GLO Center Logo - LGBTQ community center

Internship

January 15th - May 3rd, 2024

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 may be opportunities for remote work and occasional out-of-center engagements.

For interns selected for committees, hours will be determined in collaboration with the committee they are on and the Executive Director. These interns will also be scheduled to work Saturdays from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. with the in-office interns.

Location

Springfield, MO

Duration & Compensation

This internship will run from Monday, January 15th to Friday, May 3rd 2024. A $1200 stipend will be awarded to each intern for their dedication and contributions to The GLO Center’s mission, $600 will be given at the halfway point and the remaining half at the completion of the internship. 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 Spring 2024 GLO Internship. To apply for this opportunity, please submit your completed application by January 1st to ed@glocenter.org with the subject line "Spring 2024 GLO Internship-[Your Preferred First and Last Name]"

GLO will be in contact by January 5th. Interviews will be scheduled January 8th - 12th.

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
ed@glocenter.org.

Good luck with your application!

Upcoming Events

Life Queer-ies at GLO

What: Dr. Kristen Harper (MSU) will be joining us this month with the topic of “Homosexuality in Ancient Greece and Rome”.
When: Sunday, February 25, 12 PM – 2 PM
Where: The GLO Center

Turn Out to Vote 2024

What: This is your opportunity to engage with PROMO and the League of Women Voters, gaining insights into actionable steps you can take.
When: Saturday, March 2, 12 PM – 3 PM
Where: The GLO Center

GLO Volunteer Orientation

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.
When: Saturday, March 9, 2 PM – 3 PM
Where: The GLO Center

Queer Artists Showcase 2024

What: We are happy to announce the 2024 Queer Artist Showcase, featuring two distinct and exciting events for an even more diverse celebration of art and expression.
When: March 15 & 16
Where: The GLO Center