GenEq Internships

There are many ways to get involved at GenEq!  In addition to the below opportunities, don't forget to attend GenEq Events and to check out our Community Space!  Join our newsletter listserv to get updates about internships, events and other GenEq-related opportunities!

 

BEAM Peer Educators | Office Manager 
GenEq/MCC Liaison Volunteering
Other Opportunities

BEAM (Berkeley Empowerment & Antiviolence Movement)
Peer Educators:

Application Packet (PDF) | Application Form (GoogleDoc) | Apply Online!


The Gender Equity Resource Center (GenEq) is a Cal Community Center providing programs, resources and services for and about the Women’s and Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT) communities, as well as, sexual and hate/bias motivated harassment and violence. GenEq is a fast-paced and dynamic work environment where we promote brave spaces for dialogue and mutual understanding. Intern should possess those personal qualities that will aid in effectively and affably relating those who seek assistance through the GenEq. These qualities should include mature judgment, sensitivity to others, appreciation for a diverse student body, and knowledge of issues affecting women and LGBT persons. We are looking for passionate individuals who are committed to issues of social justice and are motivated to make social change within our communities.

 

Positions 

GenEq/Multicultural Community Center Liaison

See below for more information or click here: http://geneq.berkeley.edu/internships/geneqmcc 

Lavender Action 

(view full Lavender Action description here)

Lavender Action Peer Educators will intern at the Pacific Center (http://pacificcenter.org), the city of Berkeley’s LGBT Center, to learn about leadership, work with youth, and gain new skills and experience. Interns will work with the Youth Program Director and the Executive Director of the Pacific Center to develop program curriculum, to participate in education and outreach to middle and high school youth, and to become familiar with the functions of an LGBT non-profit organization. Past interns have been involved with being a part of the Speaker’s Bureau, developing the mentorship program, facilitating and participating in the Afterschool Program, and developing grant proposals for the Pacific Center. 

Prism

(view full Prism description here)

Prism Peer Educators are students who hold leadership positions within an LGBT or women’s student organizations who will develop their leadership skills (event planning, public speaking, facilitation, ability to work with a diverse group of people, etc) with the support of their peers and GenEq staff in order to strengthen their organization(s). They will also outreach and provide support to LGBT and women student groups and partner to produce a campus-wide LGBT and/or women’s education or empowerment program.

Program Assistant-LGBT Community

(view full LGBT Community PA description here)

The LGBT Community Interns work to build a supportive and empowering community for LGBT students, faculty and staff on campus. This includes maintaining a current pulse on issues and concerns important to campus LGBT communities, creating visibility for LGBT programming and resources, organizing cutting edge programming to increase awareness about LGBT issues, conducting research and develop publications, and serving as ambassadors to LGBT organizations and for LGBT focused events.

Program Assistant--General

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Program Assistants will assist the GenEq Program Coordinator and Events Assistant in developing educational materials, increasing GenEq visibility on campus, educating the campus about GenEq’s programs and services, and planning events. These interns also contribute ideas to GenEq interns and staff to ensure that diverse gender and sexuality issues and concerns are represented in GenEq’s work. Interns will be expected to complete administrative tasks as needed, (i.e. photocopying, producing project outlines) and assist in holding a social justice, ally-driven & multicultural space. 

Program Assistant-Take Back the Night

(view full TBTN PA description here)

Take Back the Night (TBTN) Cohort are the student leaders who plan, organize and implement sexual and relationship violence awareness events on campus. Students work closely with GenEq Staff, interns, and volunteers to create visibility around sexual assault, rape, dating and domestic violence, and stalking to campus. The purpose is to end the silence around this type of violence and empower our community to end violence on our campus. Student leaders will develop their leadership skills (event planning, public speaking, facilitation, ability to work with a diverse group of people, etc) with the support of their peers and GenEq staff in order to strengthen their organization(s).

Program Assistant-Women's Empowerment

(view full WE PA description here)

he Women’s Empowerment (WE) Interns work directly with the Director of Women’s Resources to build a supportive and empowering community for women students, faculty and staff on campus. This includes maintaining a current pulse on issues and concerns important to campus women, creating visibility for women’s programming and resources, organizing cutting edge programming to increase awareness about women’s issues, conducting research and develop publications, and serving as ambassadors to women’s organizations and for women’s focused events. Student leaders will develop their leadership skills (event planning, public speaking, facilitation, ability to work with a diverse group of people, etc) with the support of their peers and GenEq staff in order to strengthen their organization(s). 

Queer People of Color Together

(view full QPOC Together description here)

QPOC Together is a discussion group of the Gender Equity Resource Center, facilitated by students and supported by staff. Facilitators plan, publicize, facilitate and evaluate QPOC Together meetings with staff support. Facilitators also do the outreach and networking necessary to effectively coordinate such a community space. These interns also contribute ideas to GenEq interns and staff to ensure that diverse gender and sexuality issues and concerns are represented in GenEq’s work. Interns will be expected to complete administrative tasks as needed, (i.e. photocopying, producing project outlines) and assist in holding a social justice, ally-driven & multicultural space.

Spectrum

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Spectrum Peer Educators will be trained to facilitate workshops that raise awareness and engage their peers in discussions on issues related to human diversity, violence, social privilege and power. Peer Educators will be assigned to cohorts focusing on a workshop topic based on their strengths and indicated interest. Possible workshops that Spectrum Peer Educators will be trained in are: Gender, Sex & Sexism, LGBT Ally, Healthy Relationships, Sexual Violence and Taming Transphobia. These interns also contribute ideas to ensure that diverse gender and sexuality issues and concerns are represented in GenEq’s work, and will be expected to assist in holding a social justice, ally-driven & multicultural space.

Infosessions

GenEq always holds infosessions for GenEq BEAM Peer Education positions before applications are due. Attendance is not mandatory for applicants, but highly encouraged. It is a great time to learn more about which positions you are most interested in, to visit the space, and to talk with students and staff.
The Spring 2012 internshiips are on:

  • Thursday, March 15, 2012 from 4-5pm in GenEq
  • Wednesday, April 25, 2012 from 4-5pm in GenEq

Application Materials

Applications are due by Monday, April 30th, 2012 at 4pm to mboyce@berkeley.edu, 203 Cesar Chavez (in the Gender Equity Resource Center), or through the online submission form.

Application Packet (PDF) | Application Form (GoogleDoc) | Apply Online!

 

Office Manager 

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(This position is currently filled.  If you wish to receive announcements about positions, such as this, please join the GenEq Newsletter listserv!)

The Office Manager (OM) is responsible for assisting with all administrative and resource functions of the Gender Equity Resource Center. The OM works closely with the professional staff of GenEq and reports to a member of that team. 

The OM should possess those personal qualities that will aid in ensuring smooth office operations. These qualities should include organization, proactive attitude, attention to detail, mature judgment, sensitivity to others, and appreciation for a diverse student body.

The Office Manager is a paid position at $10/hour, 10 hours/week, workstudy only.

GenEq/MCC Liaison

Priority deadline for receipt of all application materials is: APRIL 13, 2012.

Background Information:

The Gender Equity Resource Center (GenEq) and the Multicultural Community Center (MCC) are currently looking for a dedicated, creative and dynamic undergraduate student to work as a liaison between our two Centers for the 2012-2012 academic year. GenEq/MCC liaisons will be expected to fulfill all responsibilities of MCC Interns AS WELL AS fulfill requirements for GenEq interns.

Specifically, GenEq/MCC interns will have the opportunity to spearhead initiatives, including workshops and programming, that explore and facilitate better understandings and knowledge about the interconnections of gender, race, ethnicity and sexuality.  As this will be our second year for this position, we are seeking passionate and engaged individuals to help us  make the project a continued fabulous success!

Application Materials and Process

Hard copies of applications can be picked up at the MCC Front Desk during open hours. Electronic applications can also be accessed at:

Priority deadline for receipt of all application materials is: APRIL 13, 2012.

MCC Internship Information Sessions will occur between April 1st-12th, 2012. Keep an eye on our calendar for more details (http://mcc.berkeley.edu/calendar)!!!

Questions? Please email me at elisahuerta@berkeley.edu or come by the MCC and talk to an intern or two!!

 

Volunteer

We are always looking for students, staff and faculty who are willing to volunteer! Though now that our internship program has grown so much we have less need for regular volunteers, but still depend on volunteers to help with special projects and event support. The best was to learn about these opportunities is to join the Facebook group "Volunteers@GenEq" or join the volunteer email listserv "geneqvolunteers@lists.berkeley.edu" which both receive the same information about our volunteer opportunities. If you have questions, please contact Marisa at mboyce@berkeley.edu or stop by GenEq at 202 Cesar Chavez.

 

On-Campus & Off-Campus Internships, Jobs, and Volunteer Opportunities

Keep your eye on the weekly GenEq Newsletter to hear about volunteer and internship opportunities at other organizations both on- and off-campus and join the GenEq Newsletter listserv. Also, check out our "Other Ways to Get Involved" page!