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 LGBTQ+ 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.

Legal Intern

GLAD is now accepting applications for Fall 2024.

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  • Have a demonstrated commitment to tearing down outdated laws and stereotypes that have denied full equality for LGBTQ+ people and those with HIV/AIDS.
  • Have a passion for securing racial and economic justice.

Our Summer internships are hybrid eligible and can be either full-time or part-time positions. We also 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 Patience Crozier
  • Legal writing sample (5-10 pages)

Please send materials to 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.

Special Events and Fundraising Intern

GLAD is now accepting applications for Fall 2024.

The Development Team at GLBTQ Legal Advocates & Defenders (GLAD) is searching for a Special Events and Fundraising Intern to help us raise support and funds needed to secure ground-breaking legal victories, conduct policy advocacy, and educate the public on the most pressing civil rights issues impacting LGBTQ+ people and people with HIV/AIDS. This is a great opportunity for someone who wants to have an impact on LGBTQ+ civil rights and may be considering a career in the non-profit sector, fundraising, or event planning.

Typical projects may include, but are not limited to:

  • Assisting with sponsor and donor follow-up, event planning, and logistics for GLAD’s events including regional events and Spirit of Justice Award Dinner
  • Assisting with data cleanup projects and updates in GLAD’s donor database (Salesforce)
  • Conducting vendor, venue, donor, and prospect research
  • Thanking donors for their gifts by phone, email, and handwritten notes
  • Assisting with mailings and other fundraising support as needed

Qualifications:

  • Interest in non-profit development and/or event planning
    Passion for social justice, LGBTQ+ and HIV+ rights, and racial and economic justice
  • Strong organizational skills and attention to detail
  • Willingness to ask questions, as well as the ability to take direction
  • Working well independently and as part of a small team
  • Showing initiative and follow-through in a dynamic environment
  • Familiarity with Salesforce or Microsoft Office Suite a plus

This is a part-time 200-hour minimum internship with a stipend and an expected start date in early September and end date in December. This is a hybrid position with some required in-office hours, attendance at GLAD’s Regional Events in the spring, and the option to work from home for a portion of time.

GLAD requires all staff, volunteers, and interns working in GLAD’s office, at events, or engaging in any in-person work on GLAD’s behalf to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19.

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 with HIV/AIDS.

To apply, please send a resume and cover letter to: Renae Paulson (they/them), Development Assistant, at rpaulson@glad.org.