Internship Opportunities

OutRight is seeking applicants for full and part-time internship positions at its New York City headquarters. Interns are exposed to the day-to-day operations of nonprofit work as well as substantive, project-oriented assignments revolving around our work advocating for LGBTI rights at regional and international levels.

Interns actively participate in organization and team-wide meetings as well as individual meetings with their supervisor, with opportunities to experience and engage with OutRight at all organizational levels.

As a global human rights organization for LGBTIQ people, OutRight seeks dynamic, passionate and professional individuals to join our intern team.

Time Commitments

  • Summer Internships: June – August, deadline February 28
  • Autumn Internships: September - December, rolling applications
  • Spring Internships: January – May, rolling applications

We ask that part-time interns be available for at least 20 hours per week.

What former interns are saying

Interning at OutRight after graduation helped me solidify my desire to work in a career in human rights. Working in an office with so many people singularly dedicated to fighting for LGBTIQ people around the globe helped me develop a more nuanced perspective on what it means to work towards justice on an international level. People who work at OutRight are so warm and accepting, that it feels like you're working with friends rather than colleagues. At OutRight, you'll learn firsthand what it takes to support brave international activists and this experience will change your personal activism forever. I highly recommend anyone interested in LGBTIQ issues to intern at OutRight! - Jacob Kessler, Hunter College

My experience as an operations intern at OutRight was a unique one. I was able to assist all other departments and gain my experience working in operations, event planning, media, and research. I learned to compile research to present the most reliable information, how to input data, set up meetings, and plan for large events. Moreover, I feel like I’ve learned a new language at OutRight. I’ve learned the language of love, acceptance, beauty, pain, suffering, and fight. OutRight’s mission of documenting, defending, and advancing human rights for LGBTIQ people on an international level shines through in the experience I've gained through my time as an intern. - Soena Muja, John Jay College of Criminal Justice

I got involved in LGBTQI activism from seeking understanding in love, why many people who love each other are not allowed to be together. At OutRight, through meeting UN fellows and other allied organizations, I came to know that LGBTQI issues are beyond love for each other, it is about gender equality; it is about data privacy of the at-risks groups; it is about breaking down the barriers of sharia laws and other religious oppressions. All of these challenging ethical topics are interconnected, and the intersectionality is beautiful because OutRight fights for the rights of all people. When I work in international law or copyright-related law in the years to come, I will always monitor how policies and development of technology that might seem unrelated to our community could have potentially unintended consequences or impact on LGBTIQ people. - Angel Jingwei Li, University of California Berkeley

Applying

Undergraduates and graduates with an interest and passion for human rights, LGBT issues, and gender equality are strongly encouraged to apply. Ideal candidates are undergraduate or graduate students with a demonstrated academic and/or extracurricular interest in social justice, human rights, and/or LGBT issues with strong writing abilities.

Please email a cover letter, resume and writing sample (no more than 5 pages) as separate MS Word or PDF attachments to internships[at]outrightinternational.org with "Internship Program" as the subject header. In your cover letter, please specify for which internship program and term you are applying.

Types of Internships Available