Jobs, Internships, and Practicums


Get connected with the Center for Women and Gender Equity through a semester or year-long internship. There are a variety of opportunities available and we regularly work with students from a variety of majors and academic disciplines. Internships can be done for academic credit or for no credit. All internships are unpaid.

Positions & Application

Plan and assist with Center for Women and Gender Equity programs. Research program-focused information and develop informational resources. Work closely with Center for Women and Gender Equity staff to decide on which programs you would like to work. Projects could include (but are not limited to):

  • Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault Awareness
  • Eating Disorders and Body Image Awareness
  • Women's, Queer, and/or Trans Histories
  • Masculinities
  • Girls of Color Summit
  • Student Success Programs (NIARA, CWGE Ambassadors, etc.)
  • Community Service Initiatives
  • Experiences with Foster Care and Adoption
  • Hunger and Food Injustice
  • Pregnant and/or Parenting Initiatives

We are open to any other ideas you have that add to and sustain the fight for gender equity!

Service & Advocacy Intern Job Description

Fall 2019

Internship Position:Service and Advocacy Intern

Purpose: Aligning with the Center for Women and Gender Equity's mission of advocating for gender justice, the Service & Advocacy intern will plan and implement programming related to CWGE service and advocacy efforts. This position will focus on assisting with the ACTIVATE and CWGE Ambassador programs.

Accountability: to be determined based on CWGE need and credit desired

Service Commitment: to be determined based on credit desired

Responsibilities:

  • Office Orientation and Acclimation
    • Become familiar with the Center for Women and Gender Equity office space, procedures, and programs/services/resources/opportunities
    • Weekly supervision meetings with appointed supervisor
    • Schedule meetings to introduce yourself to other office staff
    • Ask questions and be nosy!
    • Become familiar with our file organization system(s)
  • Activate
    • Maintain and update Activate Blackboard group, including 
      • Creating Blackboard event templates
      • Posting events
      • Creating “things to think about” service learning questions
    • Maintain volunteer database
      • Entering new volunteers
      • Updating contract information
      • Tracking hours (including following-up with volunteers)
      • Tracking agency placements
    • Send bi-weekly e-mail updates to Activate, including advocacy opportunities and highlighting upcoming events/opportunities
    • Compile end-of-semester evaluations
    • Interview and write a “volunteer spotlight” or “agency profile” each month to be posted on website/social media
    • Increase accuracy of students’ logging hours by cross-checking and sending reminder e-mails
    • Increase accuracy of Agency Placement tracking by sending follow-up e-mails to referred students
    • Assist with writing end-of-semester and end of year Activate report
    • Develop procedure for “deleting” inactive volunteers
  • Liaison with Ambassadors, including the CWGE Blog
  • Other projects as assigned

Core Competencies/Learning Outcomes: These will be determined based upon the credit desired and current needs of the Center for Women and Gender Equity.

Public Relations/Social Media Intern Job Description

Fall 2019

Purpose: Aligning with the Center for Women and Gender Equity's mission of advocating for gender justice, the Public Relations and Social Media intern will plan and implement communication initiatives related to CWGE programming and resources. This position will focus on maintaining all social media outlets and keeping the website updated with current information.

Accountability: Reports to Assistant Director, working with other Center for Women and Gender Equity staff members as necessary.

Service Commitment:to be determined based on internship credit desired

Responsibilities: 

  • Office Orientation and Acclimation
    • Become familiar with the Center for Women and Gender Equity office space, procedures, and programs/services/resources/opportunities
    • Weekly supervision meetings with appointed supervisor
    • Introduce yourself to other office staff
    • Ask questions and be nosy!
  • Create social media calendar and keep updated
  • Attending CWGE events when available to take photos and live tweet/post from event
  • Website
    • Update with event photos
      • Make sure each Photo Album has a description
    • Post new spotlight item (about staff/program/volunteer) at least monthly
    • Post news items when the Center for Women and Gender Equity receives news coverage
    • Assist with general website maintenance and updates
  • Social Media
    • Review GVSU Social Media guidelines
    • Facebook
      • Post credible and relevant program info/fun facts
      • Create a separate event page for larger events
      • Post photos from events
      • Post videos from events
      • Interact with followers in a meaningful way
      • Responding to comments or questions from followers
    • Twitter
      • Tweet relevant program info/fun facts
      • Interact with other followers
      • Retweet relevant posts 
    • Regularly upload program videos to YouTube channel
  • Brainstorm and propose other public relations initiatives related to the Center for Women and Gender Equity programs and events

Core Competencies/Learning Outcomes: These will be determined based on credit desired and the current needs of the Center for Women and Gender Equity

Applications are available at the Center for Women and Gender Equity, 1201 Kirkhof Center, or you can email the staff member responsible for more information.  We encourage all interested students to meet with a staff member before filling out an internship application form.