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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.

HIV & Health Equity Internship

The HIV and Health Equity (HHE) Project is part of the Human Right Campaign Foundation’s Health and Aging Program. The HHE Project shares the mission and vision of the National HIV & AIDS Strategy, working to educate LGBTQ people and allies about the current realities of HIV and other LGBTQ health disparities. HHE staff also works with the Policy & Political Affairs department to uphold the rights of people living with, and affected by, HIV. Throughout the intern's time with the HHE Project, the intern(s) will assist HHE staff with social and digital media efforts, community outreach, program integration, and other projects.


  • Research and write about the current realities of HIV prevention, treatment, and care
  • Maintain inventory of HIV-specific resource guides and palm cards
  • Respond to shipping requests from college, universities, and community-based organizations for HIV-specific resources
  • Cultivate relationships and develop programming with LGBTQ health and wellness organizations in and around the Greater Washington, D.C. area
  • Attend HRC Foundation meetings and HRC U brown bags
  • Perform other duties and projects as assigned


  • Deeper knowledge of LGBTQ health generally and HIV specifically
  • Improved research, writing, and communication skills
  • Experience working in a high-energy, fast-paced environment
  • Experience working in a national progressive/LGBTQ civil rights organization
  • Meaningful relationships with seasoned non-profit professionals


  • Enrollment in or graduation from an accredited college or university
  • Demonstrated knowledge of and/or interest in LGBTQ issues, including health
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills
  • Strong attention to detail and ability to work individually and collaboratively
  • Strong commitment to social and racial justice, with an emphasis on trans equality


  • This is an unpaid internship. A limited amount of scholarship funds are available based on proven financial need and a commitment to diversity. Apply within the internship application
  • 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
  • Resume and cover letter should be provided in Adobe Acrobat (.pdf) format
  • Please refer to our intern FAQs
  • 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.

Apply today! Application now available. 

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