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Announcing HRCU’s Spring 2013 Internship Program

This post comes from HRC Youth & Campus Outreach Intern Matt Aycock:

HRCUAre you a student or recent college graduate? Do you want to play an active role in the fight for LGBT equality? Then the Human Rights Campaign is looking for you!

HRC University, the Human Rights Campaign’s internship program, is now accepting applications for the spring semester. With openings in over 20 departments ranging from education to marketing to outreach, there are plenty of opportunities for our interns to explore their interests and grow their talents.

This semester’s interns recently had the thrill of a lifetime when they attended the sixteenth annual HRC National Dinner in Washington, D.C. The group played a valuable role at the event, whether helping turn the Washington Convention Center into an elegant ballroom, or handing out gift bags to the more than 3,000 guests in attendance. “The National Dinner was a perfect way for us to wrap up our hard work,” reflected intern David Elizondo of Texas. “It was a real reminder of why we’re all here.”

The interns’ invitation to the National Dinner reflects HRC’s commitment to grooming students into LGBT activists with opportunities that extend beyond the daily operations in our Washington, D.C. headquarters. This semester’s interns have also toured the White House, and many will be traveling around the country to help campaign for marriage equality this election season.

“The entire experience has been amazing,” expressed Whitney Barnett of Virginia. “I have met so many fascinating people that share the common goal of equal rights for all.” Added Sara Conklin of Florida, “working for HRC, in any respect, is a once in a lifetime opportunity.”

The priority deadline for the Spring 2013 internship is Friday, November 9th, and applications are accepted on a rolling basis. For more information on the HRCU internship program, please visit the HRC Youth & Campus website or e-mail

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