Family Project Internship
The HRC Family Project serves as a comprehensive resource for LGBT families and provides guidance to key institutions that work closely with LGBT families. The Family Project’s main initiatives focus on increasing LGBT cultural competence within adoption and foster care agencies, healthcare facilities and elementary schools. The HRC Family Project is part of the HRC Foundation which manages much of the organization’s non-political work. We are currently seeking an intern to assist the HRC Family Project staff.
The HRC Family Project Intern's responsibilities include:
- Maintain Family Project database records including contact and policy information for All Children – All Families and the Healthcare Equality Index
- Maintain inventory of all Family Project publications and outreach materials
- Attend weekly Family Project and Public Education & Outreach Division meetings
- Assist with communications to Family Project constituency including professional contacts associated with Family Project initiatives and LGBT families
- Provide logistical support for project meetings and training sessions
- Maintain lists of activities and accomplishments of the Family Project for use in periodic reports to the staff and board of directors
- Work independently to complete various projects as assigned
- Provide administrative support including research, drafting correspondence, scheduling meetings, sending publications, arranging travel, etc.
- 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 parents and their children and/or LGBT youth is a big plus
- Ability to work independently in a fast-paced, dynamic work environment is required
- Superior written and verbal communication skills are required
- Familiarization with the HRC Family Project’s three main initiatives (All Children – All Families, Healthcare Equality Index and Welcoming Schools) 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
- This is an unpaid internship. Credit is available upon request.
- All internships are based out of our offices in Washington, D.C. HRC does not provide housing for our interns
- Please send all resumes and cover letters in Microsoft Word (.doc) or Adobe Acrobat (.pdf) format
- Please refer questions to our website.
- For any other questions, e-mail [email protected]
- NO PHONE CALLS, PLEASE.
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