NEW Paid Intern Fellowship Opportunity for Majors!
The WGSS Department Announces a New Paid Internship Fellowship for Majors!
The Department of Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies is excited to announce a new paid internship opportunity for our undergraduate majors. WGSS is launching the Judith Hardes Intern Fellowship (JHIF) to begin in the fall 2023 semester. The JHIF is a collaborative initiative between WGSS and the Global Network of Women’s Shelters (GNWS) that combines academic credit with financial support for domestic and/or international job experience in a feminist organization that offers support for victims of gender and sexual violence and that seeks to unite feminist organizations to address such violence on a global level. The JHIF offers support for one academic semester with the possibility of an extension into a second semester or summer. The GNWS placement is designed to help students transition their WGSS educational experience into the competitive work world by testing personal strengths, working collaboratively, and sharing reflections on work experiences with the instructor and colleagues in a feminist workplace. The internship opportunity is available year-round and is offered to students who are WGSS majors through a competitive review process. We are not able to guarantee admittance to all students who apply in any given semester. The course requirements and expectations for course credit combine the general guidelines of the department’s WMNST 495 Internship with some specific requirements for the JHIF.
The JHIF application requires a submission of the general application form for a WGSS internship found at: https://wgss.la.psu.edu/undergraduate/internships-and-opportunities/. This application form requires information from yourself, from your field advisor, and from a faculty internship director. Only WGSS majors are eligible to apply, and all other eligibility requirements for an internship must be met. In addition to this form, write a brief explanation (no more than 250 words) describing your interest in the JHIF specifically. Please submit all materials to Melissa Hummel at firstname.lastname@example.org. All application materials for the JHIF are due by August 14, 5pm.
For specific information regarding the JHIF and the application process please contact the JHIF Academic Coordinator, Dr. Melissa W. Wright, at email@example.com.