The HRC Story

Executive Internship

The Executive Intern provides support for the Executive Department which consists of the President, Senior Executive Assistant, Managing Director, Board Relations Manager and the Executive & Board Relations Assistant. The Executive Intern is an integral part of this structure and essential to our success. This position reports to the Executive & Board Relations Assistant.


  • Assist the Board Relations Team in preparing for and managing HRC Board Meetings, which many of our most valued members and major donors attend.
  • Assist with board communication, member data tracking, as well as logistical planning for various events.
  • Provide back up to the Senior Executive Assistant and Executive & Board Relations Assistant, including but not limited to answering phones, letter writing, e-mail drafting, scheduling, and assisting with trip briefing materials and administrative tasks as needed.


  • Positive, energetic attitude and interest in assisting staff members and those outside the organization
  • Ability to work both independently and with other staff members and interns
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Ability to multitask
  • Professional demeanor and ability to manage confidential information
  • Experience with Microsoft Office applications (i.e. Word, Excel and Outlook)


  • Work one-on-one with Executive Team members
  • Interact with HRC Board Members
  • Gain knowledge of the HRC Board structure and function
  • Lean how a political non-profit functions
  • Take part in event planning
  • Work with many of the departments that comprise HRC
  • Take part in various field and political efforts
  • Gain experience with constituent and customer service
  • Gain knowledge of scheduling and travel planning


  • This is an unpaid internship. Credit is available upon request
  • All internships are based out of our offices in Washington, DC. 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, e-mail
  • No phone calls, please