Volunteers & Interns
Volunteers and Interns are an integral part of the Rainbow Lounge and LGBTQIA Programs and Services. They help keep our Lounge orderly and friendly for all of its visitors. Volunteering is a great way to support the UMKC LGBTQIA community, meet new people, develop skills, and have fun.
Volunteers help establish an inclusive environment and welcome all who seek support. We appreciate and depend on our volunteers as they provide an invaluable support to LGBTQIA Programs & Services at UMKC.
UMKC’s Division of Student Affairs has opportunities for graduate students who want to gain practical experience in an urban campus environment. The Division seeks to enhance students’ experiences at UMKC by providing vital co-curricular programs and support services that help students reach their academic goals. The Division of Student Affairs offers 10-month graduate assistantships.
Graduate Assistants in these highly competitive 10-month positions are an integral part of the Office of Student Involvement team. OSI Graduate Assistants are directly involved in the daily operations of Office of Student Involvement. Qualifications include excellent administrative, planning, organizational, communication (verbal and written), and computer skills. Candidates must be team-oriented, have initiative, be self-motivated and exceed expectations. Preference will be given to candidates who are interested in pursuing a career in Higher Education or other related fields, and have student leadership experience.
We are not currently accepting graduate assistant applications.
Summer Graduate Interns
The University of Missouri-Kansas City (UMKC) Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer, Questioning, Intersex, and Asexual (LGBTQIA) Programs & Services offers a Summer Graduate Internship for a graduate student whose interests are to contribute to the field of LGBTQIA higher education.
The purpose of this position is to support LGBTQIA Programs & Services while gaining practical, hands-on experience. This position works to increase student involvement and to enhance students’ collegiate experience through collaboration with diverse populations of students, faculty, and staff.