Special Events/Marketing Intern

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Gay & Lesbian Elder Housing is the first nonprofit organization in the nation to directly house and serve the LGBT senior community. Located in the heart of Hollywood, we rely heavily on our donors, grantors, and event profits to continue our mission to improve the life experience of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender seniors by developing affordable housing, providing comprehensive care, and ensuring, through advocacy and education, a brighter future for the LGBT elder community.

To apply, the potential intern will need to submit a resume and cover letter outlining why they are interested in working at Gay & Lesbian Elder Housing as the Special Events/Marketing Intern and why they feel they are a good candidate for the position. Please send the resume and cover letter as a .pdf attachment to Brian-Ray McConnell bmcconnell@gleh.org Any application that does not include a resume and cover letter that is attached to their email as a .pdf attachment will not be accepted. Applications are received and considered on a continuous basis and positions are filled based on the organization’s needs.

For additional information regarding GLEH, please visit gleh.org. For additional information regarding the internship, please contact GLEH’s Community Relations Manager, Brian-Ray McConnell at bmcconnell@gleh.org


The intern will be working directly with the Community Relations Manager on special event management, individual giving, donor relationships, celebrity relations, community outreach, database management, grant research and marketing. By the end of the internship, the intern will have managed one fundraising event and a critical component to our largest annual fundraiser: The 12th Annual Garden Party

The internship will be three continuous unpaid months with the possibility of a paid extension (based on performance and need). The intern will be required to work a minimum of 15 hours a week. While there will be flexibility in the Intern’s schedule, a set schedule, as determined by the intern and Community Relations Manager will be created upon acceptance into the program.


The intern should have a vested interest in working in the nonprofit field and learning about special event management and nonprofit marketing. The intern should have an understanding of, and desire to work with, the LGBT/Queer community. The intern must have their own laptop, a solid understanding of Microsoft Office, be a self-starter, have outstanding problem solving skills, excellent communication skills, a good sense of humor, strong interpersonal relationship skills, and a willingness/desire to learn. It would be preferred that the intern have a solid understanding of Photoshop and the ability to effectively use social media in a professional environment.

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