Application- Graduate Student Intern

Download LGBT CC- Graduate Student Intern

Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender Campus Center
Division of Student Life
Graduate Student Intern

The position of Graduate Student Intern is a student staff position and will be held from July 1, 2017 through June 30, 2018. This position is renewable for summer and fall 2018 based upon satisfactory performance review and enrollment as a UW-Madison graduate student. The hourly pay will be $11.50/hour. This position is up to 20 hours/week for the academic year when school is in session.

Overview: The job of the Graduate Student Intern is to work with graduate students, faculty, academic staff and LGBT CC staff to meet LGBTQ programming needs in relationship to academic scholarship and the campus academic community. This position reports to the Director of the LGBT CC.

Required Meetings/Trainings: Hiring is contingent upon availability to participate in: 1) LGBT CC staff meetings (to be scheduled); 2) pre-semester day-long staff trainings; 3) attending additional training sessions to be scheduled by professional staff. Participation in these professional development opportunities is mandatory.

Job-Specific Duties
• Maintain communication with faculty and staff allies to the Campus Center, encouraging participation in events held on campus.
• Expand network of allied faculty, staff, and graduate student individuals and organizations, bringing additional support and participation to LGBTCC initiatives and events.
• Work closely with Campus Center staff to initiate, coordinate and present unique programs and events focused on academic issues on campus around thematic events
• Manage and update the LGBT Campus Center website ( and Event Update newsletter as needed, directed, or appropriate
• Work with graduate student organizations and Campus Center student and professional staff to program social events
• Research emerging topics in LGBTQ scholarship, offering programming ideas specifically targeting LGBTQ and ally scholars and/or academic topics
• Constructively evaluate programs, events, and volunteer opportunities that target graduate students
• Join professional staff as part of the Campus Center leadership team as regards to programming, staffing, and budget decisions

General Responsibilities
• Attend and actively participate at weekly staff meetings, appropriate committee meetings, and one-on-one meetings as determined by supervisor
• Hold regular shifts at the Campus Center
• Attend and actively participate at all staff trainings
• Actively contribute to the inclusive environment of the LGBT Campus Center
• Maintain a commitment to expanding outreach to campus groups and collaboration with marginalized 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.

Strong candidates will exhibit:
• Working and applied knowledge of the specific issues and experiences of people at the intersection of sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, and other social identities
• Interest in emerging topics in LGBTQ studies across disciplines
• Community contacts across graduate students, staff, and faculty; or demonstrated ability to develop and foster such a network
• The capacity to multi-task and balance many projects
• The ability to work as a member of a team while also being accountable for individual projects
• High attention to detail, especially with regards to online and electronic communication
• Strong written and verbal communication skills

Application Requirements

Please submit the following to:

Subject: 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 on campus?

Applications are accepted on a rolling basis.  

Please contact the LGBT Campus Center at 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.