GLAAD's Youth Issues Intern will support the work of the Director of News and Field Media along with the Communications team to ensure the news media reflects the experiences of LGBT young people in its coverage of LGBT issues, as well as other issues that impact young people. The Youth Issues Intern will conduct research, write blog posts, and support the News and Field Media team in ensuring that LGBT youth see themselves reflected accurately and inclusively in the news media. The Youth Issues Fellow will also play a crucial role in promotion and growth of GLAAD’s involvement in other events that have the potential to impact young people, such as Spirit Day, Pride, Day of Silence, and Transgender Day of Remembrance.
- Applicants should have a demonstrated interest in progressive communications, local and grassroots activism or advocacy work around issues of LGBT equality.
- Those with experience in journalism, communications or grassroots advocacy or organizing are strongly encouraged to apply.
- Some experience and a working knowledge and understanding of the media and its history of covering trans issues a plus.
- Good written and oral communication skills.
- Internet research skills
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 are unpaid and 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 ("Youth Issues 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.