Internships at GLAD
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.
Graphic Design Internship
GLAD is looking for someone with visual design skills and a desire to learn to use those skills to communicate the mission of a nonprofit. This position provides an opportunity to increase graphics skills while playing a key role on GLAD’s public affairs and education team, providing creative input into the visual communication of GLAD’s mission to end discrimination based on sexual orientation, gender identity, and HIV status.
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
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 page layout software
- Experience with additional graphics (i.e. Illustrator) or multimedia software (i.e. video editing) a plus
- Photography skills a plus
The position reports to GLAD’s Manager of Integrated Media
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 Maryse Pearce at email@example.com.
Special Events Intern
The Development Department is looking for a Special Events Intern to help raise the funds that enable GLAD to meet our mission. This is a great opportunity for someone who wants to have an impact on these issues in a very practical way. Join us and learn about or gain further experience in special events fundraising and non-profit development.
The special events intern’s responsibilities/opportunities would include:
-Procure and track 180 silent auction items with an overall value of $50,000
-Outreach to auction donors through mailings, telephone, canvassing and emails
-Research auction donor prospects and add to donor database (Raiser’s Edge)
-Onsite coordination of event volunteers at Summer Party and Spirit of Justice Award Dinner
-Provide registration support at GLAD’s regional events and Equal Justice Council briefings
-Collect RSVPs for GLADHours and add to donor database
-Solicit event sponsors through mailings, telephone, and emails
-Assist with donor acknowledgement mailings
-Research and update corporate sponsorship contacts in donor database
-Prepare Spirit of Justice Award Dinner corporate sponsorship packets
-Perform other tasks as needed to carry out fundraising objectives for entire organization
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.
Ongoing training and supervision will be provided. Dress code is casual.
Intern positions are 20-40 hours a week for 6 months.10am-6pm, occasional evenings. Flexible schedule. Dependability is a must.
Commit to 40 hours a week for a minimum of 6 months and receive a $2,400 stipend. Monthly T pass will be reimbursed for interns that commit to 20+ hours per week.
How to Apply
Please send a resume and cover letter to:
Special Events Coordinator – Rachel Rapoza
e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org (no phone calls please)
Gay & Lesbian Advocates & Defenders (GLAD) is currently recruiting an administrative intern to support the Finance & Operations departments. This opportunity provides excellent experience learning about managing a not-for-profit organization and working for a leader in social advocacy and equality. Responsibilities include answering phones, filing, and assisting in administrative tasks as needed. We are looking for someone passionate about social justice and just as important, someone who is organized and detail oriented. Please note this is an unpaid internship, but credit may be granted depending on institutional policy.
How to Apply
Please email a cover-letter, resume and availability in PDF format to: Andre Morgan (email@example.com). Attention: Administrative Intern