Chamber Internship Program

Build your Professional Experience alongside the OUT Georgia Business Alliance

OUT Georgia Business Alliance‘s Chamber Internship Program offers a unique opportunity for students and aspiring professionals to gain hands-on experience in a dynamic, mission-driven organization dedicated to advancing LGBTQIA+ inclusion and economic empowerment in Georgia.

Interns will be introduced to various aspects of the Chamber’s work, including marketing communications and digital experience, membership development and engagement, and community outreach and ecosystem research.

This role offers hands-on experience and the opportunity to contribute to projects that will drive a distinct impact on the chamber, our membership, and our community.

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Assist in developing and executing digital marketing strategies to enhance OUT Georgia’s brand visibility and engagement within the LGBTQIA+ community and with our allies.
  • Create compelling content for social media platforms, newsletters, press releases, and the organization’s website.
  • Support the planning and implementation of digital marketing campaigns, including online advertising and email marketing.
  • Monitor and analyze the performance of digital marketing activities, providing insights and recommendations for improvement.
  • Assist in the development and execution of strategies to attract and retain members.
  • Support the planning and coordination of events and initiatives to engage current and potential members.
  • Communicate with members and community partners to foster relationships and promote collaboration.
  • Conduct research to map the ecosystem affecting the LGBTQIA+ community, identifying key stakeholders, trends, and opportunities.
  • Assist in organizing and promoting special events and initiatives, such as the Summit & Expo and other community outreach efforts.
  • Promote positive relationships with local businesses and community members.
  • Stay aware of events relevant to the Georgia business community.
  • Other duties as assigned.

QUALIFICATIONS and CHARACTERISTICS

While these qualifications and characteristics are general in nature, we welcome candidates from all educational backgrounds and levels of experience. Whether you are currently enrolled in school, have recently graduated, or are looking to gain new skills and experiences, we encourage you to apply.

  • Passion for LGBTQIA+ advocacy and a commitment to diversity, equity, accessibility, inclusion, and belonging.
  • Pursuing education or practical experiences related to Economic Development, Marketing and Digital Communications, Nonprofit Program Management, Business Administration and Development, Community Outreach, Market Research, or related areas of focus.
  • Ability to work both independently and collaboratively within a team.
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills.
  • Excellent organizational and time-management abilities.
  • Detail-oriented with a proactive approach to problem-solving.
  • Willingness to take on new challenges and enthusiasm for working in a dynamic, mission-driven environment.
  • Comfortable using or learning to use tools such as Google Suite, social media platforms, WordPress, and Canva.

INTERNSHIP PROGRAM BENEFITS

  • Gain practical experience in business advocacy and economic development, membership development and engagement, digital marketing communications, community outreach, and ecosystem research within a leading LGBTQIA+ organization.
  • Network with professionals and community leaders in the LGBTQIA+ community.
  • Flexible work schedule and remote/hybrid environment to accommodate professional and academic commitments

COMPENSATION/COURSE CREDIT

This Internship Program is 10-15 Hours/Week, Unpaid, 12-16 week. Positions are open to Georgia residents 18 years and older. Applicants do not have to associate the internship with credit hours, but OUT Georgia recommends pursuing credit, if available.

WORK ENVIRONMENT & PHYSICAL DEMANDS

The work environment characteristics and physical demands described here are representative of those that may be encountered by an intern performing the essential functions of this internship. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential functions. Work environment may include both home office, in-person meeting space, and event venues, depending on the schedule. In times of events, this role may not always be the typical 9-5 work schedule, though there will be plenty of flexibility.

This role requires consistent work with and for the LGBTQIA+ community. Ideal candidates should be supportive of and comfortable with working in, with, and for said community.

While performing the duties of this internship, the intern is occasionally required to stand; walk; sit; use hands to handle objects, tools or controls; reach with hands and arms; climb stairs; balance; stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl; talk or hear. The intern may occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds.

This position may require a flexible schedule to accommodate meetings and events outside of normal business hours. Occasionally it will require extra hours to ensure successful events and projects. Understanding the importance of flexibility pertaining to duties and willingness to take on new tasks with an ‘out of the box’ approach.

EQUAL OPPORTUNITY

OUT Georgia Business Alliance provides equal opportunity employment to all employees and applicants for employment. All decisions are made without regard to age, race, color, sex, gender identity or expression, the presence of a physical, mental or sensory disability, genetic information, religion, national origin, marital status, sexual orientation, military status, political ideology, status as a victim of domestic violence, sexual assault, or stalking, or any other category protected by local, state or federal law.

Equal employment opportunity ensures that all personnel actions are taken for job-related reasons.

APPLICATION PROCESS

Positions are open to students 18 and older. Applicants do not have to associate the internship with credit hours. However, credit hours can be given if coordinated appropriately. OUT Georgia seeks 2-3 energetic interns on a rolling basis as Internship Program positions are available. 

Submit your application here, or email your resume and cover letter to info@outgeorgia.org.


About OUT Georgia Business Alliance

Georgia’s LGBTQIA+ Chamber of Commerce

Established in 1994, OUT Georgia proudly serves as the business voice of Georgia’s LGBTQIA+ community, representing a diverse network of small business, nonprofit, and corporate members united in advancing diversity, equity, inclusion, accessibility, and belonging in the workplace and in Georgia’s economy.

We are proud to serve as a connector across the Peach State, with a focus on economic empowerment, certification and contracting, and business development programming.

OUT Georgia is a Federation Member of the Georgia Chamber of Commerce, the exclusive Statewide Affiliate of the National LGBT Chamber of Commerce (NGLCC), and the state’s LGBTQIA+ economic and small business development leader.

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