Interns, Fellowships & Work Study

We're no longer accepting internship applications for the summer 2014 term. Thank you for your interest in the intern program.
We are currently accepting applications for the fall 2014 term.

What is the Task Force's internship program?

The Task Force offers graduate and undergraduate internships available during the fall/winter, winter/spring and summer terms for college and university students or recent graduates covering a variety of disciplines. Descriptions of individual internships are listed below. Should you require further information regarding specific internships please e-mail

Course credit for internship varies and is dependent upon the policies of each the particular institution a student is attending. The status of a particular internship as credit or non-credit will be determined before any particular internship is offered. Supervisors of the intern will provide an evaluation of the intern's work in accord with the institution's standards and procedures.

What's expected of Task Force interns?

Interns and fellows may be compensated for time worked if not receiving academic credit. Intern stipends vary depending on which internship/fellowship candidates may be assigned. Please check with the specific intern/fellow area for specific information.

There are important exceptions to these guidelines. Any student receiving academic credit for an internship will not receive a stipend, nor will those who are placed at the Task Force through third-party internship programs (such as the Washington Center for Internships and Academic Seminars).

Because interns will come into contact with sensitive information, a confidentiality agreement must be signed prior to the beginning of work. Interns are responsible for their own housing, living expenses, and any other costs. Since the Task Force is a nonprofit agency, we may qualify with certain schools to allow student work study obligations to be fulfilled by working at the Task Force. Prospective interns should contact their campus financial aid office for details.

What are the fellowships and internships offered by the Task Force?

Two fellowships are offered in the following areas:

  • Academy for Leadership and Action Fellowship
  • Holley Law Fellowship
We offer internships in the following areas:
  • Communications
  • Creating Change
  • Development
  • Government Affairs Internship
  • Policy Institute Internship
  • Pride Internship
  • Special Events
Detailed descriptions of each internship and fellowship can be found here.

Successful candidates must have the following skills:

  • Knowledge of and commitment to LGBT issues.
  • Strong communication skills, both orally and in writing.
  • Computer proficiency for word processing, database work, e-mail and Web research.
  • Desire and commitment to work in a multicultural environment where commitment to diversity based on race, ethnic origin, gender, age, sexual orientation and physical ability is an important institutional value.

How to Apply

To apply for an internship with the National Gay and Lesbian Task Force, please complete and submit the Internship Application found here.

All interested applicants MUST submit their completed application with supplemental materials via e-mail to:

Before e-mailing your materials please put your name, specific internship name, and the term for which you're applying in the subject line. Ex.: John Doe – Pride Internship—Summer 2013. No phone calls, please.

To apply for the Holley Law Fellowship you'll have to fill out the Holley Law Fellowship application.

The Task Force Academy for Leadership and Action is not accepting applications for this year's fellowship. Over the last few months, the Academy has met many talented beginner organizers and they believe it's worthwhile to invest in these new movement builders. After much consideration, they've decided to extend their fellowships to a group of internally nominated and selected candidates.

 Please stay in touch through the courses and opportunities listed in our Online Organizing Academy. You can request an account by visiting With over 100 hours of courses and many resources, the Online Organizing Academy is a great way to enhance your skills.

We really appreciate your interest, and if you have any questions please contact:
Evangeline Weiss
Leadership Programs Director