The Women's Center strives to find meaningful experiences for students to be involved with us. Each semester, we have a variety of Work Study, internship and volunteer opportunities. All students working at the Center help us with answering phones, greeting people when they come to the Center and helping us with our daily work. Most students also have individual projects, developed in collaboration with Women's Center staff members, which they work on over time. There are three broad ways to get involved: Volunteer, Work Study, or Internships.
We offer many ways for volunteers to get involved at the Women's Center. We encourage creative participation and ideas. Volunteers at the Women's Center in the past have been involved with event planning committees such as Women's Herstory Month, planning and production of the Vagina Monologues and V-Day Campaign, planning and implementing special projects about women's issues, creating brochures and posters for various events and education projects, presenting for Women at Noon, cooking or baking for events, organizing for elections, tabling and postering, and other administrative tasks.
Throughout the year we have occasional events or projects where we need extra hands for a few hours. This might involve ushering at a major speaking event, helping us prepare a large mailing, or setting up and cooking at our annual barbeque. These opportunities are mailed out on our listserv and this is the best way to consistently find out about them. If this level of involvement fits your interest, you can sign up for our listserv where you'll also find out about our many events by clicking: "Get Involved" and filling out the form with "listserv" checked.
If you'd like a more regular involvement at the Center, we're happy to sit down and talk to you about your interests and what our needs for assistance are. Set up a meeting with Sarah; we'll find some time for you to spend at the Center and either connect you with a project already in progress or help you develop an idea of your own.
We have several Work Study positions available at the Women's Center. We offer positions assisting in coordinating programming and positions assisting with administrative management. If you are interested in a Work Study position, either complete the form below or contact Sarah directly by email, or by phone at (802) 656-7892.
Special Project Coordinator
In addition to helping with the daily functions of the Women's Center, each Work Study student at the Women's Center works on a special long term project. The project focuses on either Center Management, Education & Outreach, Research & Writing, or Event Planning & Organization. Students work with either the Women's Center Office Manager, the Coordinator for Programs & Leadership Development, or the Education & Outreach Coordinator in ongoing evaluation of their tasks and goals. Meet our staff here.
Higher Education & Student Affairs (HESA) Administration Practicum
This practicum for graduate students in the HESA program will introduce the intern to the operation of a Women's Center in a institute of Higher Education. The intern will have the opportunity to work as an integral part of the Women's Center staff; attend meetings which include collaborating departments; and participate in the development and implementation of Women's Center programs. Attention is paid to drawing connections between theory and practice as well as between the practicum experience and the intern's assistantship and classroom experience. Additionally, the intern will take the lead role in a special project developed in collaboration with the supervisor. The practicum requires nine hours a week for one semester and earns the intern 2 credits. Students must sign up through the HESA program's practicum process.
Internships for undergraduate and graduate students in other departments have been developed in the past in collaboration with a variety of University departments to meet the needs of individual students. Contact your academic department to find out about its internship requirements and then contact us. We'll do whatever we can to put something together.
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