News and Rapid Response Fall Internship

News and Rapid Response Fall Internship

New York, NY

GLAAD's News and Rapid Response Intern will work closely with the News and Rapid Response Team to support GLAAD’s mission to hold anti-LGBTQ activists accountable while ensuring the news media is accurately and fairly representing LGBTQ people in its reporting.

The News and Rapid Response Intern is primarily responsible for conducting research on state and federal legislation, maintaining databases, writing blog posts, and other tasks as assigned, as well as providing research support for press releases on breaking news. GLAAD’s News and Rapid Response department is primarily focused on holding the Trump Administration accountable as well as monitoring and responding to anti-LGBTQ state bills, ballot initiatives, and court cases across the country in real time.


  • Applicants should have a demonstrated interest in political communications, local and grassroots activism, or advocacy work around issues of LGBTQ equality.
  • Knowledge and interest in politics and legislative policy.
  • Internet research skills.
  • Good written and oral communication skills.
  • Those with experience in communications, local politics, journalism, 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 LGBTQ issues is a plus.
  • Willing to work in a fast-paced environment.

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 "News and Rapid Response 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.
  • 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.