News Internship - New York

New York, NY

This is an exciting opportunity to work on the front lines of national and local news—ensuring that coverage of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender issues is fair, accurate and inclusive.  The News Intern will work directly with GLAAD's News team and is primarily responsible for: supporting GLAAD's News program through researching and documenting trends and developments in the news industry; providing support to the News team through fielding telephone calls/requests, writing blog posts, maintaining databases, organizing materials, and other tasks as assigned; as well as providing research support on deadline for breaking stories (news contacts, past stories, transcripts, video clips).  The intern will also collaborate with the Director of News on numerous other media activities including brainstorming, strategic story pitching for high-profile national media outlets, and responding to problematic and defamatory news coverage.


  • An extremely positive attitude
  • A demonstrated interest in advocacy work around LGBT and progressive issues, progressive communications or journalism.
  • Exceptional research and writing skills.
  • Computer proficiency in word processing, database work, email and Internet research
  • Strong oral communication skills.
  • Knowledge of, and commitment to, gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender issues.
  • The ability to work effectively with people of diverse races, ages, ethnicities and sexual identities.
  • A willingness to learn, grow and be inspired to greatness.

Please note:

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. This internship is unpaid.


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 "National News Intern") MUST appear in the first line of the email. GLAAD will accept applications until filled.

Other Notes:

  • 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.