We are honored that you are considering The Center for your internship placement. Your time, energy and skills help us help others; we couldn’t operate without your involvement.
At The Center, we aim to provide excellent programs and services most relevant to the Northeast Ohio LGBTQ community within the resources available to us. As a service of The Center, the goal of our Internship Program is:
To develop a cohort of professionals that will better serve the LGBTQ community through an adaptive and immersive learning experience that complements their academic needs and career interests while maintaining a balance of addressing the needs of the organization.
Applications for the Center's internship program are accepted on a rolling basis. For your application to be considered for the semester you are interested, please submit it by the following deadlines:
We have internship opportunities in the following areas:
Youth and Young-Adult Program: Works with adults (14-24), developing and implementing programming on LGBTQI issues, concerns and interests. Is responsible for assisting in meal preparation, program development, social marketing, youth outreach, event planning and tabling, data collection, educational presentations, and provision of appropriate resources and referrals. Includes hands-on participation with diverse youth populations. Coursework in lifespan development required.
Support and Advocacy for GLBT Elders (SAGE) Program: Works hands-on with adults ages 50+ to supervise and conduct activities, workshops and groups. Is responsible for assisting in meal preparation, program development, event planning, outreach, event tabling, data collection, educational presentations, prevention of social isolation, and provision of appropriate resources and referrals. Working knowledge of senior health and relational issues, specifically LGBT elder issues and concerns is required.
General Programs: Works with staff and guests to create and implement programs that address the needs of the community. Knowledge of program development, community engagement, data collection, and LGBT cultural competency required.
Health & Wellness: Works with program staff and interns to create and implement health & wellness programs to address needs of the LGBT community. Will also be responsible for creating shareable content with community members. Background in the health sciences field required. Should have generous knowledge surrounding vulnerable populations and access to care.
Resource and Referral: Works to help create and maintain a database of LGBT+ friendly community service providers, corresponds with Center guests and community members seeking services and helps to make timely and appropriate referrals, performs follow up with referred guests regarding quality of service and cultural competency, maintains accurate records regarding referrals made by the Center. Excellent written and verbal communication skills, professional networking ability, LGBT cultural competency, and a working knowledge of LGBT health and wellness concerns required.
Administrative: Works with administrative staff. Assists in managing front desk duties, developing and maintaining data processing, measurement of community awareness, annual report, and coordination of events.
Marketing & Communications: Works to develop Center marketing strategies and communications plans, as well as maintaining current systems. Knowledge of Adobe Creative Suite and Microsoft Office are required, as well as a background in marketing and/or communications.
If you are interested in our internship program, follow this link to complete the internship application. If you have questions, please contact Eris Eady, Program Director, (216) 651-5428 x 113 or by email at EEady@lgbtcleveland.org for more information.