"My internship made the issues we discussed
in my WGSS classes come to life."
- Jessica Surd, WGS 120 student
All Women's, Gender, and Sexuality Studies (WGSS) intership opportunities allow students to apply the knowledge and skills they've acquired in their classes in a practical way. Most students volunteer with a variety of local or regional social justice and advocacy organizations. Students may identify their own opportunities or select existing opportunities. All interships, however, must be arranged in advance with the approval of the WGSS director and academic advisor.
In the past WGSS students have interned at organizations such as:
The WGS 398 Professional Practice Internship opportunity provides supervised work experience with agencies, institutions, or organizations focusing on social justice issues related to gender and it's intersections with race, ethnicity, sexuality, class/caste, age, dis/ability, and citizenship. May be repeated; maximum of 6 hours.
To be eligible for this internship, students must:
For more information, please review the WGS 398 Professional Practice Brochure.
The WGS 498 Professional Practice Internship provides the opportunity for graduate students to gain supervised work experience in local, state, national, or international businesses, agencies, institutions, or organizations, including teaching internships, focusing on issues related to women's, gender, and sexuality studies. Maximum 3 credit hours.
To be eligible for this graduate internship, students must: