February 1st Newsletter

Happy New Year Wildcats! We have a lot of awesome opportunities and events to share with you to help you get a great start on the semester!

For an updated calendar of events, or for more information about the Office of LGBTQ Affairs, please visit:

The Office of LGBTQ Affairs Website

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LGBTQ Affairs

Current Events & News


LGBTQ Affairs

Special Events

  1. Finding Community Welcome Keynote Speakers
  2. Register for Queering Arizona, Feb 27th, 2016



  1. I Will Week Schedule
  2. United Sorority and Fraternity Council Spring Open Meeting
  3. Vivir Mexico Study Abroad Trip
  4. Lecture: Gay Palestinian Asylum-Seekers in Israel
  5. Interview Tips from Employers
  6. Human Rights, Borders, and Barriers Symposium 
  7. Dr. Emma Perez: Queering Dystopic Imaginaries 
  8. Black History Month Events



  1. PFLAG Tucson's Celebration of Love
  2. Our Legacy and Our Future: A Community Forum for LGBT Elders and Allies
  3. Southern Arizona Senior Pride, Feb 7th
  4. Writing Workshop for QTPOC at Casa Libre


  1. CHCI's Summer Congressional Internship Program
  2. The Edge Scholarship Program
  3. PFLAG Scholarahip Opportunity
  4. Victory Congressional Internship
  5. Work on Ann Kirkpatrick's Campaign for US Senate
  6. Trans*studies Conference
  7. TRANSforming Gender Conference
  8. Disney College Program 2016
  9. Generations Paid Study is Looking for Participants
  10. Intern with the Change Project
  11. The Men's Project Internship



  1. Phoenix Pride Scholarship Program
  2. PFLAG National Scholarship Program
  3. National Organization of Gay and Lesbian Scientists and Technical Professionals (NOGLSTP) Scholarship

LGBTQ Affairs Events


LGBTQ Affairs Special Events


1. Finding Community Welcome Keynote Speakers 

Finding Community Welcome invites you to a keynote on February 1st by:


Inciting creativity in the service of empathy, equity, and social imagination.

How do we use art to enact change, make our spaces more equitable and dream the future we want to create?

Get inspired and kick off the semester on a strong note with our keynote speaker, Jess Solomon.

Jess Solomon is a systems-thinker, creative facilitator and instigator of arts and social change projects. As the Executive Director of Art in Praxis, she leverages art, culture and design in the practice of organizational and community development. Based in Baltimore, MD but working nationally, Jessica is recognized as a skilled creative facilitator and emerging leader in community cultural development. She has served as a grant panelist, steering committee member, and advisor to several arts and cultural institutions including the DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities, Nathan Cummings Foundation, Alternate ROOTS and The Clarice Performing Arts Center. Jessica is a Founding Cultural Agent at the USDAC and a 2015 National Arts Strategies Creative Community Fellow. She's received her MS in Organization Development from American University.

Keynote: 4:00-5:00pm Tucson Room, Student Union

Workshop: 6:00pm-8:00pm Tucson Room, Student Union

Followed by a workshop led by Jess and Adam

Adam Horowitz is a “projectician”—a co-creator of sector-blurring, border-crossing projects rooted in storytelling, cultural exchange, and social change. Adam was Co-Executive Director of Bowery Arts + Science—which programs the Bowery Poetry Club in NYC—and has worked with numerous organizations at the intersection of arts, education, and social change, including the Santa Fe International Folk Art Market, Ashoka, and The Future Project, where he was a founding team member.  As a performer, musician, and researcher of intercultural exchange, he has worked with ensembles in Europe and in South America, presenting original work in forests, churches, public plazas, and living rooms, as well as traditional theaters. He is an Artist in Residence at the Hemispheric Institute of Performance and Politics at NYU and the Lower Manhattan Cultural Council. Adam holds a BA from Yale University and was a Fulbright Scholar in Colombia, where he wrote about performance and politics for Theater Magazine, devised original theater pieces with teens, and printed out hundreds of posters for an imagined entity known as the U.S. Department of Arts and Culture…


For more info:


US Dept of Arts and Culture website

2. Register for Queering Arizona, Feb 27th 2016 

Registration is now open for Queering Arizona! This is a free annual statewide conference in collaboration with other state universities and colleges that allowed LGBTQA+ and allied students to network and develop skills to take back to their campuses. 
This year it will be on February 27th from 10am-6pm (though we will leave Tucson on a giant bus that leaves earlier in the morning) at the ASU Polytechnic campus. 
If you are interested in attending, register at tinyurl.com/QAZ2016 by February 12th and we will get back to you! We have limited spots, so register early. You can also visit https://sites.google.com/site/queeringarizona2016/ for more info in general. 


2. United Sorority and Fraternity Council Informational Meeting

The United Sorority and Fraternity Council (USFC) would like for you to join us Monday, February 1st at 5PM in the SUMC – Ventana Room for our spring 2016 informational meeting. The USFC is the governing council for the multicultural and identity based fraternities and sororities at the University of Arizona. Our fraternities and sororities promote academics, community service, personal enhancement, and a home where you will find friends, family and support that will last a life time. All of our chapters will be present to meet you and share information about their recruitment process. Joining a Greek organization provides many opportunities including expanded networking, leadership development, and a way to meet new people here at the UA. So bring a friend and come learn what the USFC has to offer!

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4. Lecture: Gay Palestinian Asylum-Seekers in Israel

Gay Palestinians have been caught in the middle of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. In the Occupied Palestinian Territories, they have been attacked by militant groups and sometimes tortured by the Palestinian Authority. The easiest place for them to flee is often Israel, where they are refused the right to even have their asylum cases heard because of their nationality. Although it helped to lead the development of international refugee law in the 1950s, Israel has resisted building a genuine asylum system for non-Jewish refugees. For Palestinians, resistance to granting asylum is especially high, in part because of confusions and sensitivities fed by the still unresolved Palestinian refugee problem that dates from Israel’s creation in 1948. 

The speaker for this lecture will be Michael Kagan, associate professor of Law at the William S. Boyd School of Law at the University of Nevada Las Vegas. Prof. Kagan brings a unique perspective to the study and practice of immigration law, having spent 10 years building legal aid programs for refugees throughout the Middle East and Asia. He has written several of the most widely cited articles in the fields of refugee and asylum law, which have been relied on by multiple federal courts of appeals, and by courts in Israel and New Zealand.

This lecture will take place at the Hillel Foundation at the Univerisity of Arizona. The lecture will begin at 4 P.M.


1245 E 2nd St

85719 Tucson , AZ

See map: Google Maps


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5. Presentation: Interview Tips from Employers

Interview Tips from Employers

UA Career Services has assembled a panel of professionals to share cutting edge info on successful interviewing.

Attend one of two hour-long, panel presentations entitled“Recruiters on Interviewing” on Friday, February 5th, in the Career Services offices, Suite 411 of the Student Union Memorial Center. 

Your next job interview is too important to jump into cold. Get some insider tips from the very people you hope to impress. This one-hour session is sure to improve your interviewing skills…and your confidence. Recruiters plan to cover:

  • The basics of interview prep
  • How to present yourself as a viable candidate for a position
  • Qualities they are looking for in candidates

There will also be time for questions and answers from the audience.

Walk ins are also welcome. Students can simply show up at 11am or 12:30 p.m. in SUMC #411 on February 5th for one of the sessions and grab a seat.

In the meantime, please take a look at the YouTube video at http://bit.ly/1lsvnSg on interviewing just released by UA Career Services. Inspired by the experiences of several UA employers, the video gives us a glimpse into the world of interviewing and what NOT to do when hoping to impress a recruiter.

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Save the date for the "Human Rights, Borders, and Barriers" symposium co-sponsored by the Africana Studies Program and the Department of French and Italian at the University of Arizona's Poetry Center on 22-24 February 2016. It will feature renowned scholars and renowned members of the Tucson community.

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7. Dr. Emma Perez: Queering Dystopic Imaginaries 

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8. Black History Month events

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Community Events

1. PFLAG Tucson's Celebration of Love 

2. Community Forum for LGBT Elders and Allies

The JCC is wheelchair accessible.  Please avoid scented products so everyone can attend.
The southwest premiere of the new documentary Reel in the Closet — a collection of home movies tracing decades of Lesbian/Gay/Bissexual and Transgender (LGBT) lives—will be screened Sunday, Feb. 7, at the Community Forum for LGBT Elders and Allies from 1-5 pm at the Jewish Community Center, 3800 E. River Rd.
Reel in the Closet filmmaker Stu Maddux will attend the screening and respond to questions.  He also produced Gen Silent,  a hit at a previous LGBT Senior Community Forum.
In addition, the forum will examine current national and state issues facing lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender seniors.  Local Southern Arizona LGBT history will be spotlighted as well.
Admission is free and open to all.


Generations of LGBT people quietly lived their lives in past eras when to be open about identity risked loss of jobs, arrest, and family rejection. Stu Maddux reveals this hidden history by unearthing a treasure trove of rare home movies made by LGBT people – some dating to the 1930s – that have long languished in the back of people’s closets. Projecting the viewer back in time, these private moments open a fascinating window into the surprising vibrancy of unheralded LGBT lives.
A Village Voice review in November of New York’s documentary festival says:
In addition to the film, local history will be screened by the University of Arizona Queer Archives showing interviews with Tucson LGBT elder activists and community members. Joseph Howell, Director of Development for the UA Institute of LGBT Studies, will encourage participants to contribute records and artifacts to the archives to preserve history.
The forum looks forward as well.  Serena Worthington, Director of National Field Initiatives for SAGE will present an overview of national issues and activist rallying cries.  SAGE is a national organization whose full name is Services and Advocacy for Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and Transgender Elders.
Organizations serving LGBT seniors will have information tables.  Snacks and beverages will be served.
For more information from Southern Arizona Senior Pride,  call 520-704-5830 or email soazseniorpride@gmail.com

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3. Southern Arizona Senior Pride, Feb 7th, 2016 


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4. Writing Workshop for QTPOC with Leah Lakshmi Piepzna-Samarasinha 

Thanks to a mini-grant from The Institute for LGBT Studies, Casa Libre is able to offer a limited number of full tuition scholarships to folks who are interested in taking this class:

Surviving As Choose Your Own Adventure Novel: A Writing Workshop for Queer and Trans People Of Color with Leah Lakshmi Piepzna-Samarasinha​

Date: Saturday, February 20, 2016
Time: 1-4pm
Location: FLUXX, location TBA
Cost: Sliding Scale $25-100
Scholarships available (email for info: casakeepers@casalibre.org)

Casa Libre Website: http://www.casalibre.org/programs/fairweather/5Feb16/workshop.html

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/events/559566457523663/

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Apply Now for CHCI's Summer Congressional Internship Program 
Only Two Weeks Left!

Application Deadline: January 22, 2016

See what it's like to be a CHCI Intern!

CHCI is seeking full-time college undergraduate students who are interested in participating in the 2016 Summer Congressional Internship Program. Selected individuals will receive an unmatched experience, learning first-hand about our nation’s legislative process while working for a member of Congress and receiving weekly leadership programming from CHCI.

Students of ALL majors who have demonstrated leadership abilities should apply. Forward this message to friends and family who may be interested in becoming a future Latino leader!

Click here to learn more about the program and its requirements.

Participants of the Congressional Internship Program will receive benefits including a round-trip airfare to Washington, D.C., $2,500 stipend, free housing, academic credit, leadership training, networking, and more.

Selection Process
The selection process is competitive. CHCI receives over 10 applications for every one available internship opportunity. The CHCI Alumni Review Committee reviews applications to identify the most qualified candidates. CHCI staff will select top candidates for internship positions.

Online Application Instructions
Applicants must complete the CHCI online application by January 22, 2016. Please contact Francisco Mazariegos, CHCI College Programs Specialist, at fmazariegos@chci.org with any questions.


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In order to connect with students and improve access to our resources, Career Services has partnered with Residence Life to hold office hours in one of the residence halls on campus. Students will be able to interact with highly trained staff every Monday and Tuesday evening from 5:00-8:00pm. We encourage students to take advantage of this opportunity as our staff will be able to provide most of the services that we offer in our office e.g. resume checks.

Where:MZMO Residence Hall - 1010 N Park Ave

When:Monday & Tuesday 5:00-8:00pm  

What:Career Services Extended Office Hours

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3. PFLAG Scholarship Opportunity

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To the OUT list, 

This year PFLAG Tucson is again joining with the LGBT-Straight Alliance Fund of the Community Foundation for Southern Arizona to award several $1,000 scholarships to LGBT students and, for the first time, straight allies committed to LGBT rights.  These scholarships are in the memory of Gene Moore, PFLAG Tucson’s past president, and Art and Mark Woodland, father and son of Elaine Woodland, long-time PFLAG supporters.  Applicants can be a graduating high school senior, undergraduate student or graduate student from southern Arizona attending an institution of his or her choosing or students coming to southern Arizona to attend a college or university here.

This year's application materials are now available on PFLAG Tucson’s website athttp://www.pflagtucson.org/scholarships.  For further information you may also contact PFLAG at 520-360-3795pflagtuc@pflagtucson.org, P.O. Box 36264, Tucson, AZ 85740.  The application deadline is March 31, 2016, with award decisions to be made in mid-April followed by an awards reception on May 4, 2016 at the Ward VI City Council Offices.

Please spread the word!
Norm Meader

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4. Victory Congressional Internship

The Victory Congressional Internship is accepting applications for Summer 2016.

The Victory Institute will bring outstanding LGBTQ college students to Washington, D.C., for an intensive leadership program, including a Congressional internship with an LGBT-friendly member of Congress. 

Title: ImageThe program includes a generous stipend, housing in D.C., placement in a congressional internship and travel to/from Washington, D.C., as well as travel and registration to the 2016 LGBT Leaders Conference.


Applications for Summer 2016 are due Monday, February 1st  – find out more and apply now at https://victoryinstitute.wufoo.com/forms/summer-2016-victory-congressional-internship/.   

The Victory Congressional Internship is open to current undergraduate students of all genders, orientations, abilities, races, and political affiliations, including people with majors other than political science.



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5. Work on Ann Kirkpatrick's Campaign for U.S. Senate

 Ann Kirkpatrick is a Democrat who has served three terms as the U.S. Representative representing Arizona's first district (AZ-01).  In the spring of 2015 she officially announced her run for the U.S. Senate offering Arizonans a true choice in this upcoming election.  This campaign has the chance to make history in Arizona by electing our first female Senator.

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6. Trans*studies Conference





Trans*studies: an international transdisciplinary conference

on gender, embodiment, and sexuality

September 7-10, 2016

University of Arizona

Tucson, AZ

Trans*studies is a 4-day international academic conference that welcomes work from any field on any topic pertaining to transgender issues, sex/gender variance, gender nonconformity, and diverse embodiments-as well as work that draws upon trans* methodologies to inform research in other areas of inquiry.  We are equally interested in showcasing work in the arts, humanities, and sciences (social, health, and physical), and seek the involvement of activists, culture workers, and members of trans* communities as well as scholars and students.

In addition to keynote speakers and special evening performances, the conference will feature several transdisciplinary plenary panels aimed at fostering greater dialog among scholars whose approaches to and investments in trans*studies have historically differed, and opportunities to caucus and network in small groups around shared interests. It is our hope that this conference will help launch an international transgender studies association; the conference schedule will include a business meeting to discuss this possibility, and to entertain proposals to host future international conferences. Language of proposals and presentations should be in English if possible, but we will work to accommodate non-English-speaking participation to the best of our ability. 

Please submit 250 word abstracts of proposed papers, as well as a one-paragraph author's biography. You may also submit a proposal for an entire panel on a particular theme or topic, but please include biographies and abstracts for each presenter/paper and the moderator, as well as a description of the panel itself (250 words each).  We will consider proposals for creative work and work presented in nontraditional academic formats. A portion of conference registration fees will be used to provide travel stipends for those with financial needs (e.g., students, junior faculty members, attendees from outside the U.S.).  

Please send all materials, and address all communications to


Submissions deadline is February 15, 2016.



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7. TRANSforming Gender Conference

The Tenth Annual TRANSforming Gender Conference

March 10-12, 2016 


About the TRANSforming Gender Conference

The University of Colorado-Boulder’s TRANSforming Gender Conference is celebrating its Tenth year! The Conference hosts national and local transgender, genderqueer, intersex, Two-Spirit activists and scholars to raise awareness of how we can celebrate the diversity of gender and sex.


The Conference is free and open to the public! We will be asking you to register at a later date.  In addition to nationally recognized speakers, we are excited to be including workshops and panels throughout the conference. Previous presenters and participants have included academics, health professionals, community organizers, performance and visual artists, students, faculty, staff, youth, family members, community members, and other interested folks

Workshop, Paper, and Caucus Guidelines



Workshop topics may encompass many aspects of gender identity: gender expression, trans identities, and transitioning. Panels, papers, and workshops should address these issues through a variety of lenses as well as in relation to specific contexts such as social justice, academia or health care.  We particularly encourage proposals on gender-inclusive teaching and pedagogy, trans feminism, employment, dating and intimate relationships, trans youth, mental healthcare, intersex identities, two-spirit identities, genderqueer identities, transgender people of color, intersex issues, transgender youth, intersectional identities, practicalities of transitioning, allyship, transgender pride, activism, mental health, legislation, comedy, insurance, privilege and partners/family of transgender people.


To submit a paper proposal, please submit a 250 word abstract to morgan.seamont@colorado.edu


To submit a Caucus proposal, please submit a brief description of the caucus: who the facilitator will be, for whom it is intended, and whether it is a closed session.  Successful caucuses in the past have featured those for genderqueer, transgender people, allies and partners.  Email your description to: morgan.seamont@colorado.edu


Target Audience

This conference welcomes all age groups including local school students and community members. Please try to formulate your workshops so that they are appropriate for all ages. Please inform us of any topics or discussions you feel may be difficult for a certain age group to participate in, and we will work with you to formulate a statement about age-appropriate audiences.

Session Length

Workshops, panels, and caucuses will be 1 hour and 15 minutes. If you would like a double session please explain why and provide a detailed schedule.


March 10, 2016:  Keynote address by Jennicet Gutiérrez @ 5pm in the C4C building, CU Boulder.  (There will not be any workshop sessions on this day).

March 11, 2016: One set of workshops/panels in the afternoon, followed by keynote speaker CeCe McDonald at 5pm.

March 12, 2016: Workshops/panels throughout the day with keynote address immediately following lunch.  Exact times TBA. 


To submit a proposal please send us the following information:

            Title of Session:  What title should we use for the event program?

            Session Summary:  Please tell us briefly what you plan to cover in your session, what

the session is about, or how this session benefits our understanding of trans identities or how it benefits trans people.

            Session description:  100 word description to be published in event program

Facilitator experience:  Have you presented this session in the past?  If so where and when?  (We do NOT discriminate against new presenters.  We want to ensure that we are offering a wide variety of material, so we may take that into account)

Materials:  Will you need a projector for movies/powerpoint?  Will you need paper/pens?  Are there other needs we can help you fulfill?

Preferred presentation time:  We will try to accommodate your preference (Friday afternoon, Saturday morning, or Saturdayafternoon) but please understand that we may not be able to based on everyone’s needs.

Please email the above information to: morgan.seamont@colorado.edu


Greetings from the Disney College Program team!

We are excited for the Spring 2016 recruitment season and are thrilled that you continue to encourage your students to consider the Disney College Program. 2016 marks 35 unforgettable years of programs history, and we want you to be part of our next chapter!

Below are all the dates for the upcoming seasons. We are offering a Summer Program for Alumni only. Students must have successfully completed at least one Disney College Program to be eligible.

Disney College Program
Application Start Date: January 12th
Application End Date: March 25th

Disney College Program- Summer Alumni WDW and DLR
Application Start Date: January 13th
Application End Date: Late January

Management Internships - Disney Parks and Resorts*
Application Start Date: January 25th
Application End Date: February 11th

Professional Internships - Disney Parks and Resorts*
Application Start Date: January 25th
Application End Date: February 25th

*Professional Internships for other Segments including ABC, Studios, Corporate, ESPN and others will post throughout the semester. Please encourage your students to check disneyinterns.com.


Disney College Program Application Process

Students interested in the Disney College Program will follow the steps below.

  • Interested students should visit our website,disneycollegeprogram.com; the student will click Apply Now, and complete the application
  • If the application is accepted, the student will receive an email with a link asking the student to take the Web-Based Interview. Please note, all applications are reviewed for candidates with a profile and experience that we believe will make them most successful on our Program.
  • If the student is successful in the Web-Based Interview, the student will receive an email with an attached link asking them to register for a phone interview. This process allows the student to have the freedom to select the most optimal time in their schedule to participate in our phone interview.
  • The phone interview is the last stage of the interview process. Remind your students to select a time that they can be in a quiet location and fully focus on their interview.
  • Students should periodically view their dashboard for updates concerning their application status. Please understand some students will be able to view Offers or Dispositions immediately, while others may take a couple of days or weeks. All students will have a form of communication on their dashboard.


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9. Generations Study looking for paid participants

The Tucson / Southwest region is part of the Generations Study, a multi-site project examining the lives and experiences of lesbian, gay and bisexual people. This study is particularly focused on the health and well-being of LGB people and involves the use of personal interviews and other data to improve policy and social services. Eligible participants will receive a $75 to participate. To find out if you're eligible, please visit www.GenerationsScreen.com and complete the items. The recruitment code (to enter online) for this opportunity is 0307.
More information may be found at Generations-Study.com

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10. Intern with The Change Project


Intern with The Change Project!


The Change Project staff has launched the 2016 Winter/Spring Internship program applications. This is an exciting time for us as we grow in new areas! In this email we have listed a brief description of the positions, and we would love for you to consider working with us!

Art & Graphic Design Internship - As an art & graphic design intern for The Change Project, your primary responsibility will be to design and create visual elements for our brand. You be given the opportunity to grow your portfolio while seeing your work on shirts, in gallery venues and in virtual spaces. We require an intern with creativity, passion and drive. Click here to see the full job description and application.

Web & Social Media Internship - As a web and social media intern for The Change Project, your primary responsibility will be to assist with the creation, execution and maintenance of social media strategies and tactics, website content development and search engine optimization. In addition, you will assist with media relations and event promotion as needed. Click here to see the full job description and application.

Development Internship - As a development intern for The Change Project, your primary responsibility will be to assist with the identification of appropriate grantors and the execution and submission of grant requests. The Change Project is still a newcomer to the grant-writing process, and to continue this work, we need interns capable of researching funding opportunities within fixed guidelines, initiating and maintaining contact with foundations and writing grants for eligible funding. We require an intern with strong research, writing and analytical skills. Click here to see the full job description and application.

Programs and Administration Internship - As a programs and administration intern for The Change Project, your primary responsibility will be to assist with the coordination and execution of our programs including but not limited to: Our Bodies. Our Lives.; Our Voices Matter; and My Pronouns Matter. You will also be utilized as administrative staff and will have other tasks assigned as needed. We require an intern with strong task management skills, timeliness and organization. Click here to see the full job description and application.

Events Internship - As an events intern for The Change Project, your primary responsibility will be to coordinate social, educational and development focused events on behalf of the organization. Events include rebate nights, panels, donor dinners, trail programming and others. Interns may also attend conferences, festivals, and other We require an intern with strong task management skills, timeliness and organization. Click here to see the full job description and application.



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11.The Men's Project Internship 

Hi Wildcats!
The Men’s Project to End Violence is a dynamic university internship program which works to engage men at the University of Arizona to end violence in all its forms. Undergraduate student interns work collectively and through self-guided projects to engage men in understanding violence and its connection to masculinity in hopes of preventing violence at the U of A.  
To apply please got to wrc.arizona.edu/MensProject and fill out an application, and return it to the WRC inside the CSIL on the 4th floor of the Student Union or email it to the Director Richard Gallon at rgallon@email.arizona.eduApplication will be DUE Wednesday Feb 10 at noon
For more information or if you have any questions feel free to contact Richard Gallon or drop by the WRC. 

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1. Phoenix Pride Scholarship Program

Deadline: late March
The Phoenix Pride Scholarship Program provides scholarships to self-identified LGBTQ college students or dependents of an LGBTQ parent with financial need as determined by FAFSA and a minimum 2.5 GPA. Awards are $5,000 for the next academic year. Students should be currently attending an accredited school in Arizona; or a May graduate from a high school in Maricopa County accepted at an Arizona college for the following school year.

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2. PFLAG National Scholarship Program

Deadline: mid-February
PFLAG National Scholarships are available for high school gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender (GLBT) seniors, and students who are allies and supporters of the GLBT community and entering college. Currently offering three $5,000 scholarships, three $2,500 scholarships, and up to ten $1,000 scholarships. The Detroit Chapter of PFLAG is also offering three $500 scholarships to college students who are connected directly with GLBT issues

See also PFLAG Phoenix for multiple, local scholarships offered to GLBT students and in some cases to straight allies who have directly supported GLBT youth and/or the GLBT community.  One application enables consideration for all opportunities.

See also PFLAG Tucson for several $1,000 scholarships for LGBT persons from southern Arizona accepted to attend an institution of higher education.

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3. National Organization of Gay and Lesbian Scientists and Technical Professionals Scholarship


Deadline: ~early June
NOGLSTP eligibility: STEM students; Two $5000 scholarships will be awarded for the upcoming academic year. One $5000 scholarship will go to an undergraduate student, and one $5000 scholarship will go to a graduate/professional level student. Students currently enrolled at any U.S.-based college or university are eligible to apply. 

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