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Internships at GLAD

GLAD Interns

Open Positions

Public Affairs & Education
Development
Legal

GLAD offers internships in all areas of the organization’s work — supporting our litigation, educating the public about civil rights, and fundraising for equal justice under law.

Interns are hired on an academic schedule — for the entire school year, an individual semester, or the summer. Summer internships are full time; academic year internships are part time (10-15 hrs/wk).

All GLAD internships are unpaid.

Posted August 3, 2016

Graphic Design Intern

This position provides an opportunity to practice and increase graphic design skills and to gain experience using those skills to communicate the mission of a nonprofit, while playing a key role on GLAD’s public affairs and education team. The graphic design intern supports and provides creative input into the visual communication of GLAD’s mission to end discrimination based on gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, and HIV status.

"For those with strong drives and big ideas, it is the perfect place to pitch your own ideas and take ownership of your own projects. I highly recommend the internship to beginner or experienced designers alike, as there are so many different skills to learn working in a nonprofit like GLAD!" - Vanessa Gregorchik, former GLAD design intern

Responsibilities

Typical projects may include:
- Creating graphics for the http://www.glad.org website
- Creating infographics and other graphics to communicate GLAD’s messaging on the GLAD blog and other social media channels
- Creating flyers, posters and postcards to promote GLAD events
- Creating graphics for Keynote and PowerPoint presentations
- Design and layout for in-house print and web publications

Qualifications

We are looking for someone with:
- An interest in LGBT rights and/or work in the nonprofit sector
- A passion for visual communication
- A desire to increase design skills, and to learn to use visuals to communicate a nonprofit mission
- Proficiency in Photoshop or comparable graphics software
- Experience with InDesign or other desktop publishing software
- Experience with additional graphics (i.e. Illustrator) or multimedia software (i.e. video editing) a plus
- Photography skills a plus

Reports to

The position reports to GLAD’s Senior Manager of Integrated Media

Compensation

This is an unpaid position with the possibility for school credit.  Hours are flexible during business hours; we request a minimum of twelve hours a week.

How to Apply

To apply, please send a cover letter, resume and link to a portfolio or work samples to Julián Cancino at .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address).

Posted August 3, 2016

Digital Communications Intern

The digital communications intern works as part of GLAD’s digital team to plan and share content and engage with the online community in order to meet GLAD’s public education, outreach and marketing goals.

Responsibilities
  • Work with the Department to produce fully integrated online and offline campaigns
  • Maintain GLAD’s editorial calendar
  • Track analytics for website, Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram
  • Share insights on digital communications trends
Qualifications
  • Understanding of all aspects of digital communications and social media
  • Quick to learn new things, particularly on the technical side
  • General management and communication skills
Compensation

This is an unpaid position with the possibility for school credit.  Hours are flexible during business hours; we request a minimum of twelve hours a week.

How to Apply

To apply, please send a cover letter, resume and link to a portfolio or work samples to Julián Cancino at .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address).

Posted August 3, 2016

Public Affairs Intern

The Public Affairs & Education Department is looking for an intern to assist the department in its efforts to communicate GLAD’s ground-breaking legal victories to the public and make certain that LGBT and HIV-positive people are aware of and can exercise their legal rights.

Intern positions are full or part-time for a semester or full year and are unpaid. GLAD's Boston office is T-accessible between Park St. and Downtown Crossing.

Responsibilities

Although projects vary depending on semester/time of year, public education intern responsibilities/opportunities would include:

  • Representing GLAD at outreach events (including Pride celebrations, forums, discussion panels, etc)
  • Historical and archival research
  • Assisting with logistics of events
  • Assisting with social media projects
  • Tracking LGBT press and maintaining press database
  • Working one day per week on GLAD Answers
  • Administrative tasks.
Qualifications

The ideal candidate will have a strong desire to make contributions to the LGBT and HIV-positive communities and preferably have some background in an administrative office setting.  The ability to complete self-directed projects is necessary. Strong communications skills are required. A willingness to ask questions, attention to detail and the ability to work with a team are also critical. Additionally, candidates with knowledge and expertise with Facebook Applications and a familiarity with social networking sites are encouraged to apply.

Reports to

Julián Cancino, Community Engagement Coordinator

Compensation

This is an unpaid internship. Can be taken for school credit where applicable.

How to Apply

Please send a resume and cover letter to:

Julián Cancino

Community Engagement Coordinator

30 Winter Street, Suite 800

Boston, MA, 02108

Email: .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)

Posted August 3, 2016

Development Intern

The Development Department is looking for an intern to help with our efforts to raise the funds that enable GLAD to meet our mission of ending LGBT and HIV discrimination.  This is a great opportunity for someone who wants to have an impact on these issues in a very practical way as well as gain valuable experience in non-profit fundraising and development.

Responsibilities

General development database tasks:

  • Data entry and clean-up (Raiser’s Edge)
  • Assist with mailings
  •  Draft correspondence to donors
  • Conduct prospect research
  • Assist with donor receptions and fundraisers
  • Other fundraising support as needed

Events-specific tasks:

  • Assist with sponsor follow-up, on-site registration, RSVP tracking, and other tasks as necessary for other GLAD events, including regional events, GLADHours, and the Spirit of Justice Award dinner

 

All interns will receive extensive training in the Raiser’s Edge database and may assist with other projects. The opportunity to take a leadership role on a project is possible depending on experience and hours of availability.

Qualifications

The ideal candidate will have a strong desire to work in non-profit development and preferably some background in an administrative office setting.  The ability to take direction, show initiative and follow through in a dynamic environment is a must. Excellent attention to detail and a willingness to ask questions are also critical.

Reports to

Database Manager

Compensation

This is a part-time (20hr/week), unpaid internship. Time commitment is relatively flexible, ideally intern would begin in September and stay through December.  Hours are 9am-5pm with the occasional evening or weekend event. 

How to Apply

Location:

30 Winter Pl, Ste 800, Boston, MA 02108

Please send a resume and cover letter to:

Erin Semagin Damio (.(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)) Attention: Development Intern

Posted August 1, 2016

Legal Intern

GLAD welcomes applications from law students interested in term-time and summer internships. We are currently seeking interns for Spring of 2017 and Summer of 2017.

Responsibilities

Legal interns will perform legal research and writing related to all areas of GLAD’s work, attend weekly legal department meetings to discuss GLAD’s legal docket, meet with clients and attend legislative and judicial hearings as appropriate and when such opportunities arise, and generally assist the attorneys in advancing GLAD’s mission.

Qualifications

Legal interns should have completed their first year of law school, possess excellent legal research and writing skills, understand how to work in a professional environment, and be committed to advancing GLAD’s mission.

Reports to

The position reports to GLAD attorneys.

Compensation

This is an unpaid position.

How to Apply

To apply, please send a cover letter, resume, and 5-10 page writing sample to .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address).