Campus Pride seeks college students with a desire to learn more about campus organizing and social justice issues to work as interns either remotely or at 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.
Part-time interns who work remotely are expected to work 3-10 hours a week; full-time interns based in our home office are expected to work 20-40 hours a week. Campus Pride will work individually with interns to develop a schedule that best meets educational program requirements and/or individual needs. Internships are unpaid and on a voluntary basis.
- Fall Internship: August-December
- Spring Internship: January-May
- Summer Internship: May-July
- Fall Intern: due no later than August 1st
- Spring Intern: due no later than January 1st
- Summer Intern: due no later than May 1st
Campus Pride offers internships in the following areas:
- Social Media and Communications
- Lambda 10 and Greek Life
- Blog Writer and Editor
- HBCU Outreach and Network
- Athletics and Recreation Inclusion
- Conference and Event Planning
- College Fairs and Campus Pride Index
Click here for in-depth job descriptions of each intern position.
Interested? We would love to have you join us! Apply now by clicking the internship button below. Any questions can be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org
2020 Campus Pride Summer Interns
My name is Daijah Dixon and I identify as a Queer Black Woman! I am from Raleigh, NC and I am a rising senior at UNCG studying Human Development and Family Studies. I am a Social Justice Leader with the Office of Intercultural Engagement at my school as well as the President of Activities & Campus Events. I’ve always been passionate about advocating for Queer Youth and I’m super excited to work with Campus Pride this summer! My interests outside of school include BTS, writing short stories, pretending I know how to paint, and the Strawberry Vanilla Creme stuffed french toast from IHOP!
Vati Pham (Mai Pham Thi Xuan) is a rising sophomore at Centre College, KY majoring in Mathematics and Economics with a desire to improve the lives of LGBTQ+ communities on US universities and colleges campuses. Born and raised in Vietnam, Vati has been exposed to bigotry and hatred as a non-heterosexual individual, which motivated her to pursue a higher education in the US, where LGBTQ+ community is more accepted. The journey of embracing her identity as queer has opened her eyes to interesting relationships, from exploring queerness under Confucianism and Christianity’s perspective on LGBTQ+. For her, queer relationships have proven the unnecessity of gender roles and such love blends in liberty of self-expression and submission to no expectations. Vati is active in her role as a member of Pride Alliance in her institution, from holding panels to conducting research about her college’s LGBTQ+ history. She hopes to enrich her knowledge regarding the growing definition of genders and sexual orientations with the intention of empowering queer individuals.
Michael Fisher’s pronouns are he/him/his and he is from Mercer Island, Washington. In the fall he will be finishing up his bachelor’s in Mathematics at Kenyon College in Ohio with his final semester. During his time at Kenyon College, he spends his time outside the classroom playing on the club rugby team, participating in his fraternity, and serving as the manager of the LGBTQ+ affinity house at Kenyon for the past year. After coming out as transgender in the fall of his Sophmore year Michael returned to Kenyon as a Junior. During this time Michael made the decision to join Alpha Delta Phi, a fraternity with strong literary roots. He was chosen to be the Gender and Sexuality Chair of the fraternity after his first year, a position with a commitment to inclusivity in Greek Life. The values of Campus Pride and Michael aligned. Campus Pride shows a dedication to making Greek Life a safe space and Michael had been committed to making his and other fraternities more welcoming and inclusive since he became a part of his own organization. For these and many other efforts, Michael won the Outstanding Advocacy Award from Kenyon College in 2020.
Michael’s plans for post-grad are to hopefully continue working in activism with a focus on educational spaces, either from a social work or education perspective. He believes his values in an inclusive community, in the power of tender masculine friendship, and in persistent pushes toward equity and justice in every space guide his work for the LGBTQ+ community.
Past Campus Pride Interns
2020 Campus Pride Spring Intern
My name is Morgan Burgess and I am from Thomasville, NC. I am a junior at UNC Charlotte studying Psychology and Women’s and Gender studies. My postgraduate plans are to continue my education and study to become an occupational therapist. Occupational therapy is something I am very passionate about, as it is a nice mix of my love for healthcare and my passion for disability rights. Outside of class, I shadow occupational therapists to gain experience and am in other healthcare related clubs. I also enjoy some of the more fun clubs that UNC Charlotte offers such as Art and Mindfulness.
In my free time I like to watch YouTube, listen to music, and watch new shows on Netflix. For me, music is a big part of my life. I listen to all kinds of music, but my favorites are kpop and indie/r&b. Kpop has been a big part of my life for over 5 years and is a source of joy and comfort. My favorite musicians are Dean, Heize, Dounia, and Raveena.
Apart from my music interests, I am super interested in activism. I have been active in multiple different activist organizations at UNC Charlotte and am excited to be working with the community through Campus Pride.
2019-20 Campus Pride Fall & Spring Intern
Hello my name is Mari Forfar from Kernersville, North Carolina. I identify as queer and gender trans-nonbinary, use they/them pronouns, and also identify with the woman experience. I am a Junior at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte with a major in Psychology and a minor in Women’s and Gender Studies. My post-graduate plans are to continue in either clinical psychology, go into social work, or possibly pursue a career in LGBTQ+ activism. Prior to college, I studied nursing and healthcare and obtained my certification as a CNA. I am an intern at Ally and I also work as a Communication Consultant at my university to help students develop their writing and communication skills. In my free time, I love to read new books, watch Youtube, or binge-watch a TV series, such as Grey’s Anatomy, Pose, and Euphoria. You might also find me at a local coffee shop working or spending time with friends, maybe soon after even throwing a mini dance party! Oh! And I love dogs!
I am super passionate about giving back to my queer community, especially in ways that can help improve their mental health or help build self-confidence. I am dedicated to growing my knowledge about queer communities and the many identities. In my life, I have had the opportunity to be apart of multiple different clubs and organizations that support the equality of all people. These spaces range from your typical high school social justice club to assisting in the more organized collegiate organizations to obtain an LGBTQ+ Center/Space at Charlotte.
2016-17 Campus Pride Fall, Spring & Summer Intern
Liz High – Fall Intern
Liz High is current student at Appalachian State University and will graduate December 2016 with a bachelors degree in social work. Liz was born in eastern North Carolina in the town of Rocky Mount. From there she graduated from high school at Roanoke Rapids High School, then onward to East Carolina University. From there she began her career in LGBT activism through the LGBT Resource Center and working to encourage voters to vote against Amendment One back in 2012. We are very excited to have Liz on board with us.
2015-16 Campus Pride Interns
Amber Mazyck – HBCU Outreach Intern
Amber is a 23-year old Black queer woman, hailing from the beautiful state of South Carolina. She is a 2015 Campus Pride Alumna. During her undergraduate years at Bethune-Cookman University, she founded their Gay-Straight Alliance & served two consecutive years as the G-SA president, while earning a Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice. Amber also joined Gamma Sigma Sigma National Service Sorority Incorporated during this time, allowing her to take her social activism into the Daytona Beach community.
Amber has a full commitment to bring inclusion and diversity to other Greek Life. As a student who has attended an HBCU in both undergraduate and graduate studies, Amber knows of the sustainability these colleges and universities need. LGBTQ+ students at HBCUs have both unique experiences and issues that Amber is aware of and is fully committed to tackling. She is continuing her studies at the University in pursuit of a Masters of Science in Transformative Leadership, which allows her to stay connected to her previous efforts. Because she moves in a diverse spread of social spaces, she is able to advocate for this important cause in several arenas.
Amber prides herself in having an infinite impact. She believes that her work is strengthened in her deviant radical perspective and the creation of empowering spaces allows others to adopt brave stances.
Trinice McNally- HBCU Outreach Intern
As an Queer, Black Woman who immigrated to the U.S as a child, she has learned to navigate against systems in a world that was not designed for people like her. Trinice McNally has committed her life to the advancement of LGBTQ people and is dedicated to creating inclusion and fostering awareness at Historically Black Colleges & Universities. She initiated a 2-year research study through the Masters of Science Transformative Leadership program at Bethune-Cookman University, where she collected research on the Study of best practices & resources needed to create inclusive & safe learning environments for LGBTQ students at HBCU’s. Based on the study, Trinice was afforded the first-ever position as the Coordinator of Diversity Initiatives, specifically responsible for developing LGBTQ inclusive initiatives to create change by developing new policies and fostering an inclusive environment for LGBTQ students at B-CU, this made her the 1st Queer woman at a Florida HBCU to engage in achieving LGBTQ equality through higher education. In September of 2015, she assumed her new role as Director of the LGBTA Center at North Carolina Central University where her vision is to make NCCU, a number one choice for LGBTQ students nationally.
Dalton Leo Ray – Athletics & Recreation Inclusion Intern
My name is Dalton Leo Ray, I’m currently a sophomore studying Communications at Madison College in Wisconsin. Yes, I’m a Badgers, Brewers, and Packers fan (calling me a cheesehead is not an insult in my book). I hope to one-day work as a creative director for a marketing/advertising firm. I came out as gay my senior year and in high school. I was an all conference football player and ran hurdles in track. I firmly believe that athletics has the power to change the views and opinions of our society which is why I’m so excited to be joining the Campus Pride team and to start working on the Sports index! Never be afraid to reach out and shoot me an email! My PGP’s are he, his, him!
Alicia Edwards – Social Media Intern
Hello! My name is Alicia Edwards, my pronouns are she her hers. I identify as gender fluid which I didn’t actually discover until Campus pride help me actually discover what my identity was. I’m 21 years old and I also have a 2 year old son. I absolutely adore poetry, music, symphonies, theatrical arts, pretty much anything that makes you open up your mind to new dimensions anything that makes you think outside of the box and see the bigger picture. I attend college and am currently studying to be a criminal justice major. I recently attended Camp Pride 2015 and boy was I in for a treat! I didn’t go in with quite an open mind at first; I thought this is going to be boring, I’m not real sure what we’re going to talk about, I don’t know if I’m going to meet people, I don’t know if I’m going to make friends, but I definitely was surprised by the many many people that greeted me so wonderfully they made me feel as if they’ve known in my whole entire life. I had the absolute best pride leaders ever their names are Key and Grace. They were absolutely wonderful they were definitely the epitome of a den mother. I made excellent friends and created wonderful bonds with people that I had never met until that day and yet it felt like I had known them forever. We had numerous of presentations to go to. We had workshop we had talent shows. I really learned a lot about what it meant to be apart of LBGTQIA. I learned that it’s okay to be comfortable in my own skin and I learned that my identity wasn’t fem or stud or anything of the sort i was gender fluid. I definitely learned a lot about what it meant to be me and was also able to place myself in others shoes and understand their struggle on the daily. I am currently living in San Diego California with my partner and my son. I have a wonderful life I just work hard to maintain a positive energy and enjoy every aspect of it to the fullest. I am a lesbian, genderfluid, mother, girlfriend, educator, educated, free thinker, companion and lover of all. I am me.
2014 Summer Intern
James 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.
2013 Winter/2014 Spring Media Intern
H. M. Finn Barton is a recent graduate from the University of South Carolina in Columbia, SC. They received a Bachelor of Arts in Media Arts. While attending the University, Finn held many leadership roles on campus. During their Senior year, they were the Logistics Director for the Bisexual Gay Lesbian Straight Alliance Board of Directors, Secretary for the Residence Hall Association Executive Board, and a member of the Sodexo (dining) Student Board of Directors. Finn was also involved in the Columbia community as a member of the Columbia Area Jaycees. Their hard work and dedication within the Housing department and the Residence Hall Association lead to Finn being inducted into the University of South Carolina Hall of Leaders, which inducts less than 15 students per year. Finn became involved with Campus Pride in December 2013 as their Media Production Intern and is excited to be continuing media production as a Media Production Fellow for Campus Pride through the summer. Finn believes in bettering our world for those who will come after us and plans to use their skills with media and passion for LGBT equality to do so.
2012–2013 Social Media Intern
Rebby Kern first became involved with Campus Pride in 2012 as a camper at Camp Pride summer leadership camp. After camp, Rebby was the Social Media Intern for Campus Pride while finishing her Bachelor of Arts degree in Communications: Public Relations in 2013 from La Sierra University. Her minor studies includes Drama and Art. With the help of her campus community and supporting faculty Rebby was able to establish and preside over the first student led LGBT and ally organization, Prism, at La Sierra University. After graduation Rebby returned to Camp Pride as a Pride Leader and then continued on to joining Campus Pride as Staff in August 2013. She currently serves as the Director of Youth Interests for SDA Kinship International. Rebby previously served as Secretary of the Intercollegiate Adventist Gay-Straight Alliance Coalition, IAGC, and an Outset Film Fellow through Outfest in Los Angeles. Follow @RebbyKern.