Lynne Layton Fellows

"This internship was probably one of the best and most educational experiences I have had in college so far. I was able to work first hand on human rights issues and met a diverse group of people who all had important information to share to try and help marginalized communities all over Pittsburgh." — Alyssa Rogers-Armstrong 

The Lynne Layton Fellowships, established by Pitt alum Dr. Lynne Layton in 2019,  offer funding to undergraduate students pursuing internships related to the study of gender and sexuality.  Successful applicants will receive stipends of $1500 (paid in two installments) for spending a minimum of 6 hours per week on their project or internship, supervised by a GSWS-affiliated faculty member, and will be asked to present about their findings or experience at a GSWS forum.

In 2020-21, because of COVID restrictions, Layton Fellowships were also used for research internships supporting Pitt's LGBTQ Archives Project and other research projects focused on gender and/or sexuality studies.  For Spring 2022, the Fellowships will again be used to support internships.

Extended deadline:  Applications for Spring 2022 are due Mon., Dec. 6, by midnight, emailed to gsws@pitt.edu.

Applications for Spring 2022 are due via email to gsws@pitt.edu by noon on Tuesday, Nov. 30 (flyer here).  Information about previous Layton Fellows can be found here. For questions about the application process or to consult about internship sites, contact Dr. Frayda Cohen.

2021-2022

Alex Aleco — Research internship with The Pitt LGBTQ Archival Education Project (mentor: Dr. Julie Beaulieu) contributing to an oral history project about the role of community care during the AIDS crisis. 

2020-2021

 Jasmine Al Rasheed — Research internship contributing to the LGBTQ Digital Archives Project (mentor: Dr. Julie Beaulieu)

 

 

 

Genna Edwards — Research internship about queer horror cinema and queer spectatorship (mentor: Dr. Dana Och). Read more about Edwards's project.

 

 


Olivia Mania — Research internship contributing to the LGBTQ Digital Archives LibGuide and newsletter (mentor: Dr. Julie Beaulieu)

 

 

Matthew Miloszar —  Research internship examining the effects of government and health policy regarding the AIDS Crisis on tolerance and acceptance of homosexual men and women in the communist state of East Germany (mentor: Dr. Alissa Klots)

 

 

Mahima Sindu — Research internship, "Bridging Classroom Conversations on Human Rights with Real-World Applications to Women’s Intersectional Experiences Amid a Global Pandemic" (mentor: Dr. Lester Olson)

 

 

Annie Solomon — Research internship about the emotional labor of sex camming in the service of preparing a co-authored article for publication (mentor: Dr. PJ Patella-Rey)

 

 

Chloe Young — Research internship with the LGBTQ Archives Project involving work integrating archival materials into the GSWS curriculum (mentor: Dr. Frank Karioris)

2019-2020

S.J. Bolten — Internship with Pittsburgh's Women's Suffrage Centennial (mentor:  Dr. Frayda Cohen)

 

 

 

Regina Futcher — Research Internship at Hillman Library's Special Collections (mentor:  Dr. Julie Beaulieu)

 

 

 

Molly Gonzales —Internship with the Pittsburgh Council on Human Relations (mentor:  Dr. Frank Karioris)

 

 

 

Siera Meaux — Internship with Pittsburgh's Gender Equity Commission (mentor:  Dr. Sara Goodkind)

 

 

 

Delaney Oakes — Internship with the Pittsburgh Council on Human Relations (mentor:  Dr. Frank Karioris)

 

 

 

Alyssa Rogers-Armstrong — Internship with the Pittsburgh Human Rights Alliance (mentor:  Dr. Jackie Smith)

 

 

 

Charlotte Scurlock — Research Internship at Hillman Library's Special Collections (mentor:  Dr. Julie Beaulieu)

 

 

 

Thomas Troyan — Internship at QueerPGH Online Magazine (mentor:  P.J. Patella-Rey)