Women's Studies Internship Field Experience (WMNST 598)
Internship Coordinator: Dr. Doreen Mattingly
What is the Women's Studies Internship Program?
It is an opportunity offered to SDSU undergraduate and graduate Women's Studies students. Students receive academic credit while learning and working in off-campus placements. These apprentice-style placements allow students to gain on-site experience in the field of Women's Studies. Law offices, medical research labs, social service agencies, legislative and other public offices, museums, magazines, and health clinics are typical placements. Students also write a paper, under faculty supervision.
Setting Up The Internship
It is the responsibility of the student to identify an agency and set up their internship. Most students select an internship from the many possibilities available from the Internship Coordinator or available in the link above. Most students select an internship from the many possibilities available from the Internship Coordinator or from this list (.pdf*). If they prefer, students, through their own contacts, may develop placements. In some cases, the coordinator and student may be able to develop a new placement specifically for that student's needs. When you select the agency, keep in mind your learning and career goals.
Once the student has selected an agency (or several agencies) that interests them, they should do the following:
When you meet with the contact person, find out about the kind of work they are offering, what the hours will be, and any special training they might offer. You need to know who your on-site mentor/supervisor will be, and make arrangements with her/him for regular meetings. You need to be sure that your mentor/supervisor receives the following forms from the packet:
Students are responsible for the following
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Last Update: 1/20/15