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Children, Youth, & Family Internship

The HRC Children, Youth and Families Program (CYFP) serves as a comprehensive resource for LGBT families and provides guidance to key institutions that work closely with LGBT children, youth and families. The program includes three groundbreaking initiatives. All Children-All Families works to increase LGBT cultural competence within child welfare agencies. Welcoming Schools helps elementary schools embrace family diversity, avoid gender stereotyping and end bias-based bullying. And the Youth Well-Being Project promotes safety, inclusion and well-being for LGBT youth, primarily through the annual Time to Thrive conference. CYFP is part of the HRC Foundation which manages much of the organization’s non-political work. We are currently seeking two interns to assist CYFP staff.


Responsibilities:
The HRC Children, Youth and Families Program Intern's responsibilities include:
• Support in developing, maintaining and distributing CYFP publications and outreach materials
• Assist with routine communications to service providers participating in CYFP initiatives, as well as responding to inquires from HRC constituentsMaintain database records including contact and policy information for All Children – All Families and Welcoming Schools
• Provide logistical support for project meetings and training sessions
• Track CYFP activities and accomplishments for use in periodic reports to the staff and board of directors
• Provide administrative support including research, drafting correspondence, scheduling meetings, sending publications, arranging travel, etc.
• Work independently to complete various projects as assigned
• Attend regular CYFP and HRC Foundation meetings


Qualifications:
• Enrollment in or graduation from an accredited college or university
• Experience with Microsoft Office applications (Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook) is required
• Demonstrated knowledge of and/or interest in LGBT issues is required; demonstrated knowledge of and/or interest in the issues that face LGBT families and/or LGBT youth in the areas of child welfare and education is a plus
• Ability to work independently in a fast-paced, dynamic work environment is required
• Superior written and verbal communication skills are required

Outcomes:
• Familiarization with the CYFP three main initiatives (All Children – All Families, Welcoming Schools and Youth Well-Being) and the main LGBT cultural competency issues on which these initiatives focus
• Expanded understanding of the education programs and grassroots organizing of the HRC Foundation
• Ability to coordinate a multi-faceted program in a non-profit organization
• Administrative skills essential to any entry-level position
• Fine-tuned writing skills