Organization Description: Equality California (EQCA) and its sister organizations (Equality California Institute, Equality California Issues PAC, and Equality California Candidate PAC) share a common mission to achieve equality for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) Californians.
Position: Interns provide support to all departments – Communications, Field, Administration and Development. Internships are available in Los Angeles and San Francisco.
- Recruit, train and manage large groups of volunteers
- Organize fundraising dinners and thank you events for donors
- Coordinate event promotion, conferences and legislative updates
- Perform additional administrative duties as directed
- Deposit donation checks and generate financial records in keeping with state campaign finance law
- Assist with consolidating database of over half a million supporters and donors
- Prioritize and manage multiple projects simultaneously
- Be detail-oriented, organized, and computer-literate
- Have excellent written and verbal communications skills
- Outgoing and service-oriented demeanor
- Be proficient with Microsoft Word, Excel, Outlook, and the internet
- Have knowledge or interest in LGBT issues
Please send a resume, cover letter and three references to tony(at)eqca(dot)org. Incomplete packages will NOT be reviewed.
Women, people of color, and transgender individuals are encouraged to apply.
Look what former interns have said about Equality California…
"Being able to work on important civil rights struggles at such a pivotal time was the reason I wanted to work with Equality California. I had heard about the wonderful work EQCA was doing throughout the state and was impressed by the great strides they were making in policy, litigation and education. As an intern, I expected to work on smaller, less-important projects and was so amazed to find the exact opposite was true. Any area in which you have a talent or an interest is supported and encouraged. They are an amazing and inspiring group of people. I enjoyed every day I was there. "
- Andrea Casalett
Law Student, Golden Gate University
"Interning at Equality California helped to provide me with essential experience that I will need to continue in a lifetime of leadership for my community in the political field. To be a part of helping change the world and helping to pass laws towards equality for all people, is to be a part of the greatest work being done. Equality California is leading the way in marriage rights and civil rights for lesbian, gay, bi-sexual and transgender people and their families. I am proud of the work that I have done with Equality California, and of the work EQCA continues to do for the entire community
- Marina Gatto
Junior, Mercy High School
"My experience at Equality California was inspiring and empowering. I was challenged to think strategically about social change and gain practical skills in areas such as media, policy research, legislative advocacy, and community organizing. Most importantly, through the mentorship of the staff and board, I made connections that I will carry with me for life."
- Kyle Kitson
Tom Steele Legal Fellow, New College
"In my ten-week internship at Equality California, I assisted our lobbyist on pending legislation, organized two constituent meetings with elected officials, and traveled to Fresno to help train political activists in the Central Valley fight for marriage equality. Not only was it an excellent opportunity to meet wonderful activists who inspired me to do your best - but it was particularly exciting when I saw tangible results. Both state legislators whose meetings I helped organized voted for our Marriage Equality bill, and now folks in the Central Valley are actively organizing to stop the religious right's attack on our fundamental rights. I urge all students who want a meaningful experience to intern at EQCA!"
- Paul Hogarth
Tom Steele Legal Fellow, Golden Gate University