Career and Financial Planning
Being gay, lesbian, bisexual, or transgender means you may need to make some hard choices during your job search and in your workplace. Which companies have good policies? Should you be out during your interview? Should you be out in the workplace? What if you face discrimination? The tough reality is that there are no federal laws that prevent employment discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation or gender identity. However, there are a variety of state and local statutes that may cover employment non-discrimination or domestic partnership benefits. Also, individual companies may have policies that can protect your rights. As you conduct your job search, the following internet resources can help you determine the policies of various companies and localities. Being informed about the policies of an individual company, the presence or absence of a gay or lesbian employee organization, and whether there are legal protections from job discrimination helps make some difficult choices a little easier.
For more information on Career Opportunities, visit Career Development
The Human Rights Campaign: WorkPlace
WorkPlace is a national source of information on workplace and corporate attitudes and policies surrounding sexual orientation. The Human Rights Campaign sponsors WorkNet to create and distribute information that will assist individuals and groups in bringing more inclusive programs to more workplaces. HRC WorkPlace
Pride at Work
The purpose of Pride At Work is to mobilize support between the organized labor movement and the GLBT Community around organizing for social and economic justice. CPride At Work
GayWork.com is a job search and job listing service for truly equal opportunity employers. It also contains job search information and advice for GLBT looking for gay friendly employment.
The GLBT Resource has listings for volunteer and internship opportunities across the Southeast area. This list is by no means exhaustive, and is updated as and when we get information on ongoing work opportunities. We list this information as a service to students and organizations. We generally know no more about these internships/volunteer opportunities than what is posted. We try to remove old positions, but you should check with the organization to see whether or not a position is filled before applying. We often leave old internship opportunities on the page because many organizations are continually hiring. For updated information you should check with the organization.
AIDS WALK Washington 2000
This annual event is looking for volunteers in the areas of phone banking, data entry, team contacts and community outreach.
Please call David Jonas at (202) 661 7043 or call/ email Tom A. Brungard, the Recruitment Coordinator at (202) 661 7032. Email: email@example.com
Americans United for the Separation of Church and State
This organization works exclusively to safeguard the constitutional principle of church-state separation. The position of a Field Assistant who will report directly to the National Field Director is open. Primary duties will include database management, information management, mass mailings, mail wan email correspondence and other administrative tasks. Other duties will include internet research and help with the production of newsletters, updates and alerts. Applicants should have some experience in administration and office organization, and an ability to relate well to diverse co-workers and constituents. Strong writing and communication skills are also required, as well as basic computer competence. Women and people of color are especially encouraged to apply.
Please email, fax or mail resumes to: Ken Brooker Langston, Americans United for the Separation of Church and State, 518 C Street NE, Washington, DC 20002. The fax number is (202) 466 2587. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Food and Friends
This local, non-profit AIDS service organization is looking for a part time delivery driver to pack and transport fresh meals and groceries to clients. Delivery vehicle will be provided. Drivers must have a five-year minimum, valid drivers license. Working hours are 8:30 am to 3:30 pm. The work environment is friendly and collegial.
Please send or fax resume to Lucas Ginn (HR Manager), Food and Friends, 58 L Street, SE Washington, DC 20003-3353. The fax number is (202) 488-0868. Email: Lginn@foodandfriends.org
Gay and Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation (GLAAD)
Competitive internships for undergraduate and graduate students interested in gaining experience in working with a not-for-profit organization. Internships are available in all of GLAAD's six national offices. The internships in Washington, DC will include regional media, community relations and development. Interns typically work a minimum of fifteen hours per week for eight weeks. There are separate deadlines for Spring (January 15), Summer (March 15) and Fall (September 15)
For more information and to apply please visit their website
Gay and Lesbian Victory Fund
Internships available for the Fall and Spring semesters. Applicants in the following areas are preferred: communications/media relations, and development/internet. However all interested students are encouraged to apply. Interns can be full OR part time, and there are paid/credit opportunities available
Please contact Meghan Duffy, Intern Coordinator at (202) 842 8679. Applications forms are also available at their website
The Conference Manager based in DC will support GenderPAC's staff in producing its first annual National Conference on Gender (NCG) in Washington, DC. Will work under the supervision of the Managing Director and handle all business-related items concerning the planning and producing for the annual conference as well as helping staff panels and workshops, organize volunteers, deal with exhibitors and coordinate promotion and media. Successful applicant will be a highly organized and pro-active individual, business oriented with at least 2 years experience with conference production and excellent organization, communication, oral and writing skills. Computer and Internet literacy is desirable (MS Word, MS Excel, a must). Compensation is salary or hourly commensurate with experience.
To apply send cover (mail, email or fax) letter, resume, 3 references and a writing sample to GenderPAC at 1638 R Street, Suite 100, Washington, DC 20009. Phone: (202) 462-6610/ Fax: (202) 462-6744. Email: email@example.com
GenderPAC is now accepting applications for internships in the Washington DC office. The internship program is designed to give students an opportunity to work with the only national organization working to guarantee every American's right to their gender free from stereotypes, discrimination and violence. Internships are available in the following areas:
- Administrative and Accounting
- News media/Electronic Mail/Communications
- Field Organizing with our Campus and State Coordinators
- Managing Special events and conferences
- Legislative and Political
Applicants for internships must be enrolled in a graduate or undergraduate institution or law school or a recent graduate. They should have excellent oral and writing skills, an ability to work as a team in a fast paced work environment, computer and internet literacy, maintain confidentiality and have a professional attitude, knowledge of and commitment to working in a non-profit organization setting and experience with feminist and l/g/b/t community preferred.
To apply submit a cover letter, resume, and writing sample. Please be sure to include the semester you are applying for, why you want to do an internship with GenderPAC and what you have to contribute. In addition please be sure to include what you want to get out of your internship and how it will help you grow within your chosen field. Send the applications to GPAC's Internship Program, 1638 R Street, NW, Suite 100, Washington, DC 20009.
The internship's are based on a semester calendar for application deadlines and internship dates. Apply early! The deadline for Spring 2001, is December 15. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Human Rights Campaign
This lesbian and gay equal rights organization has immediate openings for Interns. This is a paid full time or part-time Internship that can last for the semester, depending on the availability of the candidate, and can be used for academic credit. Communications Interns will review relevant news stories from a variety of publications and create daily packets to be distributed to the staff, maintain media outlets and other files, provide assistance and support in all media relations and public information functions of the Communications department, including press events. Familiarity with Microsoft Word, Access and Internet is preferred. The position is available at HRC's DC office.
Please forward resume and cover letter directly to Human Resources Coordinator, Amy Long's attention at email@example.com Phone: (202) 628 4160
Lambda Literary Foundation:
a) Assistant to the Director/Conference Coordinator for Behind Our Masks 111:Philadelphia, October 27 through 29, 2000. The Festival appeals to aspiring and established writers who want to refine their techniques, hone their skill, and exchange ideas with other professionals. An intern could be involved on all levels of bringing this event together
b) PR/Advertising Assistant: The Lambda Literary Foundation produces two magazines- The Lambda Book Report and the James White Review. This would be an opportunity for an individual interested to sell ads, for both periodicals and help develop a plan to increase circulation and newsstand sales
c) Office/ Editorial Assistant: Duties include basic clerical duties, helping to edit materials and helping the executive director with the national membership campaign
If interested please contact Paul J Willis at (202) 462 7924 or email at LLFPaulW@aol.com, with American University as the subject heading
Mautner Project for Lesbians with Cancer
The Mautner Project has openings for Internships and Volunteers in the following areas:
- Direct Services. The purpose of the Mautner Project is to serve lesbians with cancer and/or their partners or caregivers. Volunteers facilitate our support groups; provide support over the telephone or in person; or provide daily living assistance such as transportation to a doctor's appointment, childcare, pet care, etc.
- Outreach and Education. Represent the Mautner Project at a variety of community events ranging from local Pride events to health fairs. Receive training that will enable you to educate the community on cancer and other lesbian health issues.
- Research. Assist with the details of major research projects including participant recruitment, focus group facilitation, data entry and analysis.
- Administrative support. Assist with clerical details, data entry, and telephone support. We also have monthly "mail-out" parties for envelope stuffing with friends
If interested, contact April Nelson, Client Services Coordinator at (202)-332-5536. The Mary-Helen Mautner Project for Lesbians with Cancer. 1707 L Street NW, Suite 500, Washington, DC 20036. You can also email at firstname.lastname@example.org or visit the website
National Gay and Lesbian Task Force (NGLTF)
NGLTF has graduate and undergraduate internships available each school session for college and university students or recent graduates covering a variety of disciplines. Course credit MAY be available for these internships. Some students may receive small stipends intended to offset the some of the costs of their work. But any student receiving academic credit for the internship WILL NOT receive a stipend. Internships are available in the following areas:
- Field and political organizing
- Information Systems, internet, and WWW
- Legislation and Legislative Research
- Accounting and Finance
- Media activism and public relations
- Conference and event logistics and management
- Applicants for internships should be (one of the following):
- Enrolled in a degree program at least half-time in a graduate or undergraduate institution
- A successful graduate of the same within the preceding 12 months
- Successful candidates must have the following skills:
- Knowledge of and commitment to gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender issues
- Strong communication skills, both orally and in writing
- Computer proficiency for word processing, database work, email, and WWW research
- Desire and commitment to work in a multi-cultural environment where commitment to diversity based on race, ethnic origin, gender, age, sexual orientation and physical ability is an important institutional value
Messenger-Anderson Scholarship and Internship Program @ the NGLTF
College students of journalism may be interested in applying for the Messenger-Anderson Scholarship and Internship Program, which provides up to $ 10,000 towards education costs in addition to a paid summer internship with the Communications Department of the NGLTF. Applications follow an annual cycle. Detailed application information may be obtained via the web or by contacting NGLTF
Send your information to: NGLTF Internships, 1700 Kalorama Road, NW, Washington, DC 20009-2624 Phone: (202) 332 6483 /Website
National Latina/o Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Organization
Note: All these positions are located in the Washington DC LLEGO office.
- Program Specialist, Horizontes: Will need to provide clerical, secretarial, administrative, and programmatic support in the fulfillment of the goals and objectives of LLEGO's programs.
- Front Office Assistant: Will be responsible for providing administrative support, not just limited to the front office. Required: Tow years of administrative experience or relative educational background. Also excellent oral and written skills in English and Spanish. Salary is in the low twenties, based on experience.
These and other job opportunities are available at LLEGO. Applicants must send a cover letter, resume and salary history to LLEGO, Attn; Search Committee, 1612 K St., NW, Suite 500, Washington, DC 20006 or email at Aquilgbt@llego.org
Website / Phone: (202) 466 8240/ Fax:(202) 466 8530
Off Our Backs
This feminist women's news journal is looking for some radical women to intern If interested please call Jenn at (202) 234 -8072
Part Time Assistant to aid professional woman with physical disability. Will train. Two afternoons per week, flexible hours-help with filing/ paperwork/ light personal care. This is in the Woodley Park neighborhood, easily accessible by Metro and Bus. Required: dependability, basic clerical skills, and willingness to learn.
Contact: Laura Hershey at (202) 265-1511 or email at email@example.com or fax/voicemail at (202) 478-0434.
Reel Affirmations, DC's Gay and Lesbian Film Festival
It begins on the 12th of October, through the 22nd of October and is looking for volunteers. You get to chose your level of commitment, and can be an usher, a part of the year long committee's, learn how a festival gets programmed, how events are planned at a non profit organization. There are also positions available with Operations, Marketing or Filmmaker Hospitality.
Please contact Volunteer Coordinator Stephen Kharfen at home (202) 483 5597 or at work, (202) 707 5938. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Sexual Minority Youth Assistance League (SMYAL):
Development and Special Events Intern: Position open with the Director of Development and Communication. Responsibilities include helping with grant proposal development, special event organizing, and press release production and distribution
Special Initiatives Intern: Position open with Executive Director and other program staff. Current projects include: Assisting with the SMYAL Back-to-School Breakfast, updating of SMYAL fact sheets and organizing for a SMYAL mini conference
If interested please call (202) 546 5940 or email: email@example.com
Senior Health Resources (SHR)
SHR is looking for volunteers to help with their mission to provide health related services to the GLBT community. There are two projects, the first is a GLBT Resource Guide and the second is an Interfaith Coalition. The first meeting is on Wednesday, November 8th (7-9pm), November 11 (10:30 am-noon), 2000. (Please indicate your preference for one date or the other. Location to be announced later). The estimated average time commitment for this project is 7-10 hours, working at your own pace or schedule, but will vary depending on the number of places, visited. There is a compulsory, one-time volunteer training (approx. 2 hours), at the start of the project (s).
Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Student Conservation Association
SCA's founding goal is to provide men and women opportunities to explore career paths in natural and historical preservation. Paid and volunteer internships are available during the spring, summer, and fall. Interns receive, apart from their stipend, free travel and assistance in finding housing at the job site. Internships are located nationwide, including Hawaii and Alaska, and provide career experience in nearly every field/major possible (excluding health services). Most interns are eligible to earn an academic scholarship through our partnership with AmeriCorps. Mentoring and career counseling are featured benefits of the Diversity Program, a unique diversity initiative specifically designed for populations traditionally underrepresented in conservation fields.
SCA's wide variety of internship programs, ranging from one week to a full year, can jump-start a career and change a person's life forever. Please contact us for an application and more information. All inquiries encouraged and welcomed.
Karen Blaney, Diversity Program Manager
Justin Chow, Program Representative
Student Conservation Association
1800 N Kent St, Suite 102
Arlington, VA 22209
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