Community Engagement Intern / Los Angeles

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Job Title: Community Engagement Intern-Los Angeles
Location: West Hollywood, CA
Reports to: Sr. Community Engagement Manager
FLSA Status: N/A (Intern position for college credit)

Position Summary:

The Community Engagement Intern in LA is primarily responsible for supporting the Community Engagement (CE) Department with the Volunteer Recruitment Process.  The CE Intern will work with the CE Department to foster the connection between the organization and the general public.  They will also assist the CE Coordinator with the processing of all internal volunteer applications.  Works 10-20 hours per week and some weekends.

Essential Duties & Responsibilities

(Other duties may be assigned at the discretion of the Supervisor.)

  • Supports department with the recruitment and application process of volunteers.
  • Assists with researching venues for recruitment in high need areas in and around LA and NYC.
  • Facilitates in person Volunteer Orientations.
  • Prepares orientations materials for LA- including but not limited to ; Prep, logistics, wrap-up, Secure location, and coordinate snacks and/or meals
  • Provides ongoing support to volunteers throughout application process.
  • Sends regular communications to applicants as needed, e.g. regarding our orientation calendar, signing volunteer agreements, completing volunteer profiles on our database and singing up for interviews.
  • Generates volunteer orientation registration forms for both in-person and webinar events nationwide.
  • Maintains the volunteer portal; keeps current with regard to active vs. inactive status of volunteers, follows up with all applicants, updates contact information, etc.
  • Maintains confidentiality and protects sensitive data at all times.
  • Keeps office stocked with volunteer snacks.
  • Represents CE Department at LA community fairs and recruitment events
  • Attend trainings and meetings to learn the volunteer process.

Knowledge, Skills, Abilities

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily.  The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required to perform this job.

  • Experience or willingness to conduct general information sessions to perspective volunteers
  • Experience with community outreach, engagement or mobilizing preferred;
  • Experience or willingness to work with youth and/or LGBTQ populations strongly preferred;
  • Ability to communicate effectively and build rapport with diverse audiences;
  • Ability to work independently and manage multiple tasks;
  • Computer literacy, including extensive knowledge of Microsoft Word, Excel, and Power Point;
  • Experience or willingness to work in a multicultural environment where commitment to diversity based on race, ethnic origin, gender, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, and physical ability is an important institutional value;
  • Strong commitment to The Trevor Project’s mission.
  • Graphic Design skills a plus.

Supervisory Responsibilities


Physical Demands 

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is occasionally required to stand; walk; sit; use hands to finger, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms; climb or balance; stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl; talk or hear.  The employee is occasionally required to lift up to 40 pounds.  The vision requirements include: close vision, distance vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and ability to adjust focus.
Work Environment:  While performing the duties of this job, the employee is occasionally exposed to wet and/or humid outside conditions.  The noise level in the environment is moderate. The employee is required to work some Saturdays, Sundays and evenings.

Note: “The statements herein are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by employees, and are not to be construed as an exhaustive list of responsibilities, duties, and skills required of personnel so classified.  Furthermore, they do not establish a contract for employment and are subject to change at the discretion of the employer.”Questions? Please contact

To Apply:
Please send a resume and cover letter to: and complete the employment application at:

The Trevor Project is an equal opportunity employer, with a strong commitment to a diverse, multicultural staff. Transgender people and people of color are especially encouraged to apply.