Spring Application Due Date: January 2, 2023
Who We Are
Lambda Legal is a national organization committed to achieving full recognition of the civil rights of lesbians, gay men, bisexuals, transgender people and everyone living with HIV through impact litigation, education and public policy work. Since 1973, Lambda Legal has used impact litigation and other advocacy tools to decriminalize same-sex relationships; challenge discrimination against LGBTQ+ people and people living with HIV in the workplace, in the home, in schools, in health care, and in the military; and protect LGBTQ+ families, including by winning and defending marriage equality. Clients are not charged for legal representation or advocacy and Lambda Legal receives no government funding. Headquartered in New York City, Lambda Legal has regional offices in Los Angeles, Chicago, Atlanta, Dallas, and Washington, DC.
We believe that serving the full breadth of the LGBTQ+ and HIV communities requires cultural competency and enthusiasm for diversity of all kinds. To be successful, we must approach our work with an understanding that discrimination based on sexual orientation or gender identity is not the only obstacle to achieving full formal and lived equality for LGBTQ+ people and everyone living with HIV; rather, we recognize the intersectional nature of discrimination, specifically including biases based on race, religion, national origin, gender, disability, education, and class. In light of this reality, we prioritize awareness and proactive commitment to counteracting these biases and their compounding effects.
- Maintain database records, create queries, and run reports
- Assist with execution of national mailings
- Develop digital events in new fundraising markets
- Depending on experience, assist with designing invitations and event promotions
- Research prospective donors
- Provide support for mailings/invitations
- Assist members with inquiries
- Other duties as assigned
We are seeking motivated college students, young professionals and activists looking to gain experience working within the nonprofit space. Prior interning experience is not a requirement, but strong time management skills are necessary for success on the team. A candidate should have an interest in Lambda Legal's core mission and basic knowledge of Microsoft Office. Prior experience with CRM platforms is preferred, but not required.
Each intern will be expected to work 15 hours per week on both independent and collaborative projects. Set days/hours are flexible, however all interns will be asked to maintain a consistent schedule once agreed upon.
We have two internship opportunities available in our New York office during the Spring 2023 semester. The internship start date is flexible.
Interns may seek out "work-study" grants with their university and apply for direct funding from the organization up to the $6,000 for the entirety of the internship. If you receive funding from your college or university any funding from the organization will be offset by that amount.
Read more about Lambda Legal's work on our blog, Twitter, and Instagram.
Lambda Legal believes in creating a more equitable playing field for applicants and values the depth of relevant skills built through successful education, work, and life experiences. If your background and skills are a close match for this position, you are strongly encouraged to apply.
Lambda Legal is committed to further building and maintaining a staff that reflects the full range of LGBTQ+, HIV-affected and allied communities, and is an equal opportunity employer. People of color, transgender and gender-diverse people, women, people with abilities in multiple languages, immigrants, people living with disabilities, and individuals living with HIV are encouraged to apply.