Since 2010, Kathy Levinson has served as a member of the Advisory Board of Illuminate Ventures, a venture capital firm that invests in high-growth, “lean” startups in the tech space. Over the course of her career, she has served on a number of for profit, as well as nonprofit boards, including those of Gideon Hausner Jewish Day School and the National Gay and Lesbian Task Force. An alumna of Stanford University, Kathy Levinson is the former board president of Stanford Pride, an organization that provides lifelong support and fellowship for the Stanford LGBTQ community and alumni and represents the community’s interests to the University and beyond. Stanford Pride created and helps support the Huffington Pride Summer Fellowship program.
The Huffington Pride Summer Fellowship program provides the financial opportunity for an undergraduate student to spend a summer as an intern with an organization providing services to the LGBTQ community. Huffington Fellows can work with organizations both in the United States and abroad, but they must demonstrate that their organization of choice has the capacity and interest to support an intern in this line of work. The philosophy behind providing such an opportunity is to allow students to explore a career in public service and engage more deeply with the LGBTQ community at large.
Huffington Fellows must work a minimum of 35 hours per week during a nine-week summer placement. They receive a $5,000 stipend for travel and living expenses and can apply for supplemental funding and financial aid as needed.
Generous donors to the Huffington Pride Fellowship Fund and Stanford Pride together fund the Huffington Pride Fellowship program.