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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 July 3, 2019

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: CAITLIN WALSH AT CWALSH@GLAD.ORG WITH “[SEASON] [YEAR] INTERNSHIP” IN THE SUBJECT LINE (E.G. “FALL 2019 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

POSTED July 3, 2019

The Public Affairs & Education Department is looking for a fall 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: CAITLIN WALSH AT CWALSH@GLAD.ORG WITH “[SEASON] [YEAR] INTERNSHIP” IN THE SUBJECT LINE (E.G. “FALL 2019 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.

Special Events and Fundraising Intern

POSTED July 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 intends to pursue a career in event planning and wants to have an impact on issues of social justice in a very practical way. Join us and gain further experience in special events fundraising and non-profit development.

Responsibilities:

  • Assist in planning, logistics and on-site support with donor receptions and fundraisers
  • Assist with sponsor follow-up, on-site support, and RSVP tracking for GLAD’s largest fundraiser, the Spirit of Justice Award Dinner
  • Conduct donor prospect and venue research
  • Draft correspondence to vendors and donors
  • Assist with mailings
  • Data entry and clean-up (Salesforce)
  • 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:

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.

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 September and stay through December. GLAD’s office hours are 9am-5pm with the occasional evening or weekend event.

Location: 18 Tremont Street, 9th Floor, Boston, MA 02108

Please send a resume and cover letter to: Chris Rainville, Manager of Corporate Partnerships and Events at crainville@glad.org

 

Legal Intern

POSTED JULY 15, 2019

GLAD welcomes applications from law students interested in term-time and summer internships.

Position Description

Legal interns assist GLAD attorneys who are leading the nation in transgender, HIV, youth, and family law litigation, among other areas of the law. Legal interns will have opportunities to support active GLAD litigation and/or assist with legislative and public policy advocacy, public education, and selected intakes. While at GLAD, legal interns can expect to:

  • Conduct legal research/writing on cutting-edge legal issues.
  • Work one-on-one with GLAD attorneys on research assignments.
  • Attend GLAD’s Legal Department meetings and other case and project-related meetings.

Qualifications

Qualified candidates will:

  • Have completed their first year of law school.
  • Possess excellent legal research and writing skills.
  • Demonstrate commitment to advancing GLAD’s mission.

Applications

To apply, please submit the following materials (Separate PDF documents required):

  • Resume
  • Cover letter (no more than one page) addressed to Patience Crozier, Senior Staff Attorney. Please do not restate your resume.
  • Legal writing sample (5-10 pages)

Please send materials to legalassistant@glad.org. Emails should contain the subject line “Legal Intern Application.” Please indicate in your application specifically where you learned of the position and whether you are seeking a full-time or part-time schedule and in what semester (Fall, Winter/Spring, or Summer). Please note that Summer internships are full time. Applications will be considered on a rolling basis until positions are filled. No phone calls, and no video resumes please.

Stipends

Stipends of up to $2000 are available, depending on the number of hours worked and any restrictions imposed by your school.