At the University of Chicago Office of Multicultural Student Affairs, we want students to have access to academic and cultural resources, but to also have opportunities independent of the classroom and student life. Thus, the following is a list of opportunities where students can go to search for funding, enrich their summers or find work after graduation.

Monday, May 9, 2011

LGBTQ Graduate Internship Opportunity

The Office of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Queer Student Life is now accepting applications for a graduate student internship. Working closely with the Director of the Office of LGBTQ Student Life, the LGBTQ Graduate Intern will:
  • Develop and coordinate QGroups – LGBTQ discussion group as a vibrant, confidential, informal social student support service for LGBTQ, questioning, and straight allies.
  • Coordinates and distributes the weekly e-newsletter of the Office.
  • Coordinate the Office's social media, including, but not limited to, Facebook, YouTube, Twitter, Blogs.
  • Serve as facilitator for one of the QGroups.
  • Develop and execute programming and resources for LGBTQ students.
  • Represent the Office of LGBTQ Student Life at various campus events.
  • Evaluate the overall effectiveness of these efforts and recommend future improvements.
  • Attend and facilitate various quarterly trainings, including 5710 trainings and QGroup trainings.
Duration of Position: The position will begin in September 2011 and extend through the end of Spring Quarter 2012.

Hours: The intern is expected to work approximately five (5) hours per week during each 11 week academic quarter (Fall, Winter, and Spring). There is the opportunity for additional hours and compensation for work study eligible students.

Compensation: Each intern will be paid $500 per quarter. There is the opportunity for additional compensation and hours for work study eligible students. Work study eligible students are encouraged to apply.

How To Apply: If you wish to apply for the internship, email and include a cover letter explaining why you wish to be considered for this position, a copy of your resume, and contact information for two references. Please highlight all relevant programming, project management, and peer counseling experience.

Appliction Deadline: Friday, May 27, 2011

Questions: If you have any questions about the position, please feel free to contact Jeffrey Howard at or call 773.834.1005.

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