Saga Program Intern

Denver, CO

Position:   Saga Program Intern 

Position Type:  Intern 

Pay Range: $18.29 per hour, 15 hours per week 

Benefits Include: Paid Sick Leave. 

Reports To:   Manager of Young Adult Programs 

Organization Description 

The Center on Colfax opened in 1976 has grown to become the largest LGBTQ community center in the Rocky Mountain region, giving voice to Colorado's lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ) community and playing a pivotal role in statewide initiatives to reduce harassment and discrimination. Today we are focused on fulfilling our mission by ensuring that every member of the LGBTQ community has access to the programs and resources they need to live happy, healthy, and productive lives. 

General Description 

The Saga Program Intern is a part-time, temporary position that will learn about outreach of young adult (18-24) participants and assistance facilitating of young adult programs. The Intern helps supervise program volunteers, including program facilitators from partnering agencies. This position requires effective communication skills, reports to the Manager of Young Adult programs, and works closely with the necessary Center staff. 

The Saga Program internship offers an invaluable opportunity for Interns to develop a comprehensive understanding of nonprofit organizations, enhance their interpersonal skills, and actively engage with LGBTQ+ communities while promoting advocacy and inclusivity. Through hands-on engagement and collaboration, Interns will develop a range of essential skills and achieve the following learning outcomes: 

  1. Nonprofit Operations: Gain valuable insight into the operations of nonprofit organizations, including their structure, strategic planning, and resource allocation. Develop an understanding of their impact on social change and community development. 
  2. Interpersonal Skills: Enhance communication, collaboration, and cultural competency skills through meaningful engagement with diverse individuals and communities. Learn to adapt communication styles, demonstrate empathy, and build inclusive environments. 
  3. Community Engagement: Engage in community outreach, event organization, and support network facilitation to empower and uplift LGBTQ+ individuals. Contribute to fostering a sense of belonging, promoting positive social connections, and addressing the unique challenges faced by these communities. 
  4. LGBTQ+ Advocacy: Acquire strategies for promoting inclusivity, raising awareness, combating discrimination, and advocating for LGBTQ+ rights. Develop a deeper understanding of social issues affecting the community and learn effective approaches to effecting positive change. 

Duties and Responsibilities 

Supervision of Program Members: 

  • Supports supervision of Saga Program Members on specific, project management focused, events. 
  • Engages with Saga Program Members during drop-in hours, fieldtrips, and committee meetings. 

Grant Administration, Program Evaluation, Data Collection: 

  • Assists Manager with the implementation and evaluation of programs and services to fulfil reporting and tracking requirements. 
  • Supports oversight of various data collection methods for volunteers, youth census tracking and outreach numbers among others. 

Community Involvement Requirements: 

  • Develops appropriate relationships within the community space, encourages participation in activities, and ensures all feel welcome and respected. 
  • Helps oversee, coordinate and/or participate in all relevant outreach events. 
  • Assists the Manager of Young Adult Programs with program engagement. 
  • Supports management/hosting of virtual Discord meetings and creating discussion topics for members. 
  • Collects membership attendance for each program engagement: both virtual and in-person. 
  • Assists with planning and execution of signature events that are led/organized by members of the Saga Program. 

Communication/Marketing: 

  • Contributes to submitting content for program newsletters, website, board reports, and other collateral material. 
  • Participates in regular meetings with Center staff and the program team. 

Qualifications 

  • Experience working with the LGBTQ community. 
  • Experience working with LGBTQ young adults in a community setting. 
  • Community organization experience and willingness to work as part of a collaborative team. 
  • Personal commitment to, and working knowledge of, the work of diversity, equity, and inclusion. 

Working Conditions:  

  • Shares responsibility for the safety and security of both the physical office and online platforms. 
  • Works in hybrid, physical and virtual, environment as necessary. 
  • Evening and weekend work required. 
  • Works in a young adult drop-in center. 
  • Works in a loud, fast-paced and continually evolving youth environment. 
  • May work in outside areas. 
  • Occasional lifting up to 25 pounds with reasonable accommodations. 
  • Frequent giving, receiving and analyzing of information. 
  • Frequent use of computers, standard office equipment, and Microsoft Office Suite. 
  • May involve some travel in and around the Denver Metro Area. 
  • Expected to work extended hours, as needed. 
  • Must be available to work PrideFest weekend every June, only if within internship term. 
  • Bilingual/Spanish speaking preferred. 

How to Apply  

Please send your resume and a cover letter summarizing your skill set and desire to work at The Center to [email protected]


Closing Date Open until filled. 


For information on The Center on Colfax, visit our website at www.lgtbqcolorado.org.  

The Center on Colfax is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, age, genetic information, disability, veteran status, or any other basis protected by applicable law. The Center believes in developing and supporting a diverse workforce, and all employment decisions will be based on qualifications and business needs. 


$18.29/hour

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