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Compass’ volunteers team consists of over 300 volunteers a year.  Volunteers assist with answering phones, providing administrative support, maintaining the library, peer computer tutoring, and assisting with special events.  Without the support of volunteers, Compass could not deliver our high quality of services or produce large events like PrideFest and The Stonewall Ball.

Thank you for your support of Compass! Over 300 volunteers a year donate more than $100,000 in hours to Compass, creating a vibrant community of service. We couldn’t do what we do without our volunteers.

We often need volunteers for special events and we’re thrilled by your interest!


An intern is someone who works in a temporary position with an emphasis on on-the-job training rather than merely employment, making it similar to an apprenticeship. Student internships provide opportunities for students to gain experience in their field, determine if they have an interest in a particular career, create a network of contacts, or gain school credit.

Are you a high school, college or post-graduate student looking for an exciting and challenging environment to learn valuable skills that will help you advance in your career and in life? Then check out Compass’ internship program!

Compass is the largest gay and lesbian community center in the southeast United States and boasts a 15,000 square foot building as safe and affirming environment for all; regardless of sexual orientation or gender identity and expression.

Colleges and universities from around the state partner with Compass to provide amazing and fun opportunities for students.  Learn and grow in professional fields such as social work, non-profit management, media and PR, finance, human resources, outreach and advocacy.

It is estimated that 20-25% of newly hired employees come from internship programs. Compass is no exception. Currently, 20% of Compass’ team was hired after completing their internships with us, including the Chief Operations officer who is in charge of the program.

Become part of a growing family, a national movement and earn college credits for real life experiences.

Please contact Compass at for more information.


“We wanted to thank you for another amazing semester supervising our students in the field!  We have received wonderful feedback from the students, who have described such growth and success in their internships–none of which would have been possible without your support and supervision.  We recognize that your Field Instruction is going above and beyond and so appreciate your commitment to our students and to the continuing development of our profession.”

– Robert Stempel, College of Public Health and Social Work

Florida International University



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Now Hiring for Compass Case Manager (posted February 15, 2018)

The purpose of the Case Manager is to educate, support, identify, and link HIV+ clients to appropriate levels of and health care and psychosocial services necessary to enhance quality of life, and maximize medical adherence.

-Two years experience or Bachelor’s degree in behavioral health, social work, or gender studies preferred. Related experience can be substituted for the educational requirement on a year-for-year basis.
-Must be culturally competent and experienced working with the LGBTQ population.
-Demonstrated ability to use Microsoft Office program including Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook. Working knowledge of web browsing and internet usage, and basic data entry skills.
-Strong organizational, time management, interpersonal and phone skills.
-Strong team-building skills.
-Demonstrated written and verbal communication skills.
-Demonstrated commitment to personal and organizational development.
-Ability to effectively prioritize and manage multiple tasks simultaneously.
-Ability to provide innovative and thoughtful suggestions.
-Ability to cross train in all roles within the department as needed
-Ability to work occasional nights and/or weekends, as Compass strives to be flexible in meeting the needs of our clients and the community
-Certification in HIV 500/501 (can be completed upon hire).
-Must demonstrate competence in working with a variety of populations. Must have excellent interpersonal communication skills. Ability to manage multiple tasks with shifting priorities.
-Lived experience as a member of a historically under-served community (i.e., communities of color, LGBTQ communities, etc.) preferred.
Compass is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

About Compass Community Center:
Compass aims to diminish stereotypes by challenging long-standing misconceptions about the character of the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community. We accomplish this by emboldening our youth, promoting pride in our community, and acting as an educator, advocate, health service provider, and focal point for community organizing. As good neighbors, effective partners, and respected participants in our civic responsibilities, Compass promotes awareness of the caring nature of our diverse community.

Compass offers a compensation package including a competitive base salary, full medical, dental and vision benefits, and generous paid time off.

Please submit resume AND cover letter for review via email to
Thank you for your interest!