National Lesbian & Gay Journalists Association National Office Internship

Title: National Lesbian & Gay Journalists Association National Office Internship

Location: Washington, DC


Description: The National Lesbian & Gay Journalists Association office internship is an ideal opportunity for a student interested in non-profit management, news media and/or LGBT issues. Located in Washington, DC. NLGJA Interns work in a fast-paced office environment and build professional skills that strengthen any résumé, gain hands-on experience in non-profit administration and organization culture, meet some of journalism’s most respected movers and shakers — LGJA’s 650 members hail from all sectors and market sizes of the media industry, and interns interact with them on a daily basis, and Receive one year of free NLGJA membership and take advantage of the organization’s networking and professional development opportunities. Internships are adjustable to student schedules.  10-week commitments are preferred. Interns work a 25-hour week. This internship is unpaid. Summer internships will be selected on a rolling basis starting May 15.

More information available at

Contact: Bach Polakowski at or (202) 588-9888 for more information

Responsibilities: Interns will:

  • Assist in the planning and promotion of NLGJA’s LGBT Media Summit & National Convention.
  • Assist in the planning of NLGJA’s Excellence in Journalism Awards by processing entries and communicating with applicants and judges.
  • Handle social media communication and interaction.
  • Respond daily to inquiries from press, members, association leaders and the general public.
  • Provide support to NLGJA staff on projects involving membership, chapter relations, development and programming.

To apply: Please send cover letter, resume, writing sample, and the phone number and names of three references (work and academic) to NLGJA Internship,

Interns: It is strongly advised that you enroll in the journalism’s department’s internship class. Read more here

The Leroy F. Aarons Newsroom Internship

Title: The Leroy F. Aarons Newsroom Internship

Location: Oakland, Calif.


Description: Through a generous grant with the Oakland Tribune and the Bay Area News Group, NLGJA offers students the opportunity to participate in a paid, 10-week internship at The Oakland Tribune.


Qualifications: The position is open to all students who are undergraduates, graduate students or recent graduates. Applicants should demonstrate an interest in a career in print and multimedia journalism and a commitment to NLGJA’s mission of ensuring fair and accurate coverage of LGBT individuals and the issues that most affect them.

To apply: Electronic applications are required. Application materials can be sent—as PDF or Word documents—to To apply, student applicants should submit the following: A cover letter explaining your career goals and how you see NLGJA’s mission of working “ within the news industry to foster fair and accurate coverage of LGBT issues” impacting your work and work life, A one-page resume, 3 to 10 samples of your work, and one letter of reference. Applications must be received by NLGJA’s National Office by Friday, June 1, 2012 to receive consideration.

Interns: It is strongly advised that you enroll in the journalism’s department’s internship class. Read more here