Internship placements are available each semester to the Center for Women's and Gender Studies majors and certificate earners. We strongly advise all WGS requirements have been met prior to enrolling in an internship or independent study. If you are interested in an internship, it is a good idea to start arranging your placement the semester BEFORE you want to take the internship.
The process often takes several weeks and only students who have a definite placement will be able to register. We want to make sure we have a placement arranged for you before you register, so students are not in the situation of having paid for the course but not having a placement.
- Have taken three Women's and Gender Studies courses before your placement begins.
- Be earning a Women's and Gender Studies major or undergraduate certificates.
- Meet with a CWGS Advisory for a brief interview. You can schedule an appointment by contacting the CWGS office at 305-348-2408.
- You will interview with the internship site and see if a mutually acceptable placement can be arranged.
- Once the above steps have been completed, then download and complete an Internship Agreement Form, and bring to a Women's and Gender Studies advisor in order to receive a permission number to register for the course.
- Internship Sites
City of Miami Commission on the Status of Women
Contact: Laura Morilla, Executive Director, firstname.lastname@example.org
Address: Miami Dade County Commission for Women, 111 NW First St, Suite 1034, Miami, FL 33128
Equality Florida is a statewide education and advocacy organization dedicated to securing equal rights for all Floridians inclusive of all sexual orientations and gender identities.
Join the Fight for Equality and Receive College Credit!
We are in need of energized and dynamic young leaders to become a part of the work being done across the state to create a fair and safe environment for all Floridians, regardless of sexual orientation or gender identity.
For more information, please visit www.eqfl.org/about/intern.
FIU Center for Women's and Gender Studies
Three internships are available. Interns should plan to devote 8 hours per week to work to their internship.
Internship 1: Social Media Coordinator for the Center for Women's and Gender Studies.
Internship 2: Women's and Gender Studies Student Events Coordinator.
Internship 3: Student will work in the main office assisting the Program Coordinator.
Address: DM 212, Modesto Maidique Campus
Tel: 305-348-2408; Fax: 305-349-3143
Director: Dr. Yesim Darici
FIU Office to Advance Women, Equity, and Diversity (AWED)
Internship Description: The AWED Intern will be responsible for performing a wide variety of routine to moderately complex administrative support functions as applicable to assigned programs.
This internship is offered for 1-3 credits through WST 4940 (Women's Studies Internship).
Requirements: Full Internship Description
Application Deadline: April 13th
Address: PC 230, Modesto Maidique Campus, Miami FL, 33199
Peer Education Program - LEAD Team. Paid Position
Looking for responsible, motivated students who will educate their Peers on issues such as unhealthy
relatioships, sexual assault, stalking, depression, anxiety, eating disorders, etc.
Main training: July 13, 9am-5pm
Follow-Up: July 10 (3hrs)
Email email@example.com to apply.
Counseling & Psychological Services (CAPS) - Victim Empowerment Program
Division of Student Affairs
FIU Women's Center
The Women's Center at FIU was established to provide women with programs and services related to their intellectual, professional, and personal growth. The Women's Center collaborates and coordinates with other university departments and student organizations to meet the needs and enhance the lives of the varied female population on campus. We educate and advocate for systematic changes that will improve the lives of women and men.
2 positions available:
- 1 University Park Campus
- 1 Biscayne Bay Campus
The Women's Center internship is designed to provide students with experience in leadership skills, program planning
andprogram facilitation. Interns will choose involvement in one of the following projects and will work closely with the Associate Director (UPC) or Coordinator (BBC) to develop and facilitate the project for the semester. Interns will have the ability to utilize their creativity and ideas in developing their project. Project choices include; the Mentoring Program, Women Coming Together, Wild Succulent Women, or the Sisterhood Retreat. Internship responsibilities include:
- Eight office hours in the Women's Center
- Meet weekly with the Associate Director or Coordinator to define expectations, project outline
- Project responsibilities may include brainstorming new ideas for the project, developing
marketingplan, researching topics related to the project, creating program overview, follow up with students/faculty/alumni
- General office duties including; answering phones, filing
Contact: Bronwen Bares, Coordinator, Women's Center; firstname.lastname@example.org
Address: FIU, Graham Center 2200 (MMC) and UPC Wolfe Center 246 (BBC)
Kristi House Youth Leadership & Commercial Sexual Exploitation Project*
Kristi House provides a healing environment for sexually abused children and their families. As Miami-Dade’s only Child Advocacy Center, Kristi House is an integral part of a multidisciplinary team of mental health, medical, and legal professionals as well as law enforcement that address the needs of our clients and their families. Last year, we provided case coordination services for 819 children and their families at no cost to the families and safety presentations to more than 4,000 children within Miami-Dade Public Schools including case coordination services to those who requested follow up.
The CSEC Project is a new program at Kristi House that was launched in the summer of 2007. An internship with this project is an exciting opportunity to learn the skills necessary to
startingup a new advocacy and direct service program including:grant writing, fundraising, researching, coalition building, conducting outreach and providing trainingsand presentations .Theintern will assist the CSEC Program Coordinator in the development and day-to-day maintenance of the program. Responsibilities will include:
- Researching local and regional information on
commercialsexual exploitation of children and contributing to blog postings: www.csecinmiami.blogspot.com
- Researching grant opportunities and assisting in grant writing duties
- Compiling a CSEC Project Resource Book
- Assisting in organizing an annual fundraiser
trainings, presentations andmeetings with community partners
- General office duties
Outshine Film Festival
Miami Workers Center
Option 1: Gender Justice Internship
The Gender Justice Intern will support the work of advancing the Femme Agenda which includes: coalition building, meeting facilitation, research, strategizing, and other tasks that help the overall mission to combat the feminization of poverty.
- Assist MWC Organizers in creating a leadership development & organizing strategies for existing Miami Workers Center members.
- Assist with building the curriculum and facilitating the Women's Circles and Femme Saturdays.
- Advancing the Femme Agenda Coalition critical storytelling project. Research to contribute to all of the campaign work at the Miami Workers Center, specifically around the feminization of poverty,
affordablehousing crisis, and inequity of opportunity for women in Miami-Dade.
- Work with the MWC Organizers and members to develop the
- Work with the MWC to implement strategies that will increase membership and develop leaders.
Option 2: Blitz Campaign Internship
The Blitz campaign consists of asking for funding from the County Commission for the Enforcement of Labor Standards and to create labor rights for domestic workers. MWC organizes and develops conscious leadership within Miami’s working class communities for economic, gender and racial equality. Through a movement led by
working classcommunities, we envision a world of democracy and social justice for all people. We are currently offering internship opportunities to students in the Miami area who are interested in gender, racial, economic and social justice. Join the fight against inequality, poverty, racism, and sexism in the South!
- Helping strengthen a base of domestic workers.
- Investigating, documenting, and advocacy in cases of labor abuses and human trafficking, to mobilize for demonstrations.
- Carrying out community-based surveys and outreach.
- Helping develop youth leaders and political support for a comprehensive sex education policy for youth in Miami-Dade schools.
- Promoting women’s voices in healthcare policy debates related to Medicaid and ACA changes and coverage.
- Helping lead grassroots discussions to develop and deepen our intersectional understanding of issues affecting economic justice.
- Bilingual competence in English and Spanish and/or Haitian Kreyol is a plus.
MPAS Intern for LGBTQA Initiatives (MMC or BBC)
Internship Description: Working under the umbrella of Multicultural Programs & Services, the intern helps develops and implement LGBTQA programs and services.
- The intern will provide resources and programming for LGBTQ and allies on campus, hold office hours (5-10 hours per week) and assist with educational programs.
- Educational programs include working with the 3D series workshops, signature events and the LGBTQA Pride Month.
- Interns will also assist with office clerical responsibilities, social media, and supports office-related research, events, and projects.
National LGBTQ Task Force
Internship Description: The Miami office of the National LGBTQ Task Force offers internship opportunities year-round and is currently seeking a spring 2017 intern. Special Event internships are an excellent fit for those interested in event planning, hospitality and tourism and communications. Interns assist the staff of the Task Force's Miami office in various aspects of producing the Task Force's two largest fundraising events, the Task Force Gala - Miami and Winter Party Festival.
This internship is offered for 1-3 credits through WST 4905 (Women's Studies Internship) for the Queer Studies Certificate.
Requirements: Full Internship Description
Application Deadline: Year-round
Contact: Lisa Mercado, Event Manager
Website: www.thetaskforce.org, National LGBTQ Task Force
Address: 801 Arthur Godfrey Road, Suite 402, Miami Beach, FL 33140
Email: email@example.com (Please include in the subject line: Intern Application)
The Public Affairs (PA) Intern will support the advocacy work of Regional Organizers and the Organizing Director of Planned Parenthood of South, East
andNorth Florida by providing research, data entry, clerical assistance, event planning and direct volunteer contact. This internship is based in regional offices throughout the affiliate service area and includes some evening hours. Opportunities are available in Miami Gardens, West Palm Beach andTallahassee.
- Community Organizing:
- Contact current and potential supporters and volunteers for participation in Planned Parenthood activities, including events, advocacy actions, phone banks, and college campus/community organizing.
- Assist with event planning, including logistical and on-site details.
- Communicate with volunteers via email and phone.
- Database Management and Mining:
- Manage databases to track volunteers and activists; database input and maintenance.
- Network Building:
- Assist with online communications to activists to build PPSENFL presence on social networking sites and blogs.
- Research community event opportunities.
SAVE (Safeguarding American Values for Everyone)
SAVE (Safeguarding American Values for Everyone) is an umbrella organization consisting of SAVE Foundation (C3), SAVE Inc (C4) and SAVE Action PAC. SAVE is South Florida's leading organization dedicated to protecting people who are lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender against discrimination. Since 1993, SAVE has advocated for equal rights for persons of all sexual orientations and gender identities. We accomplish this through grassroots action. In 2014, SAVE updated Miami-Dade's Human Rights Ordinance to include gender identity and gender expression. And in 2015, SAVE launched its prejudice reduction program to reduce transphobia through face-to-face conversations. A study on this deep canvassing model was published in Science in April 2016 showing a
long lastingreduction in anti-LGBT prejudice.
SAVE is seeking Organizing Interns to support and develop student leadership for the advancement of LGBTQ equality. This position is an unpaid internship with flexible hours in which the intern will learn key skills as an activist, develop public speaking and interpersonal communication skills, and valuable tools for leadership development.
Student Organizing - Assist Field Organizer in recruiting students in person and on the phone - Participate in Class Announcements - Engage in
on campusevents to recruit students Community and Voter Education - Participate in Phonebanks and Door-to-Door Canvasses to educate the community about non-discrimination laws and who LGBTQ people are. - Assist in running these actions by taking on leadership roles (e.g.: trainer) - Assist in running these actions by aiding with logistics and confirmation calls Leadership Development - Participate in trainingsto advance the internsleadership skills - Assist in training new volunteers in leadership roles
Hours: 8 hours per week.
How to Get Involved: Email Justin Klecha (Justin@save.lgbt) with the subject “Organizing Intern.” In lieu of a resume or cover letter, please answer the following two questions: 1.) Why is advancing LGBTQ equality important to you, and 2.) What do you hope to
learn / gainfrom this internship.
Address: 1951 SW 7th Ave, Suite 600, Miami, FL 33136
Women in Distress of Broward County Inc
Women's Fund of Miami-Dade County
Women's Fund of Miami-Dade is a catalyst for social change and economic justice with the goal of creating a community where all women and girls reach their full potential. We work towards this goal
thoughgrantmaking, advocacy and community building .Throughthe work of our Women's Advocacy Project, we are working to create a collaborative platform for advocacy on a variety of challenging issues impacting the lives of women and girls in Miami-Dade. Our areas of focus include immigrant women, violence against women, economic empowerment and women's leadership. Internships at the Women's Fund provide a hands onway to gain knowledge about the challenges faced by women and girls in Miami-Dade County and will focus on aspects of grantmaking as well as assist with the work of the Women's Advocacy Project.
Skills Needed: Basic computer and phone skills as well as a desire to help improve the lives of women and girls in Miami-Dade County.