University of California, Riverside

2015 Summer Internship for Housing & LGBT Concerns

Graduate Student Internship – Joint appointment with Housing Services and LGBT Resource Center

Full time, 6 weeks – Start date Tuesday, June 16, end date Friday, July 24, 2015.

Room and board June 15 – July 24, 2015 at a rate equal to wages paid + $425 stipend.

Deadline to apply: February 20, 2015

Essential Functions:

Intern will receive supervision by LGBT Resource Center staff and training on aspects of directing an LGBT Resource Center (programming, training, advocacy, budgeting), as well as gain valuable experiences working with a large housing program. Activities include:

Project – Intern will develop and complete a project to be shared with members of the Consortium of Higher Education LGBT Resource Professionals. The project will be developed once the intern is on-site.

Housing Activities – Intern will meet with Housing staff to determine tasks or activities that will assist in the development of Residence Life training and programming (e.g. training modules for Housing student staff, program efforts with Stonewall Hall, Welcome Week planning).

Summer Orientation Activities – Intern will help facilitate “Building Commons Ground” sessions during New Student Orientation, working alongside staff in the ethnic and gender program offices. Intern may also assist with outreach tabling during the Activities Expos.

Professional Development Activities – Intern will participate in staff discussions regarding student affairs issues, supplemented by readings and resources, on topics such as career development, professional/personal boundaries, budgeting, and serving diverse student populations.

Center Activities – Intern will interact with students and visitors to the LGBT Resource Center, including opportunities to facilitate student discussion groups or present summer programs.

Site Visits – Intern will visit LGBT Resource Centers at campuses such as UC Irvine, UC San Diego, Cal Poly Pomona, CSU San Bernardino, the Claremont Colleges, CSU San Marcos, and UCLA.


Currently enrolled graduate student within a student affairs graduate program. Experience working with Housing/Residence Life or with lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender students in a higher education environment. The successful candidate will understand sexual orientation, gender identity, and student development issues; be sensitive to the effects of racism, sexism, heterosexism, genderism, and other forms of oppression on the student experience; and have excellent oral and written communication skills.


Please provide the following via email ( a Resume and Cover Letter explaining the relevance of the internship to your career objectives in the field of LGBT resources in higher education AND the skills you hope to gain from this internship experience. Deadline is February 20, 2015.

The University of California, Riverside enrolls approximately 18,000 undergraduate students. 25 percent of UC Riverside students live on campus in school housing. This is 75 percent of the freshman class. The student population is culturally diverse, with approximately 75% of undergraduates identifying as Asian Pacific Islander, African American, Latino/a, or Native American. The LGBT Resource Center, established in 1993, provides support, education, and advocacy regarding sexual orientation and gender identity issues. Learn more on the web at,, or

For more information, please contact:

Nancy Tubbs

Director, LGBT Resource Center