Many students wonder how to turn a minor in Women's and Gender Studies into a viable career. Internships are a good way for students to recognize and apply transferable skills fostered by Women's Studies to potential job settings and to gain experience in those fields. WGS 492: Internship in Women's Studies provides the student with practical experience in employing and refining women's studies concepts in a public or private agency, under faculty supervision. For more information, contact Dr. Mary Thompson (Women's and Gender Studies Coordinator).
Recent On-Campus Internships:
General Editor, Sister Speak
Layout and Design Editor, Sister Speak
Facilitator, Women's Caucus Student Interest Group
Organizer and Publicist, Women's Studies Research Group
Researcher, JMU Women and Leadership
Researcher, Homophobia, Sexism & Racism in Student Evaluations of Faculty
Researcher, JMU Women and Social Movements
Researcher, Madison Art Collection
PLEN: Public Leadership Education Network
Internship program in Washington D.C. for women
Young People For (YP4) Fellowship
Fellowships in DC for young progressives
National Women's Studies Association (NWSA) - Includes list of internships for other organizations.
Study Abroad: Comparative Women's and Gender Studies in Europe (through Antioch University)