Intern with GLLI starting…. Now! [Paid]

8 Feb

Immediate Opening:  Gay & Lesbian Leadership Institute – Spring 2011 Internship

The Gay & Lesbian Leadership Institute, a 501(c)(3), equips LGBT leaders for success in public office. Through its candidate campaign training, professional development programs, Victory Congressional Internship and the Presidential Appointments Project, the Leadership Institute assists hundreds of individuals in politics, government, business and advocacy each year.

We have an immediate need for an intern to start by February 21, 2011 on a full-time or part-time basis. The internship is eligible for a stipend of $200/week (pro-rated for part-time interns) or for academic credit as defined by your college/university. Interested candidates should send their resume and cover letter via email to


The GLLI intern quickly becomes a member of the Leadership Institute’s core team, and will support the following programs:

  • David Bohnett Gay & Lesbian Leadership Fellowship –
    This collaboration with the David Bohnett Foundation sends outstanding LGBT leaders to the Harvard Kennedy School’s Senior Executives in State and Local Government program. The intern will help screen and organize applicants to facilitate the selection process.
  • Victory Congressional
    GLLI will bring five outstanding LGBTQ college students to Washington, D.C., for an intensive summer leadership program, including an eight-week Congressional internship and a structured curriculum to learn about the legislative process and careers in the policy-making process. The intern will help coordinate aspects of this new program, including the selection committee, participant travel and guest speakers.
  • Presidential Appointments
    This project helps openly LGBT professionals get appointed to full-time positions as well as boards, commissions and advisory committees throughout the executive branch of the federal government. The intern will help screen applicants, identify candidates for specific positions, and think creatively about outreach to new applicants.
  • Leadership Impact
    This emerging program tracks and demonstrates the impact and accomplishments of openly LGBT elected and appointed officials. The intern monitors significant accomplishments through news and direct contact with officials and their staff and shares them with Victory staff and members.
  • Other duties as necessary.


The intern should demonstrate strong written and oral communication skills, attention to detail, creative thinking and independent project management. Solid grasp of Microsoft Word, Excel and Outlook is necessary.

The internship requires a creative thinker who enjoys the challenge of organizing information in a concise and understandable manner and can find solutions to problems as they arise in the course of maintaining a system of gathering and organizing data.

This is a paid internship. The Spring 2011 intern would ideally start by February 21 and finish in mid-May. Full-time candidates preferred. More information at


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