Fundraising and Special Events Intern

  • Internship
  • Part Time
  • East Coast
  • Applications have closed

Website gladlaw GLBTQ Legal Advocates & Defenders (GLAD)

Non-profit law firm working for justice for the LGBTQ+ community

The Development Department at GLBTQ Legal Advocates & Defenders (GLAD) is looking for an Intern to help raise the funds that fuel GLAD’s efforts in securing ground-breaking legal victories, conducting policy advocacy, and educating the public on the most pressing civil rights issues impacting the LGBTQ+ people and people who are HIV-positive. This is a great opportunity for someone considering a career in fundraising, development, or event planning and wants to have an impact on LGBTQ+ civil rights.



·         Thank donors for their gifts by phone, email, and handwritten notes

·         Assist in planning, logistics and support with donor receptions and fundraisers

·         Assist with sponsor follow-up, general support, and guest tracking for GLAD’s largest fundraiser, the Spirit of Justice Award Dinner

·         Conduct donor prospect and venue research

·         Draft correspondence to vendors and donors

·         Assist with mailings

·         Data entry and clean-up (Salesforce)

·         Other fundraising support as needed



The ideal candidate will have interest in non-profit development, a passion for social justice and LGBTQ rights, and strong organizational skills. We appreciate attention to detail and a willingness to ask questions, as well as the ability to take direction, show initiative and follow through in a dynamic environment.


This is 200-hour internship with a $750 stipend. The time commitment is relatively flexible, with an expected start date in September and end date in December. GLAD’s office hours are 9am-5pm with the occasional evening or weekend event. Past interns have worked 15 – 20 hours a week on average.


GLAD requires all staff, volunteers, and interns working in GLAD’s office, at events, or engaging in any in-person work on GLAD’s behalf to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19. Interns may request an exemption to this policy as a reasonable accommodation for religious and/or medical reasons.



18 Tremont Street, 9th Floor, Boston, MA 02108, with hybrid work options.


To apply:

Please send a resume and cover letter to: Mads Ouellette, Development Operations & Events Coordinator,

GLAD is dedicated to building a diverse staff, and one that is committed to equity and opportunity for all. GLAD strongly encourages applications from transgender people, people of color, individuals with disabilities, and people living with HIV/AIDS.