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Publications & Magazine Internship

The Human Rights Campaign’s broad array of publications, including its flagship quarterly Equality magazine, are produced by the publications team in HRC’s Communications & Marketing Department. This internship focuses on publications, offering an opportunity to learn all of the stages related to the production, writing and editing of various written materials including Equality magazine and other key booklets and reports.
 

Responsibilities:

This internship consists of editorial work, in particular copyediting, research and writing and working closely with the Publications Director on all print projects. Responsibilities will entail a mix of administration and substantive work experience, including:

  • Copyediting, research and some writing
  • General research duties
  • Other administrative duties as needed
     

Qualifications:

  • Majors in journalism, communications, English, public relations or related fields preferred
  • Professional writing, editing, proofreading and communication skills
  • Strong copyediting skills, a very strong command of English spelling and grammar; experience with AP style preferred
  • Proficiency and experience with Lexis/Nexis and online research
  • General computer skills including experience with Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, etc.)
  • Demonstrated interest in lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender issues
  • Team player who is willing to pitch in and help out a definite plus — creativity welcome!
     

Outcomes:

  • Gain hands-on experience in non-profit communications work, including an insider’s view of publications and magazines
  • Increase professional writing, copyediting and editing skills
  • Expand understanding of issues and laws affecting the LGBT community


Other:

  • 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 Montgomery, 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 intern@hrc.org
  • 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