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We believe in the power of community-driven initiatives. That's why we hire community members to lend their expertise and perspective, guiding our mission. All positions are paid, and we are committed to setting our pay rates to match the living wage in our community. By valuing local voices and contributions, we ensure that our work is rooted in the needs and realities of those we serve.

Summer Internship for young adults age 18-21
Applications are closed for this position

We are looking for a dedicated Summer Intern to join our team as an LGBTQ+ Resource Navigator. This part-time position involves dedicating 5-10 hours per week to help identify resources for youth navigating gender and sexual identities and family dynamics. The role includes identifying, connecting with, and building relationships with organizations that provide support for LGBTQ+ youth, particularly those who may live in unsupportive home environments.

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  • Part-time position: flexible 5-10 hours per week for June and July

  • Compensation: $20 per hour

  • No other benefits are available for this position



  • Identify and compile resources for LGBTQ+ youth, focusing on support services and inclusive community organizations.

  • Make connections and establish relationships with organizations that can provide assistance and support to youth in need.

  • Collaborate with team members and partner organizations to develop outreach and resource sharing strategies.

  • Maintain accurate records of resources and contacts.



  • Recent High School graduate.

  • Personal experience navigating LGBTQ spaces.

  • Passionate about supporting passionate about supporting LGBTQ+ youth, especially transgender, nonbinary, and gender diverse youth.

  • Access to a computer with an Internet connection

  • Ability to occasionally travel locally.

  • Willingness to visit community partners and resources.


This position is mostly remote, with the possibility of visiting community resources as needed. Office space is available for those who prefer it.



Please send us your resume along with a brief cover letter that tells us how your skills and background make you an ideal candidate for the LGBTQ+ Resource Navigator Internship with Collaborate Pasadena. You may also want to include an example of your personal experience navigating LGBTQ+ spaces and share why you are passionate about supporting other youth in locating the necessary resources and support. Please send your application to


Application Deadline: closed for 2024

Trans Youth Caregiver Assessment Planning Group
Application Deadline: Closed
If you are interested in supporting our efforts, contact,
we may be opening new paid opportunities in the future

We are looking for several dedicated individuals to join as temporary part-time team members of an Assessment Planning Group (APG). The APG will be focused on identifying the needs of parents and caregivers of transgender and gender diverse youth and children. The responsibilities of this position include advising on the scope of a needs assessment, contributing to data collection strategies, evaluating collected data, and providing recommendations based on the findings. 

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  • Part-time position: 3-5 hours per month for June - October

  • Compensation: $48 per hour

  • No other benefits are available for this position​



  • A parent or caregiver of a transgender or nonbinary youth;

  • A transgender or gender diverse young adult up to age 25;

  • A foster caregiver who has experience with LGBTQ+ children or youth.



  • Must live or work in Los Angeles County

  • Willingness to work in virtual (Zoom) meetings.

  • Ability to work with Google Docs or a commitment to learn the process.

  • Access to internet service.

  • Secure access to a laptop or other computer*.


*While there are a lot of technology components to this work, we do not want it to be a barrier to participation. If you are committed to the project and willing to learn, we will work with you to accommodate your technological needs.


The primary goal of this initiative is to develop training and resources for caregivers in creating more supportive home environments for transgender and nonbinary youth. Ultimately, the aim is to reduce the number of transgender youth interacting with the child welfare system because of their gender identity and minimize housing transitions for transgender youth in foster care.



Applications are to be entered on this form; no resumes are required.

For questions or to submit your application another way, please contact us at


Application Deadline: Closed


Collaborate PASadena is a fiscally sponsored initiative of Community Initiatives. Community Initiatives is an equal opportunity employer and gives consideration for employment to qualified applicants without regard to age, race, color, religion, creed, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, marital status, disability or protected veteran status, or any other status or characteristic protected by federal, state, or local law.

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