HRC Global brings established and emerging LGBTQ+ leaders and allies to Washington, D.C. as Global Fellows for short professional development opportunities and training.

Global Fellows work alongside HRC staff and LGBTQ+ and human rights activists to:

  • Gain new ideas and tools to advocate for equality back in their home countries.
  • Share news and information about their local equality movement.
  • Make meaningful connections with HRC staff who are working on programs of similar interest.

Description of HRC Global Fellow Duties

HRC will work with Global Fellows to provide professional development opportunities and training to:

  • Strengthen their program management, leadership skills, staff and other organizational capacities.
  • Facilitate networking and speaking opportunities between Global Fellows and global equality partners and supporters.
  • Provide more in-depth training opportunities for Global Fellows to learn about specific HRC programs of their interest.
  • Provide mentorship to Global Fellows to develop a project of interest.


To be eligible for the Global Fellows program, applicants must be participants in an external exchange program which provides financial and logistical support to them during their proposed stay in Washington, DC.

Applicants should have two or more years of relevant experience in the nonprofit/NGO/social sector for LGBTQ+ equality, English proficiency (oral, writing, reading), be an international applicant (U.S. citizens are not eligible), and must commit to return to their home country after the Global Fellows program has ended. Global Fellows must also be able to obtain a B-1 visa for travel to the U.S.

How to Apply

Applicants should note in their external application their interest in being placed at HRC. The external organization will then approach HRC about the possibility of being placed with us. Successful candidates will be contacted by their external organization to let them know if they have been accepted by HRC.

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