HRC Story


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

Communities & Volunteer Relations Internship

The HRC Communities and Volunteer Relations Team supports 32 community committees made up of volunteer leaders across the country, acting as both an internal and external information conduit.  Interns in the program assist the team with administrative tasks in support of our volunteers, and are included in team meetings and retreats. The intern reports directly to the Communities and Volunteer Relations Manager.


  • Spring Interns finish preparing for Annual Planning meetings by creating and updating materials and procuring supplies
  • In collaboration with the HRC Communities and Volunteer Relations Staff provide support in preparing for the March Equality Convention
  • Assist staff with tasks as needed at the March Equality Convention
  • Managing inventory, preparing materials, and handling shipments
  • Communicating with volunteers and supporting them in the field
  • Providing support, including administrative tasks, to the HRC Communities and Volunteer Relations staff, and occasionally staff from other program areas


  • Strong writing and communication skills required
  • Ability to work independently and professionally in a dynamic work environment
  • Volunteering experience strongly preferred
  • Strong organizational and multi-tasking skills
  • Ability to work in an interactive team environment
  • Basic knowledge of HTML
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office applications
  • Demonstrated interest in lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender issues


  • Gain an understanding of how HRC’s work in local communities affects change on a national level
  • Experience first-hand how a national non-profit organization is supported by a strong volunteer base
  • Learn how various tools and techniques work to attract and retain quality volunteers
  • Build a solid knowledge base around issues facing the LGBT community, and how these issues vary throughout the country
  • Gain valuable experience in a professional office environment


  • This is an unpaid internship. School credit is available upon request
  • The majority of internships are based out of our offices 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, people of diverse gender identities, women and non-LGBT persons to apply

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