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  • Non-Profit
  • Summer
  • Denver, CO
  • 2017

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About Matthew Shepard Foundation: 

The Matthew Shepard Foundation empowers individuals to embrace human dignity and diversity through outreach, advocacy and resource programs. We strive to replace hate with understanding, compassion and acceptance. 

The Matthew Shepard Foundation’s longstanding mission is to erase hate by replacing it with understanding, compassion and acceptance. Through local, regional and national outreach, we empower individuals to find their voice to create change and challenge communities to identify and address hate that lives within their schools, neighborhoods and homes.

Our work is an extension of Matt’s passion to foster a more caring and just world. We share his story and embody his vigor for civil rights to change the hearts and minds of others to accept everyone as they are.

Requirements/Necessary Skills for Recruitment: 

Are you:

- Super organized?

- A research nerd?

- On the front lines of social media?

- A person who knows all of the news before anyone else?

- Interested in learning the ins and outs of communications at a nonprofit organization?

- Wanting to work at a small, but very well-known LGBTQ organization?

Then this internship is for you! In your cover letter, please discuss any or all experience relevant to the position and above description. 

Benefits & Perks: 

You will get to learn all about working at a nonprofit in the LGBTQ world. As we rev up our hate crimes research and work, we are really looking for someone who is interested in advocacy. We will also be able to introduce you to other communications leads in other Denver nonprofits and will also hopefully find opportunities for collaboration there.

Internship Description of Duties: 
The Matthew Shepard Foundation is looking for a communications and research intern for a summer project! We are looking to put together a LGBTQ "confronting fear" report, where we will discuss all of the different "hate groups" or organizations that are funding hate in our country. In addition to this research project, we would also love help with Denver Pride and curating news and stories for both our social media and our youth blog, MatthewsPlace.com.
Hours Required: 
12-15 Hours Per Week