Human Rights Campaign

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Human Rights Campaign Reviews

Updated October 21, 2014
Updated October 21, 2014
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  1.  

    My experience at the Human Rights Campaign can overall be described as phenomenal.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Human Rights Campaign as an intern (less than an year)

    Pros

    The people are intelligent, personable and passionate about the issues. Interns are made to feel like they're really important to the work that gets done in the organization from the onset. Even while it is unpaid, there are so many opportunities and doors that are opened to you that it really makes up for it in some ways!

    Cons

    Unpaid internship, which made finding cost-effective living arrangements difficult, and led other interns to pursue jobs after the internship was over for the day in order to fund their summer expenses.
    Some interns were set to one singular task over the course of the entire internship, while others were given a wide breadth of work--sometimes interns would be without work to do, while another intern would have an intensive project they'd be tasked with.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Pay your interns! There are so many worthwhile progressive organizations in D.C. that to remain competitive in getting the best interns, there needs to be compensation for them all.

    Recommends
  2.  

    Great Internship Experience

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Human Rights Campaign as an intern (less than an year)

    Pros

    Great passion behind the cause

    Cons

    It's very fast paced and everyone needs to pull their weight. If they don't, then it gets tricky.

    Recommends
  3.  

    HRC is a great place to work and grow professionally

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Foundation Intern in Washington, DC
    Former Employee - Foundation Intern in Washington, DC

    I worked at Human Rights Campaign as an intern (less than an year)

    Pros

    Working at HRC as an intern, I was able to build an incredible community of mentors, fellow activists, and friends. I would highly recommend the internship program. It includes robust programming, valuable mentorship, and fabulous professional connections that I don't know if I could've gotten anywhere else.

    Cons

    Perhaps the only draw-back to the internship program is that some internships can be very silo-ed. Some of my fellow interns were assigned to only one project and had to fight pretty hard to get flexibility to work on other things. That was not my experience, but I think it's something to watch out for.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I think that management is overall doing a great job! The environment there is friendly, considerate, warm, collegial, and fabulous. I just think that they need to ensure that all interns are PAID in the future. Currently, only a small portion of interns receive stipends.

    Recommends
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    GOOD WORK, GREAT ENVIRONMENT

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Washington, DC
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Washington, DC

    I worked at Human Rights Campaign full-time (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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  6.  

    Positive internship experience, but could use improvement

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Human Rights Campaign as an intern (less than an 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
  7.  

    Pretty good experience with some drawbacks

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Communications Intern in Washington, DC
    Former Employee - Communications Intern in Washington, DC

    I worked at Human Rights Campaign as an intern (less than an 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
    Neutral Outlook
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    A growing organization with continued growth throughout the nation that offers opportunities in various career fields.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - IT Support Specialist in Washington, DC
    Current Employee - IT Support Specialist in Washington, DC

    I have been working at Human Rights Campaign as a contractor (less than an year)

    Pros

    Thriving non-profit organization with many job opportunities. Can be considered a spring-board for other potential jobs which are tied to political offices or attorney-orientated company's.

    Cons

    Still feels that a solid foundation is not present in the organizational day-to-day processes. Too much staff movement and mobility probably accounts for mismanagement at times.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Procedures, guidelines, and standards must be kept up-to-date and enforced.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  9.  

    Great goals, great people, great work environment!

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    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Washington, DC
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Washington, DC

    I worked at Human Rights Campaign

    Pros

    The staff is very helpful. Everyone is treated equally. Great Senior support.

    Cons

    Not much room to move up.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    None

    Recommends
  10.  

    Working for equality with the Human Rights Campaign

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Orlando, FL
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Orlando, FL

    I have been working at Human Rights Campaign

    Pros

    The people are truly amazing and everyone working there has a strong passion to drive them to meet their goals.

    Cons

    In my experience, the management is a bit disorganized, but that's mostly due to the fact that I have free reign over my schedule. I don't really answer to anyone in specific, nor does my progress or work get logged in any measurable way.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Have concrete goals for employees to reach, a daily / weekly milestone to show their progress along that goal would also facilitate reaching goals better.

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