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Family Equality encourages all interested parties to apply for our currently available jobs, internships, and volunteer opportunities. Thanks so much for your interest in being involved the work that we do at Family Equality!


Job Openings

Policy Counsel

Location: Washington, D.C.

Reporting to: Chief Policy Officer

Family Equality is seeking a Policy Counsel who will be based in Washington, DC and will work closely with the Chief Policy Officer and the other members of the Policy Team to implement and expand Family Equality’s public policy agenda. The work includes building and managing relationships with federal policymakers, participating in national coalitions working on key issues, and monitoring and responding to key policy developments impacting LGBTQ+ families. The Policy Counsel will be primarily responsible for Family Equality’s administrative advocacy with federal agencies and will also manage a portfolio of federal and state legislative issues. The Legislative Counsel will also assist in public education efforts by leveraging the stories of LGBTQ+ families and participating in and facilitating strategic workshops and presentations and creating written resources and materials.


Fellowships & Internships

Public Policy Internship

Location: Preferably Washington, DC; Remote Internships also available
Reports to: Director of Federal Policy

Family Equality is seeking a Public Policy Intern for Spring 2020 to work with the Federal Policy Advocate in Washington, DC. The Public Policy Intern will help the policy team develop and implement the Every Child Deserves A Family Campaign, linking national and state efforts to protect and promote the rights of LGBTQ people to adopt and foster children. The Public Policy Intern will assist Family Equality’s Policy Team with legislative, regulatory, and policy goals as advocates for LGBTQ parents, youth and families. The Public Policy Intern will have the opportunity to learn about advocacy campaigns, law and policy affecting LGBTQ families, and the legislative process. The Public Policy Intern will create public policy outreach materials, carry out communications with Congressional staff, carry out research on members of Congress, and will have the opportunity to attend meetings with members of Congress and/or their staff, as well as develop materials and carry out outreach to campaign members.


Our Workplace Values

Family Equality provides a team-based environment and we value the benefits of a diversified workplace. Women, people of color, transgender individuals and members of other underrepresented populations are strongly encouraged to apply.

Family Equality is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate based on age, citizenship, physical or mental disability (including HIV status), ethnicity, family responsibilities, gender identity and expression, marital status, matriculation, national origin, physical appearance, race, religion, political affiliation, sexual orientation, union membership, veteran status or other unlawful factors, with respect to recruiting, hiring, job assignment, promotion, discipline, discharge, compensation, training and other terms, conditions and privileges of employment.