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LGBTQ+ Intern

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Position Information

LGBTQ+ Western 

Intern Job Description


Job Requirements:

Required qualifications  

  • Demonstrated basic understanding of LGBTQ+ identities and barriers to inclusion experienced by college-aged people who are LGBTQ+. 
  • Demonstrated interest in advancing access, inclusion, and equity of disabled LGBTQ+ people and LGBTQ+ people of diverse racial and ethnic identities, nationalities, and economic backgrounds. 
  • Ability to facilitate events and discussions.
  • Demonstrated ability to communicate professionally and effectively in a manner that is welcoming to people with varying levels of understanding of LGBTQ+ identities and equity issues. 
  • Demonstrated ability to work collaboratively with people of diverse backgrounds and perspectives. 
  • Strong professional judgment, organizational, and time management skills.  


Position Responsibilities: 

Responsibilities of all positions include: 

  • Through performance of job responsibilities, advance the mission and goals of the Centers for Student Access, Community, and Intercultural Engagement (formally known as ADEI Unit), Division of Enrollment and Student Services, and the university. 
  • Participate in all required student staff development trainings, as communicated by one’s supervisor. Currently that includes fall training September 18-22, winter training January 8th, and Spring training April 1st. These are all the week (fall) or day (winter, spring) prior to classes starting each quarter. Additionally, monthly short session training will occur in months when there is not a full day of training.
  • Participate in staff meetings. 
  • Informed by engagement with peers, share with one’s supervisor what is working well and where students are experiencing barriers to access, equity, and inclusion. Keep supervisor informed as needed to support students’ safety, well-being, and success. 
  • Assist with event publicity, set-up and take-down, including preparation of event materials, hanging posters across campus to publicize events, room set-up, and post-event clean-up. 
  • Represent LGBTQ+ Western and the Centers for Student Access, Community, and Intercultural Engagement including by staffing tables for the department at events and visiting classes.  
  • Attend 1:1 sessions with either the Program Manager or Director
  • If there are other Interns, attend monthly Intern check-in meetings
  • Serve on committees and work groups as assigned by one’s supervisor. 
  • Maintain office and community space that is accessible, welcoming, and inclusive to students with multiple marginalized identities. 
  • Follow all applicable university policies and laws in the performance of one’s job. 


The LGBTQ+ Western Intern focuses on assessing the impact of programming and digital materials that educate Western students about LGBTQ+ identities and equity and inclusion for diverse LGBTQ+ people. The LGBTQ+ Western Intern also provides occasional education for faculty and staff about equity and inclusion for LGBTQ+ students. 


Working with the LGBTQ+ Director and ADEI Unit Program Manager, the LGBTQ+ Intern(s) will decide what their job duties are. If the intern is working through an academic program, LGBTQ+ Western will seek job duties that best align with their field of study.


General job duties include:

  • Hold regular drop-in hours to engage with students, potentially providing peer-to-peer support, referrals, and information. 
  • Plan and deliver educational programming and digital materials connected to LGBTQ+ awareness days and months, for example LGBTQ History Month, International Pronouns Day, Ace Week, Trans Awareness Week and Transgender Day of Visibility, World AIDS Day, and Bisexual Health Awareness Month. 
  • Collaborate with LGBTQ+ student clubs on educational events. 
  • Collaborate with and assist the Disability Access Center and Multicultural Student Services to plan and deliver educational events and materials centering inclusion and equity for BIPOC and disabled people. 
  • Assist in informing students about resources at Western and beyond, including scholarship opportunities, the Gender-Affirming Care Team, Off-Campus Living, the Learning Commons, and Counseling & Wellness Services. 
  • Contribute to planning and delivery of Queering Research Series events. This series is a collaboration between LGBTQ+ Western and Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies. 
  • Serve on the Work Group for LGBTQ+ Student Health and Wellness and assist in the assessment of the Gender Affirming Care Team
  • Support LGBTQ+ Western and the Queer Guild Council with key events such as but not limited to the annual drag show, Gaypril, Trans Week, Queer Con, and the Pride Celebration
  • Assist in the assessment of the LGBTQ+ Lounge