General Internship Information

All CPS Intern Applications will be reviewed by the Internship Director. All intern positions are volunteer non-paid positions. Due to current circumstances, all intern positions are online only until further notice.

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

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 Internship Director: Skye@positivesexuality.org

Research Intern – Accepting Applications Now for 2020-2021

Application Deadline: Rolling
Location: Online
Position: Unpaid, Minimum 12 weeks (120 hours)

Are you interested in doing research in positive sexuality? We are looking for motivated interns and volunteers to assist our research affiliates on their projects! General areas of research include kink, non-monogamy and polyamory, sex work, sexual assault, art and sexuality, and more.

During a research internship, you will gain a greater understanding of research methods and writing in a sex-positive aspect. You will learn how to collate quantitative and qualitative data as well as to 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
b) Authored at least one (1) academic peer-reviewed publication for the Journal of Positive Sexuality
c) Collaborated with a research team to collate data for an upcoming publication

Research skills (literature review, qualitative and/or quantitative data analysis, academic writing) are preferred but not required. Good, timely, and regular communication with research affiliates and CPS staff is a must.

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 Internship Director 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: Online
Position: Unpaid, 9 – 13 weeks (90-120 hours)

The Education Department of CPS is focused on the interdepartmental synthesis and dissemination of sex-positive knowledge. Education internships have two distinct but overlapping possibilities. Interns may coordinate with outreach on scheduling panels and becoming educators and they may work in-house with content creation and updates from different departments, or pursue both avenues concurrently. Those with course creation, professional development training, and content management are encouraged to apply!

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 observed and/or presented). Educators may then continue on as volunteers to attend and present panels.

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

Summer Internships:

During summer internships 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, the intern will have completed at least one of the following:

a) Scheduled at least three (3) Presentations with at least one (1) new venue/teacher
b) Revised and updated current presentations
c) Created a new presentation not currently available by the Center for Positive Sexuality
d) Other projects as assigned and available

They may also have the opportunity to observe or present a panel if summer panels are scheduled.

Qualifications:

  • Ability to verbally communicate clearly and concisely
  • Proficient with Microsoft PowerPoint, Google Suite, and Zoom
  • Work well in a diverse group

How to Apply:

E-mail a completed Intern Application and resume to the Internship Director 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
Position: Unpaid, Minimum 12 weeks (120 hours)

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 should also attend at least one Development Committee meeting during this time. They will be given administrative tasks such as website design, survey data collating, event venue research, accounting, and/or other administrative assistant 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 at least 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:

  • Reliable and goal-oriented
  • Proficient with Microsoft Office programs, Google Suite, Zoom
  • 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 Internship Director 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
Position: Unpaid, Minimum 12 weeks (120 hours)

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 Internship Director 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.