We strongly recommend internships for all WGSS majors and minors. They can help you:
Some WGS double-majors and minors do internships under their other department. Check with that department's website, chair, or advisor for more information. You would need to follow their departmental procedures and rules.
You are welcome to develop your own internship site in any field you like. WGSS prepares you to engage and help transform relationships, organizations, communities, and the world in a diversity of settings. Community coalitions, elected officials, grassroots and activist organizations provide wonderful opportunities on important issues, as well as a more formalized work setting.
If you have an idea, interest, setting, or specific organization in mind, Andrea can help you identify potential sites and contact people to customize your experience as a WGSS intern.
Need ideas? Read on……
A great place to start:
The Eagle Opportunities at UW-L Career Services - a comprehensive listing of established and local internship sites.
Note: Some sites may have inclusion and diversity related activities that are not explicitly identified. Andrea may be able to help you make the necessary connections.
Very close to home: UW-La Crosse and WGSS Internships (selected):
WGSS Department Internship:
Interns do a variety of public relations tasks, from making brochures to advertising Women's Studies events to arranging women's studies programs to producing our calendar of events. Or you could be in charge of producing The Vagina Monologues during spring semester.
Interns define a project related to building and supporting higher education opportunities for low-income single parents and their children.
Violence Prevention Program
: Interns assist with prevention education and awareness of sexual assault, domestic violence and other related violence on campus
A (small) sample of gender justice and WGSS specific internships:
Note: Some of these organizations may have related local, regional or state efforts. Andrea can help you explore local connections.
Past internships by UW-L WGSS students (this is just a sampling!):
4300 Centennial Hall
UW-La Crosse social media
University of Wisconsin-La Crosse
1725 State Street
La Crosse, WI 54601, USA
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