Volunteer and Internship Opportunities


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're looking for volunteers to help make the WRC a dynamic, exciting and safe place for students of all genders!  Whether you only have a couple of hours to jump in when most needed (hey there, on call volunteer!), want to make WRC part of your general routine (welcome to our general office help team) or want to part of shaping the programs that we host (program committees), we've got an opportunity to fit your interest and schedule.  

General Office Volunteer applications for Spring 2023 have closed.  Check back in April for Fall 2023 applications.  To learn more about other volunteer opportunities, read more about program committees below.


Women’s Resources Center - Student Programming Committees

Program Committees work with Women’s Resources Center staff and interns to plan, promote, and evaluate gender equity and prevention programming at the WRC.  Committee members meet weekly to set program objectives, develop workshop ideas, identify speakers, and publicize WRC programs.

Program committees are open to all students at any time.  To join, stop by any of the committee meetings listed below or email Amie at baumstr2@illinois.edu for more information.

Learn more about our program committees>


Monday2:00-3:00First Generation Student Outreach
Monday4:00-5:00Sexual Assault Awareness Month
Wednesday12:00-1:00Lactation Space
Wednesday4:00-5:00Women's History Month / STRIVE Awards
Friday10:00-11:00AMWomen's Career Institute



Interns have a 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 weekly intern meetings, and participate in professional development opportunities. General questions about the WRC Internship program should be directed to Amie Baumeister at baumstr2@illinois.edu.

The Women's Resources Center offers two types of internships:

  • Course credit internships - The WRC offers semester-long internships to students who must complete an internship as part of an academic course for credit. Only students in qualifying courses are eligible to apply for these internships.  Examples of past internship courses include CHLH 485, IHLT 474, GWS 399, but other similar courses may be eligible. 
  • Academic year internships - Beginning in Fall 2023, the Women's Resources Center will offer paid internship positions, called Program Assistants.  These applications will be open to all students.  Program Assistants must commit to the position for the full academic year (fall and spring semesters).  For more information, click here. 


Summer 2023 or Fall 2023 Internship Timeline for Course credit internships ONLY


  • March 10 - Summer 2023 or Fall 2023 Internship Application Deadline
  • March 20 - April 5 - Fall 2023 Internship Interviews 
  • April 7 - Applicants Notified of Decisions


Summer 2023 or Fall 2023 Available Internships | To apply, click on the links below.



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.