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Internships at GLAD

GLAD Interns

Open Positions

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 April 18, 2014

Special Events Intern

The Development Department at Gay & Lesbian Advocates & Defenders (GLAD) 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 issues of social justice in a very practical way.  Join us and learn about or gain further experience in special events fundraising and non-profit development.

Responsibilities
  • Assist in managing the 180 item silent auction for GLAD’s “Summer Party” on Saturday, July 26 in Provincetown, MA (attendance is strongly preferred; transportation and housing provided)
    • Tracking incoming auction items
    • Outreach and follow up to donors via email and phone
    • Creating display materials for online auction and day-of event
  • Assist with the annual “Spirit of Justice Award Dinner” on Friday, October 24 in Boston, MA.
    • Follow up with sponsors via phone email
    • Assist in recruiting and tracking volunteers
  • Assist with “day-of” logistics for events
    • Track RSVP’s in Raiser’s Edge Database
    • Prepare materials such as programs and nametags
    • Assist in set-up and break-down
    • Provide registration support
  • General development database tasks
    • Donor research
    • Data “clean-up”
    • Donor acknowledgement mailings

All interns will receive extensive training in the Raiser’s Edge database and may assist with other projects determined by the Special Events Coordinator and Database Manager.

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.

Compensation

This is a part-time (20hr/week), unpaid internship. Time commitment is relatively flexible, ideally intern would begin in early May and stay through November.  Hours are 10am – 6pm with occasional evenings, specifically July 25 & 26 and October 24. There are also short-term projects available. 

How to Apply

Please send a resume and cover letter to:
Database Manager - Erin Semagin Damio

e-mail esemagindamio@glad.org (no phone calls please)

Posted March 13, 2014

Development Internship

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
  • 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

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

Intern positions are full or part-time for a semester or full year and unpaid.

How to Apply

Location:

30 Winter Pl, Ste 800, Boston, MA 02108

Please send a resume and cover letter to:

Erin Semagin Damio (esemagindamio@glad.org) Attention: Development Intern

Posted September 11, 2013

Legal Internship

GLAD welcomes applications from law students interested in term-time and summer internships

Responsibilities

Summer legal fellows 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 gladlaw@glad.org.

Posted August 12, 2013

Public Affairs & Education Internship

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’s Legal InfoLine
  • 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

Maryse Pearce, 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:

Maryse Pearce

Community Engagement Coordinator

30 Winter Street, Suite 800

Boston, MA, 02108

Email: mpearce@glad.org

Posted April 18, 2013

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.

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 page layout 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 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 Maryse Pearce at mpearce@glad.org.