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Bucknell University

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Spring 2017

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Netherlands: International Perspectives on Sexuality and Gender


During the month of April 2017, I interned with The Hang-Out 010, a nonprofit organization in Rotterdam that serves as a community center for LGBTQ youth. During this period, I assisted the volunteers and staff by attending events, writing blog posts, helping to plan future activities, and developing a feedback survey to be completed by visitors. My main objective was to gain a better understanding of the organization through immersive observation, feedback from visitors, and interviews with the volunteers and director of The Hang-Out 010. I analyzed the role of the organization in the context of a society characterized by homonormativity. By the conclusion of the internship I understood why this organization is important for the LGBTQ community in the Dutch context, and was able to identify precisely how the organization succeeds in meeting the needs of the young people who visit there, as well as some ideas for expanding the programming that is currently offered.


Family, Life Course, and Society | Feminist, Gender, and Sexuality Studies | International and Area Studies | Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Studies | Other Feminist, Gender, and Sexuality Studies | Politics and Social Change | Work, Economy and Organizations


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