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Consumer Marketing Internship

The Consumer Marketing Department at the Human Rights Campaign is responsible for the branding of the organization through merchandise. This internship focuses on Retail Operations and Consumer Marketing, offering an opportunity to learn the techniques and strategies used in merchandise outreach for a large non-profit organization. This internship represents an excellent opportunity for someone interested in learning about careers in non-profit Retail Operations and Consumer Marketing.


The Consumer Marketing Department internship consists of general administration as well as creative thinking in an upbeat environment. Responsibilities will entail a mix of administration and substantive work experience, including:

  • Data entry
  • Maintaining vendor and contractor files
  • General research duties
  • Responding to internal and external requests for information
  • Assisting with Action Center needs
  • Creating press packets and other materials
  • Other administrative duties as needed


  • Majors in fashion, marketing, public relations or related fields preferred
  • General computer skills including experience with Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, etc.)
  • Experience with graphic design, photography, HTML and/or multimedia a plus
  • 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 retail operation & consumer marketing work
  • Expand understanding of issues and laws affecting the LGBT community
  • Gain a better understanding of the political process


  • This is an unpaid internship. School credit is available upon request
  • The majority of internships are based out of our offices 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
  • 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