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  • Human Resources
  • Fall
  • Washington, DC
  • 2018

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About Human Rights Campaign: 

The Human Rights Campaign is the world's largest LGBTQ civil rights and education organization. Through political and educational efforts, HRC works toward an America where LGBTQ people are ensured of their basic equal rights, and can be open, honest and safe at home, at work and in the community.

Requirements/Necessary Skills for Recruitment: 


The intern will participate in the full recruitment process which includes entering resumes into an applicant tracking system (ATS), creating recruitment files, assisting with job postings/advertisement of open positions, observing recruitment meetings, and coordinating/observing new hire orientation. Interns will experience working with an applicant tracking system (ATS) and will work with HR on new social media recruitment tools. May attend recruitment fairs with other employees. Creates new employee packets and new intern packets. Updates forms as needed.

Benefits/HR Compliance

The intern will have an opportunity to learn about the benefits that HRC offers its employees, the philosophy of developing a benefits program, and why benefits play a significant role when hiring and retaining staff. Intern may assist in preparing for a benefits fair. Escalates issues as needed to other members of the HR team. The intern will experience various aspects of HR compliance and record keeping for employees, such as required posters, maintaining and filing HR-related records in compliance with employment law, and keeping department records (paper and electronic) well organized and up-to-date.  

Employee/Labor Relations

The intern will be expected to demonstrate a high level of confidentiality and sensitivity while exploring employee relations issues at HRC. The intern will be exposed to the union contract and its components. The intern will also have a chance to work with an internal committee on planning and organization of company events. Escalates issues as needed to other members of the HR team. Other duties as assigned.


Majors in Human Resources, Organizational Development, Business or related fields preferred

Strong attention to detail and exceptional organizational skills

Proficiency in data entry and Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook) required. Google Apps (Gmail, Google Docs and Drive) preferred

Strong written and verbal skills required

Strong professional ethics and highest sensitivity in dealing with confidential information are required

Must be able to handle multiple tasks simultaneously while prioritizing important issues

Must be able to work on short- and long-term tasks and projects effectively

Excellent customer service skills

Ability to maintain composure and good judgment when dealing with deadlines, dissatisfied employees, or fast-paced environment

Knowledge of or interest in LGBTQ issues is preferred. Sincere openness to learn about administering HR services to diverse groups of employees is required.


Compensation: Unpaid with small one-time travel stipend. Scholarship funds (awarded based on proven financial need & commitment to diversity) are be available.


The application process is entirely online, visit to access the applications and job descriptions for each program's internship. The priority deadline to apply for an internship is midnight, March 10th. We will continue to accept applications until all positions are filled, but those received by the priority deadline will have first consideration. The deadline to apply for scholarship funds is midnight, March 10th. After that date your internship application will be accepted but you will not be eligible for scholarship funds.

Intern Payment: 
Unpaid Internship
Internship Description of Duties: 
We strongly encourage people of color, transgender and non-binary people to apply. HRC welcomes everyone, including non-LGBTQ people, to join the resistance. Human Resources Internship The internship for the Human Resources Department at HRC consists of three main areas: Recruitment, Employee/Labor Relations and Benefits/HR Compliance. Upon completion of the internship it is our hope that the intern will have gained a working knowledge in each functional area. The breakdown of the internship is as follows:
Hours Required: 
15-30 Hours Per Week