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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 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.

Graphic Design & Multimedia Intern

The Graphic Design and Multimedia 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 and multimedia 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, gifs, 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

Video editing and captioning

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, After Effects) 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  frontdesk@glad.org with “[Season] [Year] Internship” in the subject line. (e.g. “Summer 2022 Internship”)

GLAD requires all interns working in GLAD’s offices, at events, or engaging in any in-person work on GLAD’s behalf to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19. Interns may request an exemption to this policy as a reasonable accommodation for religious and/or medical reasons.

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 frontdesk@glad.org with “[Season] [Year] Internship” in the subject line. (e.g. “Summer 2022 Internship”)

GLAD requires all interns working in GLAD’s offices, at events, or engaging in any in-person work on GLAD’s behalf to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19. Interns may request an exemption to this policy as a reasonable accommodation for religious and/or medical reasons.

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 has filled legal internship positions through Spring 2022 and is now accepting applications for Summer 2022.

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 October 13, 2021.

Special Events and Fundraising Intern

The Development Team at GLAD is searching for a Summer Intern to help us raise the 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 living 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: 

  • Coordinating the 100+ item silent auction for GLAD’s Annual Summer Party on Saturday, July 23rd in Provincetown, MA
  • Assisting with sponsor and donor follow-up, event planning, and logistics for GLAD’s events including regional events, Summer Party, and Spirit of Justice.
  • Assisting with data cleanup and updates in Salesforce
  • Researching vendors and venues and assisting with planning and logistics for GLAD’s fundraising events
  • Conducting 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

 

This is a full-time 350-hour minimum internship with a stipend and an expected start date in early June and end date in mid-August. GLAD’s office is open 9am-5pm with flexibility in schedule. This is a hybrid position with some required in-office hours, attendance at GLAD’s Summer Party in Provincetown on July 23rd, 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 living with HIV/AIDS.

 

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

 

Supervisor: Mads Ouellette (they/them), Events & Communications Coordinator