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Department of Women’s and Gender Studies

Women's and Gender Studies Internships

Our students make a difference in the community through internships that have a Women's and Gender Studies focus in areas like girls' empowerment, legislative advocacy, refugee assistance, and reproductive health. 

Community Service Internships (WGST 499)

The Department of Women's and Gender Studies offers a 3-credit hour Community Service Internship course that is available to majors and non-majors. During the semester, students complete an internship in the community and reflect on their service in class.

Internship Contract
Before enrolling in the course, students work with the Internship Coordinator to identify a community organization and internship supervisor to work with. Following the initial outreach to the community organization, students must get a commitment letter  from their organizational supervisor. After that, students fill out the Internship Contract Form online describing their internship and identifying their supervisor, sign electronically, submit and print. Then students must obtain signatures on a copy of this form from their advisor, department head, and Dean’s office (email to Dawn Hiller - Dawn Hiller will then send the signed form to the registrar. After the form has been received and approved by the registrar, students may register for the course. Students should complete this process at least four weeks before the course begins. We have created a downloadable and printable overview of the WGST 499 internship selection and registration process, which includes due dates and links. All students should download and print this overview and follow the instructions carefully. 

Community Organizations
The Department of Women's and Gender Studies has partnerships with multiple organizations throughout the community. Students may explore opportunities with these partners or consult with the Internship Coordinator about organizations that are non-partnered.




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