Because the Women's and Genders Studies program understands that quality education can also take place outside the classroom, our students have many opportunities to put their learning into practice and develop professional job skills through internships and service learning courses as well as by participating in the No Limits Conference and Colloquium Series.
We strongly encourage students complete an internship at some point during their academic career.
In WMNS 497, "Internship in Women’s and Gender Studies," students gain valuable hands-on experience while learning about some of the career opportunites open to graduates of the program. Previous students have found them an excellent way to find out what kind of work they might want to do after graduation, and to make connections with people in the community interested in gender equality and other social justice issues. Occasionally, job offers have resulted from internships.
Our program already has relationships with numerous campus and community organizations that welcome interns from our program. Subject to approval, we also welcome internships with other organizations not on our list.
Courses like these allow students to see the role of Women’s and Gender Studies in the real world.
- WMNS 210 Activism & Feminist Communities
- ANTH 408/WMNS 408 Cross-Cultural Mentoring I
- ANTH 409/WMNS 409 Cross-Cultural Mentoring II
Students interested in reseach and considering graduate school can get a taste of their future by doing one-on-one research with our faculty through the UCARE and McNair programs or by completing an honors thesis as undergraduates.
Participating in Women’s and Gender Studies’ Colloquium Series and No Limits conference also gives students the chance to experience life as a scholar by sharing their research while developing public speaking skills.
In addition, graduate students in WGS can apply for the Graduate Student Travel Award to support their growth as scholars by presenting at professional conferences elsewhere.