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Membership Outreach Internship

The Membership Outreach Intern will work with staff to broaden HRC’s outreach and visibility and build our grassroots membership base. This intern will play an integral part in coordinating and fulfilling membership and administrative requests generated from our Pride, Community Events, Athletes for Equality, Her HRC, Wedding Registry and Gift Membership programs.

• Provide administrative support to all Membership Outreach staff
• Assist in coordination of HRC’s presence at 180+ pride events including: managing the Pride database, preparing event logistics, and assisting with staff travel arrangements
• Assist with maintenance and growth of the Athletes for Equality program
• Assist with the preparation of the team’s participation in the HRC Equality Convention
• Assist department in planning and execution of community events when needed
• Fulfillment of Wedding Registry and Gift Membership acknowledgements
•  Ship HRC branded materials to volunteer co-chairs for community events

• Professional and responsible manner
• Willingness to learn the details of membership recruitment in a non-profit setting
• Proficiency in or willingness to work with Microsoft Word, Excel and Access with the ability to become adept at the use of these and other computer programs
• Experience in event planning/management and volunteer coordination preferred
• Strong writing and communication skills
• Demonstrated interest in lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender issues

• Gain transferable database management skills
• Gain experience working with many dedicated, high-level volunteers throughout the country
• Gain experience in all aspects of planning simultaneous small-scale events
• Gain knowledge of HRC's role in modern LGBT rights movement

• This is an unpaid internship. Credit is available upon request
• All internships are based out of our offices in Washington, D.C. 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, email
• No phone calls, please