Transgender Internship Information

04 Nov 2010 5:49 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)
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Trans Bodies, Trans Selves is looking for interns for the positions listed below. The deadline for submission of applications is December 1, 2010.


Internships begin December 15, 2010. Their end date depends on the particular position. The survey and chapter interns will likely complete their work by the end of the Spring. The website and publicity interns will continue on through the book’s publication, tentatively next Fall.


Undergraduate and graduate students are encouraged to apply. The book’s editors are willing to work with your school to obtain credit for your internship.  Unfortunately we do not have funds at this time to provide payment to interns. All interns will be recognized by name in the final book.




Please submit the following to laura at by December 1, 2010:

 -A cover letter describing your interest in interning for Trans Bodies, Trans Selves. Why are you interested in the particular position? What skills do you have that make you an ideal candidate? Include your email address and phone number in the letter.

 - A resume/cv that highlights work you have done that will help you in the position.




Website Intern

Until now, Trans Bodies’ website has been handled by the book’s editor, Laura Erickson-Schroth, who knows nothing about websites except how to click a mouse and insert text/pictures. YOU can save this project’s website from itself. (If applying for this position, please include examples of your work in your application).


Publicity Interns

The Trans Bodies project is growing out of its britches, and expanding to facebook, twitter and to conferences near you. Be a part of this project by connecting people with Trans Bodies through social media and events.


Survey Interns

We are seeking interns to assist with our surveys for gender-variant people, current/former partners of gender-variant people, and parents of gender-variant children. We will be using quotes from the surveys for the book, and due to the extremely large number of responses, we need to thematically code the surveys. Interns will be supervised by a PhD candidate, and given a brief introduction to the organization and analysis of qualitative surveys. They will have the opportunity to learn about a wide range of individual perspectives as they work with the data. Applicants should be motivated, thoughtful, interested in the experiences of trans-persons and their families, and sensitive to handling confidential information.


Chapter Intern: Transgender Representation in the Media

Authors Jamison Green and Dallas Denny are looking for an intern to help them with research for their chapter, which will cover transgender representation in popular media, including television, movies, magazines and newspapers.


Chapter Intern: Gender Around the World

Authors Jamie Roberts and Anneliese Singh are recruiting an intern for their chapter, which explores the gender roles and transgender movements around the world.


Submission Details


Submissions for consideration of your opinion piece, topic introduction or testimonial should include the following:
1) An original opinion piece/topic introduction on a topic you feel should be addressed in one of the book's chapters (up to 800 words - click on "About the Book" to learn more about the chapter structure)
    An original testimonial about some aspect of your life as a transgender or gender-variant person (up to 800 words)
2) Your name, age, and location, along with a one-paragraph biography
3) A picture of you that can be placed next to your short piece in the book 

Please direct all submissions to: laura at (The @ symbol has been removed in order to avoid spam through this website. Please replace it when sending in your submission.)

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