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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.

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 Fall 2022 have closed.  Check back in November for Spring 2023 applications.  

 

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.

Learn more about our program committees>

Program CommitteeMeeting Day/Time
First Generation Student OutreachMondays 3:00-4:00PM
"The Chairs" ProjectTuesdays 3:00-4:00PM
New ProgramsWednesdays 10:00-11:00AM
Ecofeminism SummitWednesdays 3:00-4:00PM
Women’s History MonthThursdays 2:00-3:00PM
Open Mic NightThursdays 4:00-5:00PM
Social MediaFridays 11:00AM-Noon
Women’s Career InstituteFridays 2:00-3:00PM
Lactation Space ProjectFridays 3:00-4:00PM

 

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. 

General questions about the WRC Internship program should be directed to Amie Baumeister at baumstr2@illinois.edu.

Applications for Spring 2023 internships open on September 26!  See available internship job descriptions below.  

Gender Equity Internship Job Description | Gender Equity Internship Application Form>

Advocacy and Support Internship Job Description | Advocacy and Support Internship Application Form>

Prevention Outreach Internship Job Description | Prevention Outreach Internship Application Form>

 

Spring Internship Timeline

  • November 18 - Spring 2023 Internship Application Deadline
  • December 5 & 6 - Spring 2023 Internship Interviews 
  • December 9 - Applicants Notified of Decisions

 

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.