Helpful Information About Internships

What is an Internship?

An internship is a structured, work or community-based learning experience related to your personal interests and Women's Studies. Internships are designed to be exploratory in nature, as opposed to "training" required as part of certification, licensure or a credential. A Women's Studies internship is taken as a four-credit independent study course, and is planned by you in cooperation with a faculty internship advisor and an on-site supervisor. No more than 20% of your internship responsibilities should be clerical in nature.

What are the benefits of doing an internship?

An internship offers opportunities to: 

  • Apply theory to practice.
  • Explore occupational and activism options.
  • Try out your interests and abilities in an off-campus setting.
  • Develop and enhance professional skills.
  • Experience communities different from your own.
  • Practice job search skills and expand one's network of professionals.
  • Possibly earn money.

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