Internships at the DC Center for the LGBT Community

Internships at the DC Center

The DC Center for the LGBT Community seeks interns year-round.  Interns provide support for different programs and areas of interest at The DC Center, like Health and Wellness, Advocacy, Center Arts and Development. Interns also gain valuable office experience providing administrative support in the day-to-day tasks at our organization.

Internships are currently unpaid with no stipends and require a minimum commitment of 20 hours per week. Academic internships are strongly preferred.

Development Internship:

This position primarily oversees the procurement and management of professional partners of the DC Center for the LGBT Community. This position also includes assisting with grant writing, fundraising events, and development of the DC Center’s programs. The Intern will work to research and cultivate supporters, manage the organization’s donor databases, track and evaluate fundraising efforts, and organize events. The ideal candidate will have experience with donor relations, sponsorship, and grant writing. This is an excellent opportunity for a highly organized and motivated individual to develop skills in nonprofit development work.

Social Media/Advocacy Internship:

This position creates and manages all social media platforms including Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and YouTube for the DC Center for the LGBT Community and its programs. This position bringing awareness to local policy and advocacy issues, including work with our Youth Working Group and the DC Anti-Violence Project. The ideal candidate should have a strong level of experience with social media, a demonstrated writing ability, organizational skills, the ability to work both as part of a team and on their own, and creativity to spare. This is an excellent opportunity for marketing students.

Arts Internship

This position assists the Director of Arts and Cultural Programs with artistic events and programming at The DC Center including the OutWrite LGBT Book Fair Reel Affirmations: Washington DC’s International LGBTQ Film Festival and monthly film series, The DC Queer Theatre Festival, Ignition: The Spoken Series, and  Center Arts Gallery   Responsibilities may include, but are not limited to:

  • Research and assist in creating LGBTQ-oriented art events in the DMV (DC, Maryland, Virginia) area
  • Maintaining social media platforms (Twitter, Facebook, Google Groups) for the Center Arts program with engaging arts content
  • Promoting DC Center arts events across social media platforms
  • Regularly creating engaging and creative posts for The DC Center website
  • Interacting with filmmakers, authors, and local artists
  • Curating up to 4 quarterly art gallery installations at The DC Center

The ideal candidate will have skills that include: Strong communication, organizational, and writing skills; proficient understanding of social media platforms (Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, etc.);This is an excellent opportunity for students in arts management.

Graphic Design Internship:

This position involves graphic design primarily for websites and social media with quick turnaround times. The intern will create various print projects including, but not limited to the creation of ads, programs, flyers, and other marketing and development materials. The ideal candidate is fast-paced, deadline oriented, and has knowledge of graphic design. This is an excellent opportunity for fine arts or graphic design students

Health and Wellness Internships

The Health intern works with health and wellness initiatives at the DC Center including the Health Working Group.  This intern will also support the peer facilitated support groups at the DC Center.   This may include assisting with orientation and training of new facilitators, assessing the needs of facilitators, and helping form new support groups if requested by the community.

Interested applicants can contact intern@thedccenter.org with a detailed cover letter and resume.  Please include the proposed dates for the internship, the internship position (or positions) you are interested in, the number of hours you can commit to weekly, and any academic requirements the DC Center should be aware of.