Safe and Healthy Schools Fellow

Safe & Healthy Schools Fellow


The Safe and Healthy Schools Program:

Equality Florida Institute's Safe and Healthy Schools Program aims to create a culture of inclusion while countering the bullying, harassment, social isolation, and bigotry that dramatically increase risk factors for LGBTQ+ (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and questioning) students. Through this program, we seek to shift the culture so that each of Florida’s 67 school districts will adopt comprehensive, nationally recognized best practices for meeting the needs of LGBTQ+ faculty, staff, students, and their families.

The fellow will work closely with the Safe and Healthy Schools Senior Manager. This pertains to assisting the staff with undertaking the broad scope of work as it relates to providing support, guidance, and research to support Florida’s 67 school districts. This fellow will also work with staff to engage in grassroots outreach with an emphasis on organizing and mobilization.

Travel for “Pride at The Capitol” (Tallahassee)- Jan. 16th-17th, 2024 and the “All Together Now Conference” (Orlando)- Feb. 28th-29th, 2024 is required.

Successful fellows:

  • Have event planning and organizing skills
  • Are proficient with Google Drive, Microsoft Office, Excel, and Zoom
  • Are organized, detail oriented, and can analyze data
  • Thrive in a fast-paced, dynamic work environment
  • Are comfortable with speaking to various audiences or publicly at meetings
  • Conduct themselves with exceptional standards of professionalism, particularly when working with families and youth
  • Maintain consistent communication with the Safe & Healthy Schools Senior Manager


  • Stay up to date with news surrounding LGBTQ+ youth, education, and school policy.
  • Organize and mobilize parents, students, and community members to various school board meetings, or other important meetings impacting policy or laws.
  • Provide technical assistance with monthly webinars and other online events.
  • Represent Equality Florida at various LGBTQ+ events and assisting with tabling and other logistical needs for conferences, panels, or forums.
  • Assist with the development and design of monthly newsletters, statewide e-blasts, or PowerPoint presentations.
  • Recruiting volunteers for events through phone banking, text banking, and relational recruitment.
  • Address other tasks in a timely manner, as needed.


We are looking for fellows who can commit to working 12-15 hours a week @ $15.00 per hour. The official start date will be Jan. 8th, 2024. Decisions will be made by Dec. 15th, 2023.

Pay: $15/hour for the semester

How to ApplyClick here to apply, select Safe & Healthy Schools, and submit a current resume and cover letter.