Every month, we feature the work and experience of one of our students. This is a place to find inspiration in reading about your classmates – why they chose GWS and/or LGBTQ+ Studies, where they are engaged on campus, and what kinds of plans they have for the future.
Do you have questions about courses, volunteering, internships, study abroad, getting involved in research? Search for Gender and Women's Studies under Services in Starfish to schedule an appointment.
Advising Workshops and Alumni Lunches
Have lunch with GWS and LGBTQ+ Studies alumni. Get answers to the question: what will you do with gender studies after graduation. Stay tuned for the spring schedule.
Please contact us if you have dietary concerns and/or food allergies and we will work to accommodate them; there will always be gluten-free and vegan options.
Things to Check Out on Campus
Are you looking for one more class to fill your spring schedule? Professor Lou Roberts will teach GWS 392: Women and Gender in Modern Europe in spring 2020.
This course focuses on the ways in which gender constructed power and identity in all spheres of life in Europe from the mid-17th century to the present, including work, politics, science, Empire-building, and war.
Professor Roberts is an engaging instructor who helps students untangle tricky historical concepts.
The Reading Room is available as a study/hangout space Monday through Friday; there is coffee, tea, and frequently chocolate on Tuesdays and Wednesdays from 11 am to 3 pm.
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Intern with State Senator Lena Taylor
Apply to work as an intern with Senator Taylor’s Madison office or district office in Milwaukee in policy, communications, or casework. Each internship has distinct responsibilities, outlined in the linked documents. Please apply for one type of internship specifically.
Send applications to Aidan.McMorrow@legis.wisconsin.gov by Sunday, December 15th, 2019.
Intern with Senator Tammy Baldwin
US Senator Tammy Baldwin’s Madison office is looking for spring interns. Interns in the Madison office have the opportunity to interact with state staff on a variety of matters, including legislative concerns, casework, communications, and constituent correspondence.
Students who are strong writers and communicators and who are flexible and can work independently on a wide variety of tasks are encouraged to apply. Previous administrative or office experience is helpful, but not required.
Interns are required to work 10-15 hours per week and schedules are organized around students’ availability. Please visit Senator Baldwin’s website for application information. Contact Aisling Keane (firstname.lastname@example.org) with questions.
Applications are due January 3, 2020.
Intern with the WI Women's Council
The Wisconsin Women’s Council is hiring interns to work on a number of projects related to outreach, health disparities, access to affordable childcare, data collection on the status of women in Rock County, and supporting the state’s centennial celebration of the 19th Amendment.
To ask questions and/or apply, send an email expressing your interest and any relevant experience or skills and a resume to Christine.Lidbury@wi.gov
Intern with State Senator Jeff Smith
Are you interested in public policy? State Senator Jeff Smith, representing the 31st district (northwestern WI), is looking for students interested in an unpaid internship. Interns typically manage databases, answer phones, draft constituent responses, and conduct policy research. This fall, there may be opportunities for interns to attend session days, sit in on meetings, and join staff for in-district events.
WI HealthCorps recruits students interested in learning more about health care in Wisconsin. During a year of service WI HealthCorps members are placed in Community Health Centers, Public Health Departments, and Health-Focused Non-profits to serve our state’s most vulnerable populations.
WI in Washington Program
The WI in Washington Program offers students the opportunity to earn course credit as an intern with a federal agency, an NGO, or a DC non-profit. This is like study abroad in DC (which is much, much warmer than WI).
International Internship Program
Are you interested in spending time abroad during summer? Consider UW-Madison’s International Internship Program (IIP). There are often internships with a focus on gender and economic development, education, or communications. IIP hosts drop-ins every Friday from 10 am to 1 pm in 259 Bascom.
UNIDOS supports survivors of domestic abuse and sexual violence in Dane County with a focus on the Latinx community.
UNIDOS is looking for students with Spanish language proficiency to staff La Red, a 24-hour helpline. For more information, contact Manuel Cerda at email@example.com.
Connect with the Campus Women’s Center to learn about events and volunteer opportunities in the community. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org
The Morgridge Center is the most comprehensive resource on campus for volunteering in the Madison area. Find Morgridge Center staff in the Red Gym.