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Apply for a Carol Woody Real World Internship!


The generosity of alumna Carol Woody '71 helps support students seeking a "real world" experience. Deadline for applications for summer grants will be in March.

Full Description

Carol Woody Internship Awards are available for academically distinguished students, with a preference for women students. The award is intended to offer a "real world" experience as preparation for professional career and/or post-graduate opportunities. The awards are available for students interested in doing an internship during the summer. Applicants are asked to submit a one page description of where they will spend their internship, why they chose this particular internship, and what they hope to gain from the experience. Please include an estimate of expenses. Awards usually range from $200-$400 depending on available funds. Applications should be submitted online to the GSWS Administrative and Fiscal Coordinator. Subject line should read: Carol Woody Application: Last Name, First Name.

Examples of past internships include summer internship with SONG (Southerners on New Ground, a grassroots LGBTQ organization); the Bronx Defenders of New York City, an organization that provides legal defense to those who cannot afford attorney services and focuses on community organization and advocacy; the American Federation of Government Employees, Women’s and Fair Practices Department seeking to secure women’s rights regarding family and medical leave, equal pay, childcare, sexual harassment and domestic violence; traveling with a medical team to bring medication and gifts for orphans in different regions in Nicaragua; the Family Planning Council in Philadelphia; Title X federally funded non-profit organization; and the Women’s Resource Center to End Domestic Violence in Atlanta.
To read former internship recipient experiences (and more!) check out the Mary & William newsletter.