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Summer Internship Program

Summer Internship – Professional Development Opportunity, Unpaid

General Summary
Interns will gain professional development experience while working in a social justice setting at Western Michigan University. The internship program will focus on outcomes-based program planning, organizational partnership development and community outreach.

Major Duties:

  • The incumbent must have the ability to work with people from diverse backgrounds especially those of the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender (LGBT) and ally community
  • The incumbent will assist with program development and implementation, produce reports and other internal and external written communication as needed
  • The incumbent will be expected to work with community agencies and various Western Michigan University campus departments to support education and outreach programs
  • The incumbent will be expected to provide some administrative and general office support including, but not limited to: answering phone calls, greeting clients, and directing clients and calls to appropriate agents


  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team
  • General office experience preferred
  • Experience using Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint

Document Submission:
Please submit a cover letter and resume via email to or via mail to:

Jennifer Hsu, Coordinator
Office of LBGT Student Services
1903 W. Michigan Ave
Kalamazoo, MI 49008

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This internship may also qualify for independent study course credit. Interested students should contact an academic advisor for more information.

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Office of Diversity & Inclusion Vision

WMU recognizes that diversity and multiculturalism are essential for university administrators, faculty, staff members, students, alumni, and community partners to reach their unique potential in the areas of intellectual, personal, social, and cultural development in a fully engaged, enlightened community. Therefore, the University has a responsibility to encourage the exploration of the cultures and life experiences that are available on campus and in communities near and far, for cultural diversity makes sense only within a framework that enables equitable treatment of all in a community.

Office of Diversity & Inclusion Mission

WMU will be a leader in the area of diversity and multiculturalism by fostering an environment where diversity in all of its forms is investigated, explained, practiced, celebrated, affirmed, and vigorously pursued. WMU envisions an academic community that affirms the dignity, value, and uniqueness of each person. We intent to aggressively pursue the recruitment, retention, and/or promotion of a more diverse administration, staff, faculty and student body. Moreover, WMU aims to ensure that the campus climate is welcoming and affirming for all persons by addressing the causes and sources of structural inequalities and changing the decision-making processes that prevent “genuine participation” of all university constituents.

Lesbian, Bisexual, Gay & Transgender Student Services
Western Michigan University
Kalamazoo MI 49008-5363 USA
(269) 387-2123 | (269) 387-2554 Fax