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Campus Pride seeks college students with a desire to learn more about campus organizing and social justice issues to work as interns in our home office based in Charlotte, NC. Interns 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

The Summer deadline for consideration is Friday, March 28, 2014.  Those selected will be notified by April 11, 2014.  Internships are one month to three months depending on the individual interest and availability. Summer internships will take place from May 12 through August 15, 2014.

Internship Details:

  • Spring, Fall, and Summer positions available.
  • 20-25 hours/week.
  • Position responsibilities include creating and maintaining electronic information management systems; writing blog pieces; maintaining social media sites (Facebook, Twitter, Tumblr); communicating with potential advertisers, sponsors, and donors; assisting with event planning like Camp Pride, College Fair, etc; and other assorted duties as necessary.
  • Requires flexibility, self-motivation, and some knowledge of Campus Pride programs; strong writing, editing, and communication skills are a plus.
  • At least 20 office hours per week in office.
  • Strong preference to those in the Charlotte, NC area or who have their own support for lodging and travel.
  • Limited transportation stipend may be provided; vehicle is necessary for transportation.

2014 Summer Intern

jamesrileyJames Riley Jr. is currently a student at UNC Charlotte. He plans to receive his Bachelors of Science in Psychology in December of 2014. James was born in Harlem, New York and was raised in Leland, North Carolina. At a very young age James knew that he was different from majority of his peers and found himself under the pressure to conform amongst the “norm” in order to fit-in. However, once he went to college he finally felt like he found a place where he could be true to himself and open about his sexuality.

During his journey at UNC Charlotte, he received a minor in Women & Gender Studies and gained an abundant amount of knowledge on the history of the LGBTQ community. From the different obstacles that have been encountered to the achievements that have been acquired over time. This knowledge has inspired James to get out in the community and become involved in the efforts and help to enhance the different strategies on making the LGBTQ community a more socially accepted community within our culture, and worldwide.

A quote by Gandhi that James lives by is “be the change you want to see in the world.” James believes in true social justice of all people and as he continues to grow in this world he wants to inspire people to adopt this same mind set in growing a diverse world. James is extremely pleased to have the opportunity to become a part of the Campus Pride team and is ready to begin advocating for the LGBTQ community.