Since 2000, GLAAD’s Fellowship Program has successfully allowed young, driven graduate students and recent post graduate students the ability to help pave the way for the LGBT community’s future as well as make significant strides in the present. The Fellowship Program was created to develop and grow new leadership in the movement for LGBT equality and provide a unique opportunity to build experience in media activism.
Working nearly full time in either the New York or Los Angeles offices, fellows are mentored and supervised directly by GLAAD staff members in our Programs and Communications departments. Fellows in the GLAAD Program gain the work experience and professional growth necessary to made headway in an increasingly competitive job market.
“GLAAD’s fellowship program is by far the most rewarding and constructive work opportunity I’ve ever experienced and will certainly lead to great prospects for my career’s future”, Seth Adam, 2009 National News Fellow.
GLAAD is committed and focused on continuing its Fellowship Programs worth and value. This year, GLAAD received significant corporate sponsorships from the University of Phoenix and AT&T. These generous donations allow GLAAD to fund its 2009 Fellows and continue the work of changing hearts and minds. With the support of the University of Phoenix, AT&T and others, GLAAD’s Fellows will make lasting contributions to GLAAD’s current work as well as turn their experience into positive change as they become leaders in our society.
“Having the opportunity to work in one of the largest and most visible LGBT non-profits at such an important time has opened my eyes to new challenges and opportunities for our community and our nation. Every day I have the chance to contribute to some piece of GLAAD’s work and the LGBT community while developing my professional skills and setting new goals for myself.”
–Erica Lindsten, 2009 Senior Vice President Fellow
GLAAD fellows are undoubtedly a huge asset and tremendous value to the work done at GLAAD. To highlight their impact, we will be spotlighting a fellow each blog entry, emphasizing the work and collaboration each has been involved in. Stay tuned….
And if interested in GLAAD’s Fellowship Program, please visit www.glaad.org/fellowships.