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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.


Research and Public Education Internship

While HRC’s political arm advances LGBTQ rights in the legislative and policy arenas, the HRC Foundation builds support for LGBTQ people among families and friends, co-workers and employers, pastors and parishioners, doctors and teachers, neighbors, and the general public. Through research, advocacy, training, and outreach, the HRC Foundation works to enhance the lived experiences of LGBTQ people and their families across America and around the globe. We are currently seeking interns to assist the Foundation’s programmatic work on HIV/AIDS, racial justice, and transgender equity. This position focuses on research (qualitative, quantitative and secondary) and writing.

Responsibilities:

  • Conduct and summarize secondary (background) research on a wide range of LGBTQ issues, such as workplace discrimination, adoption and foster care experiences, youth homelessness and health disparities
  • Take part in conceptualizing, designing, carrying out and analyzing original qualitative and quantitative research projects, such as surveys and focus groups
  • Write and/or edit blog posts, policy memos, issue briefs and other publications
  • Provide administrative support to HRC staff, such as drafting correspondence, scheduling meetings, sending publications, arranging travel or faxing/photocopying
  • Attend biweekly HRC department meetings and take notes when appropriate
  • Attend HRC U brown bags and other local events on relevant LGBTQ issues
  • Maintain inventory of HRC publications and similar resources
  • Other duties as assigned

Qualifications:

  • Strong academic and persuasive writing skills
  • Experience with qualitative, quantitative or secondary (background) research
  • Experience with Microsoft Office suite and Google applications
  • Demonstrated interest in LGBTQ issues, particularly HIV/AIDS, racial justice and transgender equity
  • Demonstrated experience with social media (Facebook, Twitter) is a plus
  • Interest in public health, education or social work is a plus
  • Demonstrated experience working with people of diverse identities and background is a plus

Outcomes:

  • Blog posts, policy memos, issue briefs or similar products that the intern may use as writing samples
  • Experience collecting and analyzing qualitative and/or quantitative data
  • Opportunity to carry out an original research project using HRC data sets
  • Deepened understanding of contemporary LGBTQ issues
  • Refined written and verbal communication skills
  • Increased familiarity with the HRC Foundation and its work to advance equality

Other: 

  • 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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