The Entertainment Media team performs the media advocacy and anti-defamation work of GLAAD within the entertainment industry, advocating for fair, accurate and inclusive media representations in all entertainment media, and building relationships with entertainment media and industry professionals.
The Entertainment Media intern will play an essential role in researching and providing content for GLAAD’s website and its entertainment reports: Where We Are on TV, the Studio Responsibility Index which quantifies LGBT impressions in Hollywood films, and other reports and studies that may arise. The intern will spend most days researching, screening programs/films, compiling data, writing posts for the GLAAD blog and providing support to other members of the Entertainment Media Team as needed. The intern will report to the Senior Strategist of Entertainment Media and the Director of Programs, Entertainment Media. This internship is unpaid.
- Knowledge of entertainment industry and lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender issues.
- Strong written and oral communication skills and strong organizational skills.
- An ability to manage multiple tasks to meet deadlines, and a desire to be a self-starter.
- Attention to detail and the ability to think creatively.
- Computer proficiency in word processing, spreadsheets, database work, email and Internet research.
- Ability to work collaboratively and effectively with people of diverse races, ages, ethnicities, disabilities, orientations and gender identities.
All GLAAD interns are required to be students attending an institution with courses leading to a degree, certificate or diploma, such as college or graduate school. Interns must have graduated from high school. Internships are 8-20 hours/week during the school year and 15-20 hours/week during the summer and usually last twelve weeks. Internships must be completed in the office during the regular hours of 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. with occasional evening or weekend hours required for certain internships. Please indicate hours of availability and date available to start in the cover letter.
Name: Human Resources (no phone calls, please)
The following MUST be included in your application:
1. A cover letter outlining your interest and experience specific to this position
2. A current resume
The title of the position (such as “Entertainment Media Intern”) MUST appear in the first line of the email. GLAAD will accept applications until filled.
- GLAAD does not have the ability to provide relocation benefits to interested parties.
- GLAAD is a business casual dress environment.
- Candidates MUST be able to pass a criminal background check.
- The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work performed by people assigned to this classification. They are not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all job duties performed by the personnel so classified.
- Management reserves the right to revise or amend duties at any time.
- This job description reflects management's assignment of essential functions; it does not prescribe or restrict the tasks that may be assigned. Critical features of this job are described under the headings below. They may be subject to change at any time due to reasonable accommodation or other reasons.
- Selections are made as the applicant pool allows and continue until the position is filled.