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Internships

SUMMER 2021 INTERNSHIPS

The LGBTQ Religious Archives Network (LGBTQ-RAN) is offering up to three thirteen-week (May 17 - August 20, 2021), part-time (10 hours a week), online internships for students or graduates seeking to develop skills in preserving and studying LGBTQ religious history.

  1. EXHIBIT CONTENT DEVELOPMENT
    This intern will upgrade online exhibits into our Omeka platform and collaborate with a curator team to complete an exhibit about the Congregation Beit Simchat Torah.
  2. RELIGIOUS PERIODICALS INDEXING
    This intern will index issues of religious periodicals found on the website in order to provide access to and integrate this unique information with LGBTQ-RAN’s other resources.
  3. COMMUNICATIONS OUTREACH
    This intern will reach out and communicate with kindred groups to strengthen programming relationships and expand LGBTQ-RAN’s audience. This intern will also assist with graphic design of some communications.

In addition, each intern will 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 video conference every 2-3 weeks. Interns will provide their own office and equipment needed to carry out their work. Each intern will receive a stipend of $1,200.

The LGBTQ Religious Archives Network 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 16, 2021 to: LGBTQ-RAN Coordinator 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.