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Summer Internship – Professional Development, Community Organizing Paid
Campus to Community: Bridging LGBT needs in Kalamazoo


General Summary
Interns will gain professional development and community organizing experience in the Kalamazoo community. This internship program is developed in collaboration with the Kalamazoo Gay Lesbian Resource Center to provide students the opportunity to develop leadership skills, increase their knowledge of institutional LGBT best-practices, and cultivate LGBT education, advocacy and outreach skills.

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


  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team
  • Must be enrolled in a higher education institution for the 2015-2016 academic year; applicants need not be current or future Western Michigan University students.
  • Basic knowledge of LGBT issues
  • Experience using Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint
  • General office experience preferred
  • Must have availability to work 10-20 hours a week during regular business hours, limited nights and weekends possible


  • $10-14 per hour, commensurate with experience

Document Submission:
Please submit a cover letter and resume no later than Sunday May 3 by 12 p.m. via email to Cover letter should describe applicant’s interest in the summer internship program, relevant experience working with the LGBT community and relevant volunteer or work experience.

Interview Process:
Applications will be reviewed as they are received. Interviews will be conducted with applicants no later than May 15, 2015.

Internship program period: 5/18/15 through 9/4/15

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Lesbian, Bisexual, Gay & Transgender Student Services
Western Michigan University
Kalamazoo MI 49008-5363 USA
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