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Company Name:The Family Partnership

Internship Available:GLBT Youth Program Intern

Distance from St. Cloud:61 - 100 Miles from St. Cloud State University

Paid/Unpaid:Unpaid

Company Overview:The GLBT-KIDS: Abuse Intervention Program offers support, referrals, resources, training and connections about and for GLBT (gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender) youth - who are or have experienced abuse or mistreatment - and for their families, caregivers, professional and others who care about them. An important piece of this work is collaboration through the MN School Outreach Coalition (MnSOC), which is a coalition of Minnesota students, educators, families, community members, and organizations working within the broad context of schools to address the issues of sexual orientation and gender identity/expression. For more information visit the link on the family partnership’s website: http://www.thefamilypartnership.org/index.asp?Type=B_BASIC&SEC=%7B9F027632-1E3D-463D-9935-2D8506899DFA%7D

Responsibilities:Working with the coordinator of this program, Leigh Combs, this position will play an important role in the management of the MN School Outreach Coalition. Most work will be done from the Lake Street Office with the possibility of a few hours from home. A criminal background check is required for this position. Responsibilities: The main responsibilities will focus on communication work and development. Specific duties include working on the monthly enews, youth enews and website updates, organizing monthly meetings (1st Tuesday, 5-6:30), and assisting with the organization of signature events (i.e. Qquest). Qualifications: Motivated and passionate about youth, GLBT issues and making a difference in the community. Ability to work independently, manage multiple priorities and follow a project through to completion. Familiarity with organizing around GLBTQA issues or community civic engagement for the well being of youth and communities recommended. Advanced communication and writing skills are a must. Experience being part of a coalition preferred, but not required. Schedule: Very flexible schedule, approximately 12-15 hours a week per semester (through May), with the option of a few hours from home if necessary. Participation at monthly meeting highly desired. Benefits: Gain professional skills in communications and coalitions work while earning academic credit (if applicable). Training, orientation and on-going support are provided. Satisfaction of knowing you are providing important resources to members of the community and supporting the development of emerging leaders dedicated to working on GLBTQA issues. This is a great opportunity to build communication, organizing and leadership skills along with your resume. The Family Partnership is committed to providing a friendly, supportive, professional experience for its interns.

Apply to:The Family Partnership
Kimberly Ferencik

Email: kferencik@thefamilypartnership.org.
Phone: 612-341-1611

Application Information:For more information or an application, contact Kimberly Ferencik, volunteer resources coordinator, at 612-341-1611 or kferencik@thefamilypartnership.org.

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