As the nation’s largest lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer civil rights organization, the Human Rights Campaign is dedicated to ending discrimination, securing equal rights and protecting the health and safety of LGBTQ individuals throughout the world. With a 200-person national staff and more than 1.5 million members and supporters throughout the country, HRC lobbies the federal, state and municipal governments on LGBTQ legislative and regulatory matters, advocates before the courts as an amicus curiae, participates in judicial and executive branch nominations process, leads and/or actively works on national civil rights coalitions, educates the public, participates in elections and works at the grassroots level on civil rights and political matters of national, state and municipal importance.

HRC General Counsel’s Office: Comprised of four attorneys, HRC’s General Counsel provides comprehensive corporate legal service to HRC and its Boards of Directors and Governors. The office provides legal counsel on a large variety of topics, including corporate governance, organization risk management, federal and state election law and lobbying disclosure requirements, legal and regulatory compliance, intellectual property protection, preparation of both simple and complex contracts, litigation management, drafting of policies and procedures and associated staff training, as well as other internal corporate matters. Interns undertake projects involving sophisticated legal research and writing, analysis, drafting of contracts and policies and procedures, preparing minutes of corporate board meetings, and other tasks as needed.

Qualifications: Applicants should possess a strong academic record at an accredited American law school, excellent interpersonal, legal research and writing skills and an interest in nonprofit lawyering. 1L, 2L, and 3L candidates are eligible. Competition for internship appointments is extremely competitive.

How to Apply: Interested candidates can apply by sending a cover letter, resume, transcript, and writing sample to For questions please call (202) 567-5776.

Time Commitment and Stipends: Fall and Spring Law Internships are full or part-time for 13 weeks. Summer Law internships are available only as full-time positions for a 6 to 10-week term. HRC will cooperate in an intern’s application for additional remuneration, including public interest grants and academic credit. Stipends are not available for Internship positions at this time.

Application Deadlines: Deadlines are rolling. Because HRC receives a significant number of applications, it is wise to apply as early as possible.

HRC is an Equal Opportunity Employer