2022 GALA Intern Application

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The GALA Queer Archive (GALA) invites applications for a paid internship opportunity

We are seeking a registered, post-graduate tertiary student to intern with us at our Johannesburg office. The internship is a year long, part-time (15-20 hours a week) position. The internship starts in March 2022 and ends in March 2023.

The Position:
The intern will be involved in all aspects of our work. This include archival work, education and training, youth work, publishing and events. The intern’s work plan will depend partly on the candidate’s skills, personality, interests, education and experience. 
Some areas that the intern will be expected to be involved in include:
•    Research
•    Sorting and inventorying of archive material
•    Contributing to the GALA newsletter and social media
•    Workshops and event support
•    Youth engagement

•    The intern must be a postgraduate student for the duration of the internship term.
•    Applicants should be well-organised (with good time management skills), self-motivated, energetic and reliable, with strong attention to detail.
•    A strong interest in human rights, specifically concerning LGBTQIA+ issues, is essential.
•    An interest in queer history, activism and education.
•    Computer skills (Microsoft Office, internet applications) and internet research skills are required.
•    Proficient reading and writing skills. 
•    Ability to speak in public and group facilitation would be beneficial. 
•    Applicants must have valid authorisation to intern in South Africa.
•    Please note we are based on Wits University campus (Braamfontein) where the COVID-19 vaccination is mandatory for access to campus.

How to apply: One page (maximum 600 words) motivation letter and CV uploaded on a Google form, and the contact details of two referees (google form).


Closing date: Wednesday 9 February 2021.

Preference will be given to LGBTQIA+ persons of colour. 

We reserve the right not to make an appointment. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. If you have not been contacted by GALA in two weeks of application closing date, please consider your application to be unsuccessful.

GALA is a catalyst for the production, preservation and dissemination of information about the history, culture and contemporary experiences of LGBTQIA+ people in South Africa. As an archive founded on principles of social justice and human rights, GALA works toward a greater awareness about the lives of LGBTQIA+ people as a means to an inclusive society. GALA’s primary focus is to preserve and nurture LGBTQIA+ narratives, as well as promote social equality, inclusive education and youth development. 

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