The purpose of Engage is to provide resources to develop globally-minded student leaders in the LGBTQI community. Engage focuses on learning about grassroots social and economic justice work, particularly those targeting LGBTQIA+ youth and adults.
The Engage trip was created to maximize students experience with engagement of national LGBTQI+ organizations. In the past, over Vanderbilt’s Spring Break, LGBTQI Life offered an Engage trip to Atlanta, Georgia and a trip to Philadelphia, Pennsylvania for the national Creating Change Conference. These trips allow students to personally connect to national LGBTQI organizations through site visits and hands-on service with these organizations. Students engage with organizations as well as visit culturally and historically relevant sites to the LGBTQI community.
LGBTQI Life will help match students with either local LGBTQI+ organizations or Vanderbilt initiatives that are in need of volunteers. LGBTQI Life staff assist students in building an action plan to decide the level of engagement they can commit to this opportunity for one semester.
To view current opportunities offered through local LGBTQI organizations, click here.
LGBTQI Life offers 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 internships as possible to promote our student’s involvement.
To view current opportunities offered through national LGBTQI organizations, please visit the Queue.