HRC Fundraising & Events Spring Internships

Academic Credits


Hours per week

+/- 30



Application Deadline



1640 Rhode Island Ave NW
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.

Development and fundraising are the backbone of any non-profit or political organization. Do you want to learn more about one of the non-profit world’s fastest-growing and most in-demand fields? Do you want to be part of the nation’s strongest non-profit fundraising teams which raises over $50 million through individual, corporate and foundation giving? The Fundraising and Events Internship will give you hands-on experience in non-profit fundraising that is highly sought after by employers at universities, charities, and membership and political organizations. Best of all, your work will help secure HRC’s long-term efforts and fight for full equality for the LGBTQ community.

As a member of our team, you will gain valuable skills in fundraising, membership outreach and volunteer engagement through HRC’s unique development structure. The Development department is comprised of a diverse team from myriad work experiences and backgrounds. HRC Development interns will have the opportunity to engage with team members across the department for personal and professional growth. Working on the development team, you will work with our departments to create and execute thoughtful, analytical approaches to donor outreach, volunteer engagement, event planning, solicitation, stewardship, corporate relations and much more. Your responsibilities will include research, writing, donor correspondence, database work and creative thinking. You will be given the opportunity to work alongside and learn from other teams within the organization and take part in volunteer opportunities, informational sessions and group activities.

Development interns will each work primarily with one of the following teams; Gala Events, Major Gifts, Mid-Level Giving (Federal Club), Partners & Membership, Corporate Relations, Pride & Membership Events, Planned Giving, and Communities & Volunteer Relations. You will have the opportunity to work with all teams throughout the internship.

How To Apply

The application process is entirely online, visit to access the applications and job descriptions for each program's internship. Priority deadline to apply for internships is midnight, Sunday November 4th. We will continue to accept applications after that date until all positions are filled, but those received by 11/4 will be reviewed first. Deadline to apply for scholarship funding is midnight, Sunday November 4th. Applications received after that will be considered for internships but not be eligible for funding.