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Internships

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 Intern

POSTED AUGUST 18, 2017

This position 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 supports and provides 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:
– 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

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 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

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.

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 AUGUST 18, 2017

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.

Responsibilities

Although projects vary depending on semester/time of year, public education intern responsibilities/opportunities would include but are not limited to: event planning; community outreach; 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, forums, discussion panels, etc.)
  • Assisting with logistics of events
  • Drafting blog posts
  • Assisting with social media projects
  • Tracking LGBT press and maintaining contact and press databases
  • Working one day per week on GLAD Answers (additional training required)
  • Maintaining and updating GLAD Answers materials
  • Administrative tasks.

Qualifications

The ideal candidate will have a strong desire to make contributions to the LGBTQ and HIV-positive communities and preferably have some background in an administrative 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. Additionally, candidates with knowledge and expertise with social media are encouraged to apply.

Application and Funding

This 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.

Development Intern

POSTED AUGUST 18, 2017

The Development Department at GLBTQ Legal Advocates & Defenders (GLAD) is looking for a Development 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

General development database tasks:

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

Events-specific tasks:

  • Assist in managing the 180 item silent auction for GLAD’s “Summer Party” on Saturday, July 29 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, on-site registration, RSVP tracking, and other tasks as necessary for Summer Party and other GLAD events, including regional events and the Spirit of Justice Award dinner.

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

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

This is a part-time (15-30 hr/week) unpaid internship. Time commitment is relatively flexible. Ideally the internship would begin in May and continue through August.  Hours are 9:00am-5:00pm with the occasional evening or weekend event.

Location:

30 Winter Pl, Ste 800, Boston, MA 02108

How to Apply

 

Please send a resume and cover letter to:

Erin Semagin Damio at ESemaginDamio@glad.org with the words ‘Development Intern’ in the subject line.

Legal Intern

POSTED SEPTEMBER 14, 2017

GLAD welcomes applications from law students interested in term-time and summer internships. We are currently seeking interns for Winter, Summer, and Fall of 2018.

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.