GLO Center Logo - LGBTQ community center

Internship

May 6 - August 10, 2024 (14 weeks)

*Start and end dates are flexible for applicants returning to Springfield for the summer from out of town.

Position

The GLO interns will report directly to the Executive Director. The interns will assist in activities related to GLO program management, volunteer management, community engagement, program creation, and marketing. The interns will gain an understanding of the way our organization impacts Springfield and the greater Ozarks community and how daily operations run. The intern will have opportunities to join/assist committees within the organization as well. This is a paid position.

Two of the selected interns will serve our committees primarily and fill in with office duties. This includes monthly attendance of meetings and assisting with projects, events, and fundraising. Committees interested in interns include Fundraising, Pride, and Programming.

Hours

The internship requires a minimum commitment of 10 hours per week, including required scheduled times on Saturdays from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. The remaining hours are semi- flexible and can be scheduled within our hours of operation, which are from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., Monday through Friday. Additionally, there will be events outside of the Center's regular hours, opportunities for remote work, and occasional out-of-center engagements.

Location

Springfield, MO

Duration & Compensation

This internship will run from Monday, May 6th to Saturday, August 10th, 2024. A $1050 stipend will be awarded to each intern for their dedication and contributions to The GLO Center’s mission, this will be paid in installments every two-weeks. During midterm and final exam weeks (if applicable), interns will have the option to take time off to focus on their academic responsibilities.

Responsibilites

  • Daily Center Operations Support:
    • Assist the Executive Director in managing the day-to-day activities of the center.
    • Provide administrative support, including handling emails, phone calls, and scheduling.
    • Collaborate with staff members to ensure efficient operations and maintain a welcoming atmosphere for visitors.
  • Event Planning Assistance:
    • Work closely with the Executive Director to plan and organize various events, workshops, and programs.
    • Assist in coordinating event logistics, such as venue selection, vendor coordination, and equipment arrangements.
    • Help with event promotion and outreach to attract diverse participants and engage the LGBTQ+ community.
  • Community Engagement:
    • Participate in outreach efforts to connect with local organizations, sponsors, and community partners.
    • Collaborate with the board of The Glo Center to align event planning and operations with the organization’s vision and goals.
    • Establish connections and maintain relationships with other local non-profits to foster collaboration and support shared initiatives.
  • Committee Involvement:
    • Interns will have the opportunity to join and support board committees
    • These interns will primarily report to their respective committees but may also assist the Executive Director with office tasks from time to time.

Requirements

  • Good organizational and problem-solving skills with attention to detail
  • Commitment to the mission of The GLO Center
  • Ability to work both independently and collaboratively within a team.
  • Self-discipline and time-management skills needed to work independently
  • Dependable and punctual team player
  • Some availability Monday-Friday between the hours of 10:00 am- 4:00 pm, and reliable availability Saturday 10:00 am- 2:00 pm
  • Good verbal and written communication skills
  • Ability to work with the public in a professional manner
  • Commitment to advocating for intersectionality within the LGBT+ community
  • Familiarity with Google Docs, Forms, and Sheets
  • Attendance of center events
  • Must be at least 18 years of age
  • Must pass a background check

Note

The specific details of the internship may vary, and the intern may be assigned additional responsibilities to support the organization’s ever-evolving needs.

Application Process:

Thank you for your interest in the Summer 2024 GLO Internship. To apply for this opportunity, please submit your completed application by April 15th at 12 PM to aaron@glocenter.org with the subject line "Summer 2024 GLO Internship-[Your Preferred First and Last Name]"

Your application should include:

  • Your updated resume, highlighting relevant experience and skills.
  • A well-crafted cover letter expressing your passion for LGBTQ+ rights and explaining why you are the ideal candidate for the internship and what your unique experiences in the community would bring to GLO.
  • Clearly specify your availability during the internship period including any planned absences and class schedules.

Incomplete applications will not be considered.

Join The GLO Center’s team and make a positive impact on the LGBTQ+ community while gaining valuable experience in nonprofit management and event planning. If you have any questions or need further information, please don’t hesitate to reach out to us at
aaron@glocenter.org.

Good luck with your application!

Upcoming Events

Springfield Cardinals PRIDE NIGHT

What: Come out, celebrate Pride, and watch the Cardinals beat the Arkansas Travelers! A portion of ticket proceeds will benefit The GLO Center.
When: Tuesday, June 25, 7:05 PM
Where: Hammons Field

Queer Artist Showcase - Royal Music Hall

What: We are celebrating Pride Month with a very special Queer Artist Showcase! Presented by The Royal Music Hall and IT’S OKAY MGT to benefit The GLO Center!
When: Saturday, June 29, 7:30 PM – 10:30 PM
Where: The Royal Music Hall – 1427 E Cherry St Ste. B, Springfield, MO 65802

Volunteer Orientation at GLO

What: Interested in being a GLO Volunteer? This orientation will familiarize you with the GLO Center’s work and prepare you to be a GLO volunteer. Before the meeting, please fill out the volunteer form (at the link below). 
When: Saturday, July 6, 3 PM – 4 PM
Where: The GLO Center

GLO Banned Book Club

What: Join GLO at our Banned Book Club where we’ll be reading a series of books that have been or could be banned, followed by discussions on the books, novels, and writings. July book: The Heaven and Earth Grocery Story by James McBride.
When: Sunday, July 7, 6 PM – 7:30 PM
Where: The GLO Center