Careers

Join us to work in an entrepreneurial atmosphere with creative people who want to bring about social change through economic equality.


The National Gay & Lesbian Chamber of Commerce (NGLCC) is a dynamic non-profit organization working to expand the economic opportunities of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT)-owned businesses. NGLCC offers targeted job opportunities as well as a multidisciplinary internship program. Join us to work in an entrepreneurial atmosphere with creative people who want to bring about social change through economic equality.

To learn about open positions at the NGLCC, please explore the opportunities below.


NGLCC Fellowship Program

The NGLCC Fellowship Program offers stipend positions to graduate students looking for part-time to full-time work while pursuing their studies. We offer fellowships in the following areas: 

  • Corporate Relations
  • Supplier Diversity
  • Policy
  • Global

NGLCC is currently seeking a Global Fellow as part of our Fellowship Program:

Overview:
The National Gay & Lesbian Chamber of Commerce (NGLCC) is the business voice of the LGBT community and is the largest global not-for-profit advocacy organization dedicated to expanding economic opportunities and advancements for LGBT people. NGLCC Global™, a division of the NGLCC, promotes the growth of small businesses internationally and provides the quickest and most effective path to broad-based economic advancement and empowerment of the global LGBT community. Through a variety of resources, NGLCC Global connects LGBT-owned and -allied companies, multinational corporations, and international affiliate chamber leaders and members. 
 
NGLCC Global is currently seeking a Fellow to support its International LGBT Supplier Registration program and other global initiatives. Working within the NGLCC Global department, the Fellow will interface with LGBT entrepreneurs across a wide spectrum of industries to provide support for business development trainings and networking events. The Fellow will also offer impeccable, responsive customer service to NGLCC constituents and business owners as they navigate the supplier registration process and participate in NGLCC Global's programs. 
 
This fellowship is ideal for graduate students of International Relations or related fields with experience in international human rights and/or LGBT advocacy work. The fellow will gain valuable experience with small business development and supplier diversity tools for the economic growth. The Fellow will also build skills in international development programming, federal grant management, corporate procurement processes for minority-owned small and medium businesses, and the critical role of economic empowerment in the movement for global LGBT equality.
 
Primary responsibilities will include:
  • Support NGLCC Global’s objectives of connecting with LGBT-owned businesses outside of the United States by managing the International LGBT Supplier Registration and maintaining meaningful engagement with NGLCC registered suppliers.
  • Assist in processing applications for International LGBT Supplier Registration through the MyNGLCC online registration portal.
  • Organize regular teleconferences and webinars for international LGBT businesses on a variety of business topics.
  • Contribute to periodic department outreach, including drafting online newsletters, blog posts, reports, etc.
  • Represent NGLCC Global at events and activities related to the LGBT small business community and the movement for global LGBT human rights.
  • Provide research, writing, and administrative support to the NGLCC Global department and organization at large as needed.
Requirements:
  • Background in International Relations, International Development, or related academic fields
  • Strong attention to detail
  • Effective written and oral communication skills
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced, team-oriented environment
  • Proven record of impeccable customer service
  • Knowledge of Spanish is preferred
Details:
  • The NGLCC Fellowship Program is designed to last the duration of one to two university semesters with flexibility to accommodate academic schedules.
  • NGLCC requires a minimum commitment of 25 to 30 hours per week.
  • Compensation will be in the form of a $1,000 monthly stipend.
How to Apply:

NGLCC Corporate Partner Integrity Staffing Solutions is the NGLCC Fellowship Program Partner.


NGLCC Internship Program

The NGLCC Internship Program is designed for undergraduate students looking to collect real-world work experience. NGLCC is currently seeking interns for the Fall 2016 semester. Interns are expected to work with every department within NGLCC to get a sense of their entire organization and expand their learning opportunities. Applications are available here

Open Internships:

  • Affiliate Relations, External Affairs, Advocacy, & Policy
  • Corporate Relations & Supplier Diversity
  • Digital Media & Communications
  • Meetings & Events
  • NGLCC Global

While working at the NGLCC, the intern will assist with:

  • Assist in drafting correspondence to an international/national audience (key stakeholders, affiliates, constituents, press)
  • Participate in webinars and education events on behalf of NGLCC
  • Attend external meetings on behalf of NGLCC
  • Research and monitor current affairs as they relate to global LGBT rights
  • Any and all events that NGLCC will be hosting
  • Office administration (answering phones, preparing and collecting packages)

Candidate Qualifications:

  • Enrollment in an accredited college or university
  • Ability to take initiative and work alone when needed
  • Detail-oriented
  • Experience with Microsoft Office applications (Word, Excel, Outlook, etc.)
  • Willingness to learn about and become engaged in a cutting-edge aspect of the LGBT movement
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills

To apply, please e-mail your resume, cover letter, application, and a brief writing sample (approximately 2-3 pages), and hours of availability to the Internship Program Coordinator at [email protected].

NGLCC provides internships on a semester basis – if your school uses a different time format, contact us, and we will discuss further provisions. Please indicate whether you are eligible to receive academic credit for your internship.


Women, ethnic minorities, LGBT, veterans and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply.