Vanderbilt University Medical Center Program for LGBTQ Health
Due to the circumstances caused by the COVID-19 Pandemic, we have deferred the assignments for the 2020 summer internship to the summer of 2021. Therefore, we are not accepting applications for the 2021 internship at this time.
However, in the circumstance that one or more of our 2020 interns are unable to join us for the summer of 2021, we are collecting the contact information of those interested in applying. If we have any available positions, we will email those on our roster. Please note that we are still unsure whether interns will be allowed on campus for the summer of 2021.
Please fill out the interest form at https://redcap.link/lgbtqintern2021
The Vanderbilt Program for LGBTQ Health is a national leader in patient care, education, research, and advocacy for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer communities. Through this internship program, we hope to further this mission and to foster the personal and professional development of future leaders in LGBTQ health and research.
We are hosting a limited number of students for 10-week, full-time internships from late May to early August, though exact dates are flexible. Interns will receive a modest wage to help offset their living expenses in Nashville, Tennessee.
For competitive consideration, applicants must:
- Be an undergraduate student (rising junior or senior) or a graduate student (especially medical or nursing school students)
- Have a committed interest in LGBTQ health and research
- Demonstrate this interest through previous work, research, volunteer, or other experience
This internship is well suited for those pursuing careers in academic medicine, public health, community organizing, health professions, and other related fields. LGBTQ Health Intern’s will be divide their time between programmatic projects to support the Program for LGBTQ Health and working on a research project. Read more about the projects here.
Trans Buddy Intern Position Description
Each summer, the program hosts one intern specific to the Trans Buddy Program. People interested in this internship opportunity should apply specifically through the Civil Liberties and Public Policy’s (CLPP) summer internship, also known as the Reproductive Rights Activist Service Corps (RRASC). While our Trans Buddy intern comes to us directly through CLPP, applying to this internship program does not guarantee a placement with Trans Buddy. More information about the program, application requirements, and other host sites can be found here.
Responsibilities of the Trans Buddy intern will include supporting the Trans Buddy Program as well as the Program for LGBTQ Health through programmatic projects as well as a research project. In addition to these bigger projects, the Trans Buddy intern will be expected to act as a buddy as well as coordinate the Summer volunteer training.
Come enjoy the vibrant city of Nashville, make lasting connections with your fellow interns, and work in one of the nation’s top academic medical centers!
Please send a resumé or curriculum vitae, one letter of recommendation, and a statement of intent to firstname.lastname@example.org by February 1 at 11:59 pm CST. Your statement of intent should describe what you hope to gain from this internship and how the position would help you advance your professional goals. In your statement, please demonstrate your previous commitment to LGBTQ health and explain what informs your passion for serving the LGBTQ community. All program questions should be directed to the program email email@example.com. We encourage diverse candidates from a multitude of backgrounds to apply
Learn more about our past interns on our website here!