Community & Program Internship

Hours per week

35 hours/week




United States


Job Location:

Within New England – currently defined as Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Rhode Island and Vermont, preferably in Boston or Somerville, Massachusetts (accessible via Boston’s subway system, known as “the T”)

Internship Period:

We are looking for several candidates who are available to start by June 1, 2018 (earlier start dates welcome). This internship is full-time, requiring a minimum commitment of 35 hours/week. The work hours and work days are negotiable, but they must align with a standard 5-day work week model.

*Please Note: As successful interns conclude their service, they will join us in the on-site execution of our signature event, Family Week in Provincetown, July 28th – August 4th. Although this is an unpaid internship, housing, travel and food during Family Week itself are provided for each intern by Family Equality Council.


Founded in 1979, Family Equality Council's mission is to ensure legal and lived equality for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer families, and for those who wish to form them, through building community, changing hearts and minds, and driving policy change.

We envision a future where all LGBTQ families, regardless of creation or composition, live in communities that recognize, respect, protect, and value them. We envision a world in which everyone has the right and the opportunity to form and sustain a loving family, regardless of sexual orientation, gender identity, race, religion, national origin, geography, socioeconomic status, disability, or the intersection of those characteristics. Finally, we envision systems of service and support that are free of discrimination and that maximize opportunities for LGBTQ youth needing permanency and LGBTQ adults seeking family formation through adoption, foster care, assisted reproductive technology or other means.

Internship Summary: The Community & Program Interns are an integral part of the Program Team and play a hands-on role in all Family Equality Council community programs. This unpaid internship involves community outreach, event planning and execution, use of social media, fundraising, and much more. Success in this position requires excellent organizational skills, the ability to problem solve independently, a team-oriented mindset, highly developed communication skills (written and verbal), superior interpersonal skills, and a commitment to social justice … and fun!

Primary Responsibilities: Interns will play an active role in planning and executing our signature event, Family Week in Provincetown. This will include cultivating community partnerships, managing event logistics, conducting outreach with potential sponsors and advertisers, overseeing materials (inventory, purchasing, organization and transport), writing content to promote Family Week for Facebook, Twitter and emails, and drafting and designing event materials, gratitude letters, and event reports. Interns will occasionally provide support to LGBTQ parent groups across the country, create or revise resources for our website, and assist with implementation of office systems and administrative tasks as needed.

About Family Week:

Family Week is the largest global gathering of LGBTQ-headed families, and features numerous forums for building community and promoting empowerment on today’s issues. For the past 22 summers, LGBTQ parents, their children, extended families, and their friends have gathered at the tip of iconic Cape Cod to createconnections that truly last a lifetime, taking home experiences that help us further join together to make the world a better place for all loving families.

Required Qualifications:

  • Flexibility, a positive attitude, and willingness to learn
  • Excellent organization skills coupled with the ability to maintain a vision for larger objectives
  • Commitment to social justice
  • Effective written, verbal and interpersonal communication skills
  • The ability to work well both independently and with others, as a team player.  A solution-oriented mindset and ability to work effectively in high-pressure settings

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience planning and executing successful programs/events
  • Experience working within the LGBTQ movement and/or with families
  • Outgoing demeanor and high comfort level with networking at events  Candidates who hold or are working towards a Bachelor's Degree (or higher) in a related field
  • Candidates of all academic backgrounds, technical skills, and other skills are encouraged to apply

How To Apply

To apply, please forward a letter of interest and resume to Emily McGranachan, Family Engagement Manager, at

Family Equality Council is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate based on age, citizenship, physical or mental disability (including HIV status), ethnicity, family responsibilities, gender identity and expression, marital status, matriculation, national origin, physical appearance, race, religion, political affiliation, sexual orientation, union membership, veteran status or other unlawful factors, with respect to recruiting, hiring, job assignment, promotion, discipline, discharge, compensation, training and other terms, conditions and privileges of employment.

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