Human Rights Campaign


PICS Organization Name
Human Rights Campaign 

Washington, District of Columbia

Organization Description

By inspiring and engaging individuals and communities, the Human Rights Campaign strives to end discrimination against LGBTQ people and realize a world that achieves fundamental fairness and equality for all. HRC 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.

We will benefit from having an intern from Princeton by being able to have a mutual learning experience for the intern and intern supervisor.

Internship Description

Here are the overall duties for the Foundation department, which is the department that this intern would be working in:

  • 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.

The intern would learn more about LGBTQ issues and how to be a better advocate for the community.

Weekly Stipend # of Weeks Required Dates Start Time End Time Housing Provided? Public Transportation? Certificate Requirement? Can be Remote?
$500 8 5/25/21 - 8/13/21 9:00 am 5:30 pm No Yes No Yes

Internship Qualifications

  • 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.

**Writing sample required**

Former Interns
Annie Sullivan-Crowley '21, Jared Holeman '21, Linda Song '20, Sean Howe '20

Evaluation Excerpt

I learned and enjoyed copy editing a LGBTQ youth competency training for the All Children All Families the most out of all my tasks over the course of the summer. I was able to learn a great deal about how foster and adoption agencies worked in addition to the unique needs of LGBTQ children in out of home care and how organizations try to counteract discrimination and heteronormativey in these spaces. -- Jared Holeman '21

A strength is that it is a large organization that has a lot of national presence and does extremely important and relevant work.
—Sean Howe '20