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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.

Human Resources Internship

The internship for the Human Resources Department at HRC consists of three main programmatic areas which include Recruitment, Employee and Labor Relations and Benefits. Upon completion of the internship it is our hope that the intern will have gained a working knowledge in each functional area. The breakdown of the internship is as follows:


The intern will participate in the full recruitment process which includes, entering resumes into database, screening resumes (KSA’s), creating recruitment files and filing away resumes, posting job descriptions, creating rejection letters, running mail merges, participating in recruitment meetings and coordinating new hire orientation. Interns will experience working with an Applicant Tracking System (ATS) and work with HR on new social media recruitment tools.

The intern will have an opportunity to learn about the benefits that HRC offers its employees, what the philosophy of developing a benefits program and why benefits play a significant role when hiring and retaining staff. Intern may assist in enrollment activities.

Employee Relations
The intern will be expected to demonstrate a high level of confidentiality and sensitivity while exploring employee relation issues at HRC. The intern will work with the HR team on employee and manager issues and concerns which include; the intake of information, investigation (if needed) and documented summary. In addition to the above, the intern will be exposed to the union contract and its components and be able to answer the questions: why a union is needed and what are the benefits of union representation. The intern will also have a chance to work with the CONNECT and Wellness committees on planning and organization of company events.


  • Majors in Human Resources, Organizational Development, Business or related fields preferred
  • Basic proficiency in Microsoft Word, Outlook and PowerPoint, Microsoft Excel and Access is a plus
  • Strong written and verbal skills required
  • Must be able to exercise sensitivity and confidentiality


  • 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, people of diverse gender identities, women and non-LGBT persons to apply
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