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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.

Publications & Magazine Internship

The Human Rights Campaign’s broad array of publications, including its flagship quarterly Equality magazine, are produced by the publications team in HRC’s Communications & Marketing Department. This internship focuses on publications, offering an opportunity to learn all of the stages related to the production, writing and editing of various written materials including Equality magazine and other key booklets, reports and outreach materials


This internship consists of editorial work, in particular copyediting, research and writing and working closely with the Publications Director on all print projects. Responsibilities will entail a mix of administration and substantive work experience, including:

  • Copyediting, research, some transcribing of interviews with well-known allies and advocates,  and some writing
  • General research duties
  • Other administrative duties as needed, including using a wheeled device to move a box of magazine or two from one floor to the next in the HRC building.


  • Majors in journalism, communications, English, public relations or related fields preferred
  • Writing, editing, proofreading and communication skills – especially in a journalism-type setting
  • Strong copyediting skills, proofing skills, a very strong command of English spelling and grammar; experience with Associated Press-style preferred
  • Experience with online research
  • General computer skills, including experience with Microsoft Office (Word).
  • Demonstrated interest in lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender issues
  • Team player who is willing to pitch in and help out a definite plus — creativity welcome!


  • Gain hands-on experience in non-profit communications work, including an insider’s view of publications and magazines
  • Increase professional writing, copyediting and editing skills
  • Expand understanding of issues and laws affecting the LGBT community


  • 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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