Internship Opportunities

General Internship Information
All CPS Intern Applications will be reviewed by the Volunteer Coordinator. All intern positions are volunteer positions.

Interns will be required to attend an in-person, phone, or Skype (or similar program) interview with at least the Volunteer Coordinator.

It is the intern’s responsibility to keep in contact with their designated supervisor, decide on how many hours per week they will be performing tasks, and to keep a detailed log of how many hours they have completed and what was accomplished during that time.

At the end of the internship, the intern’s supervisor will complete an evaluation. The intern must also complete an evaluation based on their experience. The intern will be given a copy of the evaluation upon completion.

Email the Volunteer Coordinator: Skye@positivesexuality.org

Research Intern
Application Deadline: Year Round
Location: Online or In Person (Van Nuys, CA or Pocatello, ID)
Position: Unpaid, Minimum 12 weeks

During this internship the intern will gain a greater understanding of research methods and writing in a sex positive aspect. They will learn how to collate quantitative and qualitative data as well as conduct literature reviews for upcoming publications.

By the end of the internship, we expect the intern to have completed one of the following:
a) Have a co-authorship on at least one (1) academic peer-reviewed publication
a) Authored at least one (1) academic peer-reviewed publication for the Journal of Positive Sexuality
b) Collaborated with a research team to collate data for an upcoming publication

Qualifications:
Undergraduate or Graduate student
Willingness to conduct and write sex positive research
Excel in reading and writing comprehension
Self-motivated and goal-oriented
Knowledge of Microsoft Excel and Microsoft Word
Stable internet connection for online collaboration
Knowledge of statistics (not required)

How to Apply:
E-mail a completed Intern Application, resume, and writing sample to the Volunteer Coordinator with the title “Research Intern Inquiry”. Please include your school’s internship requirements and your personal goals for the internship in the body of your e-mail. An in person or virtual interview will be scheduled before the internship can begin.

Education Intern
Application Deadline: Spring (February 1st)
Summer (May 1st)
Fall (August 1st)
Location: In Person (Los Angeles area, CA) or Online (Summer ONLY)
Position: Unpaid, 9 – 13 weeks

Spring / Fall Internships:
During this internship the intern will gain public speaking experience as well as experience in an education setting. The intern will be required to go through our standard presenter training as well as our moderator training (after a minimum of 3 panels has been completed).

By the end of this internship, we expect the intern to have completed:
Presenting on at least three (3) panels and moderating at least one (1)

The intern may be required to contact a new venue and schedule a Teaser Panel in place of presenting/moderating a panel depending on the number of panels scheduled during the time of their internship.

Summer Internships:
During this internship the intern will gain experience networking and creating educational material. They will learn about each of our offered panels extensively and how they are conducted.

By the end of this internship, we expect the intern to have completed one of the following:
a) Scheduled at least three (3) Teaser Panels or other panels with at least one (1) new venue/teacher
a) Created a new panel not currently available by the Center for Positive Sexuality

The intern may be required to edit an existing presentation during this internship, pending new research. They may also have the opportunity to be a presenter on a panel or at least an observer if there are summer panels scheduled.

Qualifications:
Undergraduate or Graduate student
Ability to verbally communicate clearly and concisely
Proficient with Microsoft PowerPoint
Work well in a group
Willing to travel in the Los Angeles area and surrounding areas
Reliable transportation (i.e. car, bus, metro)
Self Identify with at least one of the following:
BDSM, Polyamory or Non-Monogamy, Sex worker, Furry, Non-binary Gender or Sexual identity, Age Play, Body Image, have a disability, over 50 years old

How to Apply:
E-mail a completed Intern Application and resume to the Volunteer Coordinator with the title “Education Intern Inquiry” and the season you are applying for. Please include your school’s internship requirements and your personal goals for the internship in the body of your e-mail. An in person or virtual interview will be scheduled before the internship can begin.

Administrative Intern
Application Deadline: Year Round
Location: Online or In Person (Van Nuys area, CA)
Position: Unpaid, Minimum 12 weeks

During this internship the intern will gain a first-hand understanding of how a 501c3 non-profit organization works. They will be required to attend (in person or otherwise) all board meetings during their internship. They will be given administrative tasks such as website design, survey data collating, event venue research, accounting, and/or other secretarial duties. Depending on their task they may be given a task force of volunteers to aid them in their duties. The intern may be required to work with our Executive Director, Treasurer, Secretary, and/or other board members.

By the end of this internship, we expect the intern to have completed one of the following:
a) Proposed at least one (1) fund raising plan to the Board of Directors
b) Worked with a small group to complete a fund raising plan
c) Completed at least three (3) tasks out of the following:
Mock budget, Event venue research and/or contacting, Sponsor research and/or contacting, Website updating, Social Media ad copy, Survey data collation

Qualifications:
Undergraduate or Graduate Student
Reliable and goal-oriented
Has reliable transportation and/or stable internet access
Able to work in groups or alone
Able to lead a group and assign tasks
Able to complete given tasks

How to Apply:
E-mail a completed Intern Application and resume to the Volunteer Coordinator with the title “Admin Intern Inquiry”. Please include your school’s internship requirements and your personal goals for the internship in the body of your e-mail. An in person or virtual interview will be scheduled before the internship can begin.

Tailored “A La Carte” Intern
Application Deadline: Year Round
Location: Online or In Person (Van Nuys area, CA)
Position: Unpaid, Minimum 12 weeks

This internship allows an intern to partake in certain duties from two (2) or more of our current internships. They can choose any aspects they want more knowledge in, keeping in mind the seasonal availability of the Education Internship.

This internship can also work off of a rotating system where the intern will have their internship equally split among the different departments. This allows for the most information and experience.

Qualifications:
Dependent on internship goals

How to Apply:
E-mail a completed Intern Application and resume to the Volunteer Coordinator with the title “Tailored Intern Inquiry”. Include a writing sample if you wish to partake in research objectives. Please include your school’s internship requirements and your personal goals for the internship in the body of your e-mail. An in person or virtual interview will be scheduled before the internship can begin.


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