About the program

Interns are an indispensable part of the vital and necessary work performed by the Gay & Lesbian Victory Institute.

Our internship program gives the opportunity to gain experience in LGBT political activism, consider career options, strengthen job-related skills and network with leaders in local, state and national politics.

Internships may be used to receive college credit. Placement is based on the application and a phone interview. All academic majors are encouraged to apply. Candidates for internships should possess a general knowledge of LGBT issues and the American electoral process. Potential interns must have completed at least one year of college and have abilities in oral and written communication.

All interns receive a modest stipend and work in our Washington, D.C., office in the heart of downtown, just steps from the White House, Dupont Circle and the Metro’s Blue, Orange, and Silver lines.

Available internships

    We accept full- and part-time interns throughout the year for the spring (typically early January to mid-May), summer (late May to mid-August), and fall (early September to mid-December) semesters in the following program areas.


    Applications should be submitted as far in advance of your desired placement date as possible -- decisions are made on a rolling basis. Generally, applications for the fall should be submitted by September 1, for the spring should be submitted by December 1, and for the summer should be submitted by April 1.

    Interns will receive a modest stipend.

    Complete our online application now »

    Congressional internship

    Each summer, the Gay & Lesbian Victory Institute also places five outstanding LGBTQ college students in an eight-week Congressional internship with a member of the LGBT Equality Caucus.

    This intensive summer leadership program is especially suited for students interested in becoming the next generation of out public leaders.

    Learn more »