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/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:
Counseling: Works with youth (14+), adults, couples and families in basic counseling techniques; reporting, documentation, liability, referrals, support plans, intake, assessment, crisis intervention and group support. A Licensed Social Worker (masters in Counseling Psychology) is available for supervision. Graduate interns interested in this position are encouraged to explore and secure an appropriately credentialed off-site supervisor for their institutions requirements (i.e., LISW, PCC-S). In these cases, the Center acts as a “task supervisor” for the student. Candidate must be in a graduate counseling, social work or psychology program.
Youth Program: Works with the youth program (ages 14-24) to supervise and conduct activities, workshops and groups pertinent to LGBTQI youth. Program development, event planning, social marketing, event tabling, data collection, educational presentations. Coursework in adolescent and young adult development is required.
Adult Program: Works with adults (18+), developing and implementing programming on LGBTQI issues, concerns and interests. Program development, social marketing, event tabling, data collection, educational presentations. Coursework in lifespan development required.
Senior Program: Works with adults ages 55+ to supervise and conduct activities, workshops and groups. Program development, event planning, social marketing, event tabling, data collection, educational presentations. Working knowledge of senior health and relational issues, specifically LGBT elder issues and concerns is required.
Administrative: Works with administrative staff. Assists in developing and maintaining social marketing materials, data processing, measurement of community awareness, communications, press release writing, newsletters, electronic communications, web design and maintenance, annual report, fundraising, coordination of events, grant writing.
If you are interested in our internship program, please contact Robin Deisher, LISW-S at 216-651-5428 ext 18 or email her at RDeisher@LGBTcleveland.org for more information.