Scholarships & Internships

Below please find links to internships and scholarships available to LGBTQIAP students listed in alphabetical order. Please scroll down to see all listings.

Internships

API Equality Northern California
Interns receive in-depth trainings on a variety of topics, and employ dynamic approaches for intersectional and multi-issue based organizing. Each intern contributes to the LGBTQ API community by impacting the organization's history and current projects.

API Equality LA 
Community Organizing Internship
 
API Equality­LA’s Organizing Internship will train Asian and Pacific Islander (API) young people to do community organizing and political power­building work with(in) the API community for LGBTQ (lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans, and queer) equality. Across the country,​we have seen a wave of discrimination and harmful laws that take aim at the Trans and Gender Non­Conforming (TGNC) community. API Equality­LA recognizes that we have a responsibility to educate and mobilize our community to ensure safety and access for TGNC people.
Internship responsibilities & requirements (PDF)
Internship application (doc)

Digital Organizing Internship 
API Equality­LA’s ​Digital Organizing Internship will train Asian and Pacific Islander (API) young people to do community organizing and political power­building work with(in) the API community for LGBTQ (lesbian,gay, bisexual, trans, and queer) equality. Across the country, ​we have seen a wave of discrimination and harmful laws targeting trans and gender nonconforming (TGNC) individuals. API Equality­LA recognizes is committed to educating and mobilizing our community to ensure safety and access for TGNC people. API Equality­LA builds on the legacy of LGBTQ online organizing by using innovative new approaches for public education and community building.​
Internship responsibilities & requirements (PDF)
Internship application (doc)

GLAAD
Leading the conversation. Shaping the media narrative. Changing the culture. That's GLAAD at work. News Media: GLAAD works with print, broadcast and online news sources to bring people powerful stories from the LGBT community that build support for equality. And when news outlets get it wrong, GLAAD is there to respond and advocate for fairness and accuracy. Entertainment Media: GLAAD brings LGBT characters and plotlines to movie theaters, television sets and even comic books -- working with writers, producers and studios to ensure accurate and diverse representations of LGBT people on the big and small screens.

GSA Network

Human Rights Campaign 
Find your role in more than 25 program areas, ranging from political to development, communications to education.

One Archive
LGBT History Project Internship
 
The ONE Archives Foundation is accepting applications for current or recently graduated college student interns to help create LGBT History panel exhibitions that will be used by non-profit organizations, corporations, universities, and high schools nationwide to teach LGBT history. The project will involve using the collections at ONE Archives at the USC Libraries to research, develop, and write content, pull images for the exhibitions, and also help design the panels.

Victory Congressional Institute  
The Victory Institute will bring outstanding LGBTQ college students to Washington, D.C., for an intensive leadership program, including a Congressional internship with an LGBT-friendly member of Congress. 

 
 

 

Scholarships

Gary Grossman Scholarship 
The Gary Grossman Scholarship was established to provide scholarship support for promising LGBTQ students to achieve their full academic and leadership potential. The scholarship is open to local high school seniors or college students who reside in San Luis Obispo County or the Santa Maria Basin pursuing higher education at the college or university level.

PFLAG National Scholarship 
PFLAG National awarded more than $75,000 in scholarships in 2014 with awards starting at $1,000 up to $5,000 for the winners.

2016 Point Foundation Scholarship 
The Point Foundation empowers promising lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer students to achieve their full academic and leadership potential. They are the nation’s largest scholarship-granting organization for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer (LGBTQ) students. This year, they will be awarding 85 scholarships. Each scholarship recipient will also be paired with a mentor and be able to participate in leadership development programs and events.
*Open to undocumented students

Point Foundation’s List of Additional Scholarships 

 

Don’t see the internship or scholarship you’re looking for? Know of one we haven’t listed here? Please let us know at pride@calpoly.edu

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