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Graduate Internship Course

  • Internship courses are available as part of the class offerings at Women's and Gender Studies.  These are individual instruction courses and do not meet in the classroom. 

  • Students are responsible for finding their own internships.  Resources on campus include: Liberal Arts Career Services, LACS Internship Services, the Center for Strategic Advising and Career Counseling.

  • The CWGS Austin Activist Guide is also a resource for students seeking internships.
  • After locating an internship and supervisor, students must  obtain a faculty advisor for their internship. CWGS can assist in matching a student with a faculty member based on research interests. This faculty advisor will be responsible for submitting a grade for the student. According to the Office of the Provost, TAs, RAs, and GRAs are ineligible to serve as faculty advisors.

  • Once students have an internship and a faculty advisor, they must submit the Internship Proposal Form (PDF) to the CWGS office in order to be cleared to register for WGS 379L (undergraduate) or WGS 384N (graduate).

  • On the proposal form, the student and faculty member will explain how the student will be graded for the internship course.  Some students keep a work journal that they submit for a grade, some turn in a large paper at the end of their internship.  Other final grade assignments might include a presentation or a larger project that was done for the organization.  

WGS 384N: Internship in Women's and Gender Studies (Graduate)

Practical working involvement with participating nonprofit and research agencies. The equivalent of 10 class hours a week for one semester. Students are expected to earn a letter grade for this course. Requires internship supervisor and faculty supervisor.

Offered on the credit/no credit basis only.

Prerequisites: 
Graduate standing and consent of the Women's & Gender Studies graduate advisor
WGS 384N Internship form must be approved before registering for the course Download form (pdf)


Selected List of Internships
Previously, WGS students have held internships with the following: Noonday Collection,Pappas Restaurants: Pappasito's Cantina, Monkeywrench Books, Mexic-Arte Museum, Equilibrio Norte, Grassroots Leadership, Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute, Women's Community Center of Central Texas, Rocky River Ranch, Lakeway Resort and Spa, Intelligent Lighting Design, Annie's List, NEW Leadership Texas Program, Austin Voices for Education and Youth, Con Mi MADRE, Voices Against Violence at UT, The Amala Foundation, Allgo, The Middle Eastern Studies at UT, Cafe Dance, Ballet Austin, WeViva, The Office of Texas State Senator Judith Zaffirini, Texas Advocacy Project, Intellectual Entrepreneurship, Lilith Fund, Janes Due Process, Casa Marianella, the Worker's Defense Project, SAHELI, Communicard, Southwestern UniversityAustin Children's Museum, the School of Human Ecology, Whole Woman's Health (various locations), GEN Austin, Feminist Action Project, NEW Leadership Texas, GALS, Girl Start, Latinitas, Zink, Brilliant Magazine, Alma de Mujer, the Students for a New American Politics Political Action Committee, Safe Place, AIDS Services of Austin, the Gender and Sexuality Center at UT, the Texas Center for Reproductive Acupuncture, Women and Their Work Art Gallery, various law offices, NARAL Pro-Choice Texas, Settlement Home, The Ann Richards School for Young Women LeadersThe National Women's Political Caucus, Texas House of Representatives, Texas Civil Rights Project, ACLU Reproductive Freedom Project in NYC, Texas After Violence Project, with the UT Human Development and Family Sciences Department (research on romantic relationships),  UT Psychology Department in the Gender & Racial Attitudes Lab, the IE Pre-Graduate School Internship at the University of Texas at Austin (contact Dr. Richard Cherwitz for an application), the Hill Country Ride for Aids and Mamma Jamma Ride, and acupuncture fertility clinics. 


Selected List of WGS Internships

Previously, WGS students have held internships with Noonday Collection,Pappas Restaurants: Pappasito's Cantina, Monkeywrench Books, Mexic-Arte Museum, Equilibrio Norte, Grassroots Leadership, Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute, Women's Community Center of Central Texas, Rocky River Ranch, Lakeway Resort and Spa, Intelligent Lighting Design, Annie's List, NEW Leadership Texas Program, Austin Voices for Education and Youth, Con Mi MADRE, Voices Against Violence at UT, The Amala Foundation, Allgo, The Middle Eastern Studies at UT, Cafe Dance, Ballet Austin, WeViva, The Office of Texas State Senator Judith Zaffirini, Texas Advocacy Project, Intellectual Entrepreneurship, Lilith Fund, Janes Due Process, Casa Marianella, the Worker's Defense Project, SAHELI, Communicard, Southwestern UniversityAustin Children's Museum, the School of Human Ecology, Whole Woman's Health (various locations), GEN Austin, Feminist Action Project, NEW Leadership Texas, GALS, Girl Start, Latinitas, Zink, Brilliant Magazine, Alma de Mujer, the Students for a New American Politics Political Action Committee, Safe Place, AIDS Services of Austin, the Gender and Sexuality Center at UT, the Texas Center for Reproductive Acupuncture, Women and Their Work Art Gallery, various law offices, NARAL Pro-Choice Texas, Settlement Home, The Ann Richards School for Young Women LeadersThe National Women's Political Caucus, Texas House of Representatives, Texas Civil Rights Project, ACLU Reproductive Freedom Project in NYC, Texas After Violence Project, with the UT Human Development and Family Sciences Department (research on romantic relationships),  UT Psychology Department in the Gender & Racial Attitudes Lab, the IE Pre-Graduate School Internship at the University of Texas at Austin (contact Dr. Richard Cherwitz for an application), the Hill Country Ride for Aids and Mamma Jamma Ride, and acupuncture fertility clinics.


Thank you
Thanks to our faculty affiliates for their work with our students. These internship experiences were made possible with support from: A. Naomi Paik,  Alissa Sherry, Allucquere Rosanne Stone, Ana Ixchal Rosal, Ann Reynolds, Carol MacKay, Caroline O'Meara, Carolyn Eastman, Diane Rhodes, Grant Thomas, Jennifer Moon, Jossianna Arroyo Martinez, Julia Ann Reed, Julie Casey, Juliet Hooker, Kamran Asdar Ali, Kristen Hogan, Kristine Hopkins, Laura Sauceda, Lynn Hoare, Maria Elena Martinez, Matt Richardson, Megan Seaholm, Michelle Young, Mollie Marchione, Patricia Somers, Philippa Levine, Richard Cherwitz, Rita Stephan, Rocio Villalobos, Ruramisai Charumbira, Sean Theriault, Shane Whalley, Shannon Cavanagh, Sharmila Rudrappa, Susan Heinzelman, Susan Marshall, Xavier Livermon, and Yolanda Padilla.


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