The Women and Gender Studies internship encourages both scholarship and community involvement by working in local, national and international communities with a concurrent analysis of that experience. The internship affords unique opportunities far beyond the walls of the classroom. Students work with organizations such as the local rape crisis center, domestic violence service organizations, international human rights organizations, legal advocacy organizations, teen pregnancy programs, groups lobbying on behalf of women and gender issues, women’s health care agencies, and even local businesses (download sample internship sites).
Typically, students work ten hours each week for a letter grade. During the semester students are required to maintain weekly time sheets, produce monthly reports, create a portfolio, and write a summary essay based on their internship experience, putting their work into a larger historical and sociological perspective (see requirements).
Internships are available year round and are open to any student who has completed 6 hours in Women and Gender Studies. For further information contact Women and Gender Studies at 303-492-8923 (for specific internship questions) or Cecilia Valenzuela, advisor, at Cecilia.Valenzuela@colorado.edu (for enrollment/credit questions).
Internship Requirements (specific to the Women and Gender Studies Program)
Internship Requirements (College of Arts and Sciences)
Potential Internship Sites
Specific Internship and Volunteer Announcements
Credit Internship Application from the College of Arts and Sciences
Student Internship Site Evaluation (to be completed by the student)
Internship Supervisor Evaluation Form (to be completed by the site supervisor)