2017 Open Internship Positions

2017 Open Internship Positions

Program Description:

CREGS is a community of gender and sexuality studies researchers, educators, activists committed to understanding and addressing the intersections of race, class, gender, and sexuality in the pursuit of social justice.

Our mission is to:

  • Conduct innovative research that deepens understanding and challenges social inequities for
    marginalized people and communities.

  • To design and implement educational programs that teach contemporary and foundational issues in gender and sexuality studies and that reach a broad audience of students, educators, advocates, and professionals

Student Internship: Undergrad SXS 699/Graduate SXS 724

Open to students in all majors
8 regularly scheduled hours per week, with 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 Klibansky 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/cover letter (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:

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

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