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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.

Development Operations and Research Intern

Spring Development Operations and Research Intern

The Development Department at GLBTQ Legal Advocates & Defenders (GLAD) is looking for an intern to help fulfill the Development Department’s need in general operations and research. This is an excellent opportunity for someone who wants to impact social justice issues in a very practical way and gain hands-on experience in fundraising, research, and donor relations. Join us and gain further insight into working in a non-profit organization and non-profit research!

Responsibilities:
• Data entry and clean-up (Salesforce)
• Assistance with mailings
• Draft correspondence to donors
• Conduct prospect, corporate, and foundation research
• Calling donors to thank them for their support and invite them to events as needed
• Other fundraising support as needed

All interns will receive training in the Salesforce database and the iWave database.

Qualifications:
A desire to work in non-profit development. A commitment to help tear down more of the outdated laws and stereotypes that have denied LGBTQ people and people living with HIV basic protections and opportunities in every area of daily life – family, school, employment, housing, government, health care, and beyond. The ability to take direction, work independently, show initiative, and follow through are musts. Excellent attention to detail and a willingness to ask questions are also critical.

This is a part-time (15 hours/week), internship. A stipend of $750 is available for interns meeting certain hours requirements during their internship. Time commitment is relatively flexible, ideally intern would begin in January and stay through mid to late May. GLAD’s remote office hours are 9am-5pm but remote work offers some flexibility in this area.

Location:
18 Tremont Street, 9th Floor, Boston, MA 02108
Please note that you have to ability to work remotely from a location of your choosing.

To Apply:
Applications are due by 11:59pm on December 12th, 2020. Send your resume and cover letter to:
Mads Ouellette
Development Operations Assistant
mouellette@glad.org

Video interviews will be held between December 14th and 24th. The start date for the position would be early January between the 4th and 11th. If you have any questions, please reach out to Mads.

About GLAD:
Through strategic litigation, public policy advocacy, outreach, and education, GLBTQ Legal Advocates & Defenders (GLAD) works within New England and nationally to create a just society free from discrimination based on gender identity and expression, HIV status, and sexual orientation.

GLAD is dedicated to building an inclusive, intersectional, and mutual respectful staff that is committed to equity and opportunity for all. GLAD strongly encourages applications from those who identify as transgender or gender non-conforming, people of color, individuals with disabilities, and people living with HIV/AIDS.

Graphic Design Intern

The 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.

Typical projects may include but are not limited to:

‣ Creating graphics for the 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, fact sheets, posters and postcards for PowerPoint presentations, to promote GLAD events and to share legal rights in formation

‣ Design and layout for in-house print and web publications

Qualifications

‣ An interest in LGBTQ rights and/or work in the nonprofit sector

‣ A passion for visual communication   

‣ A desire to increase design skills, use visuals to communicate a nonprofit mission

‣ Proficiency in Photoshop, Canva 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

This is a stipend internship and applications should include a cover letter, resume, and work samples.

Submissions should be made electronically to: Mx. Caitlin Walsh at cwalsh@glad.org with “[Season] [Year] Internship” in the subject line. (e.g. “Fall 2020 Internship”)

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.

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 LGBTQ and HIV-positive people are aware of and can exercise their legal rights.

Typical projects may include but are not limited to:

‣ 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)

‣ Some data entry and administrative tasks

‣ Maintaining and updating GLAD Answers and other Know Your Rights materials (will be guided)

Qualifications

‣ 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, research, and communications skills are required

‣ Attention to detail, analytical skills, and ability to work with a team are 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

This is a stipend internship and applications should include a cover letter, resume, and work samples.

Submissions should be made electronically to: Mx. Caitlin Walsh at cwalsh@glad.org with “[Season] [Year] Internship” in the subject line. (e.g. “Fall 2020 Internship”)

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.

Legal Intern

GLAD is now accepting legal intern applications for Winter/Spring 2020 and Summer 2021 terms.

GLAD is looking for highly motivated legal interns to help advance our work. Our legal interns perform extensive legal research and writing related to all areas of GLAD’s work and may have opportunities to:

  • Support active GLAD litigation
  • Engage in public policy advocacy and public education
  • Work one-on-one with GLAD attorneys on research assignments.
  • Attend GLAD’s Legal Department meetings other case/project-related meetings.

GLAD welcomes applications from 2L and 3L law students who:

  • Possess excellent legal research and writing skills.
  • Have a demonstrated commitment to tearing down outdated laws and stereotypes that have denied full equality for LGBTQ people and those living with HIV/AIDS.
  • Have a passion for securing racial and economic justice.

Our Summer internships are full-time positions, but we invite part-time internships in the Winter and Spring terms. Stipends of up to $2,000 may be available for summer legal interns depending on the number of hours worked and restrictions imposed by your school.

To apply, please submit the following materials as separate PDF documents:

  • Resume
  • Cover letter (no more than one page) addressed to Attorney Jennifer Levi
  • Legal writing sample (5-10 pages)

Please send materials to: Anna Lee at legalassistant@glad.org with “Legal Internship Application – [Term][Year]” in the subject line. Please clearly indicate in your application whether you are available to work full-time or part-time and where you learned of the position. Please note that Summer internships are full-time. Applications will be considered on a rolling basis until all positions are filled. No phone calls and no video resumes, please.

Posted November 10, 2020