The LGBT Community Center of Greater Cleveland is a dynamic agency, reflective of our vibrant and diverse community. We have developed a program for interns who want a hands-on internship experience, in all facets of the organization’s operations. We accept undergraduate and graduate level interns whose program requires an internship/field work. It must be understood that all candidates be at a minimum, professionally and academically familiar with the issues of coming out, the issues of being a minority in a hetero-normative world, and be comfortable with being a visible and vocal ally.
We have internship opportunities in the following areas:
Youth and Young-Adult Program: Works with adults (14-24), developing and implementing programming on LGBTQI issues, concerns and interests. Is responsible for assisting in meal preparation, program development, social marketing, youth outreach, event planning and tabling, data collection, educational presentations, and provision of appropriate resources and referrals. Includes hands-on participation with diverse youth populations. Coursework in lifespan development required.
Support and Advocacy for GLBT Elders (SAGE) Program: Works hands-on with adults ages 50+ to supervise and conduct activities, workshops and groups. Is responsible for assisting in meal preparation, program development, event planning, outreach, event tabling, data collection, educational presentations, prevention of social isolation, and provision of appropriate resources and referrals. Working knowledge of senior health and relational issues, specifically LGBT elder issues and concerns is required.
General Programs: Works with staff and guests to create and implement programs that address the needs of the community. Knowledge of program development, community engagement, data collection, and LGBT cultural competency required.
Health & Wellness: Works with program staff and interns to create and implement health & wellness programs to address needs of the LGBT community. Will also be responsible for creating shareable content with community members. Background in the health sciences field required. Should have generous knowledge surrounding vulnerable populations and access to care.
Resource and Referral: Works to help create and maintain a database of LGBT+ friendly community service providers, corresponds with Center guests and community members seeking services and helps to make timely and appropriate referrals, performs follow up with referred guests regarding quality of service and cultural competency, maintains accurate records regarding referrals made by the Center. Excellent written and verbal communication skills, professional networking ability, LGBT cultural competency, and a working knowledge of LGBT health and wellness concerns required.
Administrative: Works with administrative staff. Assists in managing front desk duties, developing and maintaining data processing, measurement of community awareness, annual report, and coordination of events.
Marketing & Communications: Works to develop Center marketing strategies and communications plans, as well as maintaining current systems. Knowledge of Adobe Creative Suite and Microsoft Office are required, as well as a background in marketing and/or communications.
Legal: Works to research and refer to LGBT culturally competent organizations in the Greater Cleveland area. Also responsible for development and maintenance of "Know Your Rights" kits for LGBT individuals. Extensive knowledge of issues of discrimination and inequality as well local resources required.
If you are interested in our internship program, follow this link to complete the internship application. If you have questions, please contact Maya Simek, Program Director, (216) 651-5428 x 113 or by email at MSimek@lgbtcleveland.org for more information.