Nov 15, 2019  
2017-2018 Undergraduate Catalog 
2017-2018 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

WGS 4850 - Internship in Women’s and Gender Studies

Credits: 4
The Internship in Women’s and Gender Studies is a semester-long opportunity for students to combine practical experience with an in-depth academic theoretical analysis. Students will be expected to spend a number of hours per week in the field working in a setting where they experience firsthand issues related to women’s and gender studies. Such work may be individual or group/based. Students will arrange with the supervisor at their site an agreed upon work schedule, specific responsibilities, and tasks expected to be accomplished by the student over the course of the semester. All parties will sign a Memorandum of Understanding document. In addition to the responsibilities assumed as part of their placement, students must fulfill the academic component of the internship which requires periodic meetings with the internship director to discuss internship experiences and also requires that the student complete a research paper on a topic related to the internship experience. Past internships have included work with adolescent girls who are substance abusers, work with victims of domestic violence, recording oral histories of ranching women and cowgirls in the southwest, political internships at the statehouse, working with LGBT youth, working in a feminist publishing house, and creating and implementing Diversity programs in a local high school.
Prerequisite(s): Approval of the program chair and the internship director.
Fulfills: X in LS Core