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Editorial & Digital Media Internship

The HRC Digital Media team manages a wide variety of online properties, including The Editorial & Digital Media Internship is an opportunity to gain valuable online experience from a technological, social networking, organizing and strategy perspective. Some of its ongoing tasks are writing daily blog posts; daily backend maintenance of the site; participating in the development of online campaigns and supporting technologies; and other duties as assigned.


  • Post timely and relevant content throughout and on other online properties
  • Assist in editing and producing blog posts
  • Research daily trends, stories, hot topics on blogs and social media
  • Assist with editing and producing graphics
  • Assist in measuring analytics
  • Organize and map content
  • Provide administrative support to staff


  • Experience writing and editing blog posts; proficient in AP Style
  • Social media experience in a professional capacity (i.e. doing it for a brand or organization)
  • Experience/knowledge with content management systems such as ExpressionEngine, Wordpress or Drupal
  • Experience with Adobe Photoshop, experience with infographic creation a plus
  • Demonstrated interest in lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender issues
  • Strong attention to detail and organizational skills
  • Ability to learn quickly


  • Real world professional web production experience
  • Resume-building experience and references
  • A wide audience for completed projects
  • Inside experience with a highly active and professional organization


  • 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