Education & Community Programs Internship

The Human Rights Campaign Foundation envisions a world where all LGBTQ+ people can participate fully in the very systems that shape our daily lives. We work towards this vision through four overarching strategies:

  1. Working to build understanding and shape the public debate of LGBTQ+ people and the challenges they face through research and public education campaigns
  2. Changing policies and practices in the institutions that shape the everyday lives of LGBTQ+ people, through consultation, technical assistance and training, and through pioneering benchmarking tools
  3. Empowering strategic partners, community advocates and allies through capacity building, convenings and tools and,
  4. Leveraging relationships with allies to advance LGBTQ+ local, state and federal policy objectives.

Internships within the HRC Foundation will provide support to the teams and programs utilizing these strategies.

These programs include:

  • All Children-All Families
  • Historically Black College & Universities
  • Health & Aging
  • HIV & Health Equity
  • HRC Global
  • Public Education & Research
  • Religion & Faith
  • Transgender Justice Initiative
  • Welcoming Schools
  • Workplace Equality
  • Youth Well-Being

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.


  • Support in writing, developing, maintaining and distributing program publications and outreach materials, website pages, policy memos, issue briefs, and other publications and newsletters.
  • Assist with ongoing and routine communications to program stakeholders, including responding to inquiries from current and potential participants in our major institutional change initiatives (Corporate Equality Index, Healthcare Equality Index, Everyday Change Makers in Child Welfare), or other program activities.
  • Conduct wide variety of research on various topics to support Foundation program projects and resources.
  • Assist with internal processes and provide team administrative support (i.e. maintaining database records of stakeholder policies and contact information, responding to constituent phone and email inquiries, booking travel, maintaining resource inventory and shipping publications when needed/requested, scheduling meetings, processing financial requests, etc.)
  • Attend and participate in regular program, departmental and cross-team meetings and brown bags when appropriate.


  • Demonstrated knowledge of and/or interest in LGBTQ+ and social justice issues; including issues LGBTQ+ families and/or youth face, LGBTQ+ health, HIV & AIDS, racial justice, transgender equality, and LGBTQ+ workplace issues.
  • Strong attention to detail, strong written and verbal communication and time-management skills, strong research abilities, experience with qualitative, quantitative research and interest in public health, education, or social work a plus.
  • General computer skills including experience with Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, etc.) and G-Suite (Google Docs, Sheets, Calendar, Mail) etc. Experience with social media, LexisNexis and web-based database management a plus.
  • Ability to work independently in a fast-paced, dynamic and collaborative work environment.


  • Enhanced written and verbal, analytical, research, communication, and editing skills, including experience drafting variety of assignments for internal or public consumption, i.e. policy memos, policy papers, issue briefs, etc.
  • Expanded understanding of and familiarity with HRC's educational and community empowerment work, and deepened understanding and broader knowledge of the myriad of issues and challenges facing LGBTQ+ people, from health and aging, to HIV, faith and workplace issues, and more.
  • Opportunity to build meaningful relationships with seasoned non-profit advocacy professionals, access to mentoring and support.
  • Experience working in a high-energy, fast-paced environment at a national progressive/LGBTQ+ civil rights organization and concrete, transferable experience with administrative management skills that are applicable to entry-level employment.

Please refer to our intern FAQs.