The Ph.D. Program in History

at the Graduate Center of the City University of New York

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GLSEN (Gay, Lesbian & Straight Education Network) Northeast Regional Field Internship

Duration: September through mid-December (fall semester)

Hours: up to 25/week, schedule flexible

Compensation: $13.25/hour


You are:

  • A graduate student interested in non-profit management, community organizing, social justice work, or a combination of the three.
  • Passionate about equal access to education and about safe, healthful, and respectful schools for all students.
  • Knowledgeable about or eager to learn about and drive change on the issues LGBTQ students face in school


GLSEN (Gay, Lesbian & Straight Education Network) is: a national education organization that strives to ensure that each member of every school community is valued and respected regardless of sexual orientation or gender identity/expression. We believe that such an atmosphere engenders a positive sense of self, which is the basis of educational achievement and personal growth. Since homophobia and heterosexism undermine a healthy school climate, we work to educate teachers, students and the public at large about the damaging effects these forces have on youth and adults alike.



Internship Description:

Assist the Northeast Regional Director (NRD) in supporting GLSEN Chapters and other local efforts in the Northeast Region of the United States.


The Intern will work closely with the NRD, and support Chapters’ programmatic, advocacy, and communication strategies. The Intern and NRD will meet regularly throughout the internship to define specific project goals and review progress.


Potential Responsibilities:

  • Schedule and attend calls with Chapter Leaders in the NE Region.
  • Respond to requests from NE Region GLSEN Chapters such as sending resources or links for materials to Chapters that are requesting support for community events and tabling opportunities.
  • Support the logistical management of regionally sponsored Chapter events. This may include creating and maintaining participant lists, drafting emails, creating resources, and responding to emails regarding the event(s).
  • Provide administrative support to the NRD and NE Region Chapters, including the maintenance of online resources related to chapter event planning and reporting.
  • Attend and participate in scheduled staff meetings.
  • Other duties as assigned.


Desired Knowledge, Skills & Abilities

  • General computer skills including competency in Microsoft Office programs, including Excel and Word.
  • Ability to show initiative, be self-directed, and work independently; ability to accept direction and seek guidance when needed for effective completion of projects.
  • Pleasant, tactful, detail-oriented.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of and interest in social justice and LGBTQ Rights.
  • Previous experience using social media sites and website-editing software.
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with others through respectful communication, prioritization, and timely and accurate response and delivery.
  • Experience with online communication tools; Blue State Digital or similar system preferred, but not required.
  • Exceptional attention to detail and follow-up.



To apply, submit your resume and a letter of interest to: Our office, the GLSEN national headquarters, is located at 110 William St. 30th Floor, New York, NY, 10038.

Any questions can be directed to me, Zach, at the email address or phone number listed below. Thank you in advance!



Zach Ballard
Northeast Regional Field Intern
Pronouns: He, Him, His
M: 978-844-6848


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