We assist University of Maryland students who wish to work as an intern in an LGBTQ community organization. Whether you have a particular internship or organization in mind, or you are simply exploring possibilities, we will work with you and on your behalf to insure you have a rewarding experience as an intern in an LGBTQ community organization.
For students wishing to earn credit through the LGBT Studies Program as LGBT 386, you must have nine hours of prior course work in LGBT Studies including LGBT 200, LGBT 265 (also listed as ENGL 265), and one upper-division course that fulfills a requirement for the LGBT Certificate; and permission of the program in LGBT Studies. If you are seeking credit, you are strongly encouraged to contact Dr. Luke Jensen early in the process so that you can properly meet all the requirements in a time frame that works best for you.
Some of the organizations where students have recently earned credit include:
- Equality Maryland
- Gay and Lesbian Victory Fund
- Human Rights Campaign
- National Center for Transgender Equality
Additionally, we are in contact with and can assist you in securing an internship with many other community organizations serving LGBTQ populations.
Check out this Internship Success Story.
Current Internship Openings
National Center for Transgender Equality (open on rolling basis)
"Our interns support many different projects and programs at NCTE, giving them the opportunity to learn and gain experiences in every element of our nonprofit advocacy work. All undergraduate and graduate interns are expected to assist with the day to day operation of the organization including, but not limited to, drafting correspondence, answering phones, supporting event logistics, and other duties as assigned. However, NCTE is committed to ensuring that all internshave an exceptional learning experience with real, hands-on organizational work.
Interested students should email a resume, cover letter, and a 1-5 page writing sample to
"The National Security Agency (NSA) Installation & Logistics (I&L) Intern Program is seeking students studying architecture, civil engineering, electrical (power) engineering, mechanical engineering, industrial engineering, business management, project management, supply chain management, logistics management, and interiors designer for a great opportunity to gain valuable hands on work experience.
Students will have full access to NSA's LGBTQA+ support mechanisms such as NSA's LGBTQA+ employee resource group. NSA is also member and active participant in IC PRIDE (2017 Out and Equal Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender Employee Resource Group of the year), the US Intelligence Community LGBTQA+ employee resource group.
Through I&L's supporting functions to the NSA mission, I&L interns have the opportunity to directly contribute to NSA construction and renovation project planning, design development, standards application, project management, and design drawing assistance. I&L interns will also have the opportunity to interact with leaders on a daily basis, receive unparalleled mentorship and professional development, and gain a deeper understanding of NSA's mission through tours of various facilities and sites. The position does require that all interns be U.S. citizens, be eligible to be granted a security clearance, possess strong written and oral communication skills, and be available for an operational interview and other applicable processing between December and March. All applications must be submitted by October 31st and no portfolio is required."
The Creating Change Intern works on a variety of tasks, including participation in planning meetings for Creating Change, management of inventory and supply lines and data management pertinent to the Conference. Candidates with a strong commitment to LGBTQ equality who are also enthusiastic, strategic thinkers, have a detail oriented work ethic and are self-motivated are strongly encouraged to apply. This is a paid internship.
Please submit a cover letter stating:
- The days of the week and hours of the day during which you are available
- Why you would like to work as a Creating Change Conference intern with the Task Force
- What you think you can contribute to the Task Force through your work on the conference
- If you have attended the Creating Change Conference, please share your impressions about the experience
Please email documents to the attention of firstname.lastname@example.org
Include in the subject line: Creating Change Intern Application.
Writing Tutor Internship with The Writing Center
Earn four hours of upper-level elective credits by participating
in an internship where you will
- enhance your own writing, grammar, and interpersonal communication skills through training and experience;
- read, discuss, and write about the writing process and tutoring;
- explore tutoring techniques through a variety of activities; and
- tutor students in the Writing Center to help them improve their writing.
This internship offers you
- an opportunity to become a better writer and increase your own knowledge about writing,
- the satisfaction of helping others improve their writing.
Students in ALL majors are invited to apply. To qualify, you should
- enjoy working with and helping other people,
- possess good written and oral communication skills,
- have good academic standing.
Interns attend a weekly class and tutor several hours each week in the Writing Center.
Applications may be submitted online at http://www.english.umd.edu/academics/writingcenter or may be picked up in the Writing Center, 1205 Tawes hall. For more information, stop by the Writing Center, email email@example.com or call 301-405-3785. For best consideration, please submit all materials by mid-November for Spring Semester, and mid-April for Fall semester.