Out Youth offers a variety of internships for people in various stages of their educational development.
Because Out Youth is a popular internship location, we have a limited number of positions for interns every semester. If you are interested in interning with Out Youth, you should follow the protocol set by your learning institution.
To simplify the application process, please make sure to inquire with your school before contacting Out Youth about internships.
The Internship Program
As an intern, you will have opportunities to engage, empower, and support LGBTQIA youth in many capacities.
Some of these opportunities include:
- Providing individual counseling
- Facilitating and co-facilitating support groups
- Creating and facilitating programming activities in the Drop-In Center
- Working with the Texas GSA Network
- Providing counseling support in public high schools
- Participating in Out Youth’s Queer Prom
Qualities of the Ideal Intern
The staff and volunteers at Out Youth work closely together and are thoroughly dedicated to the mission of the organization. They actively contribute ideas to improve the organization, value communication, and are demonstrated self-starters.
While experience working with the LGBTQIA and other historically oppressed communities is not a requirement of interning, a strong interest in learning about these communities and having a truly open and curious mind is required.
Availability Requirements for Academic Internships
The Drop-In Center is open to youth from 4:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. every Sunday, Wednesday and Thursdays.
Availability on Sundays is required and interns should be available for at least two Drop-In nights per week, and ideally all three.
Counseling services at public schools are offered at various times between 8:30 a.m. and 4:15 p.m. Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday. Interns should be available for one or two days per week to provide services in schools.
Special events tend occur on Fridays and Saturdays. Attendance at some of these events is strongly encouraged; attendance at Out Youth’s Queer Prom is required.
For More Information
The most common types of internships that we provide are graduate-level social work internships for students in their first year of graduate school, although we accept interns from other disciplines and programs.
After verifying with your learning institution that Out Youth is a possible internship site for you, please contact Aubrey Wilkerson, Executive Director, at 512-419-1233 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
For questions about graduate-level social work internships, you may contact Keisha Martinez, Clinical Director, at 512-419-1233 or email@example.com.