Paid LGBT Internships for Post-Graduates and Undergraduates

Location: Los Angeles, CA

The R. Scott Hitt Foundation is offering funding for qualified candidates with the vision to be future leaders in the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) movement. Applicants do not need to identify as LGBT in order to apply.

The pro-LGBT sponsoring organization that you choose to apply with will receive funding to compensate your internship position while you strengthen your resume and gain valuable skills towards becoming a leader of the future.

The Scott Hitt Internship in Leadership Development

Application Deadline: May 13, 2011

  • Post-graduate students with strong academic record
  • 7-9 months, 40 hour week - $20,000 Grant
  • Location: An established 501(c)3 nonprofit with a commitment to the advancement of LGBT equality
  • The applicant contacts the host organization which they want to work with and co-develops a successful curriculum encompassing these key elements: communications, fundraising, board development and grassroots policy.

The A.N.G.L.E. Southern California Internship

Application Deadline: April 15, 2011

  • Current undergraduate students with strong academic record
  • 8 weeks, 40 hour week - $5000 Grant to sponsoring 501(c)3
  • Location: An established 501(c)3 nonprofit in Southern California with a commitment to the advancement of LGBT equality
  • The applicant contacts the host organization which they want to work with and co-develops a successful curriculum encompassing key elements of non-profit operations and program development.
  • Named for the nonprofit ANGLE (Access Now for Gay & Lesbian Equality) which inspired and provided the funding for these internships.
  • 3-5 recipients per year

How to Apply:

  1. Visit www.scotthittfoundation.org for details.
  2. Choose a pro-LGBT 501(C)3 non-profit organization to sponsor your internship.
  3. Agree to the terms of your internship and scope of work with your sponsoring organization. Construct a sponsor agreement in cooperation with your chosen 501(c)3.
  4. Submit your cover letter, personal essay, résumé and sponsor agreement by the above deadline to www.scotthittfoundation.org.
  5. Check www.scotthittfoundation.org for grant award dates.

Contact Information:

R. Scott Hitt Foundation
James Vellequette
Managing Director
scotthittfoundation@gmail.com

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