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 Program: Works with the youth program (ages 12-17) to supervise and conduct activities, workshops and groups pertinent to LGBTQ youth. Program development, event planning, social marketing, event tabling, data collection, educational presentations. Coursework in adolescent and young adult development is required.
Young-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 50+ 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.
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.
Administrative: Works with administrative staff. Assists in developing and maintaining data processing, measurement of community awareness, annual report, fundraising, coordination of events, grant writing.
Marketing & Communications: Works to develop Center marketing strategies and communications plans, as well as maintaining current systems. Tasks may include creating marketing materials, press release writing, newsletters & electronic communications, social media maintenance and web design. Knowledge of Adobe Creative Suite and Microsoft Office are required, as well as a background in marketing and/or communications.
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.
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 18 or by email at MSimek@lgbtcleveland.org for more information.