We sometimes have openings for unpaid interns on our team.

Internships may be towards academic credit or for personal development.

New!  Program Planning Internship Opening (Updated July 15, 2013)

Program Planning Intern

Working closely with the Director of HIV Prevention, the HIV Prevention Team and other HGLHC staff, the intern will learn about LGBT youth-related issues, acquire knowledge and skills in LGBT health promotion and program planning and gain first-hand experience working in a non-profit setting.

Intern Responsibilities:

  • Assist with planning and promoting HGLHC’s Halloween Dance for LGBTQ youth, including liaising with planning committee and contacting potential donors for in-kind donations
  • Organize past and present Halloween Dance budgets and records
  • Assist with programmatic resource development, including research on tools and best practices in health promotion for LGBTQ youth.
  • Assist in planning activities for Rainbow Room and possibly assist in monthly group activities
  • Conduct outreach to GSA organizations in CT and coordinate mailings to increase awareness of HGLHC Youth Services activities
  • Participate in HYHIL meetings and conduct outreach on behalf of HGLHC Youth Services and HIV Prevention as needed.
  • Provide general administrative and program-related support to the HIV Prevention Team and other HGLHC staff.



Undergraduate or graduate study in a relevant field (public health, social services, gender studies, etc.); demonstrated commitment to youth and LGBTQ issues and experience working with diverse groups; excellent research and writing skills; superb interpersonal and verbal communication skills; strong organizational skills with attention to detail and ability to manage multiple tasks simultaneously; ability to work with a positive attitude as part of a team.

HGLHC takes pride in providing valuable internships that promote professional careers enhancing the health of the LGBT and HIV/AIDS communities.  The internship is unpaid, but HGLHC staff will work to ensure academic credit is received, if applicable. The intern is expected to work between 10-20 hours per week.


  • Exposure to and hands-on experience in a variety of disciplines, including public health, development and non-profit administration
  • Networking opportunities and job skills development
  • Flexible schedule
  • Letter of recommendation for future endeavors if appropriate


Interested candidates should send a resume, cover letter and names and contact information for three professional references to William Petrosky at williamp@hglhc.org by August 1, 2013.


Social Services Internship

Social services interns work alongside paid staff in non-medical capacities including:

  • Update and maintain our agency referrals database and search for new practitioners to enter
  • Provide general administrative and program-related support to the HIV Prevention Team and other HGLHC staff.


Marketing and Outreach Internship

  • Assisting staff with Pride and other outreach events
  • Marketing materials, graphic design and software development


Requirements and Applying

Interns must be at least 18 years old and undergo the same rigorous checks as employees and may receive specific training as part of their internship in public health issues, confidentiality, reporting, and HIV testing protocols.

For more information, contact Dan Millett at 860-278-4163 x 18.