Human Rights Campaign Spring Internships

Academic Credits




Hours per week




Application Deadline



United States


The Human Rights Campaign is the world's largest LGBTQ civil rights and education organization. Through political and educational efforts, HRC works toward an America where LGBTQ people are ensured of their basic equal rights, and can be open, honest and safe at home, at work and in the community.

HRC University, the HRC Internship Program, focuses on leadership training and developing one's voice as an LGBTQ or allied advocate, connecting interns to some of the foremost LGBTQ and progressive leaders. In addition, interns play an active role within one of more than thirty-five program areas while developing professional skills and experiencing various parts of a non-profit advocacy organization. Our internship program includes a series of educational brown bag seminars, through which every intern will learn about the organization, LGBTQ topics, career planning and professional skills. Interns are also paired with a staff mentor throughout the semester.

Internship length and hours per week are flexible.

Internships available at HRC Headquarters in Washington, DC include: All Children, All Families; Children, Youth & Families; Communications; Consumer Marketing; Data & Analytics; Diversity & Inclusion; Digital Media & Marketing; Email & Social Media; Executive & Board Relations; Human Resources, Field Department; Finance; Fundraising & Events; Government Affairs; Health & Aging; HIV & Health Equity; HBCU/Youth & Campus Engagement; HRC Global; HRC Rising; Information Technology; Project One America; Religion & Faith; Research & Public Education; Video Research, Welcoming Schools; Workplace Equality; Youth & Campus Engagement. Project One America internships are available in Birmingham, Ala., Little Rock, Ark. and Jackson, Miss.

Compensation: Unpaid with small one-time travel stipend. Scholarship funds (awarded based on proven financial need & commitment to diversity) are be available.

We strongly encourage people of color, transgender and non-binary people to apply. HRC welcomes everyone, including non-LGBTQ people, to join the resistance.

How To Apply

The application process is entirely online, visit to access the applications and job descriptions for each program's internship. The priority deadline to apply for an internship is midnight, November 4th. We will continue to accept applications until all positions are filled, but those received by the priority deadline will have first consideration. The deadline to apply for scholarship funds is midnight, November 4th. After that date your internship application will be accepted but you will not be eligible for scholarship funds.