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Internships The GLBTA Resource Center now has listings for volunteer and internship opportunities in the DC, Maryland and Virginia areas. 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. If you know about internship/volunteer opportunities that are not listed here or if you are interested in volunteering or working at the GLBTA Resource Center, please contact Connor Krone. Good luck with your internship hunt!

The ACLU is our nation's guardian of liberty. They work daily in courts, legislatures and communities to defend and preserve America’s original civic values - the Constitution and the Bill of Rights. They work also to extend rights to segments of the population that have traditionally been denied their rights, including Native Americans and other people of color; lesbians, gay men, bisexuals and transgendered people; women; mental-health patients; prisoners; people with disabilities; and the poor. Look at and use the navigation menu to the right for a list of internships.

ACLU-NCA Legal Committee 1400 20th St., NW, Suite 119 Washington, DC 20036 (P) 202-457-0800 or Advocates for Youth is dedicated to creating programs and advocating for policies that help young people make informed and responsible decisions about their reproductive and sexual health. Advocates for Youth provides information, training, and strategic assistance to youth-serving organizations, policy makers, youth activists, and the media in the United States and the developing world. The goal of Advocates' internship program is to provide undergraduate/graduate students with a successful and meaningful opportunity to learn about Advocates' mission and programs, contribute to the work of the organization during a limited time period, and gain meaningful professional experience. Stipend: Advocates offers a limited number of paid internships. Unpaid internships are also available to students who receive credit for their work. Unpaid interns will receive an expense stipend of $200 per month to cover expenses related to their working at Advocates. Interested students should submit a resume with a cover letter to:

Director of Internships Advocates for Youth 2000 M Street NW, Suite 750, Washington DC 20036.

No phone calls, please. Look at for specific information.

Suite 750 2000 M Street NW Washington, DC 20036 (P) 202-419-3420 (F) 202-419-1448 Web Site: Americans United for the Separation of Church and State 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 and 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 is Brother Help Thyself funds and nurtures nonprofit organizations serving the GLBTQ and HIV/AIDS communities in the Metro Baltimore / Washington areas. BHT is a community based foundation that accomplishes its mission by dispensing direct and matching grants to non-profit organizations, acting as a clearinghouse for donated goods and services, and serving as an information resource to our community (P) 202-347-2246 (DC) (P) 410-752-9072 (Baltimore) (F) 202-289-0006 Brother Help Thyself 1111 14th Street NW Suite 350 Washington, DC 20005 For general inquiries, send emails to Look at for possible volunteer and internship opportunities The DC Mayors office of GLBT Affairs was conceived in the 1990’s to address issues in Washington’s GLBTA community. A variety of internships are available. Internships are unpaid and the number of available positions each semester or summer depends on the current needs of the office. For more information, please contact the office at (202) 727-3000. Undergraduate interns should have strong research, writing, and interpersonal skills, and be able to work with diverse populations. Familiarity with the lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender communities in DC is a plus. Courses in government, political science, public policy, and public administration are also viewed favorably. Look at,lgbtNav_GID,1572.asp or,a,3,q,554760,lgbtNav,|32273|,.asp for more information about availability, or use the contacts below. Office on Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual & Transgender Affairs Government of the District of Columbia

John A. Wilson Building 1350 Pennsylvania Avenue NW Suite 211A Washington, DC 20004 Web: or Specific Contact: Charlene Hamilton (202) 277-3000 (P) 202-442-8150 (F) 202-727-5931 DC Department of Employment Services Office of Youth Programs 609 H Street, NE Washington, DC 20002 (202) 698-3991 Office of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Affairs 1350 Pennsylvania Avenue NW, Suite 211 Washington, DC 20004 (202) 727-3000 Note: Refer to web to pick the appropriate address to write to. Different Avenues is a tax-exempt, non-profit agency located in northeastern Washington, DC. They provide services to youth and young adults, ages 12 to 30 years, who are homeless or living in insecure housing. Many of their clients are transgendered, gay, lesbian or bisexual. They also help youth who themselves are parents, as well as parents of youth. Lastly, they work with people who engage in street survival strategies, including sex for favors.

Different Avenues 821 Upshur St, NW, Suite B Washington, DC 20011 (F) 202-829-2104 (P) 202-829-2103 DignityUSA works for respect and justice for all gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender persons in the Catholic Church and the world through education, advocacy and support. In local chapters across the United States, they worship openly with other GLBT and supportive Catholics, socialize, share personal and spiritual concerns, and work together on educational and justice issues. They believe that they can express their sexuality in a loving, lifeaffirming manner that is in keeping with Christ's teaching.

DignityUSA 1500 Mass. Ave. NW Suite #8 Washington, DC 20005-1894

(P)800-877-8797 (P)202-861-0017 (F) 202-429-9808 email:

The Center was established and designed to support the GLBTA communities. They will be housed, and will begin to develop programming to benefit the Metropolitan Washington GLBTA community starting February 24th 2005. Volunteer and internship positions will become available at that time. Look at to view these positions. Call directly to inquire about internship possibilities before The Center opens. The Center 1111 14th Street, NW Suite 350 Washington, DC, 20005 (P) 202-682-2245 Echelon Magazine is an online magazine that publishes articles on GLBT finance, economic development, workplace advocacy, corporate diversity, education, employment and explores the ever evolving GLBT marketplace.Echelon also publishes a weekly newsletter distributed to 3200 GLBT business professionals, multicultural marketers and GLBT media.

Michael Lamb Publisher Echelon Magazine The Source For GLBT Business Professionals 6420 West 6th Street Los Angeles, CA 90048 323-653-1960 The Family Pride Coalition (FPC) has for 25 years been the only national non-profit organization solely dedicated to equality for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) parents and their families. Headquartered in Washington, D.C., FPC supports nearly 200 membership-based LGBT parenting groups nationwide with a base of 35,000 supporters. Contact Justin Whitehead at or 202-331- 5015

Family Pride Coalition PO Box 65327 Washington, DC 20035-5327 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 200033353. The fax number is (202) 488-0868. Email is GALA Choruses, the Gay and Lesbian Association of Choruses, Inc., is the world's only association committed to serving the LGBT choral movement. GALA Choruses fosters the artistic and organizational development of member choruses through a wide variety of programs and services. They produce choral festivals, educational conferences and publications. They engage in advocacy; provide grants for the commissioning of new choral works; facilitate networking among their members; and serve as a resource center for choruses and individual members.

GALA Choruses, Inc. P.O. Box 65084 Washington, D.C. 20035

202-467-5830 Fax: 202-467-5831

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, which is at 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. Application forms are also available at GenderPAC 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 planning and producing 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 based, 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: Internship Program 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 toget 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: GLSEN/DC is the Metropolitan Washington, DC, Chapter of the Gay Lesbian Straight Education Network (GLSEN), which was founded in 1990 as the Gay Lesbian Straight Teachers Network, and currently has more than 70 chapters nationwide. The Gay, Lesbian and Straight Education Network (GLSEN) is the largest national organization that brings together gay, lesbian, straight, bisexual, transgendered and questioning teachers, parents, students, and concerned citizens from all walks of life, in order to end the destructive effects of anti-gay bias in schools across the country. Internship availability is unclear. E-mail GLSN at or call at 212-7270135 for more information. HIPS’s (Helping Individual Prostitutes Survive) mission is to assist female, male, and transgendered individuals engaging in sex work in Washington, DC in leading healthy lives. Utilizing a harm reduction model, HIPS' programs strives to address the impact that HIV/AIDS, STD’s, discrimination, poverty, violence and drug use have on the lives of individuals engaging in sex work. An extensive list of internships and volunteer positions is available at

Helping Individual Prostitutes Survive P.O. Box 21394 Washington, DC 20009 (P) 202-232-8150 (F) 202-232-8304

Human Rights Campaign This lesbian and gay equal rights organization has immediate openings for Interns. This is a paid full time or parttime 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 visit to complete an internship application. Visit or e-mail for more information. Joseph's House is a center that provides homes, nursing services, and community activities for formerly homeless men in metropolitan Washington DC who are terminally ill and in the last weeks or months of their illness. While their primary mission is to those with AIDS, as space is available they also welcome men with other terminal illnesses. Joseph's House Volunteer Program lets volunteers come to work at Joseph's House one to four times a year. Volunteers take part in activities such as gardening, cooking Friday night dinners, helping in spring cleaning, event planning and fundraising. If you are interested in becoming a volunteer please contact Patty Wudel at Log Cabin Republicans courageously stand on the front lines of today's most important battleground for gay and lesbian civil rights. They are the nation's leading voice for fairness, inclusion, and tolerance in the GOP. Their party stands at a crossroads. The GOP must choose between fairness and freedom or intolerance and exclusion. Log Cabin works tirelessly to make sure the Republican Party chooses the right path. Ending up on the wrong side of history will cost the GOP for decades to come. So LCR tirelessly strives to achieve liberty and equality for all Americans.

Washington, D.C. Headquarters Log Cabin Republicans 1607 17th St N.W. Washington, DC 20009 Phone: (202) 347-5306 Fax: (202) 347-5224

Contact Human Resources for more information:

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, child care, 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 monthy "mailout" 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 or visit the website at Mental Health America: Fundraising Internship The Mental Health America Resource Development department offers interns the opportunity to support corporate, foundation and individual fundraising efforts. Development interns research potential targets, track foundation activity and outreach efforts, draft communications (including letters of inquiry, grant proposals, and personal correspondence), and work across all MHA programs and departments to seek funding to support our vital mission. Only creative, organized and ambitious individuals need apply. If interested, please apply via e-mail (

Marketing Internship The Mental Health America Resource Development department offers interns the opportunity to support various marketing efforts through prospect identification for causerelated marketing campaigns. Also responsible for maintaining contact database, assist with planning special events, tracking department functions and outreach efforts, brainstorm creative partnership strategies, and work across all MHA programs and departments to seek funding to support our vital mission. Only creative, organized and ambitious individuals need apply. If interested, please apply via e-mail ( Media Relations Intern Mental Health America is seeking journalism/communications students for an internship in its busy Media Relations department. Intern responsibilities will include media tracking, various writing projects and assisting with the 2007 Media Awards competition (information at Other tasks assigned as necessary. Successful candidates will have excellent writing, editing and organizational skills and an interest in advocacy, current events and working with the media. General knowledge of mental health issues a plus. Intern is expected to work 2-3 days per week – hours are flexible (10 hours/week minimum). This internship is unpaid. To apply, send resume, cover letter and a writing sample to Jason Halal, Manager of Media Relations, at Metro TeenAIDS provides resources to help young people fight AIDS and support each other. Unlike any other organization in the Washington, DC area, Metro TeenAIDS focuses all of its efforts on the special prevention, education, and treatment needs of young people. Internships become available from time to time. Call for specific information. Metro TeenAIDS PO box 15577, WASHINGTON DC, 20003. Office: 651 Penn Ave, SE, Washington DC, 20003. (P)-202-543-9355 (F)-202-543-3343 MCC (Metropolitan Community Church) of Washington was founded in 1970 by the Rev. J. E. Paul Breton as the Community Church in Washington, D.C. It was chartered in 1971 by the Universal Fellowship of Metropolitan Community Churches. The church provides religious, as well as support services to the GLBTA community in DC. Metropolitan Community Church of Washington, DC 474 Ridge Street N.W. Washington, DC 20001 (P) 202-638-7373 Note: Volunteer positions available around Christmas. Metro Weekly has been Washington, DC's gay and lesbian magazine for more than 9 years. The print and web editions are published every Thursday and copies are distributed for free at more than 250 distribution points. Metro Weekly is read by more than 45,000 people in DC, MD & VA, and is nationally recognized for its lively feature stories and interviews.

1012 14th Street, NW

Suite 209 Washington, DC 20005 (P) 202-638-6830 (F) 202-638-6831 The Metropolitan Police Department's Gay and Lesbian Liaison Unit (GLLU) is staffed by openly gay, lesbian and transgender members of the department and their allies. Since its inception in June 2000, the GLLU has dedicated itself to serving the Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, and Transgender (GLBT) communities in the Washington Metropolitan area and the Metropolitan Police Department (MPD).

Unit E-mail: Voicemail Only: (202) 727-5427 MPD's Official GLLU Web Site: Mailing Address: 300 Indiana Avenue, N.W. Room 5125 Washington, D.C. 20001 The National Black Justice Coalition is a civil rights organization of Black lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people and allies dedicated to fostering equality by fighting racism and homophobia. The Coalition advocates for social justice by educating and mobilizing opinion leaders, including elected officials, clergy, and media, with a focus on Black communities.

National Black Justice Coalition Washington National Office 1725 I Street, NW Suite 300 Washington, DC 20006 (202) 349-3756

Internship Contact: Ray Daniels 202-349-3755 The National Center for Transgender Equality is a national social justice organization devoted to ending discrimination and violence against transgender people through education and advocacy on national issues of importance to transgender people. Internships: The following opportunities become available from time to time:

Communications Intern: The Communications intern will work on media relations for NCTE. This includes writing press releases and Op Eds, making press calls, setting up interviews with the media and assisting local transgender activist and organizations with their media needs. This intern will also assist in maintaining NCTE's website.

Field Intern: The Field Intern will work with the Field Director on planning trainings and town hall meetings around the US. This intern will also schedule speaking engagements and trainings conducted by NCTE staff and will creating organizing

and educational materials that will assist local organizing efforts.

Legislative Intern: The Legislative Intern will track local and federal legislation that impacts transgender people, educate policy makers on transgender issues, and assist transgender activists in both in-district and DC lobby visits.

Contacts: The National Center for Transgender Equality 1325 Massachusetts Ave., Suite 700Washington, DC 20005 202-903-0112 phone 202-393-2241 fax or e-mail at The National Coalition for LGBT health is an organization dedicated to increasing the knowledge regarding LGBT populations' health status, access to and utilization of health care, and other health-related information, as well as increasing LGBT participation in the formation of public and private sector policy regarding health and related issues. The National Coalition for LGBT Health 1407 S St, NW Washington, DC 20009 (P) 202.797.3516 (F) 202.797.4430

The National Gay Lesbian Chamber of Commerce (NGLCC) is the only national not-for-profit advocacy organization specifically dedicated to expanding the economic opportunities and advancements of the LGBT business community. Seeing new opportunities for community advocacy, specifically in the economic arena, the NGLCC was founded as the exclusive organization for certification as an LGBT-owned business enterprise. The NGLCC is the direct link between Corporate America and LGBT businesses and entrepreneurs. The NGLCC seeks to provide a valuable, in-depth experience for each of its interns. They strive to treat their interns as junior staff members, consequently an intern should expect both substantive and administrative work. To apply, send your resume, cover letter, and hours of availability to You will then be sent an application to be filled out and returned. The NGLCC provides internships on a semesterly basis — if your school uses a different time format, contact us, and we will discuss further provisions. Dupont Circle 2000 P Street, NW Suite 300 Washington, DC 20036 202.419.0440 (P) 202.419.0443 (F) The National Gay and Lesbian Task Force has worked to eliminate prejudice, violence and injustice against gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgendered people at the local, state and national level since its inception in 1973. The Task Force creates a world that respects and celebrates the diversity of human expression and identity where all people may fully participate in society. The Task Force has graduate and undergraduate internships available each school session for college and university students or recent graduates covering a variety of disciplines. Students who commit 20 to 40 hours per week to their Task Force internship may receive small stipends. Internships are currently available in the following areas: Organizing and Training

Law Fellowships Media and public relations Fundraising and development Los Angeles Internship Information systems, Internet, and WWW Accounting and finance Conference and event logistics and management

Please submit: A cover letter stating: The approximate dates you are available and the estimated time per week Why you would like to work as a Task Force intern What you think you can contribute to The Task Force through your work as an intern Your resume Three references (contacts, not letters of recommendation) A writing sample Your law school or college transcript (does not need to be official)

For Task Force non-legal internships, send your application to: Task Force Internships 1325 Massachusetts Ave. NW, Suite 600 Washington, DC 20005 (Applications are accepted on a rolling basis.)

DO NOT fax or email your application materials, however, we welcome your internship questions by telephone, fax, email or mail.

The NLGJA has grown to a 1,300-member, 24-chapter organization in the United States with affiliations in Canada and Germany since its founding in 1990. The issues of same-sex marriage, gay families, parenting and adoption, gays in the military, sex education in the schools, civil liberties, gay-related ballot initiatives, gay bashing and antigay violence are commanding media attention with regularity. NLGJA has had a positive effect on responsible gay coverage, but they still have work to do. NLGJA keeps its members informed of legislative issues that impact gays and lesbians through their website, e-mail and newsletter. They do not, however, lend their name to, nor participate as a group in political action events or organizations. Look at for information about internships. For more information, please contact Jason Lloyd Clement or 202.588.9888, ext. 12. The National Lesbian and Gay Law Association (NLGLA) is a national professional association of lawyers, judges and other legal professionals, law students, activists, and affiliated lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and intersex (LGBTI) legal organizations. Established in 1988 and an affiliate of the American Bar Association since 1992, NLGLA is the national voice for lesbians, gay men, bisexuals, transgender, and intersex persons in the legal profession. . National Lesbian & Gay Law Association 601 Thirteenth Street, N.W., Suite 1170 South Washington, D.C. 20005-3823 (P)-202- 637-6384

(F)-202-639-6066 The National Organization for Women (NOW) is the largest organization of feminist activists in the United States. Since its founding in 1966, NOW's goal has been to take action to bring about equality for all women. NOW works to eliminate discrimination and harassment in the workplace, schools, the justice system, and all other sectors of society; secure abortion, birth control and reproductive rights for all women; end all forms of violence against women; eradicate racism, sexism and homophobia; and promote equality and justice in our society. NOW has a limited number of dynamic and involved internships available. A minimum of 3 days/week is required, and full time interns are preferred. Go to to apply, or direct further questions to NOW’S Intern/Volunteer Coordinator Maureen Kentoff. (P) 202-628-8669, ext. 103 Address: National Organization for Women 1100 H Street NW, Third Floor Washington, D.C. 20005 E-mail: Deadline for Spring Internship: November 22 Deadline for Summer Internship: March 15 Deadline for Fall Internship: July 30

The National Stonewall Democrats is a grassroots network connecting LGBT Democratic activists from Seattle, Washington to Austin, Texas to Little Rock, Arkansas to Atlanta, Georgia. With more than 90 chapters across the country, Stonewall is a grassroots force for social change within the GLBT movement and within the democratic party. Their members do the hard work of calling voters, putting together campaign mailings, going door-to-door for our fair-minded candidates and having tough conversations with Democratic party officials about why families need and deserve more support from Congress and its elected officials.

National Stonewall Democrats 1325 Massachusetts Avenue, N.W. Suite 700 Washington, DC 20005 phone: (202) 625-1382 fax: (202) 625-1383 For specific internship information contact: Kat Mcculley 202-625-1382 The National Youth Advocacy Coalition takes a comprehensive approach to improving the lives of LGBTQ youth and operates through a social justice framework. NYAC strongly believes that to be effective in creating change at the national level, focused, grassroots advocacy at the local level is critical. NYAC knows that the expertise required to strengthen the LGBTQ youth movement can be found among both young people and adults from around the country.

Main Phone 202.319.7596 Fax 202.319.7365

1638 R Street, NW, Suite 300 Washington, DC, 20009 Craig Bowman x15 Executive Director 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 Parents, Families & Friends of Lesbians & Gays (PFLAG) is a national non-profit organization with over 200,000 members and supporters and over 500 affiliates in the United States. This vast grassroots network is cultivated, resourced and serviced by the PFLAG national office, located in Washington, D.C., the national Board of Directors, and 14 Regional Directors. To apply for any job or to apply for an internship, please send your resume and cover letter to us via mail, fax or email: PFLAG National Office Attn: Employment Opportunities 1726 M St., NW, Ste. 400 Washington, D.C. 20036 (F) 202-467-8194 Email: DC PFLAG is a support group for parents, families & friends, of lesbians and gays in the DC, VA, and MD areas. DC PFLAG provides opportunity for dialogue about sexual orientation, and acts to create a society that is healthy and respectful of human diversity. Keeping families together is the mission of PFLAG. Their family values stress education, understanding, acceptance, and support, but most of all love, thereby empowering our children — straight and gay — to lead happy and productive lives. Go to for volunteer and internship information.

Metro DC PFLAG 1111 14th St. NW, Suite 350 Washington, DC 20005 (P) 202 638-3852 (F) 202 289-0006 Email: Pride At Work the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender constituency group of the AFL-CIO is sebeking a part time intern for the fall semester to assist with membership development and recruitment, and potentially other research-oriented projects as we go and according to the individuals ability and interests. They are looking for someone who can join them for 1 day/week. At this time they can't offer a stipend, but will gladly assist in obtaining class/intern credit for the time spent with them. If you're interested in interning,check out pride at and send an e-mail to or call Jeremey Bishop at 202-637-5014 . NOTE: Currently Pride at Work is seeking a media intern. Applicants must have interest and knowledge of labor unions and lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender issues. Must have a courteous friendly demeanor, as they will need to work well with staff, labor union leaders, rank and file members, and union contacts. This is a part-time position at $12/hr. 2-3days a week. Position is for one year. Ideal for college students looking for part-time employment in a social justice organization. This is a part-time position at $12/hr. 2-3days a week. Position is for one year. Ideal for college students looking for part-time employment in a social justice organization. Please send rĂŠsumĂŠ to: Jeremy Bishop, Program Director Pride At Work, AFL-CIO 815 16th Street, NW Washington, DC 20006 or via email at No calls please. Position open until filled.

The Raben Group is a legal group that works with immigration in the GLBTA community. Contact Julia-Feliz Sessoms for internship possibilities. For more information about The Raben Group, LLC and their services, please contact them:

Raben Group 1640 Rhode Island Avenue, N.W. Suite 600 Washington, D.C. 20036 (P) 202.466.8585 (F) 202.463.4803

Julia-Feliz Sessoms The Raben Group 1640 Rhode Island Avenue, NW, Suite 600 Washington, DC 20036 (P) 202-466-2543 (F) 202-463-4803 Reel Affirmations, DC's Gay and Lesbian Film Festival 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 Joe Bilancio; phone: (202) 986-1119; email:

Senior Health Resources (SHR) SHR is looking for volunteers to help with their mission to provide health related services to the GLBT community. Please contact for more information. The Sexual Minority Youth Assistance League (SMYAL) is the only youth service agency solely dedicated to meeting the needs of youth ages 13-21 in the metropolitan Washington, DC area who are lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex, as well as those questioning their sexual orientation or gender identity. Their mission is to support and enhance the self-esteem of sexual minority youth and increase public awareness and understanding of their issues. Their volunteers and interns continue to be the backbone of their organization. SMYAL is dedicated to supporting and enhancing the self-esteem of LGBTIQ youth and to increase public awareness and understanding of their issues. With volunteers, they can continue to expand the scope and quality of their services. Contact Victor Sluyter for more information.

Victor Sluyter Volunteer Coordinator (P) 202-546-5940 ext. 111 410 7th Street, SE Washington, DC 20003-2707 (P) 202-546-5940 (F) 202-544-1306 Service members Legal Defense Network (SLDN) is a national, non-profit legal services, watchdog and policy organization dedicated to ending discrimination against and harassment of military personnel affected by "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" and related forms of intolerance. Internships become available from time to time. To inquire as to the availability of internships use the contact information below. SLDN PO Box 65301 Washington DC 20035-5301 (202) 328-3244 or (202) 328-3247

The United States Student Association (USSA) is the country's oldest and largest national student organization, representing millions of students. Founded in 1947, USSA is the recognized voice for students on Capitol Hill, in the White House, and in the Department of Education. USSA believes education is a right and works on building grassroots power among students to win concrete victories that expand access to education at the federal, state and campus level. Legislative internships are available. Go to to view them. Or mail for more info. United States Student Association 1413 K Street NW, 9th Floor Washington, DC 20005 (P) 202-347-8772 (F) 393-5886

Us Helping Us specializes in HIV/AIDS Prevention and Care services for black gay and bisexual men. Founded in 1985, Us Helping Us, Inc. is a community-based AIDS service organization committed to reducing HIV infection in the African-American community by providing HIV prevention and support services to gay and bisexual men,

and transgender persons. UHU also provides HIV counseling and testing for heterosexual men and women. Look at for a list of contacts, or look at UHU’s main page at Internships are currently not posted on the UHU site, however they are available. Us Helping Us 3636 Georgia Avenue, NW, Washington DC 20010. (P) 202-446-1100 Contact Larry Furgeson for clinical internships. (F) 202-204-0806 The Ummah Endowment Fund is a leader in behavior modification programs and social marketing activities in the war on HIV/AIDS. Ummah utilizes programs, events and other social marketing activities as vehicles for customized messaging targeting specific at-risk demographics for HIV/AIDS. The driving force behind what Ummah does is their ability to influence attitudes and enlighten the HIV/AIDS community. The Ummah Endowment Fund knows that in order to win this war they have to “change, facilitate change and affect change.” Internships are not always available, however to inquire about internship or volunteer programs contact Ummah through their web site at

The Victory Fund has successfully helped elect hundreds of openly LGBT candidates to Congress, state legislatures, school boards, city councils and more. Through world-class programs and nonpartisan training, they also provide these new leaders with the skills and contacts they need to make the most of their influence and access. Look at ern for more infomation

Gay & Lesbian Victory Fund 1705 DeSales Street NW, Suite 50 Washington, DC 20036 (P)-202-VICTORY (F)-202-289-3863 Women In the Life (WITL) was created in 1993 to empower and enrich the lives of lesbians of color, through educational, social and cultural programming, and support services. Initially WITL brought lesbians of color together through informal social events, such as poetry readings, dances, community fundraisers, and workshops. Subsequently, WITL has created a publication titled Women in the Life. Women in the Life Magazine has been published since November 1993, and the magazine is now distributed quarterly with a substantial national and international subscriber base. Women in the Life 1642 R Street NW; Suite 220 Washington, DC 20009 (F) 202-332-7326 Whitman-Walker Clinic is a non-profit community-based health organization serving the Washington, D.C. metropolitan region. Established by and for the gay and lesbian community, their Clinic is comprised of diverse volunteers and staff who provide or facilitate the delivery of high quality, comprehensive, accessible health care and community services. Whitman-Walker Clinic is especially committed to ending the suffering of all those infected and affected by HIV/AIDS.

Administrative Facility 1407 S Street, NW Washington, DC 20009

(P) 202-797-3589 (F) 202-797-3504

Volunteer and internship opportunities at and NOTE: If inquiring about a clinical internship, please call WWC’s Elizabeth Taylor Medical Center at 202-7457000 and ask for the specific program of interest or email

Volunteer Resources Whitman-Walker Clinic 1407 S Street, NW, Washington, DC 20009

(F) 202-797-3583 volunteer Note: Individual internships have individual contacts. Refer to the website for more info.

The Washington Blade was first published in 1969 and has grown impressively becoming the weekly news source for Washington’s large and visible Gay community. They have been recognized by The Society of Professional Journalists, The American Bar Association, The Washington Post, The New York Times, The D.C. Metropolitan Police Department and others, as a highly professional news organization. Speak to Kevin smith- Ext. 240.

1408 U St. NW, 2nd Floor Washington, D.C. 20009 (P) 202-797-7000(F) 202-797-7040 E-mail: Internet:

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