Fall 2014 Internship Applications now being accepted.

Fall 2014 Internship Applications now being accepted.

Application Period for Fall 2014 SemesterAugust 25th – September 2nd


Student Internship: Undergrad SXS 699/Graduate SXS 724

*Open to students in all majors

Duration: September 8th – December 19th

Days/Times: 8 regularly scheduled hours per week, with possible additional hours for staff meetings and special events.


Job Description:

We are looking for enthusiastic, self-starting students who are interested in issues of sexuality, gender, race, and disability. All student interns will regularly engage with CREGS staff and/or faculty during the semester. In addition, they will gain tangible skills in their area of focus as well as experience assisting with Center communications, social media, and administration. CREGS is committed to actively involving students in a wide array of Center operations and events. Interns may also have the opportunity to represent CREGS at local meetings, campus events, conferences, events and exhibitions.

To Apply:

Please submit the following to Tobie Kaye by email (tkaye@sfsu.edu) or in person at our offices, located at SF State Downtown Campus, 835 Market St, Suite 523 (please call the office at 415-817-4512 to confirm that someone will be present):

-One-page statement of interest (1000 word maximum). Please elaborate on your relevant professional/educational experience, as well as career plans and the relationship of the CREGS internship to your plans.  Please indicate which internship you are applying for. Students may apply for multiple positions.
-Writing sample (no more than 3 pages)
-Current resume or CV
***Students of color, LGBTQI students, and students with disabilities are strongly encouraged to apply.***   


Areas of Focus: 

This internship involves assisting in research using geospatial methods to map and analyze the distribution of HIV treatment outcomes at the neighborhood level in San Francisco. This study will focus on the neighborhoods in which HIV positive individuals live, exploring how availability of health care services, housing and public transportation are necessary to maximize the use of HIV treatment as prevention of new infections. Interns will participate in a weekly research meeting, become familiar with geographic information software, and assist with the collection of data, preparation for participatory mapping focus groups, and online organization of San Francisco spatial data.  Applications from graduate students and upper-level undergraduates with demonstrated research experience or coursework in research methods are welcomed.

For Research Internship Questions please contact:

Alexis Martinez, alexisnm@sfsu.edu


Nonprofit Social and Digital Media

Interns will play an active role in the development of CREGS online community, maintain CREGS presence on various social media platforms, assist in the creation and publishing of content that is relevant to the work we do, and be involved in the creation of advertisement materials for CREGS seminars, symposiums, and various other events.  Applicants should be self-starters who are comfortable both in taking initiative and working in collaboration. Strong written and verbal communication skills, proficiency with Microsoft applications and internet browsers are required, as well as familiarity with mainstream social media platforms including (but not limited to) Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and LinkedIn. Applicants from a variety of majors are encouraged to apply, and a familiarity with social justice theory and intersectionality are encouraged.

For Social and Digital Media Internship questions please contact:

Tobie Kaye, tkaye@sfsu.edu 


Summer Institute

Interns will help develop and implement our annual Summer Institute on Sexuality, building skills in needs assessment, development/fundraising, event planning, and curriculum development. Interns may also assist in developing strategies that broadcast the work of the 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, as well as write and edit project reports, literature reviews, and summaries. Interns will assist resource organization and management. Interns 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 have the opportunity to represent the CREGS at local meetings, conferences, events and exhibitions. Applicants must work well independently and possess strong organizational skills.

For Summer Institute Internship questions please contact:

Tobie Kaye, tkaye@sfsu.edu 


Symposium Coordination

This internship provides the unique opportunity to assist in coordinating and organizing a symposium exploring how the LGBTQ community is being impacted by the exponential increase of gentrification of the San Francisco Bay Area. Artists, small business owners, non-profits, and renters are all being pushed out of longtime storefronts and residences so that new development and high tech (white) wealth can move in. Between 1990 and 2011, over 1,400 Latinos left the Mission district, in the same time white households increased by 2,900 in the Mission. In the same period Oakland’s black population declined from 43% of the city to 26%. Gentrification also negatively impacts health due to  loss of community services and institutions, overcrowded and substandard housing conditions, longer commutes, disruptions to health care, fragmentation of community support networks, and direct impacts on mental and psychological wellbeing. Increasingly the LGBTQ community, like families of color, are being targeted and displaced by these changes. Interns on this project will conduct preliminary research with the GLBT Historical Society and other sources, and provide general assistance to Dr. Andreana Clay in the planning of the symposium.

For Symposium Coordination questions please contact:

Andreana Clay, Andreana@sfsu.edu     


Other responsibilities for all interns may include:

  • Maintain and update CREGS website
  • Generate content/links to appropriate online information for both the Center’s Facebook page and Twitter account.
  • Assist with routine administrative tasks
  • Assist in literature searches and reviews supporting messages related to the center mission
  • Attend regular staff meetings
  • Attend center events