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think. grow. be. laugh. eat. imagine. connect. change. inspire. lead. INTERN.

Find your role in one of 25 program areas, ranging from political to development, communications to education.

  • Gain valuable professional skills while developing your voice as an LGBT advocate and leader
  • Play an active role in the nation’s largest LGBT equality organization
  • Connect with some of the foremost LGBT and allied leaders through educational brown bag seminars and other events

Important Dates

Internship Semester Schedule

We offer Fall, Spring and Summer internships. General timelines are listed below. Each of these three internship semesters corresponds to the most widely-used academic calendar for college and university students. Please note that these dates are guidelines; interns and their respective supervisors will work to set a mutually acceptable start and end date.

  • Fall: Applications are Closed
  • Spring: Applications are Closed
  • Summer: May – August (Application is now available. Priority deadline to apply is midnight, March 28, 2014)


Internship Application Deadlines

The priority deadline to apply for an HRC Summer 2014 Internship is midnight, March 28, 2014. You may submit your internship application past that deadline for consideration, however you will not be eligible for one of the limited number of Summer 2014 scholarships available (see Application for more details).

Financial Aid

As a student or recent graduate it may be challenging to pay for daily expenses or basic living costs - especially if your internship will require you to move to the DC area. Needless to say, being an unpaid intern can be financially strenuous.

The Human rights Campaign's internship program is a volunteer program. Since individuals may not have the financial means to participate in this program, HRC has set up a fund to help defray the cost of living in Washington, D.C. during the internship. We are offering a limited number of Summer 2014 scholarships to students who 1) have demonstrated a commitment to diversity and equality in their own lives and 2) are in a position of financial need.

Please see the current HRC Internship Application for more details on this limited number of Summer 2014 scholarships.

Many universities have some sort of grant program for students taking unpaid internships. We encourage students to seek out these opportunities and to talk to their career center and financial aid office advisers for other financial aid opportunities.