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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.

HBCU LGBTQ Social Work and Policy Graduate Internship

The HRC HBCU Program is a multi-faceted, interdisciplinary leadership development program equipping HBCU LGBTQ student leaders with the knowledge, tools, and resources to become a powerful community of leaders poised to be their whole selves as they make change on their campuses and broader communities.


  • Answer outside inquiries about youth and campus issues
  • Serve as the liaison for student leaders and administrators during the annual HBCU Summit.
  • Provide strong coordination and leadership over the annual HBCU Leadership Summit
  • Coordinate the HBCU Health and Wellness initiative
  • Create, update and edit news articles, reports for the HBCU Program Newsletter
  • Present on the importance of HBCU LGBTQ student support services
  • Create, update and edit online resources that assist LGBTQ and allied students and faculty in making their campuses more inclusive and welcoming of LGBTQ people.
  • Work with the HRC Foundation team to develop new, innovative initiatives that support, assist and empower queer students attending HBCUs.
  • Connect and build relationships with LGBTQ and allied leaders in the HBCU community.
  • Represent HRC HBCU Project at events, when needed.
  • Respond to constituents’ inquiries and campus issues.
  • Other duties as needed.


  • Currently attending Howard University School of Social Work.
  • Concentration Community, Administration, & Policy Practice, preferred.
  • Strong writing and communication skills.
  • Microsoft Word proficient (Excel, Word, PowerPoint, etc.).
  • A strong commitment to the mission of the Human Rights Campaign and LGBTQ equality

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