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The Human Rights Campaign represents a force of more than 1.5 million members and supporters nationwide. As the largest national lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer civil rights organization, HRC envisions a world where LGBTQ people are ensured of their basic equal rights, and can be open, honest and safe at home, at work and in the community.


All Children, All Families Internship

The HRC Children, Youth and Families Program's (CYFP) groundbreaking project, All Children–All Families (ACAF), works to increase LGBTQ cultural competence within child welfare agencies by offering key resources, training, and technical assistance. Research shows that LGBTQ youth are disproportionally represented in the child welfare system, and that they are also more likely than their non-LGBTQ peers to face discrimination. ACAF provides child welfare workers with tools and knowledge to better serve LGBTQ youth in foster care and the LGBTQ adults who may want to provide them loving, permanent homes.


Responsibilities:

The HRC Children, Youth and Families Program, All Children–All Families Intern's responsibilities include:

  • Support in developing, maintaining and distributing ACAF publications and outreach materials
  • Conduct research on various topics – including the experiences of LGBTQ youth and adults interacting with social service systems, best practices in child welfare, and child welfare policy – to support ACAF-related projects and resources
  • Assist with routine communications to agencies participating in ACAF, as well as responding to inquiries from current and potential participants
  • Maintain database records including contact and policy information for ACAF
  • Provide logistical support for project meetings and training sessions
  • Assist in tracking ACAF activities and accomplishments for use in periodic reports to the staff and board of directors
  • Work independently to complete various projects as assigned
  • Attend regular ACAF, CYFP and HRC Foundation meetings
  • Provide limited administrative support, including drafting correspondence, and shipping publications


Qualifications:

  • Enrollment in or graduation from an accredited college or university
  • Experience with Microsoft Office applications (Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook) is required
  • Demonstrates knowledge of and/or interest in LGBTQ issues; demonstrates knowledge of and/or interest in the issues that face LGBTQ families and/or LGBTQ youth in the areas of child welfare is a plus
  • Ability to work independently in a fast-paced, dynamic work environment
  • Superior written and verbal communication skills


Outcomes:

  • Familiarization with the All Children–All Families project, the main LGBTQ cultural competency issues on which this initiative focuses, and the areas in which these issues intersect with other CYFP initiatives
  • Expand understanding of the education programs and grassroots organizing of the HRC Foundation
  • Ability to coordinate a multi-faceted program in a nonprofit organization
  • Fine-tuned writing skills


Other:

  • This is an unpaid internship. School credit is available upon request
  • This internship is based out of our office in Washington, D.C. Internships are also available in HRC’s Project One America offices in Little Rock, Ark., Jackson, Miss., and Birmingham, Ala. We cannot provide housing for our interns
  • A limited amount of scholarship funds are available based on financial need and a commitment to diversity. Apply within the internship application
  • Resume and cover letter should be provided in Adobe Acrobat (.pdf) format
  • Please refer questions to our website
  • For any other questions, email .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address); No phone calls, please
  • Due to the high volume of applications we receive we may not be able to respond in a timely manner to individual application inquiries
  • We strongly encourage people of color, transgender and non-binary people to apply. HRC is an equal opportunity employer and welcomes everyone, including non-LGBTQ people, to join our team
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