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GLAD is at the cutting edge of the historic fight for full equality and justice. Through impact litigation, education and public policy work, GLAD’s precedent-setting work has established anti-discrimination laws for transgender, gay, lesbian and bisexual people and protected the rights of those with HIV throughout New England.

GLAD is dedicated to the goal of building a culturally diverse and pluralistic staff committed to working in a multicultural environment and strongly encourages applications from transgender persons, people of color, and individuals with disabilities, including HIV.

Graphic Design Intern

POSTED FEBRUARY 13, 2019

Graphic Design Internship 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 will support and provide 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 but are not limited to:

  • Creating graphics for the https://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

  • 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

Application and Funding:

This internship opportunity is full or part-time. Beginning Summer 2019, GLAD will provide stipends based on the number of hours worked and depending on any restrictions imposed by your school. Where applicable, can be done for academic credit or as part of a fellowship program. Hours are flexible during business hours; we request a minimum of twelve hours a week.

The application includes a cover letter, resume, and writing sample. Submissions should be made electronically to Caitlin Walsh at cwalsh@glad.org with “[Season] [Year] Internship” in the subject line (e.g. “Summer 2019 Internship”). The deadline is rolling. Applications are accepted until the positions are filled. Due to the high volume of resumes, only candidates selected for interviews will be contacted.

GLAD is dedicated to building a diverse staff, and one that is committed to equity and opportunity for all. GLAD strongly encourages applications from transgender people, people of color, individuals with disabilities, and people living with HIV/AIDS.

Digital Communications Intern

POSTED AUGUST 18, 2017

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

Application and Funding

Internship opportunity is full or part-time and is unpaid. Where applicable, can be done for academic credit or as part of a fellowship program. Hours are flexible during business hours; we request a minimum of twelve hours a week.

The application includes a cover letter, résumé, and work samples. Submissions should be made electronically to James Barden at jbarden@glad.org with “[Season] [Year] Internship” in the subject line (e.g. “Fall 2017 Internship”). The deadline is rolling. Applications are accepted until the positions are filled. Due to the high volume of resumes, only candidates selected for interviews will be contacted.

GLAD is dedicated to building a diverse staff, and one that is committed to equity and opportunity for all. GLAD strongly encourages applications from transgender persons, people of color, individuals with disabilities, and people living with HIV/AIDS.

Public Affairs Intern

POSTED FEBRUARY 13, 2019

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

Responsibilities

Although projects vary depending on semester/time of year, public education intern responsibilities/opportunities would include but are not limited to: assisting in event planning; community outreach support such as tabling; public education; conducting online research on a variety of topics; and various administrative tasks, including maintaining contact lists and data entry. The intern’s specific responsibilities will vary depending on the needs of the office, and may include:

  • Representing GLAD at outreach events (including Pride celebrations, tabling forums, discussion panels, etc.)
  • Assisting with logistics of up-coming events and workshops
  • Drafting blog posts and assisting with social media projects as well as administrative tasks
  • Working one day per week on GLAD Answers (additional training required)
  • Maintaining and updating GLAD Answers and other Know Your Rights materials (will be guided)

Qualifications

  • The ideal candidate should have a strong desire to make contributions to the LGBTQ and HIV-positive communities and preferably have some experience in an office setting.
  • The ability to complete self-directed projects is necessary.
  • Strong organizational and communications skills are required.
  • Attention to detail, analytical skills, and the ability to work with a team are also critical.
  • Excellent time management skills
  • Public speaking or outreach experience and interest
  • Additionally, candidates with knowledge and expertise in social media are encouraged to apply.

Application and Funding: This internship opportunity is full or part-time. Beginning Summer 2019, GLAD will provide stipends based on the number of hours worked and depending on any restrictions imposed by your school. Where applicable, can be done for academic credit or as part of a fellowship program. Hours are flexible during business hours; we request a minimum of twelve hours a week.

The application includes a cover letter, resume, and writing sample. Submissions should be made electronically to Caitlin Walsh at cwalsh@glad.org with “[Season] [Year] Internship” in the subject line (e.g. “Summer 2019 Internship”). The deadline is rolling. Applications are accepted until the positions are filled. Due to the high volume of resumes, only candidates selected for interviews will be contacted.

GLAD is dedicated to building a diverse staff, and one that is committed to equity and opportunity for all. GLAD strongly encourages applications from transgender people, people of color, individuals with disabilities, and people living with HIV/AIDS.

Special Events and Fundraising Intern

POSTED February 12, 2019

The Development department at GLBTQ Legal Advocates & Defenders (GLAD) is looking for an Intern to help raise the funds that enable GLAD to meet our goals. 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 27 in Provincetown, MA (attendance is strongly preferred; transportation and housing provided), including following up on auction donation requests, tracking incoming auction items, and creating display materials for the auction
  • Assist with sponsor follow-up, RSVP tracking, and other tasks as necessary for Summer Party and other GLAD events, including regional events and the Spirit of Justice Award dinner.

General development department tasks:

  • Data entry and clean-up (Salesforce)
  • Assist with mailings
  • Draft correspondence to donors
  • Conduct prospect research
  • Other fundraising support as needed

All interns will receive extensive training in the Salesforce 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

A desire to work in non-profit development and preferably some background in an 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 to full-time (20-37.5 hours/week), internship. A stipend of $750 or $2,000 total is available for interns meeting certain hours requirements during their internship. Time commitment is relatively flexible, ideally intern would begin in May and stay through August. Hours are 9am-5pm with the occasional evening or weekend event.

How to Apply

Please send a resume and cover letter to:

Erin Semagin Damio, Database Manager

esemagindamio@glad.org

Legal Intern

POSTED JANUARY 2, 2018

GLAD welcomes applications from law students interested in term-time and summer internships. We are currently seeking interns for Spring of 2019 and are accepting applications for the Summer of 2019.

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 legalassistant@glad.org.