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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.


Corporate Relations Internship

The Corporate Relations Department at the Human Rights Campaign acts as a liaison between HRC and the 48+ companies that partner with us nationally as well as the 80+ companies that engage with us around the National Dinner.  The Corporate Relations team works to ensure that our committed National Partners have a lasting and fulfilling relationship with HRC.  The internship focuses on these unique relationships, offering an opportunity to learn communication and management mechanisms used in corporate outreach for a large non-profit organization.

 

Responsibilities:

The Corporate Relations Intern will have important ongoing projects assigned to them at the start of the internship, as well as many other day-to-day administrative responsibilities including:

  • Drafting various platforms of communication to be sent to our National Partners, including newsletters, quarterly Equality magazines, and media briefings
  • Assisting in the partnership contract renewal process
  • Helping organize various main events throughout the year, including the National Dinner in September and the Chefs for Equality event in October
  • Tracking the benefits fulfilled for each of our National Partners as promised in their respective contracts
  • Staying up to date on National Partners and their involvement in current LGBTQ issues

Qualifications:

  • Professional and responsible demeanor
  • Strong writing and communication skills
  • Basic proficiency in Microsoft Word and Excel with the ability to become adept at the use of these and other computer programs, including Microsoft Dynamics
  • Strong organizational and multi-tasking skills
  • Ability to prioritize many projects and meet deadlines
  • Ability to work in a team and give input while also demonstrating ability to work independently and professionally
  • Demonstrated interest in LGBTQ issues

Outcomes:

  • Gain hands-on experience in the dynamic relationship between non-profit organizations and international, fortune-500 companies
  • Gain knowledge of drafting important multi-party documents and tracking invoices, skills applicable to entry-level positions.
  • Expand understanding of the issues and laws affecting the LGBTQ community
  • Understand the role that non-profit organizations and the LGBTQ community play in politics

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 intern@hrc.org; 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-LGBTQ persons to apply
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