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 plus community members who use different language to describe identity are ensured equality and embraced as full members of society at home, at work, and in every community.
HRC’s Campaigns and Organizing team is composed of more than 30 staff based throughout the country who are focused on building political organizing capacity within the LGBTQ+ movement – at the individual, community, state, and national levels. The team mobilizes equality advocates nationwide to activate grassroots support for federal, state, and local legislative priorities and deliver wins for pro-equality candidates at every level of the ballot. Our investments in grassroots organizing in recent years have contributed to expansive electoral victories that help to defend and advance the LGBTQ+ movement. The Campaigns and Organizing Intern will:
The Government Affairs team is a team of dedicated public policy advocates who lobby US Congress and the Administration to promote pro-LGBTQ+ federal legislation both domestically and abroad. The GA team tracks legislation, monitors Congressional hearings and coalition meetings, and runs events focused around Capitol Hill and other partnerships. They also prepare the Congressional Scorecard, which ranks members of Congress based on their record of passing Equality legislation. We look for interns who have:
HRC’s Legal Department represents the organization on cutting-edge issues before all three branches of the federal government, state and local governments, as well as before our membership and the media. The Department specializes in legislative lawyering at both the federal and state levels and provides critical assistance to LGBTQ groups and allied legislators in pursuing positive legislative developments and defeating legislative attempts to deny full equality to the LGBTQ community. The Department monitors and seeks opportunities to engage in ongoing litigation to advance non-discrimination in the courts and push back against the expansion of religious refusal bills. Legal Interns are integral parts of these teams, which are comprised of attorneys, program managers, and law fellows. The Legal Policy intern will: