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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.

Youth & Campus Engagement Internship

The Human Rights Campaign Foundation's Youth & Campus Engagement Program provides tools, facilitates connections, and empowers GenEQ to fight for LGBTQ equality on campus and beyond.

Generation Equality, the current group of high school and college-aged young people, is more supportive of LGBTQ equality than any other generation in our country’s history. As young people work to obtain the goals of the queer community on their campuses, it is our hope that we can help by providing tools and facilitating connections with other LGBTQ student activists across the country.


In addition to the opportunity to create and complete a long-term project related to a topic of interest to you, the Youth & Campus Engagement intern's responsibilities include:

  • Answer outside inquiries about youth and campus issues
  • 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
  • Aid the management and growth of our scholarship database to improve access to higher education for LGBTQ and allied young people
  • Work with the HRC Foundation Team to develop new, innovative initiatives that support, assist and empower queer students
  • Help to represent HRC at local LGBTQ and progressive youth conferences and events
  • Maintain and update internship information page
  • Utilize social media to promote internship program and other initiatives
  • Other duties as needed


  • Excellent writing and communication skills
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Word and Microsoft Excel
  • An interest in using social networking to engage young people
  • Web design and/or multimedia skills are a plus
  • Experience with or desire to learn about youth- and campus-specific LGBTQ issues
  • A strong commitment to HRC’s mission


  • Gain a greater understanding of the issues faced by queer youth
  • Correspond with a variety of constituents on a breadth of issues, developing strong correspondence skills
  • Learn effective strategies for campus activism and organizing that can also be applied to broader contexts
  • Fine-tune writing skills in both formal and informal contexts


  • 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, 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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