans. The HRC has a wide variety of well-known National Corporate Partners.
HRC's Mission Statement:
HRC envisions an America where lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people are ensured equality and embraced as full members of the American family at home, at work and in every community.
Interns are able to learn about the various jobs of working for a non-profit advocacy organization. Positions range in skills and knowledge required and students often work on projects that are currently being focused on within the organization.
HRC internships are tailored for undergraduate, graduate, and recent graduates who have an interest in working for LGBT equality. There are a variety of internships available and each requires a different level of skills, interests, and prior experience in order for students to excel in these programs. Demonstrated interest and enthusiasm in developing policy and advocacy surrounding the issues of LGBT issues are two attributes HRC looks for when selecting interns. Experience with Word , Excel and Outlook is preferred. HRC does accept international students.
All internships are unpaid but students may apply for credit from their college or universtiy. Interns working for the organization are encouraged to apply for full time positions as they open up. Many full time employees were once interns with the organization.
Internships are offered year round and all deadlines must be adhered to to ensure placement.
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Visit HRC's site to obtain an Internship Application. Intern selection is based on the application, resume, cover letter, writing sample and either an in person or phone interview.