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.