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HRCUThe following post is from Ella Holman, HRC Youth and Campus Outreach Intern

HRC University, the Human Rights Campaign’s Internship Program, allows individuals to work in one of 20+ program areas to develop professional skills and grow as an LGBT leader and advocate. As an intern, I am given hands-on projects and can brainstorm freely, share my ideas, make connections, work hard, and grow.  Specifically, interning for Youth and Campus Outreach, I am learning effective strategies for campus organization and activism while developing a greater understanding of issues the LGBT community faces today.

HRC U has made me feel like a valued member of the HRC staff, which is different than other internships I’ve had. The comprehensive internship program connects interns with some of the foremost LGBT and allied leaders through educational brown bag seminars and other events. These weekly events enhance us as part of Generation Equality. Whether learning how to effectively network or through a two-hour interactive seminar on Transgender 101, I know that HRC is invested in a positive learning experience. 

In addition to the brown bags, HRC U is unique in offering mentorships to familiarize interns with more than one department/program. Interns can expand their understanding of the organization and create professional relationships with other staffers.

After talking to my classmates at American University, I realized that none of them feels as passionate or is benefiting from their internship experiences as I have this semester at HRC. And as a story on WAMU yesterday confirmed, internships are necessary for college graduates who want to find jobs.

Do you want to gain valuable professional skills while developing your voice as an LGBT advocate like I have? Apply for a Spring Internship with HRC!  Applications are accepted on a rolling basis, but preference is given to those received before the priority deadline of Monday, November 21. Apply Now!

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