Diversity, Equity & Inclusion

The Human Rights Campaign is America's largest civil rights organization working to achieve LGBTQ equality. By inspiring and engaging individuals and communities, HRC strives to end discrimination against LGBTQ people and realize a world that achieves fundamental fairness and equality for all.

The Human Rights Campaign envisions a world where lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer people are ensured equality and embraced as full members of society at home, at work and in every community.

The Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Team is seeking an engaging, passionate intern. This internship is paid.

We strongly encourage people of color, transgender and non-binary people to apply. HRC is an equal opportunity employer and welcomes everyone, including non-LGBTQ people, to join our team.


  • Provide general support to the Diversity, Equity & Inclusion team in the execution of the work of the department.

  • Convene and support collaboration and design efforts around campaigns, programs and efforts that advance racial equity, allyship, gender equity and anti-oppression, and/or organizational practices that advance these issues.

  • Manage systems and maintain data to monitor goals and benchmarks. Maintain a dashboard to ensure accountability, tracking, and monitoring of internal staff equity and engagement efforts.

  • Help implement a curriculum for developing staff, volunteer competencies on a range of diversity and equity issues, providing input on relevant performance indicators and evaluations to reflect progress

  • Help prepare and deliver highly-engaging/effective in-person and online training, presentations and discussions on a wide variety of DEI topics for HRC staff, interns, and volunteers.

  • Other duties as assigned.


  • Strong research skills

  • Strong communication skills, both written and verbal

  • Interest in Diversity, Equity, Inclusion & Intersectionality


  • Receive education on LGBTQ and civil rights issues

  • Obtain a better understanding of politics

  • Learn the ins and outs of a non-profit

  • Accessible networking opportunities

Other Information:

  • School credit is available upon request.

  • This internship is remote.

  • Resume, cover letter and writing samples should be presented in Adobe Acrobat (.pdf) format.

  • Please visit our intern FAQs.

For any other questions, please email intern@hrc.org. No phone calls, please.

Due to high volume of applications we receive, we may not be able to respond in a timely manner about individual application inquires.