Below is a link to internships currently available in several fields and locations. Along with a description of the internship’s requirements and guidelines.
Advisement about the WILL/ WGSS Internship
WGSS majors and WILL students are required to do an internship; minors may elect to do so. The requirement is covered by WGS 398 Feminism in the Workplace: Field Study in Women’s Gender, Sexuality Studies, which is currently offered every semester. Students should take this course in their junior or senior years. The prerequisite is one Gender course. Under special circumstances, students may replace WGS 398 with an independent study.
In brief, the requirements are:
• A 90-hour internship placement
• Participation in a two-hour weekly seminar
• A research project based on the internship
The internship will be used for academic credit and should advance the student’s knowledge of a career path or professional field that they are considering.
The internship may be in any employment sector (e.g. business, social services, education, law, health care, psychology, government, etc.) provided it fulfills the other guidelines.
A job a student already holds may be approved as an internship if it meets the other guidelines.
The student will have a required number of hours working on the internship.
The student will be required to maintain a participant-observer journal, conduct research, and write a report on a topic related to discussions from the class.
The internship site must have a supervisor who will agree to mentor and evaluate the student. Mentorship includes reviewing the student’s goals for the internship, offering insights into concepts, strategies, and guiding them toward research materials that will enhance their knowledge of the field.