Summer Graduate Internship 

Summer Grad Students  

2018 Summer Graduate Internship for LGBTQ Concerns 

Full time, 6 weeks - Start date Tuesday, June 19. End date Friday, July 27, 2018. 
On-campus housing provided and covered by wages of $17.53/hour. 

Deadline to apply:
March 23, 2018. Extended to April 15, 2018 

Essential Functions: 

Intern will receive supervision by LGBT Resource Center staff and training on aspects of directing an LGBT Resource Center (programming, training, advocacy, budgeting). Activities include: 

  •  Project - Intern will assist with updating the online Directory of campus LGBTQ centers at and assist with improving the LGBTQArchitect online resource at 
  • Summer Orientation Activities - Intern will help facilitate "Building Commons Ground" sessions during Highlander Orientation, working alongside student facilitators and staff in the ethnic and gender program offices. Intern may also assist with outreach tabling during the Activities Expos. 
    " Center Activities - Intern will interact with students and visitors to the LGBT Resource Center, including opportunities to facilitate student discussion groups or present summer programs. Intern may open the center and operate the space on occasion. 
  • Professional Development Activities - Intern will participate in staff discussions regarding student affairs issues, supplemented by readings and resources, on topics such as career development, professional/personal boundaries, budgeting, and serving diverse student populations.
  • Site Visits - Intern will visit LGBTQ Resource Centers at campuses such as UC Irvine, UC San Diego, Cal Poly Pomona, the Claremont Colleges, CSU San Marcos, and UCLA. 

Currently enrolled graduate student within a student affairs or higher education graduate program. Experience working with lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer or questioning students in a higher education environment. The successful candidate will understand sexual orientation, gender identity, and student development issues; be sensitive to the effects of racism, sexism, heterosexism, genderism, and other forms of oppression on the student experience; and have excellent oral and written communication skills. 


Please provide the following via email ( a Resume and Cover Letter explaining the relevance of the internship to your career objectives in the field of LGBT resources in higher education AND the skills you hope to gain from this internship experience. Deadline is March 23, 2018. 

The University of California, Riverside enrolls over 23,000 students, including about 20,000 undergraduates. Approximately 88% of undergraduates are students of color. The LGBT Resource Center, established in 1993, provides support, education, and advocacy regarding sexual orientation and gender identity. Learn more on the web at or 

For more information, please contact: 
Nancy Tubbs 
Director, LGBT Resource Center 


Past Interns
  • Blaise and KJ
    Jessica Newman (Illinois State University) & Roze Brooks (University of Kansas) on campus in 2015.
  • Blaise and KJ
    Blaise Baldonado (New York University) & Kari Jo Freudigmann (Missouri State University) in the hub of campus in 2014.
  • Derrick-Kayley
    Derrick Moeller (Iowa State University) and Kayley Robsham (University of Rhode Island) with Scotty in 2013.
  • Cameron-Kayla

    Kayla Lisenby (University of South Carolina) and Cameron Breither (University of Michigan) are ready to Build Common Ground during Highlander Orientation in 2012.

  • Catherine-Paul
    Catherine Cotrupi (Virginia Tech University) and Paul DeStefano (Rutgers University) on a campus tour in 2011.
  • Saby-Courney
    Courtney D'Allaird (University of Albany, SUNY) and Saby Labor (University of Southern California) at the HUB in 2010.
  • Angie-Katy
    Katy Weseman (Northwestern University) and Angie Baltimore (University of Central Arkansas) looking happy interning in 2008.
  • Zack-Pepper
    Zack Ford (Iowa State University) and Pepper Anan (San Diego State University) meet Norm the Navel in 2007.
  • danny_glassman
    Danny Glassmann (University of Central Arkansas) and Christine Mata (Michigan State University) at the Bear Fact Orientation with Nancy Tubbs in 2006.
  • Saby-Courney
    Avani Trivedi (University of Texas at Austin) created the Queer People of Color Heroes poster series (*pdf) in 2005.
  • Chad
    Our first intern, Chad Wilson (Appalachian State University) helped create the Stonewall Hall and Gender Neutral Housing proposal in 2004.


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