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Internships

Students can get academic credit for internships in either the fall or spring semester, or over the summer. On this page you will find information about, and links to, organizations where W&M students have interned in the past. If you are interested in doing an internship, make sure you file the Internship Application Form (pdf) with both your GSWS adviser and the Office of the Dean of Undergraduate Studies before you begin your internship, ideally during registration for the semester in which you wish to do the internship. Funds are available to support spring break and summer internships through the Carol Woody Real World Internship Award. The deadline to apply for this award is usually in January or February, so make sure you apply early.

Community based internships through GSWS provide opportunities to gain invaluable information and a fresh perspective on your academic work, an also help you develop expertise and personal contacts within a workplace that you select, to match your own interests and educational needs.  An internship will also increase community and global awareness while at the same time strengthening ties with local and national agencies, meeting both women's needs and the policies of W&M.  Opportunities include working with organizations offering services and advocacy to sexual assault survivors, survivors of domestic violence, women seeking contraceptive and other forms of health care, lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgendered people, and women with substance abuse issues; and with national feminist advocacy organizations.

Internship Possibilities in the Williamsburg Area

Avalon: A Center for Women & Children, Williamsburg
   Intern Perspective: What Ann Rainey '09 has to say about her internship at Avalon

Center for Sexual Assualt Survivors, Newport News

Colonial Community Corrections, Williamsburg

Equality Virginia, Richmond

Planned Parenthood of Southeastern Virginia, Hampton

Rape, Abuse and Incest National Network
   Intern Perspective: What Avina Ross '09 has to say about her internship at RAINN

Virginia Sexual and Domestic Violence Action Alliance, Richmond

Internship Possibilities in Virginia/Northern Virginia/Washington DC Metro Area and elsewhere in the US (for summer semester internships only)

Please consult the Director of the GSWS Program, Professor Gul Ozyegin (221-2457 or [[gxozye]]) to find out more about getting academic credit for internships over the summer.

Emily's List, Washington DC

Feminist Majority Foundation, Arlington, VA

FOCUS Women's Resource Center, Charlottesville, VA
   Intern Perspective: What Emilie Rafal '10 has to say about her internship at FOCUS

Help and Emergency Response Shelter, Portsmouth, VA
   Intern Perspective: What Lisa Maund '10 has to say about her internship at H.E.R.

Human Rights Campaign, Washington DC
   Intern Perspective: What Taylor Williams '12 has to say about her internship at H.R.C.

Massachusetts Commission on the Status of Women

NARAL Pro-Choice Virginia, Alexandria, VA

NARAL Pro-Choice America, Washington DC

National Organization of Women (NOW), Washington DC

Virginia League for Planned Parenthood, Richmond, VA

Women for Women International, Washington DC

Women's Institute for Freedom of the Press, Washington DC
   Intern Perspective: What Annie Brown, '10, has to say about her internship at WIFP

International Internship Possibilities (for summer semester internships only)

Please consult the Director of the GSWS Program, Professor Gul Ozyegin (221-2457 or [[gxozye]]) to find out more about getting academic credit for internships over the summer.

Foundation for Sustainable Development