Internships (W St 410)
Professional internships provide the opportunity for practical application of theoretical knowledge (praxis).
Women's studies students are strongly encouraged to incorporate 3 or more internship credit hours into their curriculum.
In your internship, you will apply academic theory to a work situation in your field of interest by:
- Designing and following a learning plan.
- Analyzing power structures in organizations.
- Considering leadership models.
- Exploring how and why societal change is accomplished.
Additionally, you will learn and practice skills in multicultural communication, problem solving, conflict resolution, and strategizing for change.
The internship is a variable credit course and may be taken for 1–12 credit hours. Placements are made following consultation with the internship coordinator. It is highly recommended that students initiate personal consultations well before the internship semester.
Women's studies interns work in a wide range of fields and positions, and students often design their own internship to ensure the work provides the experience they are seeking.
Our growing catalog tracks internship opportunities from Washington, Oregon, and Idaho, as well as other national groups. To see a hard copy visit the department office in Wilson-Short Hall 10.
Internships are also available via the National Women's Studies Association Web site.
Contact Linda Heidenreich regarding an internship at 509-335-6883 or email@example.com.