Human Rights Campaign Reviews

Updated 15 August 2014
Updated 15 August 2014
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  1.  

    Fantastic summer internship program.

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Human Rights Campaign as an intern for less than a year

    Pros

    Friendly atmosphere, phenomenal educational opportunities, generally has an open-door culture. The program focuses on professional development in a way that few other internships do. Enjoyed the mentoring aspect.

    Cons

    Like any other internship, it is what you make it. No stipend, so not a place to work unless you're actually passionate about the issues.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep doing what you're doing! Consider adding a stipend to make the program more competitive with other internships in the progressive D.C. circle.

    Recommends
  2.  

    loved most of it; hated some experiences

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Human Rights Campaign

    Pros

    met some of my best friends working there

    Cons

    slim opportunities for advancement. Abysmal handling, regardless of circumstances, of staff who are parting with the organization. Do better at pursuing justice justly.

    Recommends
  3.  

    GOOD WORK, GREAT ENVIRONMENT

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Washington, DC (US)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Washington, DC (US)

    I worked at Human Rights Campaign full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Laid-back environment with a high energy staff. Very bright and open setting. HRC is highly strategic in the work that it does and plans out strategies excellently.

    Cons

    Sometimes Senior Management can treat other staff like they are below them. Sometimes "favorites" get away with doing very little while other staff is loaded down with work. Compensation could be higher for entry level staff

    Recommends
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  5.  

    Positive internship experience, but could use improvement

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Human Rights Campaign as an intern for less than a year

    Pros

    Amazing people, very inviting work environment, opportunity to attend interesting events, great opportunity to grow on a personal level. They hire a great number of former interns.

    Cons

    The internship is unpaid, which is always a con. They offer a very modest stipend of $100, which doesn't even cover a 28-day pass for the Metro. The workload is not always sufficient; interns are there to learn and grow professionally, it's perfectly fine to give them real work and responsibilities.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    There should be a stipend that accurately reflects how much transportation costs.

    Recommends
  6.  

    Pretty good experience with some drawbacks

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    Former Employee - Communications Intern  in  Washington, DC (US)
    Former Employee - Communications Intern in Washington, DC (US)

    I worked at Human Rights Campaign as an intern for less than a year

    Pros

    Everyone was exceptionally friendly; the interns (and law fellows, to an extent) all bonded. Opportunities to attend events with lots of big names in D.C. They hire out of the intern pool a LOT.

    Cons

    Unpaid, only $100 in travel stipend for 10 weeks, which is ridiculously low for D.C.'s metro system. Few of the interns had enough work to do; I knew someone who regularly went home at 2 or 3 p.m. and everyone else was surfing the Internet for at least half the day. There's some, but not a lot of, critical examination of the HRC party line.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Expect more of your interns! They can all handle more work, and more substantive work too.

    Recommends
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  7.  

    Interning with HRC

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Human Rights Campaign as an intern

    Pros

    I think the atmosphere at HRC is amazing. The people are really nice and there's no one with a superiority complex. We have a lot of help available to us as interns and people are always eager to answer any questions you have. You learn a lot about the LGBT movement and its history. The brownbag luncheons were really informative. They also feed you really great food!

    Cons

    The internship was unpaid and our travel stipends were really meager, which makes it a bit difficult to manage.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I know it may not be possible to pay interns, but please think about raising the amount you give interns for the travel stipend.

  8.  

    Good place to learn, not to grow

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Washington, DC (US)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Washington, DC (US)

    I worked at Human Rights Campaign full-time

    Pros

    Opportunity to work on key issues in the LGBT community and be a part of measurable change in state and federal work. HRC is a leader with strong funding ties, making it a very stable place to work. At HRC, there's a good opportunity for learning a set of varied skills outside of the immediate demands of the work.

    Cons

    Very corporate culture and a reputation for steamrolling other organizations that can make the internal politics of the broader coalition difficult to navigate. In some departments, there is no opportunity to move up either because of existing structure or a tendency to hire management from an external pool of applicants rather than from within.

  9.  

    Intern

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    Former Employee - Intern  in  Washington, DC (US)
    Former Employee - Intern in Washington, DC (US)

    I worked at Human Rights Campaign as an intern for less than a year

    Pros

    great people, great atmosphere, helpful brownbag lunch series for interns

    Cons

    it sucks that the internships are unpaid

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Great

    Recommends
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  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    Employee friendly job and one where you feel you are contributing to society, in a good industry

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Human Rights Campaign part-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Culture, atmostphere, great communication among employees and management, pretty good benefits early in career, somewhat immune to economic flucuations

    Cons

    Seasonal, somewhat limited room for advancement, there are a few bad employees, some of whom are gatekeepers, but there are workarounds

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Apply the rules to everyone, monitor hours a little more closely

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  11.  

    Greatest summer internship I could ask for

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    Former Employee - Intern  in  Washington, DC (US)
    Former Employee - Intern in Washington, DC (US)

    I worked at Human Rights Campaign as an intern for less than a year

    Pros

    Incredible staff who want to hear your opinions, even if you are on the low end of the totem pole. They do awesome work, both politically and through their foundation, and are pushing to include more and more people in the fight for LGBT equality.

    Cons

    The internship was unpaid, which made it hard financially, but it was certainly extremely educational and worth more than what I pay for a semester of college.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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