New in 2013, LGBTQI is launching a leadership and service initiative we’re calling Engage. The purpose of Engage is to provide resources to develop globally-minded student leaders in the LGBTQI community. Engage connects students to opportunities that more deeply explore the LGBTQI local and national communities through three avenues:
LGBTQI Life’s Engage Queue is a list of internships at many LGBTQI national organizations. Our goal is to assist students in connecting with these opportunities, and this list is updated regularly with the goal of capturing as many as possible to promote our students’ involvement.
To submit an internship opportunity to the Queue, please contact program coordinator Stephen Loveless (firstname.lastname@example.org).
To view current opportunities offered through national LGBTQI organizations, please visit the Queue.
Quest (launching in Spring, 2014)
Maximizing students’ experience with the Queue, LGBTQI Life will be offering Quest trips to cities where several internships are based. Students can sign up to attend a trip and have the opportunity to allow students to personally connect to national LGBTQI organizations. Students will engage with organizations as well as visit culturally and historically relevant sites to the LGBTQI community.
Community (launching in August, 2013)
More locally, our third program under Engage is Community. Community will use a simple survey system to help match students with local LGBTQI organizations in need of volunteers. Students then receive contact information of the community partners with whom they are matched through the survey system. LGBTQI Life Staff assist students build an action plan to decide the level of engagement they can commit to this community partner for one semester.