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- Public Affairs Intern, MA, USA

Public Affairs Intern

Location: USA – Boston, MA

Description –

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.


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.


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 Jonathan Reveil atThis email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 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.

To Apply

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Posted on 16 September 2017
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