Out for Work LGBTQ Certified Career Center


Career Services is committed to ensuring students, regardless of their ethnicity, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, citizenship, or differing abilities, get access to whatever jobs match their goals and desires. Our goal is to supplement the education of LGBTQ students, primarily in the development, evaluation, initiation, and implementation of career plans and opportunities.

UCSB Career Services is a 2014 Out for Work LGBTQ Certified SILVER Career Center. We are honored to receive this certification and encourage members of the LGBTQ community to take advantage of our resources offered at our facility, in our publications, and online. To access the 2014 OUT for Work library:; login: outforwork password: cccp2013

UCSB Resource Center for Sexual & Gender Diversity - The RCSGD staff works throughout campus with students, staff, and faculty to ensure that LGBT experiences and concerns are represented for sensitive and inclusive UC policies and practices. They provide confidential assistance and support to students, faculty, and staff who feel they have experienced harassment or discrimination, or who have questions around issues such as health, housing, financial aid, and coming out. They are also available for consultation to the UCSB community regarding matters of policy pertaining to sexual orientation and gender identity. (LGBTQ Resource Guide)

Highlighted Resources and Opportunities: National Gay & Lesbian Chamber of Commerce (Spring & Summer Internship Opps in DC)

The National Gay & Lesbian Chamber of Commerce offers an exciting opportunity for undergraduate students looking for valuable internship experience in the Nation's Capital in the Spring. Additionally, they accept applications for Summer applicants.  

The National Gay and Lesbian Chamber of Commerce (NGLCC) is a non-profit organization founded in 2002 aimed at increasing visibility and access for lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT)-owned businesses. The NGLCC provides certified LGBT businesses access to corporations and networking opportunities. 

We would like to extend an invitation for students to gain the experience of working within our fast-paced, dynamic organization and gaining hands-on experience in various departments, including:

  • Communications
  • Meetings & Education
  • Corporate Relations
  • Supplier Diversity
  • Affiliate Relations & External Affairs
  • International Programs

An ideal candidate at the NGLCC will have interests in business, economics, politics/policy analysis, and/or minority groups.  All majors are encouraged to apply for this position.  The NGLCC has a deep commitment to providing interns with a comprehensive educational experience that will immerse students into our organization, and teach interns how to market the skills they acquire while here.

  • Do you want to make a difference in the LGBT economic movement? Contact
  • Do you desire professional development opportunities to create a competitive resume for post graduation employment? Contact


Career Information

Out for Work
To educate, prepare and empower lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender college students as they make the transition from the world of academia to the workplace. You can find the resource library at

Many people who are out as gay, lesbian or bisexual to their families, friends and neighbors are still not out at work. Before you come out at work, consider the pros and cons

Corporate Equality Index
Human Rights Campaign Foundation’s 2014 Corporate Equality Index is the national benchmarking tool on corporate policies and practices pertinent to lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender employees. In the 2014 CEI report, 304 major businesses — spanning nearly every industry and geography — earned a top score of 100 percent and the distinction of “Best Places to Work for LGBT Equality.”

Human Rights Campaign- Employment Issues
Information on workplace policies and laws surrounding sexual orientation and gender identity. Includes a database of over 2,900, employers who have non-discrimination policies that include sexual orientation. Also contains detailed information on each employer rated is included in the report and on our employer database under "Employers with Corporate Equality Index rating".

Lambda Legal Defense Educational Fund
Lambda Legal's Help desk staff respond directly to those seeking legal information assistance with discrimination related to sexual orientation, gender identity and HIV status.

Out for Undergraduate Business Conference
This annual conference will help GLBT undergraduate students lean how other "out" professionals have dealt with these same issues. Panelists will share insider knowledge about if, when, and how to come out in different professional situations, as well as strategies they've used to investigate companies' GLBT policies before joining a new organization. NOTE: Scholarships available.

Out & Equal: Workplace Advocates
Out & Equal™ Workplace Advocates is the pre-eminent national organization devoted to the lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) community in the workplace.

American Civil Liberties Union - Employment Non-Discrimination Act
This site specifies State and Local laws protecting lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender people against workplace discrimination.


Professional Associations

Association for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual & Transgender Issues in Counseling
An invaluable reference to connect you to LGBTQQIA issues in counseling including the journal, the newsletter and LGBTQQIA resources.

Gay and Lesbian organizations and Publications
National and International with other organizations/publications important to glbt research

National Gay & Lesbian Chamber of Commerce
The exclusive certifying body for LGBT-owned businesses and entrepreneurs. While not a job link per se, check here for possible employers in the geographical location you are considering. NOTE: This resource also includes a calendar of career fairs and a job.

Department of Justice Pride
Organization for gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgendered employees at the U.S. Department of Justice, the FBI, DEA, USMS, INS, BOP, OJP, and U.S. Attorneys Offices. Events, News, Awards, newsletter, membership.

Federal GLOBE
The national association of U.S. federal employees whose mission is to eliminate prejudice and discrimination in the federal government based on sexual orientation and gender identity/expression. Umbrella for other federal LGBT organizations such as Department of Justice Pride and Gays and Lesbians in Foreign Affairs Agencies.

Gays and Lesbians in Foreign Affairs Agencies
Group for workers in U.S. State Department, Agency for International Development (USAID) and other foreign affairs agencies. Events, news, mission, links, membership, history and contact details.

The Gay and Lesbian Medical Association
Organization of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgendered physicians, medical students, and their supporters. Established 1981.

The Gay, Lesbian & Straight Education Network
For teachers and educators, this group strives to assure that each member of every school community is valued and respected regardless of sexual orientation or gender identity/expression.

National Organization of Gay and Lesbian Scientists and Technical Professionals Inc.
A national organization of gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender people (and their advocates) employed or interested in scientific or high technology fields.

National Lesbian and Gay Journalists Association
An organization of journalists, online media professionals, and students that works from within the journalism industry to foster fair and accurate coverage of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender issues. NLGJA opposes workplace bias against all minorities and provides professional development for its members. NOTE: Valuable information regarding workplace campaigns.

National LGBT Bar Association
The National NLGT Bar Association is a national association of lawyers, judges and other legal professionals, law students, activists, and affiliated lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender legal organizations. The National LGBT Bar Association promotes justice in and through the legal profession for the LGBT community in all its diversity.

National Association of Gay & Lesbian Real Estate Professionals
NAGLREP is a gay real estate trade organization with local chapters all over the USA and international territories.

Transgender Workplace Diversity Network
Resource Network on transgender workplace diversity for HR managers, diversity professionals, lawyers, transgender employees and allies.


Job Links

Explore job opportunities at companies recruiting talented LGBT professionals.

Community friendly jobs from employers that are actively seeking employees from the LGBT community.

The Transgender Job Bank
Find employment that supports transgender communities worldwide.

LGBT Career Link
Find jobs, learn about employment at diversity-friendly companies, and research careers by networking with LGBT and allied colleagues.

A free site enabling gay and lesbian job seekers to search for jobs at companies committed to diversity.

Transgender Job Bank
TJobBank is the first and only employment site designed specifically to bring employers and transgender professionals together. Although the site is open to all job seekers and employers, our focus is on finding employment for transgender professionals. We are a non profit, all volunteer organization promoting the idea that everyone deserves the opportunity to earn a living.

Take pride in your work - find jobs in GLBT-friendly companies. SimplyHired is an advanced job search site, searching jobs from company sites, job boards and the web. It allows you to search with many filters and settings.