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Volunteer and Internship Opportunities

Volunteering

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.

Due to the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic, we are not currently accepting volunteer applications. Stay tuned to this page for future updates for Fall of 2021.

 

Internships

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. 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 and for the time being, the WRC plans to offer in-person internships in Fall of 2021.

FALL 2021 | Applications for the Fall 2021 semester are currently OPEN, and will remain open until all positions are filled. The three different positions are Programming Intern, Advocacy Intern, and Marketing & Communications Intern. Position descriptions can be found below. Applicants will be contacted to schedule an interview as applications are received.

Also note that you will be asked to upload PDF files of your cover letter and resume at the end of the form. Questions about the Programming or Marketing & Communications intern positions should be directed to Clare Conway at ceconway@illinois.edu. Questions about the Advocacy Intern positions should be directed to Madeline Farrell (mrf7@illinois.edu) and Akua Forkuo-Sekyere (akua@illinois.edu).

 

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.