University at Albany

Department of Women's Studies Internship Program

Bridging scholarship and social action.

The Women's Studies Internship (AWSS 492Y/592) is offered every spring semester as part of the Women's Studies Department's mission to bridge scholarship and social action. The course is open to undergraduate and graduate students from any department, major or discipline that want to experience and reflect on feminist activism, build community, and work towards social justice. Students work with mentors in local community building and social justice organizations and participate in a weekly discussion and seminar.

Our community partners include, but are not limited to: Albany Political Prisoner Support Committee; BirthNet; Honest Weight Food Co-op; The Capital District Gay and Lesbian Community Council (CDGLCC); Family Planning Advocates of New York State; Girls, Inc.; Grand Street Community Arts; In Our Own Voices (IOOV); National Organization for Women, NYS; New York State Coalition Against Sexual Assault; NYS Division for Human Rights; Our Knowledge, Our Power: Surviving Welfare; The Sanctuary for Independent Media; Upper Hudson Planned Parenthood; and The Women's Building/Holding Our Own.

For more information on the internship, or to request an intern for your organization, contact Vivien Ng, Department Chair, by phone: 518-442-4221 or by email:



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