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Internships

The internship in Women's and Gender Studies (988:422) integrates feminist theory and gender-based activism, and allows you to receive 3 credits for your work as a volunteer/intern in a community or university-based organization serving women.

Registration:

You can only register for this course with a special permission number from Women’s & Gender Studies.

  • Come to Women’s & Gender Studies to talk with an advisor about your interests and an internship proposal.- Pick up an Internship Packet, which will include proposal and contract forms, and an outline of the course.
  • Information on placements is available in the Women’s & Gender Studies office. Once you have selected some possible sites, contact the placements and arrange interviews. We can help with guidance on developing a résumé if needed.
  • Once you are accepted by a placement, submit your internship proposal to Women’s & Gender Studies. You will then get a special permission number.

 

Internship Packet:

The internship packet contains several important forms you will need to complete.

Click here to download the application package.

These include:

            -a checklist of forms to be handed in and deadlines they are due

            -a self-assessment form to help you identify your interests, thoughts, strengths, and skills

            -a guide to identifying and applying for a placement

            -a proposal form to help you define the questions you want to explore during the internship

            -a contract that formalizes the agreement between you and your placement

Once you have submitted the proposal and contract forms, you will receive a special permission number to register for the courses.

 

Finding a Placement:

Work with the internship course instructor:

Meet with the instructor to discuss your interest in the course. Pick up the internship packet and look over forms you need to complete.

Complete the self-assessment form and give it to the instructor as soon as possible. The instructor will help you identify possible placement based on the areas of interest and skills you want to develop.

 

Work on Developing your Internship Proposal:           

Think about what you want to get out of your placement-both intellectually and personally. Begin to draft your proposal, though some of the details may change when you finalize your placement.

 

Applying for a Placement:

Placements are available at a wide range of community sites. In past years, internships have been hosted by the New Jersey Women and AIDS Network, the National Abortion and Reproductive Rights Action League, the Center for American Women and Politics, the National Center for the Pro-Choice Majority, the Women’s Rights Information Center, and Ms. Magazine. Students are also encouraged to work with the course instructor to design internships that reflect their particular interests.

The Institute for Women’s Leadership Placement Sites: Women’s & Gender Studies and the Institute for Women’s Leadership (IWL) have worked together to identify placement sites interested in hosting an intern. In addition to placements identified by your advisor, you can ask to browse the files in the Women’s & Gender Studies office or at the IWL for other ideas.

Once several sites have been identified, call and arrange interviews. You might need a resume to give to the internship site. We have, in our office, the career services guide to creating a resume.

Meet with the placement supervisor. Be clear about your interests, but be open to hearing what the placement site needs.

If the placement seems like a good fit for both you and the site, complete the internship contract and finalize your internship proposal.

 

Registration:

Submit your internship proposal.

Submit your internship contract.

Get your special permission number after your materials have been reviewed and approved by the instructor.

 

Internship Proposal:

The proposal should be completed after discussing the placement with your supervisor. Explore several of the following questions in your one to two page proposal. The proposal should address both the mechanics of the internship and the larger theoretical questions of interest. Although you do not need prior experience to do an internship, please include any relevant experience that you do have.

 

Discuss and Consider:

  • How did you choose the internship, and why?
  • What will you do day-to-day in your internship, and how does this relate to your academic and/ or career interest?
  • What questions are you going to look at as a result of the work at this particular location?
  • What theoretical questions do you want to explore through the internship?
  • How does this internship relate to your Women’s and Gender Studies courses?
  • What do you expect to learn from the placement what you could not get in a classroom?

 

 

Questions? Contact the Undergraduate Director Dr. Ethel Brooks at 848-932-8402 or email at ebrooks@womenstudies.rutgers.edu.

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New Brunswick, NJ 08901
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LIST OF POSSIBLE INTERNSHIP PLACEMENT SITES

 

ON CAMPUS

 

  

Center for American Women and Politics (CAWP)
Eagleton Institute, Woodlawn
Douglass Campus
732-932-9384

 

Center for Women and Work
Labor Education Center
50 Labor Center Way, Cook Campus
732-932-5473

  

Center for Women's Global Leadership
160 Ryders Lane, Douglass Campus
(732) 932-8782 x 601

 

Consortium for Educational Equity
Building 4090, Livingston Campus
(732) 932-2071

  

Department of Health and Education
Van Nest Hall, 3rd Floor, College Ave Campus
732-932-7710

Office of Diverse Community Affairs and Lesbian/Gay Concerns
Bishop House, Room 105, College Ave Campus
732-932-1711

  

Douglass College-Public Leadership Education Network
304 College Hall
Douglass Campus
732-932-9510

Douglass Project for Rutgers Women in Math, Science, and Engineering
P.O. Box 270, Chemistry Bldg., 114
Douglass Campus
732-932-9197

  

Institute for Research on Women
160 Ryders Lane, Douglass Campus
732-932-9072 x 616

Office of Sexual Assault Services
Douglass Campus: 210 Willets Health Center
College Ave Campus: 301 Van Nest Hall
732-932-1181

  

Women's Rights Litigation Clinic
Rutgers School of Law-Newark
15 Washington Street
Newark, NJ 07102
973-932-9510

Signs: Journal of Women in Culture and Society
Room 8A, Voorhees Chapel
5 Chapel Drive, New Brunswick, New Jersey 08901
848-932 9577
Contact: Mary Hawkesworth. Email: mhawkes@rci.rutgers.edu

  

Food Policy Institute (FPI)
Dept. of Human Ecology
55 Dudley Road
New Brunswick, NJ 08901-8520
848-932-9145

 

Rutgers Office for the Promotion of Women in Science, Engineering & Mathematics (WISEM)
RUTCOR Modular Building, Busch Campus
640 Bartholomew Road, Piscataway, NJ 08854
732-445-1244

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OFF CAMPUS (NJ & NY)

 

 

 

Adult Learning Center
New Brunswick Board of Education
268 Baldwin St, 2nd Floor
New Brunswick, NJ 08901-2166
(732) 745-5406
Link:

 

American Cancer Society
846 Main Street
Fords, NJ 08863
(732) 738-6800

  

Elijah's Promise
18 Nielson Street
New Brunswick, NJ 08901
(732) 545-9002
Link:

New Jersey Women and AIDS Network
5 Elm Row, Suite 112
New Brunswick, NJ 08901
(732) 846-4462
Link:

  

Planned Parenthood League/Middlesex Co.
211 Livingston Ave
New Brunswick, NJ 08901
(732) 246-2411 (NB office)
Contact: Linda Belcavitch, main office
Main office: (732) 842-9300

Women's Center of Monmouth County
1 Bethany Road, Building 3, Suite 42
Hazlet, NJ 07730
(732) 264-4161

  

Planned Parenthood League/Middlesex Co.
211 Livingston Ave
New Brunswick, NJ 08901
(732) 246-2411 (NB office)
Contact: Linda Belcavitch, main office
Main office: (732) 842-9300

Women's Center of Monmouth County
1 Bethany Road, Building 3, Suite 42
Hazlet, NJ 07730
(732) 264-4161

  

Alternatives to Domestic Violence
Bergen County
One Bergen County Plaza
Hackensack, NJ 07601-7076
201-336-6000

Amandla Crossing Transitional Housing
60 Clif Prescod Lane
Edison, NJ 08817
732-729-7770

  

American Association of University Women (AAUW)
Northern Monmouth County Branch
732-793-4855

 

Breast Cancer Resource Center
59 Paul Robeson Place
Princeton, NJ 08540
609-497-2100 x346

  

Callen-Lorde Community Health Center
356 West 18th St.
New York, NY 10011
212-271-7200

 

Center for Strategic Urban Community Leadership
CLC at Rutgers Camden
501 Cooper Street
Camden NJ, 08102
856-225-6348

  

Crawford House
362 Sunset Road
P.O. Box 255
Skillman, NJ 08558
908-874-5153

Gay Activist Alliance in Morris County
21 Normandy Heights Rd
Morristown, NJ 07960

973-285-1595

   

Girls Inc.
YWCA of Bergen County
214 State Street, Suite 207 
Hackensack, NJ 07601
201-345-1911

 

Gays and Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation

104 W 29th St (btw 6th Ave & 7th Ave)
New York, NY10001
212-629-3322

  

International Women's Tribune Center
777 United Nations Plaza
New York, NY 10017, USA
212-687-8633

 

MADRE
21 West 27th Street, # 301
New York, NY 10001 USA
212-627-0444

  

Manavi - An Organization of South Asian Women
P.O. Box 3103
New Brunswick, NJ 08903

732-435-1414

 

Museum of Sex
233 5th Avenue
New York, NY 10016
212-689-6337

  

NARAL Pro-choice New Jersey
127 Route 206, Suite 25B
Hamilton, NJ 08610
609-581-7171

NARAL Pro-Choice New York
470 Park Avenue South, 7th Floor
New York, NY 10016
212-343-0114

  

National Organization of Women - NJ Chapter

P.O. Box 10299 
Trenton, NJ 08650

609-393-0156

 

National Organization of Women - NY Chapter
150 W 28th St # 304
New York, NY 10001
212-627-9895

  

New Brunswick Development Corporation
120 Albany St
New Brunswick, NJ 08901
732-249-2220

New Jersey Association of Women Business Owners
119 W. Ward Street
Hightstown, NJ 08520
609-308-2530

  

New Jersey - Child Assault Prevention
107 Gilbreth Parkway
Mullica Hill, NJ 08062
856-582-7000

New Jersey Office of Women's Health (OWH)
50 East State Street, Box 364
Trenton, NJ 08625-0364
609-984-6137

  

NGO Committee on the Status of Women
708 3rd Ave # 5
New York, NY 10017
212-867-6161

Nontraditional Employment for Women
243 West 20th Street
New York, NY 10011
212-627-6252

  

Planned Parenthood of Central and Greater Northern New Jersey
Morristown Health Center
196 Speedwell Ave
Morristown, NJ 07960
973-539-9580

Rape Crisis Intervention Center
29 Oakwood Ave
Edison, NJ 08837
732-745-8270

  

The Safe House
PO Box 1887
Bloomfield, NJ 07003
973-759-2378

South Jersey Women's Center
1014 Haddonfield Rd
Cherry Hill, NJ 08002
856-662-5282

  

Womanspace, Inc.
1530 Brunswick Avenue
Lawrenceville, NJ 08648
609-394-0136

Women Aware, Inc.
250 Livingston Avenue
New Brunswick, NJ 08901
732-249-4900

  

Women's Health and Counseling Center
71 4th St
Somerville, NJ 08876
908-526-2335

Women Helping Women (WHW)
224 Main Street
Metuchen, NJ 08840
732-549-6000

  

Women Make Movies
115 W. 29th Street, Suite 1200
New York, NY 10001
212-925-0606

Women's Project Theater
55 West End Avenue (entrance on 62nd Street)
New York, NY 10023
212-765-1706

 

Women's Rights Information Center
108 W Palisade Ave
Englewood, NJ 07631
201-568-1166

 

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