Are you looking for a way to get involved, to learn more about the GLBT community, and to help support and educate others? Then the GLBT Center’s Volunteer, Internship and Practicum (VIP) Program is the perfect opportunity for you!
The VIP Program is designed for students who want to engage with and serve the GLBT and Ally community at NC State. Students can participate in the Program in several different ways.
Want to volunteer your time? Looking to do an internship either develop your skills or fulfill a degree requirement? Need a placement location for a departmental course practicum? The GLBT Center’s VIP Program offers all three options; check out the information below to see whether a Volunteer, Internship or Practicum position is the right fit for you.
For-credit internships are typically required components of a degree program and involve placements that enable students to apply the knowledge and skills they have acquired during their coursework. For-credit internships may be one semester or one academic year, and the hours required for the internship are generally pre-determined for each degree program. Non-credit internships are available for students who are looking to engage in high-impact learning and service opportunities.
Non-credit internships allow students to develop and apply knowledge and skills, can help students discover personal and professional interests, and look great on resumes. Students who sign up for a non-credit internship work a fixed number of hours (10-15) each week and support the work of the GLBT Center in a variety of capacities. For a description of common VIP responsibilities, see the section below.
VIP Program participants serve in a number of important capacities at the GLBT Center. The types of initiatives participants are involved with depend on their prior knowledge, skills, interests, and (when applicable) the departmental requirements of their internships or practicums. Below is an overview of common VIP responsibilities:
- GLBT Center Office Support
- GLBT Alumni Outreach
- GLBT Archive Management
- Social Justice Outreach
- Peer Education
- Diversity Research