Job and Internship Opportunities

Finding a job where you feel comfortable can be especially challenging if you’re a member of the LGBTQ+ community. We’ve put together a few resources to make the search a little easier.

Resources

LGBT Career Resource Guide: Complied by Joseph Flanagan, this page has information on LGBT language, legal protections and gaps, job search strategies, online communities, podcasts and books, and more.

LGBTQ Career Resource Guide from Lewis and Clark: Put together by the career center at Lewis and Clark College, there are a wide range of resources available on this page. These include: Coming out at work, legal resources, resources for marginalized identities such as race, gender identity, and ability, international and travel resources, and resources focused on specific areas such as health, business, law, and STEM.

Jobs, Fellowships, and Internships

Bienestar

Description

Our interns are exposed to all aspects of the services that Bienestar provides, engaging in work that aligns with the core values of social work practice. In their time with Bienestar, interns can expect the following:

  • To provide direct clinical services to individuals, families or couples in need of individual and/or conjoint therapy. Students are asked to complete an assessment, formulate a treatment plan and diagnose clients utilizing the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders.
  • To be exposed to various support groups throughout the agency, including facilitation or co-facilitation of a support group, or bi-monthly educational presentations that will contribute to an improved quality of life for our clients.
  • To advocate for the empowerment and strengthening of the Latino community and other underserved groups (e.g., LGBTQ or undocumented folks).
  • To attend weekly clinical supervision, which includes discussion of various evidence-based practices used throughout our programs and covers broader topics of mental health, such as: Problem Solving Therapy, CBT, MI, Problem Solving Therapy, 5 Stages of Grief and Loss, The Stages of Change, etc.

Contact Info

Jorge Diaz, MSW, Manager, Behavioral Health Services
Jdiaz@bienestar.org
(866) 590-6411 ext. 301

Center for American Progress

Description

The Center for American Progress is an independent nonpartisan policy institute that is dedicated to improving the lives of all Americans, through bold, progressive ideas, as well as strong leadership and concerted action. Our aim is not just to change the conversation, but to change the country.

Requirements

Application, Cover Letter and Resume, 3 Page Writing Sample, University Transcript, and 3 References. FMI: https://www.americanprogress.org/about/internships/#application

Contact Info

Please send completed application materials via email to interns@americanprogress.org

Equality CA

Description

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.

Opportunities

Contact Info

Equality CA
Volunteer Opportunities, LA
Bella Week
323.403.8563
bella@eqca.org

GLAAD Internships

Description

As a dynamic media force, GLAAD tackles tough issues to shape the narrative and provoke dialogue that leads to cultural change. GLAAD protects all that has been accomplished and creates a world where everyone can live the life they love.

Requirements

GLAAD offers a variety of internships in the Los Angeles and New York Areas. FMI:https://www.glaad.org/about/opportunities

Contact Info

Email jobs@glaad.org

GSA Network

Description

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.

Contact Info

Specific Internships listed at https://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.

LA Lesbian and Gay Center

Description

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.

Contact Info

Call: 323-993-7400 or email volunteer@lagaycenter.org

National Gay & Lesbian Task Force

Description

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.

Opportunities

Task Force Internships
1325 Massachusetts Ave, NW
Suite 600
Washington, DC 20005

ONE National Gay and Lesbian Archive

Description

ONE National Gay and Lesbian Archive is the independent community partner that supports the ONE National Gay & Lesbian Archives at the University of Southern California (USC) Libraries, the largest repository of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer (LGBTQ) materials in the world.

Opportunities

Contact Info

Please e-mail your resume and a letter of interest to humanresources@onearchives.org

The Trevor Project 

Description

The Trevor Project is the leading national organization providing crisis intervention and suicide prevention services to lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer & questioning (LGBTQ) young people under 25.

Opportunities 

Contact Info

The Trevor Project
PO Box 69232
West Hollywood, CA 90069
info@thetrevorproject.org

Breakthrough Collaborative

Description

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.

Contact Info

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.

Fulbright U.S. Student Program

Description

The Fulbright U.S. Student Program is the largest U.S. exchange program offering opportunities for students and young professionals to undertake international graduate study, advanced research, university teaching, and primary and secondary school teaching worldwide. The program currently awards approximately 1,900 grants annually in all fields of study, and operates in more than 140 countries worldwide. Fulbright U.S. Student alumni populate a range of professions and include ambassadors, members of Congress, judges, heads of corporations, university presidents, journalists, artists, professors, and teachers. Bose Corporation founder Amar Bose, actor John Lithgow, composer Philip Glass, opera singer Renee Fleming and economist Joseph Stiglitz are among notable former grantees.

Contact Info

Institute of International Education, Amy Charlton or Sarah Deschenes, Fulbright Program Advisers, 809 United Nations Plaza, New York, NY 10017, (212) 984-5327, FBstudent@iie.org, https://us.fulbrightonline.org/applicants.

Ford Foundation Fellowships for Minorities (Pre-doctoral, Dissertation, and Postdoctoral)

Description

Through the Ford Foundation Fellowship Programs the organization looks to increase the diversity of the nation’s college and university faculties by increasing their ethnic and racial diversity as well as increasing the number of professors who can and will use diversity as a resource for enriching the education of all students.

Contact Info

Ford Foundation Fellowship Programs, Chris O’Brien, Program Officer, Fellowships Office, 500 Fifth Street NW, Washington, DC 20001,  (202) 334-2883 or (202) 334-2872, cobrien@nas.edu or FordApplications@nas.edu

Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute (CHCI) – Congressional Internship Program

Description

The CHCI Congressional Internship Program (CIP) provides college students of any major with a paid placement in a congressional office for a period of 12 weeks (Spring/Fall) or 8 weeks (Summer). Promising Latino undergraduates from across the country are selected for this unmatched leadership training program. Students gain work experience, participate in community projects, and receive educational and professional programming provided by CHCI.

Contact Info

Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute (CHCI), 1128 16th Street NW, Washington, DC 20036, (202) 543-1771

The Getty Center Multicultural Undergraduate 

Description

The Getty Marrow Undergraduate Internship program provides substantive, full-time work opportunities to 3,200 undergraduates, exposing them to potential careers in the arts. Aiming to encourage greater diversity in the professions related to museums and the visual arts, the program funds internships at cultural organizations across Los Angeles, including at the Getty Center and the Getty Villa. The Foundation’s support enables organizations to host students in full-time, paid internships for ten weeks during the summer.

Contact Info

The Getty Foundation, 1200 Getty Center Drive, Suite 800, Los Angeles, CA 90049, (310) 440-7320, summerinterns@getty.edu

Mellon Mays Undergraduate Fellowship Program

Description

The Mellon Mays Undergraduate Fellowship program is the key component of the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation’s initiatives to increase diversity in the faculty ranks of institutions of higher learning.

Contact Info

Armando Bengochea – Program Officer and Director of MMUF

aib@mellon.org