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The Human Rights Campaign represents a force of more than 3 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.

Mid-Level Donor Program (Federal Club) Internship

The Human Rights Campaign Federal Club program is responsible for identifying, recruiting and stewarding donors who give ongoing gifts of $100 or more per month ($1,200 and $4,999 annually) to HRC. The Federal Club program has more than 5,000 memberships in 32 communities across the country. This group of members provides nearly 30% of the funds to support HRC’s important political and advocacy work. The Federal Club team, which you will be a part of, works to make sure these committed members have a strong and lasting relationship with the Human Rights Campaign.


The Federal Club Intern will have important responsibilities from the beginning of their internship, as well as additional projects and assignments as they are needed. They will:

  • Facilitate donor stewardship by preparing and sending weekly acknowledgement letters and welcome packets to new members
  • Maintain and update records in our donor database
  • Calling/returning calls with our donors
  • Assist with supplying HRC volunteers across the country with the resources they need
  • Assist with the preparation and execution of Federal Club events all around the country


  • Professional, responsible and team-oriented with close attention to detail
  • Willingness to learn the details of fundraising
  • Proficiency in and willingness to work with Microsoft Word and Excel with the ability to become adept at the use of these and other computer programs
  • Demonstrated interest in LGBTQ issues


  • A deeper understanding of non-profit fundraising
  • Experience handling responsibilities and working in a high-energy environment
  • Learning about all of the work of the Human Rights Campaign across departments


  • 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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