Religion & Faith Program Internship

The Human Rights Campaign Religion and Faith Program’s mission is to change the conversation in this country about lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people and faith. Subsequently, the program strives to mobilize people of faith to advocate for LGBT equality at all levels of social and political engagement. A dynamic and multifaceted program, the Religion and Faith Program works with nationally recognized faith leaders to further amplify their voices, engage and train local clergy to become community leaders, develops and disseminates LGBT related religious resources on a variety of subject matters, mentors the next generation of theology scholars and empowers all people of faith to claim that faith in support of LGBT equality.
 

Responsibilities:

  • Support the faith community organizing needs of various marriage equality campaigns occurring nationwide
  • Maintain the Religion and Faith pages of the HRC website
  • Monitor weekly media and press activity for the HRC Religion Council
  • Answer e-mail and phone inquiries from clergy and lay people throughout the country
  • Research religious, LGBT and political topics as needed
  • Update contacts for congregations and organizations in the HRC Religion and Faith Program database
  • Implement logistical details for Religion and Faith Program events
  • Book travel, ship materials, schedule meetings, process financial requests and other administrative duties as needed
     

Qualifications:

  • Demonstrated interest in religious concerns and background working with faith communities
  • Desire to learn about and work with a broad range of faith traditions on LGBT equality
  • General knowledge of the political process
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Time management skills and ability to prioritize tasks
  • Extremely detail oriented
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Excel and Microsoft Word
  • Inclination for web-based research and database management
  • Ability to work independently in a fast-paced, dynamic work environment
  • A strong sense of compassion and affinity for people of faith
     

Outcomes:

  • Gain a deeper and broader understanding of faith traditions and LGBT issues
  • Attain practical experience engaging religious voices in local, state and federal public policy
  • Experience working with networks of clergy, laity and religious organizations nationwide
  • Improve writing and editing skills
  • Concrete, transferable experience with event organizing and administrative management skills that are applicable to entry-level employment
  • Access to broad array of local DC political and intern opportunity
     

Other:

  • This is an unpaid internship. Credit is available upon request
  • All internships are based out of our offices in Washington, D.C. We cannot provide housing for our interns
  • A limited number of housing scholarships are available for Summer 2014 interns – apply within the internship application
  • Resume and cover letter must be in Microsoft Word (.doc) or Adobe Acrobat (.pdf) format
  • Please refer questions to our website
  • For any other questions, email intern@hrc.org
  • No phone calls, please