Welcome to GWS 660

You are a part of the next cohort of amazing GWS 660 interns! I look forward to working together and facilitating our conversations about gender, identity, and community-based work. A number of items need to be taken care of before we come together in late January. Find information about internships and interviewing below. Please review this information carefully. Let me know if you have questions.

Don’t forget to Register for the Class

You have been authorized to enroll in GWS 660: Internship in Gender & Women’s Studies. Don’t forget to add the course to your spring schedule;)

Pro Tips

  1. During this internship program, work to step outside your comfort zone. Our best learning happens when we are uncomfortable – even if this means taking on an internship that is not your first choice, or developing a project in a topic area that is new and unfamiliar.
  2. What you get out of your internship experience is founded in what you contribute to it. Start considering your goals for this work now.
  3. Trust the process. It will require patience and moments of uncertainty, but you will likely be really glad you did it by the time the end of the semester rolls around.

Interviews

Ideally, each intern will interview with more than one organization, but only apply to internships that you are really excited to pursue in spring. You will contact organizations of interest for an interview via the list below. Once you have an interview(s) scheduled, please let me know (in an email) where/when you have scheduled interviews and how things go.

Organizations have varying application processes and due dates that are based in their needs and do not necessarily correspond with campus timelines. Please keep this in mind as you are considering your options and contacting organizations. Contact me at any point if you are not sure what to do next.

Interviewing Tips

Before

Research the organization before your interview. Prepare your responses to common interview questions, like:

  • Tell me about yourself.
  • What skills make you a good candidate for this position?
  • What are your strengths and experiences?
  • Why are you excited about this position?

Confirm your interview logistics: when, what software platform, have a copy of your resume and cover letter available.

After

  • Follow up with a note or email thanking the supervisor and/or agency for an interview.
  • If you are offered an internship, accept or decline as soon as you are able via an email or a phone call.
  • When you accept an internship, send a quick note withdrawing your application from the other internship positions you applied for next semester.

Internships

Below you will find the Internship Requests for Spring 2022. Please review the organizations and job descriptions that spark your interest and take note of the interviewing information and timeline. This list will grow over the next several weeks. Stay tuned!

Legislative Work – Policy Analysis and Research/Constituent Services

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Office of State Senator Melissa Agard

Organization description:

Sen. Melissa Agard (D-Madison) represents the 16th Senate District of Wisconsin. Elected to the Wisconsin State Senate in 2020, Sen. Agard previously served five terms in the Wisconsin State Assembly. The Office of Sen. Agard is committed to working for the folks of the 16th Senate District and championing bold, progressive policies. Sen. Agard has been proud to lead on forward-thinking policies including full cannabis legalization, raising the minimum wage, establishing universal healthcare, promoting access to quality reproductive healthcare, dismantling racial disparities, promoting economic security, addressing gun violence, among many other progressive ideals.

Job description:

This internship program provides hands-on civic experience and unparalleled insight into the inner workings of state government. This internship program provides practical knowledge and skills in researching and analyzing policy, providing constituent services, event planning, and much more.

Previous interns have used this experience as a jump-start to their professional career in a variety of fields. Previous interns have additionally been accepted to postgraduate and law school programs, and other interns have joined Sen. Agard’s office or other governmental offices as full-time staff after internship completion.

Interns have the opportunity to participate in a semester-long project based on a particular issue area or topic they are interested in. There may also opportunities to specialize in an area of the office (communications, outreach, or policy) and work solely on projects in that area.

Training:

Initial training will consist of learning how to use government databases, technologies, etc. Interns have the opportunity to participate in seminars and trainings as they come up, in addition to attend floor sessions, committee hearings, events with other officials, and other government operations. Interns will also learn about the three core functions of Senator Agard’s office – policy, communications, and outreach. Each area has specific skills that interns will learn depending on interest in that area of the office. Some skills include: graphic design, bill drafting, legislative research, district outreach and research, social media training, and more.

Senator Agard’s office is committed to furthering interns’ professional development skills and giving interns the tools they need to succeed in a professional work environment after college. Staff works with interns to develop professional materials, provide networking experiences, attend government events, and more.

Interns will work closely with all staff. Staff will assign daily and/or long-term projects and provide feedback and support on interns’ work. Ability to work both independently and collaboratively with staff is important.

Supervisor:

Megan Wittman, Megan.Wittman@legis.wisconsin.gov or (608) 266-9170

Application instructions:

Apply using this online form that requires a resume, cover letter, and writing sample. Interns are accepted on a rolling basis.

Modality and COVID19 vaccination requirements:

This internship happens in the office; COVID19 vaccination is required.

Office of U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin

Organization description:

Learn more about U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin on her website.

Job description:

US Senator Tammy Baldwin’s Madison office will hire 2-3 interns for the spring semester. These positions are paid $15/hour. Interns in the Madison office interact with state staff on a variety of matters, including legislative concerns, casework, communications, and constituent correspondence. We are looking for students who are strong writers and communicators, are flexible and can work independently on a wide variety of tasks. Previous administrative or office experience is helpful, but not required. Other qualities include attention to detail, strong customer service skills, and the ability to work in a fast-paced environment.

Supervisor:

Jasmine Enriquez, Jasmine_Enriquez@baldwin.senate.gov

Application instructions:

Applying using the online application form; applications are due December 3.

Modality and COVID19 vaccination requirements:

Office of Governor Evers

Work with a team of interns in the Office of the Governor. Evers’ team is looking for energetic and reliable staff to join their Madison office. In this position, you will support operations, scheduling, policy, legislative affairs, appointments, communications, constituent services, or proclamations department.

Applicants must demonstrate strong communication skills, maturity and responsibility, and understand the importance of attention to detail. Find application information on the Governor’s website. Applications are due December 13 and the position begins January 24.

Office of U.S. Representative Mark Pocan

Organization description:

Congressman Mark Pocan was sworn in as the U.S. Representative for Wisconsin’s second congressional district in 2013 following 14 years in the Wisconsin State Assembly. A small business owner, union member, and lifelong advocate for progressive causes, Representative Pocan is committed to using his life experience to fight for policies that promote economic and social justice and support the families of south central Wisconsin.

Job description:

Interns will have the opportunity to contribute to the office in various ways. The first involves direct constituent contact via casework intake and opinion tracking. The district office has three dedicated casework staff. Their job is to act as a bridge between constituents and federal agencies. Being responsible for intake, you would be the first contact between the constituents and our office. You will learn more about the role of different federal agencies and the federal policies that most affect WI communities.

Interns are also responsible for congratulatory letters to exceptional members of the community. Every month Congressman Pocan and his staff look for remarkable people who are promoting values like inclusivity, cooperation, and selflessness. This program helps our office stay connected to the communities we represent and allows you to get to know our district.

Another main task for interns is creating our office newsletters. We have several internal newsletters. The newsletter’s main purpose is to inform the staff of important news happening in the district and the State legislature. The newsletter helps you practice policy analysis and understand the implications of proposed laws. In addition to all of this, interns have the opportunity to develop independent projects, attend a weekly intern meeting, and receive regular feedback from supervisors.

Supervisor:

Kimberly Hernández, Kimberly.Hernandez@mail.house.gov

Application instructions:

Apply using the application form.

Modality and COVID19 vaccination requirements:

This internship work happens in the office. COVID19 vaccination is required and all staff are required to do a rapid test at the start of each work week.

Office of State Senator Kelda Roys

Organization description: 

The Office of State Senator Kelda Roys serves and helps the people of the 26th district of WI.

Job description:

Basic tasks include: logging emails, checking voicemail and calling back constituents, researching legislation or potential legislation, and other duties as assigned. This position can be tailored to a student’s needs and interests, such as research on a specific policy area or developing internal processes for our office. Training will be provided by the supervisor and there are regular check-in meetings with interns. Projects are assigned, and there are weekly duties that are clearly laid out for interns. The internship supervisor will provide constructive feedback on work and suggest adjustments. In addition, there are opportunities to attend meetings, briefings, and hearings.

Supervisor:

Tayler Palkowski, Tayler.Palkowski@legis.wisconsin.gov

Application Instructions:

Send your resumé and a cover letter (this can be framed in an email) to Tayler Palkowski at Tayler.Palkowski@legis.wisconsin.gov.

Modality and COVID19 vaccination requirements:

Likely to be a fully remote position with the option of hybrid work; COVID19 vaccination is required for on-site work.

Wisconsin Women's Council

The Wisconsin Women’s Council is leading research and event planning related to the following spring projects/events:
  1. Story Quilt Project (in partnership with the Hmong Institute): Arts, Crafts, and Mental Health
  2. Wrap Around the Capitol Event honoring Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women’s Day on May 5, 2022
  3. Untold Stories, Phase 1: Research the women nominated by Council members to introduce middle and high school students to women’s stories from around the state to expand girls’ thinking beyond personal and social barriers (release in March 2022)
  4. Interns can also take projects in an independent direction and/or work on WWC data collection including the development of a 2021 wage gap data factsheet and an update of the WWC women in elected office data.
Contact the Director of the Wisconsin Women’s Council, Christine Lidbury, with a resumé and a statement of interest in the work at Christine.Lidbury@wisconsin.gov. Christine is generous with her time, so feel free to get in touch if you have questions before submitting your application materials.
Note: this position is with the State of Wisconsin; you must show proof of vaccination or agree to regular COVID testing.

Communications, Education, and Media

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Office of the Gender and Women's Studies Librarian

Organization description:

The UW System Office of the Gender and Women’s Studies Librarian (GWSL) is one of the premier resources for support of gender, women’s studies, and LGBTQ+ scholarship and librarianship. The GWSL provides bibliographic and curriculum support, inter-institutional cooperation, information sharing, and advocacy related to the fields of women’s, gender, and LGBTQ+ studies and to gender-focused scholarship in the traditional disciplines.

We value and affirm the role that libraries and other information services play in the empowerment of people in our community and beyond. Through local, national, and international partnerships, we aim to provide relevant resources, skills, and support to those researching and working to improve the lives of women and girls throughout the world.

Job description:

Library collection development, social media, and planning for the Women’s and Gender Studies Consortium Conference in April 2022. The conference planning will require the following: design Conference Flyer in January 2022 (familiarity with CANVA or a similar platform), attend bi-weekly (virtual) conference planning meetings, assist with uploading pre-recorded presentations to conference website, assist with previewing and approving content of pre-recorded conference presentations, assist with organization and design of digital conference program, assist with weekly social media posts and marketing related to the conference, be available to attend and provide (light) technical support to conference sessions April 7-9, 2022.

Supervisor:

Lachrista Greco, lachrista.greco@wisc.edu

Application instructions:

Send your resumé and a cover letter (this can be framed in an email) to Lachrista Greco at lachrista.greco@wisc.edu

Modality and COVID19 vaccination requirements:

A mix of in person and remote work is possible. You can discuss the details with you supervisor.

Literacy Network

Organization description: 

Literacy Network teaches reading, writing, communication and computer skills to Dane County adults so they can achieve financial security, well-being and deeper engagement with their families and the community.

Job description:

Group Leader interns manage a group of learner/tutor pairs who meet for 2 hours weekly to work towards the learners’ goals. As a Group Leader, you will: create weekly lesson plans, oversee a weekly session throughout an entire semester, support up to 8 tutor/learner pairs (for ESL and Essential Literacy) or up to 12 tutor/learner pairs (for GED).

Each Group Leader supports the goals of our adult learners in our ESL, Essential Literacy, and GED programs. Training, lesson planning materials, mentoring, and ongoing support are provided to all Group Leaders.

Internship responsibilities: attend Group Leader training prior to the start of the semester start • commit to 8-10 hours weekly for an entire semester: 2 hours/week at your session; remaining hours at Literacy Network to prepare for your session • prepare individualized lesson plans for tutor/learner pairs • manage your weekly session (arranging room, tracking attendance, scheduling, documentation, and providing support as needed) • tutor students as needed when your session is short tutors. • make weekly reminder phone calls to students in your session. • check in regularly with learners and tutors throughout the semester.

Supervisor:

Leanne Chan and Marie Knibbe

Application Instructions:

UPDATE: Literacy Network has extended the application deadline; applications are now due December 13. If you are excited about this option and/or have questions, you can contact Lilly Rotter at lilly@litnetwork.org.

Modality and COVID19 vaccination requirements:

Both remote and hybrid options are available. Remote positions hold their tutoring sessions over zoom, and do their lesson planning and other weekly tasks remotely. Hybrid positions hold in-person tutoring sessions once per week at Literacy Network. They can do lesson planning remotely or at Literacy Network. Vaccination is required for on-site work.

Women's Education Project (India)

Organization Description:

The Women’s Education Project (WEP) educates young women to become knowledgeable, confident and responsible leaders. It does this by providing grassroots NGOs its Leadership Academy, a locally-sourced, holistic curriculum for women, ages 15 to 24, to make informed choices for themselves and positive change in their families and communities. Within a spirited community of peers, they gain knowledge, skills, and a broad understanding of their opportunities. Graduates enter formal sector careers or pursue alternative, entrepreneurial livelihoods of their own choosing.

Job Description:

The Virtual Research Intern’s focus will center on growing WEP’s resource library to support the organization’s curriculum.

Additional responsibilities may include the following:

  • Identify local experts able to deliver content on topics such as nutrition and agriculture to share with WEP centers across India
  • Identify both English language and local language resources
  • Identify open-source material and curriculum to apply to WEP’s work
  • Interview and survey WEP staff and alumni to capture stories and ideas to grow the WEP’s online resource library
  • Conduct student surveys and gathering data
  • Perform additional tasks as needed

Application Instructions:

This internship is hosted by the International Internship Office. Apply using the My Applications tab in the top left corner of the IIP Women’s Education Project page. Please submit a cover letter, resumé, and transcript addressed to Zoe Timms by January 9, 2022. Feel free to check in with Susan for a cover letter and resumé review ahead of time.

Modality and COVID19 vaccination requirements:

This internship is virtual.

Legal Support

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Legal Action of Wisconsin

Organization description:

Legal Action of Wisconsin is the state’s largest non-profit law firm providing free civil legal services to Wisconsin clients at the most vulnerable times in their lives. For more than 50 years, we’ve changed and improved lives by making sure the civil legal system works for everyone.

Job description:

Research, writing, working directly with clients, and staffing expungement clinics. Legal Action of Wisconsin will provide training support and interns are welcome to attend relevant meetings. Interns will also meet weekly with the staff attorney who is their supervisor.

Supervisor:

Megan Sprecher

Application instructions:

Send your resumé and a cover letter (this can be framed in an email) to Megan Sprecher at MLS@legalaction.org

Modality and COVID19 vaccination requirements:

Hybrid or remote options are possible. COVID vaccination is required for on-site work.

Work with Adolescents

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Centro Hispano (Spanish language fluency required)

Waiting to hear back from this organization. Stay tuned, and look elsewhere.

Girls Inc of Greater Madison (Goodman Community Center or East High School)

Organization description:

Girls Inc. is a national organization that utilizes interactive activities, mentoring relationships, intentional programming, and research-based curricula in a girls-only environment to inspire our girls to be Strong, Smart, and Bold. Our program strives to offer activities that support girls’ academic enrichment and leadership development as well as their right to career exploration and health and wellness. At Girls Inc., we believe that every student has the power within them to succeed and we want to do our part in helping them to recognize their own power and potential. Girls Inc of Greater Madison is the local chapter of Girls Inc. and our programs primarily welcome BIPOC youth of Madison.

Job description:

STEM Intern: STEM Interns will work with our STEM Coordinator to help plan and implement impactful STEM programming with Elementary School students. Tasks may include planning and writing lesson plans, facilitating lessons with students, and connecting students with resources to aid them in envisioning a potential career in the STEM industry. Students who are pursuing a major in the STEM field are strongly encouraged to apply.

Outreach Intern: Outreach Interns will work with our Outreach Coordinator and assist them in their work with middle and high school students. Outreach interns will have the opportunity to plan and facilitate programming related to leadership development, mental and physical well-being, and academic enrichment. Additionally, interns will be able to attend outreach events such as poetry slams, outdoor expeditions, and museum visits with our students.

Administrative Intern: Administrative Interns will work with our Administrative Coordinator on program evaluations, attendance tracking, administering surveys, and planning trainings.

Students will get the opportunity to create, plan, and implement lesson plans should they choose to work with our STEM Coordinator or our Outreach Coordinator. Furthermore, the lesson plans that the intern creates will become available to other Girls Inc. facilitators in years to come.

There is an online training, weekly check-ins with colleagues and supervisors, and a regular team meeting.

Supervisor:

Pahoua Vang

Application instructions:

Send your resumé and a cover letter (this can be framed in an email) to Maggie Eckberg at meckberg@goodmancenter.org.

Modality and COVID19 vaccination requirements:

Most tasks will require interns to work on site, but there may be some opportunities for remote work. Vaccination is encouraged, but not required.

Health Care/Public Health

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UW Collaborative for Reproductive Equity (CORE)

UW CORE is hiring a Communications Intern. The Collaborative for Reproductive Equity is an interdisciplinary research center housed within the School of Medicine and Public Health. The Communications Intern works with CORE’s Communications Manager and other staff to develop creative ways to share research, engaging social media content, media strategy, and general communications tasks. Find a fuller job description on their website. Pay is $15/hour.

Criteria:

  • Strong communication, administrative, and writing skills
  • Social media management and content creation experience
  • Experience working independently on various projects
  • Lived or professional experience working with communities that experience health inequities

Preferred skills/experiences:

  • Multilingual (Spanish, Hmong, and/or other languages)
  • Graphic design experience (Canva, WordPress, InDesign, etc.)
  • Knowledge of reproductive equity and reproductive justice
  • Experience in one or more of the following subjects: communications, marketing, gender & women’s studies, non-profit, public health, research, public policy, reproductive equity

To Apply: Please send resume and cover letter to core@obgyn.wisc.edu

Application Closes: December 15, 2021.

Foundation for Black Women's Wellness

Organization description:

The Foundation for Black Women’s Wellness will radically transform Black Women’s health by creating a world where Black women and girls live long, happy and thriving lives, defined by healthy minds, bodies and spirits.

Job description:

Contribute to research and analysis for the Black Women Deserve Policy BluePrint for Wisconsin.

Interns will:

  • Research and develop literature, resources, and recommendations for one of the 9 pillars of the PBP.
  • Be included in developing policy briefs for the Wisconsin legislature and the Office of the Governor.
  • Observe and moderate listening sessions
  • Provide tangible deliverables, including a resource respository for their assigned Policy BluePrint pillar, legislative policy briefs, executive summaries, presentations, and 1-page summaries to support the overall development and sustainability of the PBP.

Students can pursue internships connected to other topics provided the projects is closely aligned with the Foundation for Black Women’s Wellness’ current work.

Supervisor:

Erin Bailey, ebailey@ffbww.org

Application instructions:

Submit your cover letter and resumé in one pdf document through this application form. Be sure to include that you are a GWS 660 student.

Modality and COVID19 vaccination requirements:

Fully remote work; interns are welcome to come to the office to meet colleagues, but all FFBWW staff are working remotely this fall.

Out Health

Students interested in working with Out Health should contact Dr. Kathy Oriel directly with a cover letter, resumé, and a specific plan for their internship in spring. Out Health is small and this internship would require a lot of independent work.

*Please contact Susan to discuss your plans before you get in touch with Dr. Oriel.

Pediatric and Adolescent Transgender Health Clinic (American Family Children's Hospital)

Position Description:

The PATH clinic at the American Family Children’s Hospital is looking for an intern to help revise and launch a new website for the Transgender Youth Resource Network (part of the PATH clinic’s collaboration with GSAFE).

Internship goals include:

  • Review and update links and resources for the TYRN website.
  • Recommend for additional resources and website design.
  • Work with the PATH clinic team to develop additional clinic resources, such as educational folders on different topics, update and expand our mental health provider list, and work on tools related to the transition to adult care.
  • The intern will work with MDs, RNs, and the clinic’s MSW and will be invited to participate in the PATH clinic case conferences (monthly) and the PATH clinic meetings (quarterly) if a student’s course schedule permits.

Application information:

Send a letter of interest and a resumé to Dr. Britt Allen (bjallen@pediatrics.wisc.edu). In evaluating application materials, the PATH clinic considers lived experience (if applicants choose to share them) and educational/professional experiences. Dr. Allen would welcome samples of web development or design, or a sample of a past project that shows the development of educational materials or graphic design skills, though such materials are not required in order to be considered for the position.

Public Health Madison Dane County (PHMDC) - Maternal and Child Health Project

Organization description: 

Public Health Madison and Dane County (PHMDC) is dedicated to improving the health of our community by committing to equity, inclusion, and antiracism. Within our perinatal and child health work, our goals include: -Cultivate strong, authentic partnerships with community partners and stakeholders -Create pathways into public health, especially for communities of color -Educate and advocate around perinatal and child health public health priorities -Elevate perinatal and child health data accessibility, availability, and equity -Enhance coordination of perinatal and child health-related priorities across teams and divisions within PHMDC -Communicate and promote perinatal and child health work internally and externally

Job Description:

Job duties and responsibilities: -Develop and implement a workplan based the available projects/tasks and student interest relating to those tasks. Job duties will be related to perinatal (pregnancy and post-partum) health and mostly be connected to perinatal mental health and health equity. -Contribute to carrying out the activities of Maternal Child Health strategic plan including grant-specific perinatal mental health and health equity objectives. -Support projects related to previous grant objective around breastfeeding/chestfeeding. Including but not limited to: 1. Update PHMDC’s existing public lactation map (bit.ly/lactationspace). 2. Connect eligible community partners to PHMDC’s micro-grant opportunities to provide materials and supplies needed to create a lactation room.

Supervisor:

Kristine Omen-Kaul, komen-kaul@publichealthmdc.com or 608-235-4078

Application Instructions:

Interested students should submit a cover letter and resumé to Kristine Omen-Kaul by December 29, 2021. In addition, please provide a brief answer to the two following questions.

  1. Why are you interested in interning at Public Health Madison & Dane County with our perinatal and child health work?
  2. Why is health equity important to you?

Modality and COVID19 vaccination requirements:

Mostly virtual with possibly some opportunities in-person if desired. COVID19 vaccination is required.

REAP Food Group

Organization description:

REAP Food Group connects farmers with consumers, restaurants and institutional buyers, and provides education on the broader health, ecological and economic benefits of eating locally grown food.

Job description:

The intern will provide support to the Farm to Business Director in the launch of a new Farmer Wholesale Readiness program and online marketplace. Duties include, but are not limited to: helping draft weekly communications, monitoring the website and troubleshooting problems, outreach to farmers about the program and marketplace, data entry, and assisting with development of training for farmers.

Training:

Training will be provided on the online marketplace software, as well for the CRM we are starting to use. The intern will participate in weekly staff meetings, and will be included in REAP events. The F2B director will check in with the intern weekly (remotely), and the plan is to have one in-person work day at the REAP office as well.

Supervisor:

Anna Landmark, annal@reapfoodgroup.org, 608-886-8801

Application instructions:

Please submit a resume and writing sample to Anna Landmark at annal@reapfoodgroup.org

Modality and COVID19 vaccination requirements:

Hybrid; vaccination is required.

Survivor Services and Support

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Domestic Abuse Intervention Services (DAIS)

Waiting to hear back from this organization. Stay tuned, and look elsewhere.

End Domestic Abuse WI

Organization description:

End Domestic Abuse WI envisions communities fully engaged to provide safety and to give a voice to all affected by domestic abuse, while creating the social change necessary to address its root causes. We honor the wisdom and strength of domestic abuse survivors across the lifespan. Our mission is achievable through survivor-centered work that includes strategic partnerships and collaboration. As advocates for social justice, we embrace the voices of diverse communities.

Job Description:

This position would be ideal for a self-motivated, detail-oriented thinker with strong research and communication skills. EDAW is looking for someone who is passionate about identifying policies, statutes, and practices that maintain and perpetuate cis-hetero, white supremacist, settler colonialist, capitalist patriarchy in our communities. This internship will focus on identifying anti-Black and anti-Indigenous policies and frameworks in Wisconsin systems (e.g. criminal legal, housing, child welfare/juvenile justice, reproductive and/or mental healthcare), and developing potential alternatives that would engender transformative approaches to safety, accountability, healing, and justice. A successful intern will have a strong understanding of intersectional oppression and generational trauma, and how Black and Indigenous survivors of domestic/sexual violence might experience compounding traumas in systems.

This project would be independent yet augmentative to the work End Abuse’s Public Policy and Systems Change team does on an ongoing basis. Staff on this team work with colleagues at the WI Dept. of Children and Families and the WI Dept. of Justice, and advocate for survivor-centered policy change on multi-disciplinary task forces and work groups. Depending on the system(s) of focus and the interests/background of the intern, opportunities to attend and potentially participate in these bodies offer real-world professional development, especially for someone who may be interested in community building, legislative advocacy, policy analysis, or communications work. Ongoing learning opportunities in the form of webinars, in-service training, and online conference participation are available and would be encouraged. A majority of this work would occur remotely, although there may be opportunities for hybrid or in-person engagement as the intern is comfortable or interested.

This intern would primarily work with and be supervised by the Systems Change Coordinator, although they would also be welcome to attend the bimonthly Public Policy & Systems Change team meetings, and to connect with any other End Abuse staff whose work and interests align with their own personal or professional goals. Supervisory meetings would occur weekly for approximately 1-2 hours, though check-ins and communication as needed/desired would also be welcome. The supervisory approach will be collaborative, responsive, and learner-driven, and require the intern be able to identify and communicate some of their own needs effectively. Optional attendance at systems-level external meetings would be on a monthly/quarterly basis. A successful intern might expect to spend 10-15 hours per week working independently on the research, analysis, and reportage of policies and practices they would advocate for changing. An end-of-semester report + presentation to End Abuse’s Public Policy & Systems Change staff would be expected.

Supervisor:

Tegan Swanson, Systems Change Coordinator, tegans@endabusewi.org

Application information:

Interested students should send a resume and a letter of interest to Tegan Swanson, Systems Change Coordinator, at tegans@endabusewi.org. In the letter of interest, please describe a) why they are interested in systems/policy-level advocacy, b) their understanding of how intersectional oppression and domestic/sexual violence are connected, and c) why they believe they are a strong candidate for this role. Applications will be accepted until the role is filled, although interviews with promising candidates will begin during the 2nd week of January. Please apply before Wednesday January 5.

Modality and COVID19 vaccination:

This position is primarily remote, but there are opportunities for in person work given the intern’s level of comfort/interest. Vaccination is not required but recommended, especially for any public meetings.

The Office of Lilada Gee/#DefendingBlackGirlhood

Lilada Gee is a Madison-based leader with many years of experience doing restorative work. You will find details about Lilada Gee’s recent work on her website and on the Defending Black Girlhood podcast.

If you are interested in working with Lilada Gee, send a resumé and cover letter to Lynda Ruchti (theofficeofliladagee@gmail.com) and Lilada Gee at (LiladaGee@gmail.com).

Rape Crisis Center

Waiting to hear back from this organization. Stay tuned, and look elsewhere.

UNIDOS

Waiting to hear back from this organization. Stay tuned, and look elsewhere.

Wisconsin Coalition Against Sexual Assault (WCASA)

Waiting to hear back from this organization. Stay tuned, and look elsewhere.

Next Steps

Timeline

The goal is to have interviews completed by early to mid January with internships secured before the start of the semester on January 25. Please get in touch with Susan if this goal feels out of reach.

Letters to Future Interns

Read the letters, words of wisdom, advice, and support that recent GWS 660 alums wrote for us to share with future internship cohorts. Hear how they were challenged and rewarded in the course, how they seized the opportunity, and what they learned in the program.

Letters to a Future Intern 2017

Letters to a Future Intern 2018

Letters to a Future Intern 2019

Letter to a Future Intern 2021 no. 1

Letter to a Future Intern 2021 no. 2