Join the Fight for Equality
June 25, 2012 by HRC staff
This post comes from HRC’s Youth and Campus Outreach Intern Charlie Girard:
Are you looking to make a difference while learning about LGBT issues, develop professional skills, and advocate for full equality? If so, you should apply for HRC U - the Human Rights Campaign Internship Program. Whether your skills and interests involve graphic design, politics, finance, or the intersections of the LGBT and faith communities, HRC U has you covered with over 25 programs to choose from.
As an intern myself with the Youth and Campus Outreach program, I have loved the opportunity to work in a fast-paced environment about issues that I really care about. I applied for and accepted a position as an HRC intern but had no idea what I was getting into. Some of my friends from college that interned did nothing but memorize coffee orders and run errands. At HRC the work that my fellow interns and I do actually has an impact on the organization. We are able to be an integral part of the HRC family by giving input in meetings, providing essential support to our teams, and starting our own projects to help achieve equality for LGBT people.
Besides working alongside advocates for equality in our normal work day, HRC U participants also get the chance to participate in extra activities like brown bag lunch discussions which allow the team to critically discuss issues and events that affect the LGBT community. Another benefit is the recently implemented mentorship program, which pairs interns with staffers who share similar interests or backgrounds.
If you want to make a difference in the fight for LGBT rights while learning about how to make a difference, apply to be a part of the HRC U program. The priority deadline to apply is Thursday, July 19. We will continue to accept applications until all positions are filled. However, those who have applied before the deadline will receive preference.
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