University of Wisconsin–Madison

Application- Crossroads Intern

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Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender Campus Center

Crossroads Intern

The position of Crossroads Intern is a student staff position and will be held from July 1, 2017 through May 6, 2018. This position is renewable based upon satisfactory performance review and enrollment as a UW-Madison student. The hourly pay will be $10/hour. Student staff must remain in good academic standing. This position is 15 hours/week for the academic year when school is in session. Limited summer hours may be available.

Overview

A community for LGBTQ students of color, the Crossroads Initiative is a “Uniquely Wisconsin” approach to addressing the intersectional realities of our student’s lives. This initiative bridges the work of both the MSC and the LGBT Campus Center to address the needs of students living in the intersections of race, sexuality, gender, and other layers of identity. The job of the Crossroads Intern is to activity engage with Crossroads staff and partners to meet programming, structural, and communal needs in relation to the initiative. Additionally, our intern should seek opportunities to integratively do the work of the Crossroads Initiative within the LGBT CC. This position reports to the Crossroads Coordinator.

Required Meetings/ Trainings

Hiring is contingent upon availability to participate in: 1) LGBT CC staff meetings each week; 2) pre-semester day-long staff trainings in August 2017 and January 2018; 3) additional training sessions to be scheduled by professional staff.

Job-Specific Duties

  • Work closely with Crossroads staff to initiate, coordinate and present unique programs and events focused on Multi/Biracial, Indigenous, Latinx, Black, Asian/Pacific Islander communities on campus around thematic events
  • Collaboratively develop, facilitate, and evaluate aspects of the Crossroads Initiative
  • To actively promote the Crossroads Initiative through various efforts including social media, flyering, and tabling
  • Work to remain well informed about campus climate for LGBTQ student of color at UW Madison through connection to student orgs, departments, and events
  • Maintain contact with the other LGBT CC staffers to help promote and cross-promote specific Campus Center events when it makes sense to do so
  • Maintain Crossroads event calendar in coordination with the calendars of the LGBT Campus Center and Multicultural Student Center
  • Maintain records of work in order to create a seamless transition between current and future Crossroads Interns

General Responsibilities

  • Attend and actively participate at weekly staff meetings, appropriate committee meetings, staff trainings, and one-on-one meetings as determined by supervisor
  • Hold regular shifts at the Campus Center
  • Actively contribute to the inclusive environment of the LGBT Campus Center
  • Maintain a commitment to expanding outreach to campus groups and collaboration with minoritized communities, including: people of color, transgender communities, people with disabilities, people of faith, intersex individuals, international students, bisexual individuals, women, and allies. The Campus Center will also work to identify additional communities with whom to collaborate.

Skills Desired

  • Working and applied knowledge of the specific issues and experiences of people at the intersection of race, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, and other social identities as well as social justice
  • Experience and proficiency with identity based campus programming, facilitation, event coordination
  • Attention to detail, particularly regarding writing and mechanics
  • Strong capacity to build community and networks with people at the intersection of race, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, and other social identities

Application Requirements

Please submit the following to: lgbt@studentlife.wisc.edu
Email Subject: Crossroads Intern Job Application and Cover Letter

  • Cover letter
  • Resume with three references (at least one work supervisor)

In your cover letter, please be sure to include:

  1. What experiences or qualities do you have that would assist you in this position?
  2. What interests you in the position for which you are applying?
  3. What do you see as some primary needs and concerns of LGBTQ people of color on campus?

Applications accepted on a rolling basis.  Please contact the LGBT Campus Center at lgbt@studentlife.wisc.edu with any additional questions or concerns you may have.

The LGBT Campus Center welcomes applications from individuals of all identities and backgrounds and does not discriminate in hiring practices. The LGBT Campus Center adheres to UW nondiscrimination policies: the UW Office for Equity and Diversity “is committed to providing equal opportunity and equal access and to complying with all applicable federal and state laws and regulations and UWS and university non-discrimination policies and procedures.” Students are protected under the bases of age, ancestry, color, creed, disability, ethnicity (specifically involving harassment by UW employees), marital or parental status, national origin, pregnancy, race, religion, retaliation for making a complaint of discrimination, taking part in an investigation relating to discrimination, sex, and sexual orientation.