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Graduate Student Summer Internship

Posted: January 20, 2011

The Pennsylvania State University Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Ally Student Resource Center (LGBT SRC) is seeking to host a highly motivated and innovative summer intern who’s academic and practical interest are to contribute to the field of LGBT Higher Education.

Interns will receive housing assistance, $1,000 summer stipend, and funds for assistance with 2012 Creating Change conference expenses.

For more information & directions on how to apply, click the 'Read more' button below

With financial support from the Calamus Foundation, this intern will be charged with completing one or two major projects for the Consortium of Higher Education Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender (LGBT) Resource Professionals which include:

1. Conduct assessments and compile learning outcomes to support the development of intentional services and programs in LGBT Center’s nationwide. This project further solidifies best practices for LGBT Professionals and is therefore intended as an addition to the LGBTQArchitect.

2. Compose best practices for Leadership Development for LGBTAQQI students, such as leadership retreat models, undergraduate internship position descriptions for LGBT Centers, LGBTAQQI Leadership Seminar Series, LGBTAQQI student organization leadership position descriptions, etc.

3. Assemble best practices for universities and college campuses when serving transgender students, faculty, and staff. Best practices for transgender people would consider areas such as housing and residence life, admissions, health insurance policies, health and wellness training, etc.

4. Identify campuses that currently do not offer services to students, faculty, and staff in the LGBTAQQI community and determine campuses that are looking to implement services or create a center. By communicating with these colleges and universities, the intern would determine how the Consortium can function as a resource to help these institutions serve the LGBTAQQI population through best practices and the LGBTQArchitect.

Following the completion of the project(s), the intern will be sent to the 2012 Creating Change conference organized by the National Gay and Lesbian Task force. They will present their project to the Consortium of Higher Education LGBT Resource Professionals. Additionally, the Graduate Student, pending conference approval, will present a workshop at the conference focused on one of their projects.

Applicants who wish to apply must:
1. Be enrolled in a Student Affairs or related Master’s Program.
2. Have a genuine interest in LGBT Research in Higher Education.

Applicants must submit the following items to be considered for the internship:
1. Current or CV/Resume
2. A 250 words or less personal essay that explains why the applicant is interested in the internship program.
3. In 250 words or less essay, the applicant must choose 2 projects and explain why they are interested them.
4. One official transcript from their current institution.
5. 2 academic or professional references.

Send the all of the materials in a packet to:
LGBTA Student Resource Center
c/o Internship Committee
The Pennsylvania State University
101 Boucke Building
University Park, PA 16802-5902

Or email materials to: lgbta@psu.edu

The application must be RECEIVED by March 1, 2011 for Consideration. Interviews will be conducted during the second week of March and the final selection will be made by March 31, 2011.

For more information, please contact Allison Subasic at: AFS11@sa.psu.edu or +1-814-863-1248.


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