The LGBTQ Religious Archives Network (LGBTQ-RAN) is offering two thirteen-week (May 20- August 16, 2024), 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.

This intern will develop a toolkit for LGBTQ religious organizations seeking to preserve their historical records. Primary responsibilities include: a) collaborating with the archivist to author and design outreach resources including handouts, short videos, and resource webpages; b) soliciting and incorporating feedback from potential users; and c) producing the online version of the toolkit pages. Preferred candidates will have education/experience with archival basics and demonstrable experience with CANVA or similar graphics programs.

This intern will implement an online exhibition providing background information about and the recordings of 32 Queer Spirit podcasts that aired in 2021-22. Preferred candidates will have experience writing/designing for digital presentations, creating metadata, and working with archive-oriented software (Omeka).

In addition, each intern may 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 19, 2024 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.

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