Campus Pride seeks college students with a desire to learn more about campus organizing and social justice issues to work as Summer Fellows in our home office based in Charlotte, NC. Summer Fellows have many opportunities to observe and participate in substantive work and develop resources to support student leaders across the United States.
Please submit a cover letter (detailing your interest and qualifications), a professional resume and two letters of recommendations. These materials should be sent in one email to the Campus Pride Executive Director Shane Windmeyer at firstname.lastname@example.org. Deadline for consideration is Friday, March 21, 2014. Individual selected will be notified by April 4, 2014. The Summer Fellowship goes from the week of May 12 through August 15, 2014.
Summer Fellow Details:
- 30-40 hours/week
- Position responsibilities include assisting the Executive Director and staff with the daily operations of the office, including email and phone correspondence (including checking voicemail); preparing for Camp Pride summer leadership camp in July; updating web pages and social media websites; writing and editing blog pieces; contacting potential advertisers, sponsors, and donors; planning Campus Pride programming for the upcoming academic year; working with staff to coordinate interns and volunteers; and other assorted duties as needed.
- In charge of long-term projects related to Campus Pride programs such as the LGBT-Friendly College Fairs, Stop the Hate program, Camp Pride, the Campus Pride Index, Lambda 10, Speakers Bureau, etc.
- Attends Camp Pride (July 15-20) as a staff person handling camp logistics (room prep, food, transportation, etc).
- Attends annual Board of Directors meeting and monthly conference calls
- Works from the office in Charlotte, NC.
- Requires strong writing, editing, and communication skills, as well as adaptability, self-motivation, and knowledge about the various Campus Pride programs.
- Monthly stipend with shared host housing; vehicle is necessary for transportation.
2014 Summer Fellows
H. M. “Finn” Barton is a recent graduate from the University of South Carolina in Columbia, SC. They received a Bachelor of Arts in Media Arts. While attending the University, Finn held many leadership roles on campus. During their Senior year, they were the Logistics Director for the Bisexual Gay Lesbian Straight Alliance Board of Directors, Secretary for the Residence Hall Association Executive Board, and a member of the Sodexo (dining) Student Board of Directors. Finn was also involved in the Columbia community as a member of the Columbia Area Jaycees. Their hard work and dedication within the Housing department and the Residence Hall Association lead to Finn being inducted into the University of South Carolina Hall of Leaders, which inducts less than 15 students per year.
Finn became involved with Campus Pride in December 2013 as their Media Production Intern and is excited to be continuing media production as a Media Production Fellow for Campus Pride through the summer. Finn believes in bettering our world for those who will come after us and plans to use their skills with media and passion for LGBT equality to do so.
D. Andrew Porter is soon to graduate from Murray State University with a Bachelors of Integrated Science degree in Nonprofit Leadership and Human Service. Currently he serves as an intern for the Office of LGBT Programming where he is the student coordinator for Murray State University’s Out Racers Program; a grassroots leadership development effort of LGBTQ and Ally leaders to better advocate for social change and equality. During his undergraduate career, Porter has held many leadership roles within the Gay-Straight Alliance, his fraternity Phi Kappa Tau, university housing, student government, campus activities, freshmen orientation, and other student diversity offices.
D. Andrew is ambitious, civic-driven, and passionate about social justice issues. Since attending Camp Pride in 2013 he has stayed involved with Campus Pride by serving as a liaison for Vanderbilt’s Out in Front conference and a member of the planning committee for the 2014 Out and Greek conference. After graduation D. Andrew plans to pursue a career in nonprofit development and wants to eventually become an executive director of a nonprofit that works with leadership development and social justice issues. When he is not working or advocating, D. Andrew attempts to maintain a social life with close friends and a variety of hobbies.
Andrew Salman is a fifth year undergraduate student at Western Kentucky University in Bowling Green, KY pursuing Political Science and Biology degrees with an emphasis in Citizenship and Social Responsibility. He first got involved in Campus Pride as an attendee to Camp Pride in 2013, while serving as president of the university’s only queer group, Student Identity Outreach, and as an organizer for the statewide Fairness Campaign and ACLU-KY.
Coming from a rural and military background, his focuses in queer advocacy include fostering institutional support for inclusive communities and confronting queer bashing on college campuses. Andrew also has a strong interest in promoting understanding for non-binary gender, sexual, and romantic identities both within and outside queer spaces. He has an essay on his own non-binary queer identity published in Rec*og*nize: The Voices of Bisexual Men (2014).
Andrew’s passions include environmentally sustainable urban communities and he wrote his thesis on the Office of Sustainability’s work remodeling a campus building. He has also taught classes and created service learning projects to engage and educate his peers about the effects of nationality and class on the level of food security in Bowling Green, KY’s international refugee resettlement program.
Isabel Williams is a rising senior at the College of Charleston majoring in Political Science and minoring in Spanish. She works as the student intern for the SafeZone program at her school in which capacity she has worked on an extensive audit of the College’s restrooms in order to re-sign, create, and maintain gender neutral bathrooms on campus and led the organization of the first-ever Spring 2014 Lavender Ceremony for LGBTQ and Ally Graduates.
She currently serves on the Gender Neutral Housing Task Force with Residence Life and is a Board Member of the newly created Gender and Sexuality Equity Center at the College of Charleston. Isabel is the president elect of the College of Charleston Gay-Straight Alliance for the 2014-2015 school year where she has served as Secretary from 2012-2014. Isabel’s goal as an openly bisexual young woman born and raised in Charlotte NC is to empower schools and universities to support LGBTQ students in her home city, in the South, and across the country.
Her efforts to improve access to a safe and fun campus for all students stems from her firm beliefs in the value to respecting and celebrating the intersectionality of all people. She is excited to spend the summer back in the Charlotte scene amongst some of her favorite restaurants, thrift shops, art locales, cats, and people. Isabel is also excited (“pumped”) to be working to empower student leaders as a Campus Pride Summer Fellow and absorb the immense knowledge of the Campus Pride team like a sponge!
2013 Summer Fellows
Gonzalo Agudelo graduated from UNC Charlotte in May 2013 with a Bachelors of Science degree in Meteorology from the University of North Carolina at Charlotte. During his undergraduate career, Gonzalo developed and invested his involvement with several student organizations. Having a strong passion for the sciences as well as LGBTQ issues, Gonzalo created gained leadership experience through UNC Charlotte Pride and the Student Organization of Meteorology (STORM). In addition his work on campus, Gonzalo volunteered his time to Campus Pride as a panelist and liaison at the 2012 Out to Innovate conference at The Ohio State University. Out to Innovate brings together LGBT students and professionals in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) for a career summit, diversity training, mentoring, and other career-building opportunities. He also attended the 2012 Campus Pride & HRC Carolinas College Summit to network with other college students in the region, learn more about LGBT campus resources, and develop leadership skills. Gonzalo is eager to continue learning about Campus Pride resources and programs to share with others as a Summer Fellow.
Matthew French is a current graduate student at Old Dominion University in Norfolk, VA, in the Lifespan and Digital Communication Masters Program. A native of Pocahontas, VA, set in the foothills of the Appalachian Mountains, he has been living in Norfolk for the past six years. Since his time there he has been involved in many LGBTQ organizations at ODU and in the surrounding Hampton Roads area. His main philosophy in advocacy and activism is to create a common bond amongst those with different views/opinions and to build from those commonalities in order to create change. Through his experiences of coming from a rural town of less than 500 people, he knows that no matter the location there are always people who love and accept others for whoever they are. The support from his family and friends in his hometown has been a driving force behind his LGBTQ activities and advocacy. Matthew’s interests include volunteering, comics, Lucille Ball and documentaries. He hopes to work as an LGBTQ Coordinator or at an LGBTQ Center on a university/college campus.
Romeo Jackson is a third year undergraduate student at Northern Illinois University pursuing a Bachelors of Fine Arts in Theatre Technology and Design. Romeo’s passions include intersectionality and Trans* equality, and he hopes to change the world one day. Romeo also likes to identity as that crazy feminist down the street which Romeo hopes only grows as he interns with Women’s Resource Center this fall. Romeo participated in Campus Pride’s Summer Leadership Camp in July 2012. Romeo’s love for change began two years ago when he started college at NIU. Over the past two years, Romeo has served as Fundraising Chair, Community Liaison/Outreach Coordinator, and will serve as Vice President of Programming for Prism (his campus LGBTQ organization) this upcoming year. He also serves on the Presidential Commission on Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity and works for NIU’s LGBT resource center as Coordinator for Straight Talk Speakers Bureau. In all these positions, Romeo always tries to being inclusive of queer people of color and Trans* folks, bringing them to the front of the conversation. This year Romeo co-presented a program at Creating Change titled “Beyond Outreach: Building Bridge with Queer Students of Color,” and it was one of many highlights for Romeo this year. Romeo would like to leave you with this advice; find what pisses you off in the world and fight like hell to change it.
2012 Summer Fellow
Jess McDonald graduated from Elon University in May 2012 with degrees in Sociology and History and a minor in Women’s/Gender Studies. They grew up in the small town of Morehead City, North Carolina, and first got involved with Campus Pride as a Camp Pride attendee in 2010. On campus, Jess was the president of Elon’s queer-straight alliance (Spectrum), student representative on the Sexual Assault and Gender Issues Council, and student assistant for the LGBTQ Office Coordinator. Jess played an important role in bringing the first ever LGBTQ Office to Elon,which opened in August 2012. While at Elon, Jess also wrote a thesis on the history of LGBTQIA student organizations, focusing on the universities with the oldest groups in NC – Duke University and UNC-Chapel Hill – and collecting oral history interviews with queer alumni. Jess currently serves as Campus Pride’s Media, Communications & Programs Manager and will be pursuing a Masters of Education in Social Justice Education at the University of Massachusetts Amherst beginning in September 2013.