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    The Department of Women's and Gender Studies Internship Program (Practicum- WMST 391) presents students with the unique opportunity to receive course credit while gaining practical experience in a variety of fields concerned with women’s or feminist issues. Under the supervision of qualified professionals, interns are able to directly contribute the work of their chosen organizations by planning programs, researching, interacting with clients, and completing other projects. Interns are paired with faculty sponsors who guide students as they explore the relationships between their internship experiences and the rest of their academic education, especially previous WMST courses.

    Interested students should contact the Internship Coordinator at 962-3908 in the semester prior to when they would like to intern.


    WMST Internship Guidelines (includes contact information for internship sites)

    Internship Tips

    Internship Evaluation Forms

    Past Internship Experiences



    Please note that only the following agencies have been approved for internship placement. Organizations interested in joining this list should contact Karen Thompson. Students who would like to intern at an organization not on this list will be required to petition for approval from the department.

    Adolescent Parenting Program

    Adolescent Pregnancy Prevention Coalition of North Carolina

    Center for Women’s Health Research at UNC*

    Child Care Services Association

    Compass Center for Women and Families (formally The Women’s Center and FVPC)

    Durham Crisis Response Center

    Freedom House Recovery Center

    Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Queer (LGBTQ) Center at UNC*

    North Carolina Council for Women/Domestic Violence Commission

    North Carolina Prevention Partners

    Orange County Rape Crisis Center

    Orange County Sheriff’s Office/Crisis Intervention Unit

    Planned Parenthood of Central North Carolina

    UNC Center for Health Promotion and Disease Prevention*

    UNC Horizons Program

    *We encourage students to consider off-campus internships first, before considering these on-campus sites

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