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Internships

Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies students can take WSt 4950, Internship, and receive 3 hours of course credit while working at a site that assists women or families. A WGSS internship provides students with the opportunity to combine academic study with practical experience in an organizational setting specializing in attention to women’s or gender-related issues.

The prerequisites for WSt 4950 are WSt 2010 and WSt 3010. Interns work 150 hours for the term they are registered for WSt 4950 (ordinarily 10 hours a week during a regular semester and 21-22 hours a week during the 7-week summer session.) The internship site may be a state or government agency or a private or non-profit organization. Interns will perform work assignments that are varied, meaningful, and that carry a fair amount of responsibility. More information about internships can be found in the Institute for Women's, Gender, and Sexuality Studies Internship Guidelines. To apply for an internship, complete an internship application form and bring it to the WGSS office. Interns are responsible for finding their own intern sites. Information about intern sites can be found in the WGSS Community Directory, available online or from the WGSS office.

WSt 4950 is offered during the regular Fall and Spring semesters and during the 7-week Summer Session. It is not offered during the Maymester or other minimesters. WSt 4950 cannot be repeated.