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Employment & Practicums

Student Assistant Responsibilities:

– Staff the Pride Center

– Provide appropriate information and referrals

– Assist with paperwork and data entry

– Represent the Center at events

– Welcome visitors and answer the phone

– Compile information from the Internet

– Attend bi-weekly staff meetings

 

Applicants should:

-be self-motivated, dependable, and mature
-possess good customer service and communication skills
-have enthusiasm for the mission of the Pride Center
-be able to take initiative and work independently without supervision
-work well as part of a team
-be educated on and have a commitment to issues related to LGBTQIA, social justice, intersectionality, diversity, inclusion, & allyship
-be able to interact with people of varying backgrounds and identities
-have the ability to convey complicated and/or controversial information in a respectful and clear manner
-demonstrate commitment to fostering a diverse working and learning environment

If you are interested, please fill out this form and we will contact you for an interview.

Student Assistant FAQs:

– Pay is bi-weekly by electronic deposit on Fridays

– Pay rate is $7.25, minimum wage

– A license, social security card, and voided check is needed to set up payroll

– Bring documents to Student Services Building, Room 116 (in Circle Park)

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The Pride Center has hosted several practicum students from various departments around campus. If you are interested in a practicum at the center, please contact the director at pridecenter@utk.edu to set up an appointment to discuss potential projects.

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