Students in UVM's Gender, Sexuality and Women's Studies Program regularly complete internships at these local advocacy organizations.

Age Well (formerly the Champlain Valley Agency on Aging)
John Barbour, Executive Director
76 Pearl Street, Suite 201
Essex Junction, VT 05452
Phone: (802) 865-0360

Interns provide companionship for elders and assist on special projects.

Champlain Valley Office of Economic Opportunity
Jan Demers, Executive Director
P.O. Box 1603
Burlington, VT 05402
Phone: (802) 862-2771

Interns provide serves for low-income people, many of whom are women and children affected by poverty.

COTS: Committee on Temporary Shelter
P.O. Box 1616
Burlington, VT 05402
Phone: (802) 864-7402
For volunteer opportunities and applications, visit the website.
For volunteer questions, contact:

Interns will be involved in community-based services, from being reading buddies to working special events or playroom duties, based on which opportunities they choose. Check the website and contact via email for more details on duties.

Girl Scouts of The Green & White Mountains
60 Knight Lane, Suite 30
Williston, VT 05495
Phone: (802) 872-5887
Troops and volunteer opportunities are available across VT and NH. Apply online for more specific information on placement.
Volunteer phone number: 888-474-9686
Fill out the GS volunteer application

Interns perform duties based on the opportunities they choose, ranging from summer camp help to technology-related help, and more. Volunteers will have to pass background checks and undergo formal training.

Girl zone
Submit a message about internship opportunities to the organization's website

Interns will be helping spread the message about positive body image and "grrl talk" through social media and website building.

Grounds for Health
92 South Main St.
Waterbury, VT 05676
Complete a Grounds for Health volunteer application

Interns have the opportunity to learn about international women's health, program planning, marketing, communications, and the running of a non-profit organization. Tasks are varied dependent on the needs of this fast-paced organization and can include assisting in fundraising tasks, writing articles about the work, producing newsletters, as well as administrative and support tasks.

HOME Share Vermont
412 Farrell Street, Suite 300
South Burlington, VT 05403
Phone: (802) 863-5625

Project HOME seeks interns who are interested in aging, disabilities, and affordable housing. Interns act as direct service interviewers and match counselors.

Hope Works
P.O. Box 92
Burlington, VT 05402
Phone: (802) 864-0555 Ex: 25

Interns develop their awareness about issues of gender-based and sexual violence and survival through work on the hotline or in community action, education and counseling, or legal advocacy through the Courthouse projects. All volunteers are trained by Hope Works for these positions.

Hunger Free Vermont
38 Eastwood Drive, Suite 100
South Burlington, VT 05403
Phone: (802) 865-0255

Hunger Free Vermont, is an education and advocacy organization with the mission to end the injustice of hunger and malnutrition for all Vermonters. Interns can help this nonprofit organization in their work in hunger prevention through expanding access to nutrition programs that nourish Vermont’s children and families.

Ladies First
Vermont Dept. of Health
101 Cherry Street
108 Cherry Street P.O. Box 70
Burlington, VT 05402
Phone: (802) 863-7331

Ladies First provides cancer screening and other health services to low-income Vermont women. The possibilities for interns are many and diverse. Interns can choose to create lists of resources for health education opportunities for low-income women across the state of Vermont, to assist in creating a resource manual for low-cost pharmaceuticals for women in high-risk populations, and more. Interns can assist with health outreach to groups or individual minority women, provide health education in settings like women's groups, health fairs, etc., data collection, and office support.

The Lund Family Center
76 Glen Rd.
Burlington, VT 05401
Phone: (802) 864-7467

Visit the website to learn if volunteer opportunities are available. The page is updated when spots are open.
Interns assist with planned parenting classes, work one-on-one with clientele, and help in the day care program or in the classroom; they also may assist in the adoption area or in the Life Skills/Transitional Program.

Outright Vermont
Melissa Murray, Executive Director
241 N. Winooski Ave.
Burlington, VT 05401
Phone: (802) 865-9677

ORVT offers numerous learning opportunities for students. Past interns have helped with administration, fund raising, direct services and community outreach.

Planned Parenthood
Planned Parenthood of Northern New England
183 Talcott Road, Suite 101
Williston, VT 05495
Phone: (800) 288-8437

Positions involve community outreach and education, research and identifying possible venues for community outreach, and preparing materials for and publicizing outreach events. Additional duties may include helping maintain PPNNE’s database and other office work.

Pride Center of Vermont (formerly RU12? Community Center)
The Champlain Mill
20 Winooski Falls Way, Suite 102
Winooski, VT 05404
Phone: 802-860-7812

The Pride Center of Vermont celebrates, educates and advocates with and for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer Vermonters.  It was founded by two UVM students who believed Vermont needed a multi-generational, substance free, queer space open to people of all  ages, races and genders. An internship can cater to the interests of the student in a wide variety of programs, events, awareness work, and organizing projects.

Vermont Commission on Women
Lilly Talbert
126 State Street
Montpelier, VT 05633-6801
Phone: (802) 828-2841 or (800) 881-1561 or (802) 828-2852

Interns conduct legal research, monitor and report on public policy issues such as reproductive rights, pay equity, welfare reform, child care, and violence against women. Interns may also write for the GCW's newsletter and help plan special events and projects.

Vermont Kin As Parents (VKAP)
Vicki Torsch, Board Member
P.O. Box 382
46 Main Street
Winooski, VT 05404
Phone: (802)-864-6632/ (802)-338-4725

Interns can contribute to the VKAP mission through duties tailored to their skills and interests. Possibilities include administrative duties, database development, online newspaper development/article contributions, fundraising organization, program development for youth in the VKAP support group. Interns are encouraged to propose projects of their own.

Vermont Refugee Resettlement Program
Laurie Stavrand, Coordinator Of Community Partnerships
Phone: (802) 338-4627
462 Hegeman Ave., Suite 101
Colchester, VT 05446
Email Laurie at:

Interns can help with reception, the placement project (PROGRESS), English language training, employment assistance, the volunteer program, the refugee youth program, the refugee elder program, interpreting and translating services.

Vermont Woman Publishing
Rickey Gard Diamond, Editor
P.O. Box 490
S. Hero, VT 05486
Phone: (802) 861-6200

Statewide news monthly dedicated to women's voices and perspectives for the 21st century. Interns have opportunities to work in all aspects of the publication including: the newsroom, the production department, marketing/sales, and event planning.

Vermont Works for Woman
Sarah Jumonville, Internship Coordinator
32A Malletts Bay Ave.
Winooski, VT 05404
Phone: (802) 655-8900 ex:11
Toll free: (800) 639-1472
Fax: (802) 655-8922
For internship information, contact:

Interns participate in the work of the organization in a variety of ways. Vermont Works for Women helps women and girls recognize their potential and explore, pursue and excel in work that leads to economic independence. The organization works toward the day when women and girls make confident, deliberate choices about life and work that reflect an expansive grasp of the world’s possibilities, a fearless commitment to pursuing their dreams, and that contribute to the vitality of our communities. Vermont Works for Women’s programs offer opportunities to explore different interests, to build confidence through mentoring or coaching, and to perfect skills through hands-on training.

Women Helping Battered Women
P.O. Box 1535
Burlington, VT 05402
Phone: (802) 658-3131
For a volunteer packet and opportunities, visit the website

Opportunities exist for WGST interns to work on the hotline or in advocacy, shelter assistance, children's services, or community outreach.

Women's Small Business Program
In Association With Mercy Connections
225 South Champlain Street #8
Burlington, VT 05401
Phone: (802) 846-7063

Call or email for more information about internship opportunities. Intern work could focus on duties such as tutoring, planning, accounting, and assisting the outreach programs.