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QRC Internships

Here are just some of the QRC internships available. QRC Interns can customize their volunteer experience based on desired professional experiences. All interns receive weekly supervision, midterm and final evaluations. Interns generally work for 3 hours per week per credit hour. QRC internships may count toward undergraduate majors, graduate internship or practicum requirements.

 

Outside/In

Portland State Queer Resource Center is partnering with Outside/In's QueerZone program, a program serving Queer youth in Portland. Students complete an academic series with the Queer Resource Center while completing a project with youth. For more information email the Queer Resource Center Coordinator.

 

Basic Rights Oregon (BRO)

The Queer Resource Center is also partnering with Basic Rights Oregon now to offer multiple internship opportunities!  Students complete an academic series with the Queer Resource Center while completing a project with BRO in various Focus Areas. For more information email the Queer Resource Center Coordinator.

DESKCORE  

Weekly administrative assistantship, staffing the front desk  and serving as the front line welcome party for all QRC visitors for a 10-week school term. Duties Include:
*Create a welcoming space
*Assist to maintain list serves
*Maintain the appearance of the space
*Contribute to volunteer blog
*Update event hallway display case based on QRC calendar
*Refill safer sex supplies and brochures
*Work on special projects that are self-designed or assigned by QRC staff members
*Co-facilitate volunteer trainings (optional).
 

Queeries, the QRC Speaker's Bureau

The Queer Resource Center is offering a 1-2 credit practicum or internships experience. Practicum and intern students will work with Queeries, the Queer Resource Center Speaker's Bureau. Queeries is committed to contributing to a Portland State University campus environment that is free from homophobia, heterosexism and gender bias. Speakers accomplish this by sharing their stories and experiences around gender identity, sexual orientation, and all marginalized and intersecting identities in classrooms, student groups, faculty gatherings and in the Portland community. Practicum or and internships students will:
*Read and understand the theoretical and philosophical underpinnings of the Speaker's Bureau model
*Revise and update the existing Queer Resource Center Speaker's Bureau Manual
*Assist the Queer Resource Coordinator  to train new panelists
*Recruit panelists
*Become a trained facilitator to serve as a moderator during panels

 
BriGAYde

The Queer Resource Center is offering a 1-2 credit practicum experience. Practicum or intern students will work with the Queer Resource Center BriGAYde. The BriGAYde's purpose is to serve as a visible representative from the Queer Resource Center at events throughout campus. Gender identity and sexual orientation are are not always readily discernible and the BriGAYde members serve to build community among populations on campus that might not otherwise find each other.
*Read and understand the theoretical and philosophical underpinnings of the BriGAYde model
*Become a trained BriGAYde member
*Develop a plan of events to attend throughout the Fall and/or Winter terms
*Attend events
*Contribute these experiences to the Queer Resource Center volunteer blog

  
Queer Ally Training

The Queer Resource Center is offering a 1-2 credit practicum experience. Practicum or Intern students will work with the Queer Resource Center Queer Ally Training. The purpose of these trainings are to provide facilitations, experiential learning opportunities, and exercises that promote a campus environment free of heterosexism, homophobia and gender bias.
*Read and understand the Queer Resource Center facilitator's manual
*Attend at least one training intake
*Learn agenda design for the trainings
*Attend at least one training as an observer
*Create an outreach plan to advertise trainings to the PSU campus
*Optional: Deliver a training with the Queer Resource Center Coordinator