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.