Supporting equity for all families and children.




Communications Internship

Our Family Coalition:


Our Family Coalition promotes the equality and well-being of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer families with children. We foster community leadership in advocacy efforts that promote social justice.

OFC offers family support programs that serve LGBTQ parents/caregivers and their children, providing educational workshops, parent peer support groups, and community-building events and activities; helps foster institutional change focused on building cultural competency to work with LGBTQ families in elementary schools, early childhood settings, and health and social service settings; and engages in policy and advocacy work to advance the equality of LGBTQ families. These three areas of work inform and build on one another. Throughout our programs, we have focused resources on deepening our work with families and the communities in which they live. For more information, please explore more of

OFC is seeking a Communications Intern to support our efforts to increase the impact and visibility of LGBTQ-headed families. OFC is looking for a creative individual who is committed to our mission. We offer a chance to work with talented, passionate professionals in an organization provides the opportunity to really make a difference in the lives of LGBTQ caregivers, parents and their children.


The Communications Intern works closely with the Communications Coordinator and will:

  • Assist with bi-monthly e-newsletter;
  • Assist with maintaining website, including posting press releases and news items;
  • Help draft press releases and other communications vehicles as needed;
  • Track and capture media placements in print, television, radio, and web outlets, using various video/audio capture programs;
  • Provide research support for special projects;
  • Maintain press contacts database and manage distribution of press materials;
  • Compile news for OFC's blog.
  • Assist with coordination of social media, including Facebook and Twitter.


  • Detail-oriented with strong follow-through;
  • Strong teamwork skills and cooperative working style;
  • Flexible and responsive: able to perform in a dynamic work environment;
  • Quick learner with the ability to take initiative;
  • Demonstrated knowledge of and/or commitment to LGBT equality and social justice;
  • BA in public relations, journalism, communications, or media studies preferred;
  • Prior internship/work experience with communications a plus.

Interns are accepted on an on-going, as-needed basis. Minimum 2 month commitment; 4-16 hours/week; start/end date flexible. Our office is located in San Francisco, easily accessible by public transportation. If you have questions about this internship, please email To apply, please email a cover letter explaining why you are interested in the Communications Intern position, along with a resume to or fax to 415-981-1962.


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