- July 2, 2013
Post submitted by David McCabe, HRC Digital Media Intern. He loves his job and thinks you should apply to replace him in the Fall if you have an interest in how the nation's largest LGBT civil rights organization runs its operations on the Internet.
HRC is looking for motivated young people to apply to its internship program, HRC U. If you are interested in the fight for full LGBT equality and any one of a number of career fields, HRC may have an internship position for you.
Through close interactions with your supervisor, you will develop vital skills in your chosen field and be exposed to the day-to-day operations of one of America's largest civil rights organizations, and the largest group in the country fighting for LGBT civil rights. The internship program also offers access to educational opportunities about the LGBT movement and working in the non-profit sector and Washington, D.C.
Our interns are exposed to opportunities for professional development, networking, and insight into possible career paths. Interns can work part or full-time.
If the internship program sounds interesting, you can read more about it and submit an application here. We will accept applications until all internships are filled, but any applications submitted by July 21 will receive priority.
If you still need convincing, we asked some of HRC's current interns to write a few sentences about their experiences so far. Here's what they had to say.
Andrew Wright, Political Intern:
Every single day I come to work, I feel like I’m making a difference. Whether it’s through lobbying or research for new policies, I know that my work is making the lives of LGBT Americans better each day.
Joyce Wu, Communications Intern:
Getting to meet dozens of other college students who express their dedication to LGBT equality in so many different ways has been the best part of my time at HRC.
Shannon Greenwood, Publications Intern:
I like working at HRC because I got hands-on experience in the career field I want to go into and I also get to work with an incredible group of people who are so passionate about what they’re doing.
Micajah Cooper, Public Education and Outreach Intern:
It’s a great opportunity to meet people working in social justice and LGBT politics. I have gained a vast amount of knowledge surrounding social justice issues as well as become more confident in advocating for LGBT rights.