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Paid Post-graduate Internships

The R. Scott Hitt Foundation is offering funding for qualified candidates who want to be leaders in the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) movement.

You and the pro-LGBT organization that you choose can apply to receive funding for your post-graduate internship position while you build your resume and gain valuable skills towards becoming a leader of the future.

Executive Director Marianne Duddy-Burke reports, “A post-graduate intern sponsored by the Hitt Foundation could have a major impact on DignityUSA’s work. By supporting emerging efforts in marketing, using technology to broaden our audience, introducing new fundraising techniques, and helping mobilize pro-LGBT Catholics around key ballot or legislative efforts, an intern can gain tremendous experience while working with one of the longest-standing national LGBT organizations in the country. I look forward to speaking with applicants about drafting a sponsor agreement that would draw on their talents and interests.” Marianne may be contacted by email at execdir@dignityusa.org or by phone 617-669-7810.

The R. Scott Hitt Internship in Leadership Development for Post-Graduate Students:

  • Application Deadline:May 8, 2009.
  • Post graduate students with strong academic record
  • Duration: 7-9 months, 40 hours/week
  • Location: An established 501(c)3 nonprofit in the United States with a commitment to the advancement of LGBT equality
  • Applicants will identify and contact host organization to co-develop a successful curriculum encompassing key elements: communications, fundraising, board development and grassroots policy organizing
  • 2-4 recipients per year.



  1. Visit www.scotthittfoundation.org/applications.html for details. Look for link to graduate programs.
  2. Meet with a pro-LBGT 501(c)3 non-profit organization to sponsor your internship.
  3. Agree to the terms of your internship, scope of work. Draft a sponsor agreement.
  4. Submit your cover letter, personal essay, résumé and sponsor agreement by the above deadline [May 8, 2009] to scotthittfoundation@gmail.com.
  5. Check www.scotthittfoundation.org for the grant award dates.