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The LGBTQ Religious Archives Network (LGBTQ-RAN) is offering three thirteen-week (May 22-August 18, 2023), part-time (10 hours a week), online internships for students or graduates seeking to develop skills and gain experience in researching, teaching, and preserving LGBTQ religious history.

1) PRIMARY SOURCE LESSON DESIGNER The ideal intern will be familiar with best practices and standards related to teaching with primary sources. Using this knowledge, the intern will design a lesson plan for high school history classes that uses primary sources to introduce the history of LGBTQ movements with a focus on their religious aspects. Digitized primary sources can be found on and beyond the LGBTQ-RAN website.

This intern will research and interview BIPOC LGBTQ+ religious leaders/activists and write biographical profiles for posting on the LGBTQ-RAN website. Candidates should show evidence of their writing skills and experience in study of BIPOC communities.

This intern will research, write, and record short educational videos on digital archiving for posting in a video blog and on the LGBTQ-RAN website. Candidates should be knowledgeable in digital preservation and willing/able to record themselves for public videos.

In addition, each intern might engage in other LGBTQ-RAN projects which could include researching and writing biographical profiles, conducting or transcribing oral history interviews and researching LGBTQ religious collections.

Interns will participate in LGBTQ-RAN staff meetings via videoconference every 3 weeks. Interns will provide their own office and equipment needed to carry out their work. Each intern will receive a stipend of $1,500.

The LGBTQ Religious Archives Network (www.lgbtqreligiousarchives.org) is an innovative venture in preserving history and encouraging scholarly study of LGBTQ religious movements around the world. LGBTQ-RAN has a two-fold basic purpose. First it assists LGBTQ religious leaders and groups in determining how best to preserve their records and papers in appropriate repositories. Secondly, LGBTQ-RAN provides an electronic information clearinghouse for these archival collections and other historical data—such as biographical profiles, oral histories and digital exhibitions—about LGBTQ religious history for the use of historians, researchers and other interested persons.
To apply for an internship, please send cover letter and resume indicating which intern position is of interest and detailing relevant education and experience by April 21, 2023 to: Mark Bowman at mark@lgbtqreligiousarchives.org

It is the policy of LGBTQ-RAN that it does not and shall not discriminate in regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, marital status, registered domestic partnership status, disability status, height, weight, veteran’s or citizenship status, national origin or ancestry, or on any other basis provided by applicable federal, state or local law in any of its activities or operations.