Diversity & Inclusion Internship
The HRC Diversity & Inclusion Department (DID) strives to work across the organization to create an environment that is reflective of the community we serve: where employees, board members and volunteers are able to be authentic, comfortable and valued. By fully engaging the rich multitude of minds and voices at the table, the organization will continue to progress with more innovation, increased performance, greater outside-the-box thinking and increased effectiveness for our work and its impact on the breadth of our community. We are committed to building a diverse community of staff and volunteers that reflect the rich mosaic of our broader LGBTQ and ally communities.
The successful candidate should be detail-oriented, deadline-driven, proactive and able to multi-task effectively. The ideal candidate has demonstrated commitment to working around issues of diversity and inclusion in some fashion. This candidate is expected to communicate respectfully and professionally with staff at all levels and across departments, volunteers, board members, and coalition partners.
- Assisting with administrative tasks including but not limited to the following: correspondence, updating the DID’s intranet page content, recording minutes of meetings and conference calls, processing check requests and other financial transactions;
- Implementing logistical details for DID events including room set-up, A/V, catering, signage, shipping, marketing, etc. in support of the department’s activities and events;
- Supporting the diversity and inclusion work efforts of the Board of Directors, Board of Governors and Steering Committees in building representation, engagement and competencies;
- Preparation and development of the Equality Leaders Program, a personal leadership development retreat for HRC's volunteers and board members;
- Supporting and developing infrastructure around HRC’s participation in Transgender Day of Remembrance (November) and MLK Day of Service (January) both locally and across steering committees;
- Supporting the development of trainings in the ongoing DID series of staff rollouts;
- Other duties and projects as assigned.
- Demonstrated commitment to diversity and inclusion; some experience in racial justice, gender identity studies a plus;
- A passion and mature sensitivity for working with people of diverse identities and backgrounds;
- Strong professional ethics and sensitivity in dealing with confidential issues;
- Excellent communication skills, including interpersonal communication, small-group communication, verbal communication, and written communication;
- Candidate should possess a strong work ethic, be very self-motivated, and have the demonstrated ability to work independently;
- Ability to establish excellent rapport with staff, board members and volunteers;
- Exceptional attention to accuracy and detail;
- Outstanding organizational, task management, and time management skills;
- Basic proficiency in Microsoft Word and Excel. Basic proficiency in Microsoft Outlook and PowerPoint a plus
- 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.
- 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.