Fields: LGBTQ, history, youth, education, gender
Location: Los Angeles, California
About the Organization: The ONE Archives Foundation, the independent community partner that supports the ONE National Gay & Lesbian Archives at the University of Southern California (USC) Libraries, the largest repository of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer (LGBTQ) materials in the world. Founded in 1952, the ONE Archives Foundation is the oldest continuously active LGBTQ organization in the United States. In 2010, the ONE Archives Foundation deposited its vast collection of LGBTQ historical materials with the USC Libraries. Today, the organization is dedicated to promoting this important resource through diverse activities including educational initiatives, exhibitions, and range of public programs.
About the Position: Through hands-on research projects and workshop sessions, the ONE Archives Foundation trains and mentors a core group of high school student leaders from across the greater Los Angeles area to become peer ambassadors for LGBTQ history and culture in their communities. Starting this September, in its inaugural year, the Youth Ambassadors for Queer History Program will take place every other Saturday throughout the 2018-2019 academic year. The program includes LGBTQ history lessons by scholars, historians, and community leaders, research and writing sessions at ONE Archives at the USC Libraries, and field trips to LGBTQ organizations and landmarks. Time commitment: Two Saturdays every month 10am-3pm (required) and an additional 8 hours every week (to be determined by supervisor and intern).
- The intern must be an undergraduate student with Junior or Senior standing, or a graduate student.
- The ideal candidate will have knowledge of and passion for LGBTQ history, strong writing and speech skills, and the flexibility to commute to our administrative offices and to the Archives.
Estimated Salary: $12/hour