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Public Policy Intern

Reports: Organizing Associate

Location: This position is based in GLSEN’s Washington, D.C. office

Objectives: The Public Policy Intern will assist Public Policy staff in both state and federal work, ranging from legislation, legal cases, and organizational outreach.


  • Create content, including blog posts for GLSEN’s blog.
  • Monitor state-level legislation via Fiscal Note or other legislative tracking tools.
  • Create and maintain resources for state partners and local activists.
  • Assist with lobbying efforts for the Safe Schools Improvement Act and other federal legislation efforts.
  • Develop and forge relationships with key organizations, offices, and members.
  • Develop, publish and monitor state and local action alerts.
  • Support and research federal and state policy, grassroots organizing, and movement building projects.
  • Other duties as assigned.


  • Excellent written and oral communications skills.
  • Strong research skills.
  • General knowledge of the legislative process.
  • Willing to take initiative, self starter.
  • Experience with the Internet and Microsoft Word (Excel, PowerPoint, and Office recommended).
  • Background or strong interest in lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender issues, civil rights and/or education issues.
  • Demonstrated experience with or commitment to work in diverse communities.
  • Willingness to travel as required.


  • Full-time and part-time internships are available.
  • A commitment of 6-8 weeks is required.
  • Internships may take place during the school semester or the summer.
  • We will interview and select interns on a rolling basis.

Location: Our office is based in downtown Washington DC, convenient to the Blue/Orange and Red line Metro trains. 


To apply, please submit your resume, cover letter, and a writing sample (policy related or blog post) at: