Internship Details



About The Change Project

Founded in 2012, The Change Project's mission is to elevate the voices of LGBTQ people and advocate for an improved quality of life though the arts, strategic partnerships, and community programs in the Deep South and Midwest United States. The Change Project brings greater visibility to the experiences of all LGBTQ people and raise awareness of the privileges individuals may carry within all aspects of their identities. We also highlight the intersectionality inherent in human identity and demonstrate how understanding this intersectionality is important to achieving social equality. Our vision is for a society that accepts all people regardless of their sexual orientation and gender identity.


Position Details  

Part-time Internship; Interns are asked to commit to 2 days a week (approximately 10-15 hours) throughout a 4- 6 month period.

Timeframe and Schedule: Flexible from 9 a.m. - 6 p.m. with occasional evening meetings.

The internship is unpaid; there will be opportunities for advancement, compensation, and networking.

This Internship can be available for credit based on your institution’s guidelines.

During the interview process, you will be ask to describe a project you will accomplish within the positions listed below.


Positions Available

The Party Internship: Can you host a party? Do it and have fun while raising money for the Change Project and learn about special events, budgeting and grassroots community engagement.

The Photography Internship: Love portrait  or photography? This internship allows you to build your portfolio while sharing the stories of LGBTQ people and the people who love them in your area. Learn about event planning, partnerships, and storytelling.

The Graphic Design Internship: Design social media collateral and a apparel line for Shop Progress.  Learn about digital organizing, strategic messaging, and online engagement.

The Conference Internship: This one is simple. Help us plan and execute the Embody Progress Conference. Learn about conference planning, large-scale events, and national-level partnerships.

The Development Internship: Love talking to people? This internships allows you to learn about grant writing, soliciting donation and building steering committees.

The Social Media Internship: Know what you are doing online? Help our staff run Snapchat, Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook for the organization.

The Executive Internship (must live in Birmingham, AL): Want a front row seat at running an organization? Learn about human resources, volunteer recruitment, and executive leadership.

The Pride Internship (only available during summer and fall sessions): Love traveling to pride? Learn about financial goal setting, developing a plan to meet the goal, and raising the funds to activate the grassroots.

For questions about the internships available, contact us at

Suggested Candidate Requirements

  • Sophomore, Junior, Senior, graduate student or recent graduate from an accredited university.

  • Computer and Internet access

  • Ability to use Google email, Google Drive, Google Docs and other computer software

  • Understanding of or prior work/volunteer experience in a non-profit organization

  • Excellent writing, verbal, proof reading, editing, phone and organizational skills

  • Self-motivated and detail oriented

  • Strong interpersonal skills, customer service orientation, excellent phone manner and communication skills

  • Ability to prioritize and work well under deadlines


This is an opportunity to explore your skills and be a key player in a growing organization. Enjoy an engaging, flexible work environment where you can see the difference you are making and gain real world experience. With this position you may develop relationships with the grant-making community locally and nationally, as appropriate. You will also receive a letter of recommendation from The Change Project after successful completion of the internship.

The Change Project is an equal opportunity employer and will not discriminate in recruiting, hiring, training, promotion, transfer, discharge, compensation or any other term or condition of employment on the basis of race, religion, color, age (over age 39), sex, national origin, HIV status, sexual orientation, gender identity, veteran status, or on the basis of disability if the employee can perform the essential functions of the job, with a reasonable accommodation if necessary. Any employee who is aware of discriminatory conduct or who has any concern about a possible violation of this policy should immediately report the conduct or concern to his or her supervisor, designated human resource personnel or any corporate officer.