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Volunteers are an essential part of the Women’s Resources Center. Volunteers regularly assist administratively within the office; host events, programs, and workshops; conduct outreach about our services and activities; and help assess and envision the evolution of our Center.
Volunteers also have the opportunity to develop personal and professional skills; gain valuable experiences in women’s organizing; and strengthen our campus community’s dedication to gender equity.
We encourage people of all gender identities to apply to be a part of the WRC volunteer family.
All WRC volunteers must commit to two hours of volunteer work per week for one full semester at minimum, to qualify to volunteer. Volunteers must consistently keep track of their hours. WRC staff must be made aware if volunteering at the WRC is being used to fulfill requiements for another program.
The WRC accepts 10-20 volunteers per semester. If you are interested in volunteering during the Fall 2018 semester, please fill out the following form by August 31, 2018. Volunteer positions do not rollover, and each volunteer must recommit to volunteering each semester. After filling out the application, prospective volunteers (who have not volunteered before) must attend an onsite orientation, scheduled at the beginning of each semester.
[Updated Volunteer Form Forthcoming]
Interns have a more substantial relationship with the Women’s Resources Center. Those who intern at the WRC have the opportunity to be more heavily involved with project planning and execution, strengthen their leadership skills, and develop a body of work across the semester. Interns commit to ten hours (minimum) of work a week, to attend biweekly intern meetings, and participate in professional development opportunities. Interns can potentially earn up to 3 credit hours through the Department of Gender and Women’s Studies. The WRC does not currently offer paid internship positions.
The Women’s Resources Center is currently searching to fill four intern positions for Fall 2018:
- Communications & Marketing Internship (1)
- Programming Internships (3)
The Marketing & Communications Intern is responsible for supporting the unit’s publications, advertising, and marketing. This internship focuses on media and publicity, offering an opportunity to learn the techniques and strategies used in press outreach, as well as the production of a variety of written materials, along with the Center’s weekly newsletter.
Programming Interns assist with the programs/events hosted and organized by the WRC. Programing interns have a chance to work on a variety of initiatives with differing formats, content areas, and campus partners. Interns may have the opportunity work on programs including (but not limited to) the Women’s Career Institute, Dating Abuse Awareness Month, one of our several discussion series’, Sexual Assault Awareness Month, collaborative campus events, or the Feminist Film Festival.,
To Apply for a Fall 2018 internship:
Philip Monypenny Scholarship
Students involved in the WRC as consistent volunteers or interns, who are also enrolled in a degree program within the department of Political Science are eligible to apply for the annual Philip Monypenny scholarship. This $500 scholarship was established in the name of Philip Monypenny, who was head of the department of Political Science from 1967 to 1972.