Student Internships

We will be accepting applications for the Spring 2018 Semester beginning in January.

 

Our student internship opportunities offer academic credit for SFSU students. Non-SFSU students may volunteer. Position availability depends on the semester.

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Job Description:

Interns help develop and implement strategies that broadcast the work of CREGS to a wider audience. Interns will deepen writing, outreach, and communications skills, as they learn how to message academic sexuality content for the mainstream population, disseminate and market content, work with web 2.0 tools (including blogs and social networks), build network partnerships, and write and edit project reports, literature reviews, and summaries. Interns will assist resource organization and management. Intern will assist in communication and partnership with national, regional and local outside organizations, both online and face to face, with an emphasis on San Francisco Bay Area community based advocacy organizations (both sexuality-based and mainstream). Interns may assist with needs assessment, event planning, or program/curriculum development. Interns may have the opportunity to represent the CREGS at local meetings, conferences, events and exhibitions.

Focus Areas for Spring 2018:

SF LGBTQ Speakers Bureau

This internship involves working with a local community based organization, the San Francisco LGBTQ Speakers Bureau, on a variety of outreach and community building projects. The SF LGBTQ Speakers Bureau is a group of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ) identified people that speak to students in junior high, high school, college, and other institutions in order to prevent LGBTQ violence and harassment and to create safer and more inclusive environments. This intern will work independently at the CREGS office under the supervision of the SF Speakers Bureau Program Director and the CREGS Operations Manager to increase the number of SFUSD middle and high schools we serve and strengthen our presence at schools where we currently present by reaching out to teachers and other relevant groups to increase awareness of our services and solicit recommendations for new speaking opportunities. They will be responsible for identifying and approaching local community based organizations with a vested interest in our work and performing a variety of other outreach and administrative tasks including managing social media accounts on Facebook and Twitter. The intern will gain experience in many facets involved with running a local non-profit organization and will have the opportunity to develop and execute their own projects, and will have the opportunity to work on report and grant writing, development, and administrative organization. Applicants must be comfortable working independently, possess dynamic social and organizational skills, and be social media savvy.

For LGBTQ Speakers Bureau Internship questions please contact:
Tobie Klibansky, tkaye@sfsu.edu

 

Event Coordination — Summer Institute

This internship involves planning and executing various center events, including the Summer Institute of Sexuality. This Intern will work with directly with CREGS Education Coordinator, faculty, and other staff to coordinate logistics, advertise, and prepare for center events. Interns will have the opportunity to offer creative input and possibly organize an event on the topic of their choice. By the end of this internship students should demonstrate the ability to represent a sexuality and gender research and education center through outreach to regional and local organizations (with emphasis on San Francisco Bay Area community based organizations), online and face-to-face communication with researchers, educators and other guest lecturers, and through creative development of advertising and outreach materials. Students will receive training in seeking out and applying for various sources of funding as well as establishing collaborations with local community-based organizations.

For Event Coordination Internship questions please contact:
Zed Meade, ​zmeade@sfsu.edu

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Job Skills:

Terms of Internship:

Internships will last one academic semester and are limited to current San Francisco State University students. Each intern will receive 3 academic units upon the completion of the internship. Academic credit would be given in the form of SXS 699 (for undergraduates) or SXS 724 (for graduates) class. Academic work would be supervised by a faculty member in the Department of Sexuality Studies and staff at CREGS. Interns are expected to devote a minimum of 10 hours a week to their work. At the end of the internship, interns will develop a written reflections and oral presentation including reflections of their work and suggestions about the projects they worked on at the CREGS. Current interns may reapply for the following semester’s internship program.

To Apply:

General applications are accepted each semester: Fall applications are due by August 15, Spring applications are due by January 1, and Summer applications are due by May 15.

*Summer internships are run through the college of extended learning which has a higher cost per unit.

Applications should be sent to tkayesfsu@gmail.com and should include:

Graduate and undergraduate students from San Francisco State University interested in more specifc research involvement with CREGS should contact the Principal Investigator of the specific study the student is interested in. Visit our research projects page for a list of current CREGS research faculty and projects.