SPRING 2009 INTERNSHIPS at the HUMAN RIGHTS CAMPAIGN

Washington, DC
About HRC
The Human Rights Campaign is America’s largest civil rights organization working to achieve gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender equality. By inspiring and engaging all Americans, HRC strives to end discrimination against GLBT citizens and realize a nation that achieves fundamental fairness and equality for all.

Internships
Our internship program pairs interns with specific departments or programs ensuring a valuable, in-depth experience. We treat our interns as junior staff members; an intern should expect both substantive and administrative work. Along with the duties listed in the internship descriptions, interns receive special projects that will allow them to grow and explore their interests while here at HRC. Our internship program also includes a series of educational brownbag lunches, through which every intern will learn about all aspects of the organization. There is a stipend for most internships, but please refer to the specific internship descriptions for more information about each individual program.

Intern qualifications
We look for interns who are ready to join HRC and work for LGBT equality. We have tailored our internship program to undergraduate and graduate students, so non-students should check out our open staff positions. Because interns in each department or program undertake different tasks, each internship requires a different level of skills, demonstrated interests, and prior experience. Selection is based on the application and an interview, either over the phone or in person. General criteria we look for in all the interns we hire: demonstrated interest and enthusiasm in the role of policy and advocacy around LGBT issues; ability to work in a fast-paced, dynamic work environment; and experience with Microsoft Office applications (Word, Excel, Outlook, Access).

To apply for an internship with HRC please visit: http://www.hrc.org/about_us/5552.htm
If you have any questions or concerns please email: intern@hrc.org