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Career Resources for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual,
Transgender, and Questioning Students
As the promise of a culturally diverse work force continues to expand, resources that focus on the needs of students
entering this work force are valuable for future growth and success. The following resources are available in the
Career Exploration Center Library or online and are designed to assist LGBTQ students in the process of career

CEC Library Resources: This is a sampling of books we offer in the Diversity section of our career resource library.
Feel free to stop by our office and take a look!
•  Lavender Road to Success: The Career Guide for the Gay Community
•  Money, Myths, and Change: The Economic Lives of Lesbians and Gay Men
•  Straight Talk About Gays in the Workplace

Online Resources: The Internet can be a helpful career resource. This is a listing of some of the available websites
that may be of interest to LGBTQ students.
• The National Gay and Lesbian Task Force (NGLTF)
    website offers internships and job advertisements for students.
• The Human Rights Campaign’s website offers information on domestic
    partner benefits, how to address discrimination, transgender issues, employee network groups and much more.
    It also offers internships and job advertisements for students.
• The Idealist website offers a list of LGBT related non-profit organizations with internships.
    There are over 500 LGBT organizations in the U.S. on this site, as well as LGBT-related sites worldwide.
• This website is in partnership with and is an employment service for
    LGBT workers. Employers and recruiters can post jobs openings and job seekers can post resumes.
• The National Organization of Gay and Lesbian Scientists and Technical Professionals’ goals
    include dialogue with professional organizations, disseminating information, improving members’ employment
    and professional environment, opposing discrimination and stereotypes, and fostering inter-city contacts among
    our members. NOGLSTP is a non-profit educational organization and is an affiliate of the American Association
    for the Advancement of Science.
• National Gay and Lesbian Journalists Association (NGLJA) online
    listing of student internship programs and student projects.

Internship and Scholarship Opportunities: Internships can be helpful during your career exploration process
and provide you with real world work experience. Scholarships are available to financially assist you during your
educational career. The following is a sampling of what is available for LGBTQ students.
• Fund for Lesbian and Gay Scholarships (FLAGS) This fund provides
    financial assistance to gay, lesbian and bisexual students involved in the community. The scholarship amount
    varies and depends on financial need.
• Internships available for the fall and spring semesters. Applicants in the following areas
    are preferred: communication/media relations, and development/internet. However, all interested students are
    encouraged to apply.           512.471.1217          Jester A115                          your future in focus
• The Messenger-Anderson
    Journalism Scholarship and Internship Program offers several $10,000 scholarships to gay, lesbian, bisexual and
    transgender students pursuing a degree in journalism and communication at an accredited four-year university.
    High school seniors and current undergraduate students are eligible to apply. A GPA of 2.8 or better is required.

• Transgender Scholarship and Education Legacy Fund (TSELF) awards several scholarships
    for transgender-identified students in the helping and caring professions, including social services, health
    care, religious instruction, teaching, and law. The International Foundation sponsors the awards for Gender

• The Point Foundation is a national, publicly supported scholarship fund that
    provides financial support, mentoring and hope to meritorious undergraduate, graduate, and post-graduate
    students who are marginalized because of their sexual orientation or gender identity.

• Zami offers the Audre Lorde Scholarship and several other $1,000 scholarships
    to gay and lesbian undergraduate and graduate students of African descent who are making significant
    contributions to their communities. Zami is Atlanta’s premiere organization for lesbians of African descent, and
    the award’s emphasis is on service to the lesbian community.

• (click on “Education Fund” link)The National Gay Pilot’s Association (NGPA) Education Fund
    has been established to provide educational assistance in the form of scholarships to members of the gay and
    lesbian community who have expressed an interest in an aviation career as a professional pilot.

• The Arch & Bruce Brown foundation gives awards for Short Stories, One-act Plays
    or short film or video projects that present the gay and lesbian lifestyle in a positive manner and are based on, or
    directly inspired by, a historic person or event. All works must be unpublished, original, and in English.

• The A. Patrick Charnon Memorial Scholarship helps students afford
    high quality undergraduate education in their chosen fields of study. (Open scholarship, but has been awarded
    to LGBT students or students from a LGBT family.)

• The KarMel Scholarships were created to encourage
    students to write/create something that will express their views on the gay/lesbian/bi topic.

• Gay and Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation (GLAAD) offers competitive internships
    for undergraduate and graduate students interested in gaining experience in working with a not-for-profit
    organization. Internships are available in all of GLAAD’s six national offices.

• This site has job postings from companies committed to diversity in the workplace.

• National Pride at work provides information and support in the promotion of equality for
    LGBT employees in the workplace.

• This site provides tools and information for students transitioning from school to work.
    There are job and internship listings and information on employees who promote LGBT inclusiveness.

•   www. Database of job postings from LGBT- friendly employers.

    These websites are current as of May 2008.
    If any go inactive, please let us know!
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