The LGBTQ Religious Archives Network (LGBTQ-RAN) is offering up to three thirteen-week (May 17 - August 20, 2021), part-time (10 hours a week), online internships for students or graduates seeking to develop skills in preserving and studying LGBTQ religious history. Interns will participate in LGBTQ-RAN staff meetings via videoconference every 2-3 weeks.
EXHIBIT CONTENT DEVELOPMENT This intern will upgrade some online exhibits to an Omeka platform and collaborate with a curator team to complete an exhibit about the Congregation Beit Simchat Torah. Additional projects might include researching and writing biographical profiles, conducting or transcribing oral history interviews and researching LGBTQ religious collections.
LGBTQ RELIGIOUS PERIODICALS INDEXING This intern will index issues of LGBTQ religious periodicals found on the website in order to provide access to and integrate this unique information with LGBTQ-RAN’s other resources. Additional projects might include researching and writing biographical profiles, conducting or transcribing oral history interviews and researching LGBTQ religious collections.
COMMUNICATIONS OUTREACH This intern will reach out and communicate with kindred groups to strengthen programming relationships and expand LGBTQ-RAN’s audience. This intern will also assist with graphic design of some communications. Additional projects might include researching and writing biographical profiles, conducting or transcribing oral history interviews and researching LGBTQ religious collections.
These positions require some experience and education in online exhibit displays, and/or familiarity with religious history, indexing and tagging, and/or graphic design and outreach communications such as social media. All candidates must have good writing and communication skills, basic understanding of archives, and an interest in promoting the preservation of LGBTQ history.
Interns will provide their own office and equipment needed to carry out their work.
3 openings. Telecommuting is allowed.
Internal Number: Summer 2021
About LGBTQ Religious Archives Network
The LGBTQ Religious Archives Network (www.lgbtqreligiousarchives.org) is an innovative venture in preserving history and encouraging scholarly study of LGBTQreligious movements around the world. LGBTQ-RAN has a two-fold basic purpose. First it assists LGBTQreligious leaders and groups in determining how best to preserve their records and papers in appropriate repositories. Secondly, LGBTQ-RAN provides an electronic information clearinghouse for these archival collections and other historical data—such as biographical profiles, oral histories and digital exhibitions—about LGBTQreligious history for the use of historians, researchers and other interested persons.