Job and Internship Opportunities
Please scroll down to view 3 new internships from The Trevor Project.
“Campus climate and institutional fit are important considerations in the job search process and should not be overlooked” ~ Kevin Lipine , Jeannie Sabaroff, and Jamie Piperat have created an LGBTQ Job Search Guide to assist Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Trans*, and Queer new professionals in navigating the job search process. For more information about this process, and to view this highly useful and helpful document, please go to <http://www.theplacementexchange.org/candidates/u/resources/GLBTjobsearchguide.pdf [pdf] >
Internships listed in alphabetical order. Please scroll down to view each internship.
Internship in Social and Behavioral Research
Submit application materials and questions to Bryce McDavitt at email@example.com.
APLA is centrally located on Wilshire Boulevard, just south of Hollywood, and easily accessible by subway (from Union Station in Downtown L.A., it’s a 10 minute subway ride to our offices).
3550 Wilshire Boulevard, Suite 300, Los Angeles, CA 90010
We are conducting multiple innovative research projects in various stages of preparation, data collection, analysis, writing, and publication:
- A three-year NIH-funded qualitative study that examines how young Black gay and bisexual men communicate with friends about sexual health and HIV testing. The goal is to understand how sexual health values are shared, modified, or developed within communication between friends.
- A large longitudinal study of HIV-positive African Americans to examine how misconceptions about HIV may spread within networks of friends, family and others.
- A clinical trial of an intervention called Treatment Education, an APLA program that supports people living with HIV to be actively engaged in and informed about their healthcare. The goal of the trial is to see whether this program results in better health outcomes and adherence to medication.
- A qualitative research project exploring how substances become associated with sex among Black and Latino young men who have sex with men. This study is funded by the National Institute on Drug Abuse.
AIDS PROJECT LOS ANGELES: A UNIQUE RESEARCH PROGRAM
APLA is a unique setting for a research internship: our program is an active collaboration between a community-based organization and academic researchers from CSU Dominguez Hills, UCLA, the RAND Corporation, and Harvard. Our interns are equally diverse in their interests and backgrounds, coming to us primarily from Amherst, Pomona College, Occidental College, and CSU Dominguez Hills.
THE INTERNSHIP EXPERIENCE
This is an unpaid internship that would involve working on one or more of our research projects. Interns may participate in scheduling interviews, qualitative data analysis, collaborative team meetings, entering survey data, searching research literature, and assisting with preparation of grant proposals, as well as materials for presentation and publication. Other activities might involve screening participants or doing outreach at community venues, including nighttime outreach at gay-identified bars and clubs.
This is a good opportunity for someone who is considering a career in research or who is interested in sociological and psychological perspectives on HIV and the experiences of people living with HIV or African American and Latino young gay and bisexual men. Interns in our program are active team members involved in many aspects of the research projects, and expected to contribute independently and creatively to the research process.
If you are interested, please submit your resume and a writing sample (preferably related to the social sciences, research, or health). Please indicate the dates of your availability and how many hours per week you can work. Greater availability and/or hours will be preferable to more limited availability.
CANDIDATES FOR INTERNSHIP
An ideal candidate would have strong writing skills, as well as some knowledge of research methods. Equally important is experience in or eagerness to learn about recruitment methods, writing about qualitative research findings, qualitative analysis procedures, and guidelines to protect study respondents’ confidentiality and welfare. We also prefer candidates with knowledge of or experience with diverse populations, such as ethnic minority, HIV-positive, or LGBT individuals.
We accept applicants for Fall, Spring, and Summer internships. Fall and Spring internships require a minimum commitment of 12 hours per week for three months. Summer internships are more intensive, with more extensive training and involvement in a greater number of research projects. Most summer interns work 20-40 hours per week. Some interns work with us for an extended period, such as a full year.
Breakthrough Collaborative brings together passionate undergraduates from all majors to teach our hard-working middle-school students during the summer. Nationally, 92% of Breakthrough students are of color; 71% are low-income; and 62% will be the first in their families to graduate from four-year colleges. During our intensive summer program, Breakthrough students participate in rigorous literature, math, writing, and science classes, complete an average of two hours of homework each night, and enjoy daily enrichment activities. Breakthrough students enter four-year colleges at three times the rate of their low-income peers.
Breakthrough Teaching Fellows are motivated undergraduates who work with Breakthrough students during our intensive nine-week Residency. As a Breakthrough Teaching Fellow, you will receive extensive training, continuous support, and the opportunity to lead a classroom. Throughout the summer, you will assume leadership roles and practice persistence, creativity, flexibility, and problem-solving. Under the guidance of experienced educators, you will work alongside other exceptional college students to plan and teach classes, manage a classroom, advise students, lead field trips, and develop as a teacher and leader.
Whether you have always dreamed of being in the classroom or are considering it for the first time, teaching at Breakthrough will help prepare you for a career in education while building skills that are transferable to any profession.
For additional information about our sites nationwide, application instructions, Frequently Asked Questions, and to apply, please visit our website. The application deadline is February 25th.
You can also like our Facebook page to learn more about the program.
Please reach out to Jessie Welcomer if you have any questions! I am always happy to share my experience working with Breakthrough.
Please send completed application materials via email
The Center for American Progress is an independent nonpartisan educational institute dedicated to improving the lives of Americans through progressive ideas and action.
Application, Cover Letter and Resume, 3 Page Writing Sample, University Transcript, and 3 References. FMI: http://www.americanprogress.org/about/internships/#application
Volunteer Opportunities, LA
Do you have a flair for throwing the perfect event, mobilizing pro-equality people to advocate for lesbian, gay bisexual and transgender equality or helping make an office run smoothly? Or do you just want to get involved? Whether it is assisting with data entry, calling to engage our supporters during a phone bank event, helping out with an event or another opportunity, Equality California is always looking for hardworking individuals with a passion for equal protections in California
Femina Potens Art Gallery is currently seeking volunteers and interns for a variety of projects. Femina Potens is a Non Profit Arts Gallery and Performance Space dedicated to the advancement of women and transgendered artists.
- Entertainment Media
- Foundation Relations
- GLAAD Media Awards Communications
- Spanish Language Media
- Special Events
New York Internships:
- National News & Field Media
- Online Production
- People of Color Media
- Religion, Faith and Values Media
- Social Media
- Sports Internship
- Trans Issues
- Youth Issues
GLAAD offers a variety of internships in the Los Angeles and New York Areas. FMI: http://www.glaad.org/about/opportunities
Specific Internships listed at http://gsanetwork.org/about-us/jobs-internships, If you are interested in a general internship or other volunteer opportunities, please send us message or call Carolyn at 415-552-4229.
GSA Network internships are a valuable opportunity to gain hands-on experience working in a LGBTQ non-profit setting, working for California's most dynamic LGBTQ youth-driven organization. Interns may work on outreach and technical assistance to GSA clubs, curriculum development, writing program resources, media or press work, lobbying and policy advocacy, event planning, individual donor fundraising, database systems, office support, and many other exciting activities.
The job descriptions reflect the essential functions of each internship; they do not prescribe or restrict the tasks that may be assigned. Selections are made as the applicant pool allows and continue until the position is filled.
Internships are available year round, and are unpaid. GSA Network can offer school credit for internships.
Call: 323-993-7684 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
There are hundreds of volunteer opportunities for people with or without specialized skills, throughout the Center’s many programs and departments, including: Marketing & Communications, Cultural Arts, Community Outreach & Education, Career Center, Fundraising and Special Events, Health & Mental Health Services, Health Education & Prevention, Human Resources, Mental Health Services, Legal Services and Youth Services. In addition to standard volunteering, the Center is registered with most court-referral community service programs coordinated through Volunteer Centers and Bureaus L.A. Countywide. We welcome students 18 and older looking to perform community service to fulfill course requirements as well.
Susan Holt, M.A., CCDVC
Manager, Internship Program
MHS – Suite 402
LAGLC Mental Health Services
1625 N. Schrader Blvd.
Mental Health Service's Intern, Trainee, Practicum
To apply, email your cover letter and resume to Kalil@tgfilmfest.org.
ABOUT THE POSITION
The Los Angeles Transgender Film Festival is in search of a college student to help
organize our fifth annual festival and 2013 college tour. Our intern will learn production
skills, network with filmmakers, and participate in programming, promotions, event
production, and data management. The intern will work approximately 5 hour per week
for one or more school semesters, with oversight and leadership development from film
festival organizers. You do not need to live in Los Angeles, as most work is done online.
THE LA TRANSGENDER FILM FESTIVAL
Currently celebrating our fifth year, The Los Angeles Transgender Film Festival provides
a forum for films by and about the trans* and genderqueer community in Southern
California and beyond with our annual three-day festival and screening tour to high
schools, colleges, and community organizations. We provide a forum for trans people of
all backgrounds to tell their stories through film, nurturing the development of
transgender filmmakers with our workshops, panel discussions, and recognition of trans
media leaders. We empower audience members through screening eclectic films that
represent the diversity of trans and genderqueer lives. www.tgfilmfest.org
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES FOR LA TRANSGEDNER FILM FEST INTERN:
- Help organize our annual tour to LGBT centers at Colleges and Universities
- throughout the country, including managing bookings, contracts, and filmmaker
- Maintain and promote the Facebook page and events pages.
- Maintain and grow the film festival’s social media presence.
- Help coordinate videography and photography for all film festival events.
- Participate on the programing committee to help select films for the festival.
- Other tasks as applicable to the needs of the festival and the intern’s particular skills,
- talents, and interests.
Applications are accepted on a rolling basis.
Task Force Internships
1325 Massachusetts Ave, NW
Washington, DC 20005
Interns will gain experience working in a national organization dedicated to ending discrimination against lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender LGBT people. A high degree of exposure to national issues and events will be gained in a fast-paced setting. Interns will participate in department staff meetings where strategy is determined and plans are made. Interns are given a high amount of responsibility and work side by side with staff member working on important important issues and projects.
Submit a cover letter stating:
- The approximate dates you are available and the estimated time per week
- Why you would like to work as a Task Force Intern
- What you think you can contribute to the Task Force through your work as an intern
A writing sample
Your law school or college transcript
Applicants should send a resume, cover letter, and writing sample to Jamie Scot, Project Manager at ONE National Gay & Lesbian Archives: email@example.com / 213-741-1893
JOB TITLE: LGBT History Project Internship
WAGE/HOURS: Candidate must be available for at least 10 hours a week for a minimum of a 12-week period. This is a non-paid internship. ONE will provide course credit.
GENERAL SUMMARY: COME BE A PART OF LGBT HISTORY!
ONE National Gay & Lesbian Archives, the oldest and largest LGBT archive in the world, is looking for interns to work on The ONE LGBT History Project, described below.
ONE Archives is accepting applications for student interns to help create several LGBT History panel exhibitions that will be used by non-profit organizations, corporations, universities, and high schools nationwide to teach LGBT History. The project will involve using the ONE Archives collection to research, develop and write content, pull images for the exhibitions and also help design the exhibitions.
Past exhibitions include Responses to AIDS, Notable LGBT’s in Television, Pioneers of the LGBT Movement, and Gay Parenting, to name a few.
Qualifications & Experience
The ideal candidate will have knowledge of and passion for LGBTQ history as well as strong writing skills.
San Francisco, CA 94102
JOB TITLE: Youth Program Intern
REPORTS TO: Youth Program Coordinator
STATUS: 6th Month Paid Internship
WAGE/HOURS: $12/hr, 15 hours/week
GENERAL SUMMARY: Under the direction of the Youth Program Coordinators the Youth
Program Intern develops, implements, and supports innovative programming for lesbian, gay,
bisexual, transgender, queer and questioning youth. The Youth Program Interns work as part of
a youth services team to provide programs for queer and questioning youth in the areas of health
and wellness, arts and culture, economic empowerment and recreation. Services are tailored for
high school aged youth 17 and under and for homeless and/or marginally housed transitional age
youth (18 – 24).
ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS:
- Coordinate programs for LGBT and questioning youth including one or more of the following activities: facilitation and support drop in activities, coordination of workshops, provision linkage/referral services and youth community action projects.
- Develop and implement outreach strategies to ensure program promotion and participation.
- Develop and complete a project to be implemented at the culmination of the internship.
- Provide monthly written reports and other administrative documentation required by Youth Program Coordinators.
GENERAL PROGRAM DUTIES
- Provide informational resources and referrals at the Center welcome desk.
- Actively participate as a member of the program team, including provision of back up for other program staff as needed.
- Other duties assigned by Youth Program Coordinators.
- Occasional work on evenings and week-end hours will be required.
Qualifications & Experience
1. This entry-level internship is intended for young people 18 to 24 years of age.
2. Commitment to the mission of the San Francisco LGBT Community Center. Experience and commitment to working in a multicultural environment
3. The physical requirements described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit and lift objects up to 30 pounds. The employee frequently is required to use hands to finger, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms; and talk or hear.
Rolling January start date
The Trevor Project (3 Internships)
Send cover letter and resume to Jobs@thetrevorproject.org Please include "Social Media Intern" as the subject line of the email. No telephone calls or faxes, please.
JOB TITLE: Social Media Intern
REPORTS TO: Digital Marketing Manager
WAGE/HOURS: $10/hr, 15 hours/week
LOCATION: West Hollywood, CA
GENERAL SUMMARY: Seeking a Social Media Intern to start April 1, 2013. This person will be part of The Trevor Project's Marketing team, which works across departments to implement the organization's marketing and digital outreach strategies. The intern will work on a range of digital projects from awareness campaigns to online fundraising portals. The intern will update social media, produce analytical reports, research new platforms and handle administrative tasks. You will be a vital part of the development and implementation of new digital initiatives and campaigns.
Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
- Post timely and relevant content to social media channels
- Moderate social media profiles and respond to fan comments and questions
- Identify and connect with key influencers and fans to amplify the reach of Trevor’s messages
- Research daily trends, stories, hot topics on blogs and social media
- Assist in measuring social media analytics and produce monthly reports
- Evaluate web analytics and make recommendations for improving web traffic
- Organize all digital assets and manage photo library, upload photos to Flickr and create Facebook albums immediately following events
- Work with marketing team to brainstorm creative concepts for campaigns and strategies to increase engagement across digital communities
- Support advocacy work to maximize participation through social media for action alerts
- Assist in managing online fundraising campaigns and identify new tools to inspire giving
- Administrative tasks and other duties as assigned
- Must be a current college student or recent graduate; communications or marketing major preferred but not required
- Be passionate about using digital tools for social change
- Social media experience in a professional capacity (i.e. doing it for a brand or organization)
- Experience writing effective short-form copy that resonates with a youth audience
- Be well-versed in all major social media platforms including Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, Tumblr, Pinterest, Flickr, Google+ and Instagram
- Be very tech savvy with a strong personal interest in the digital media landscape
- Be CREATIVE and propose solutions that are unique, innovative and inspire action
- Results and data-driven with experience producing qualitative reports
- Experience with any of the following is a plus: market research/consumer insights work, social media monitoring tools, Google & YouTube Analytics, Facebook Insights
- Organized, have a strong attention to detail, and be able to complete projects independently
- Be genuinely concerned and conversant about issues impacting LGBT young people and have a passion and desire to make a difference
START DATE: April 1, 2013
TRANSform LA: Building Trans Leaders
We are excited to announce that we are NOW ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS for TRANSform LA: Building Trans Leaders!
Are you passionate about...
- Creating trans visibility in LA?
- Social justice/social change issues?
- Developing or increasing your own leadership skills?
- Being apart of a multi-identity & multi-racial empowered trans community?
- Building transgender, gender non-conforming & genderqueer leaders in LA?
Then TRANSform LA is FOR YOU!
Through a series of workshops spanning over 6 months, you will be empowered and given skills to deepen and further develop as a trans leader to work towards radical transformation. Workshop training dates from June 2014 - November 2014:
June 7 - June 21 - July 12 - July 19 - Aug 2 - Aug 16 - Sept. 6 - Sept. 20 - Oct. 11 - Oct. 18 - Nov. 1 - Nov. 15
Gender Justice LA (GJLA) is building the power of the transgender community in Los Angeles through leadership development and community organizing. Leadership Development in Interethnic Relations (LDIR) is a program that works to equip and mobilize people for positive change in their communities and institutions.
Together, we are collaborating to create a Transgender Leadership Program in Los Angeles, TRANSform LA!
Send cover letter and resume to Jobs@thetrevorproject.org Please include "Online Crisis Programs" as the subject line of the email. No telephone calls or faxes, please.
JOB TITLE: Online Crisis Programs
REPORTS TO: Senior Online Programs Manager
WAGE/HOURS: This internship is credit only.
LOCATION: West Hollywood, CA
GENERAL SUMMARY: The Trevor Project is looking for an Online Programs Intern to work with the Online Programs Managers. Position will learn and work in the day-to-day management and operational coordination of online crisis services programs, along with the implementation of new online suicide prevention programming. The purpose of the internship experience is to gain valuable knowledge while being in and around clinical crisis workers and counselors at non-profit organization.
- Assist in scheduling and organizing volunteers who respond to youth in crisis.
- Help to set up volunteer trainings, including workshop preparation, logistics and wrap-up.
- Coordinate In-Service meetings for volunteers.
- Assist in monitoring of volunteers.
- Review the process of responding to Ask Trevor letters from youth in crisis.
- Research best practices in other online crisis programs and provide this information to the digital team.
- Help to coordinate the flow of letters coming in from youth and manage response time from volunteers.
- Analyze program data and provide recommendations for more effective program administration.
- Other duties as assigned.
- High School Diploma or equivalent required; must currently be in college or be eligible for credit through extension program
- Experience in the non-profit sector preferred
- Must be able to work independently
- Must have strong written, oral, and interpersonal skills
- Must be able to communicate effectively and tactfully with all levels of personnel
- Must have the ability to work under time constraints
- Must be well organized and have good attention to detail
- Must be able to handle multiple tasks
- Friendly and outgoing personality, enthusiasm and dedication to teamwork
- Strong commitment to The Trevor Project’s mission.
Send cover letter and resume to Jobs@thetrevorproject.org Please include "PRIDE Intern" as the subject line of the email. No telephone calls or faxes, please.
JOB TITLE: PRIDE Intern
REPORTS TO: Senior Community Engagement Manager
WAGE/HOURS: This internship is credit only.
LOCATION: West Hollywood, CA
GENERAL SUMMARY: Do you take PRIDE in our LGBTQ communities and embrace empowering young people to be proud of who they are? If you answered yes, then this position is for you!
We are currently seeking a PRIDE Intern to join our Community Engagement team, which works with our Volunteers, Ambassador Cities, and Next Gen groups to create a culture of effective outreach across the nation. The intern will primarily focus on outreach during the Pride season to ensure that The Trevor Project’s presence in Prides across the country is effective and thoughtful.
Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
- Work with Community Engagement manager to register at Prides across the nation
- Coordinate our presence in festivals across the nation
- Assist with distributing proper Trevor collateral and coordinate with volunteer staff to help everything run smoothly
- Work with our Volunteer Coordinators to ensure the PRIDE volunteer participation is thoughtful and enjoyable
- Other duties as assigned
- Must be a current college student; Human Services, Education or related field preferred
- Personable (you like people, they like you)
- Excellent communication skills: solid grammar ability to convey message clearly
- Extremely well organized and detail oriented, able to complete project independently
- Be CREATIVE and enthusiastic about PRIDE
- Computer literacy, including Microsoft Word, Excel, and Power Point
- Genuinely concerned and conversant about issues impacting LGBTQ young people and have a passion and desire to make a difference
START DATE: April 22, 2013