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Youth & Campus Engagement Internship

The Human Rights Campaign Foundation's Youth & Campus Engagement Program provides tools, facilitates connections, and empowers GenEQ to fight for LGBT equality on campus and beyond.

Generation Equality, the current group of high school and college-aged young people, is more supportive of LGBT equality than any other generation in our country’s history.  As young people work to attain the goals of the queer community on their campuses, it is our hope that we can help by providing tools and facilitating connections with other LGBT student activists across the country.

For more information, check out HRC's Youth & Campus program.
 

Responsibilities:

In addition to the opportunity to create and complete a long-term project related to a topic of interest to you, the Youth & Campus Engagement intern's responsibilities include:

  • Answer outside inquiries about youth and campus issues
  • Create, update and edit online resources that assist LGBT and allied students and faculty in making their campuses more inclusive and welcoming of LGBT people
  • Aid the management and growth of our scholarship database to improve access to higher education for LGBT and allied young people
  • Work with the HRC Foundation Team to develop new, innovative initiatives that support, assist and empower queer students
  • Help to represent HRC at local LGBT and progressive youth conferences and events
  • Maintain and update internship information page
  • Utilize social media to promote internship program and other initiatives
  • Other duties as needed
     

Qualifications:

  • Excellent writing and communication skills
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Word and Microsoft Excel
  • An interest in using social networking to engage young people
  • Web design and/or multimedia skills are a plus, but not required
  • Experience with or desire to learn about youth- and campus-specific LGBT issues
  • A strong commitment to HRC’s mission
     

Outcomes:

  • Gain a greater understanding of the issues faced by queer youth
  • Correspond with a variety of constituents on a breadth of issues, developing strong correspondence skills
  • Learn effective strategies for campus activism and organizing that can also be applied to broader contexts
  • Fine-tune writing skills in both formal and informal contexts
  • Obtain administrative skills that are applicable to entry-level employment and useful in life
     

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 Birmingham, 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