Receiving Credit for Your Internship
Internships offer students opportunities for hands-on experience in service, organizing, politics, journalism, art, and other fields. The GWS Internship program allows students to pursue these
hands-on experiences while receiving credit toward their degree by enrolling in GWS 393/493. Contact the GWS Internship Coordinator, Professor Michelle Berry (firstname.lastname@example.org) for more information.
Finding an Internship:
Students earning academic credit for their internship in GWS find their own internships. In addition to opportunities on campus, the College of Social and Behavioral Sciences has a terrific resource for locating internship opportunities. Visit the SBS internships listing for more information on career and internship opportunities.
The following is a partial list of Agencies/Organizations where prior GWS students have interned. Students are not restricted to interning at these agencies.
- UA Women's Resource Center (WRC) and FORCE (Feminist Organized to Resist, Create and Empower) Internships
- UA Women in Science & Engineering (WISE)
- UA LGBTQ Student Affairs
- Southwest Institute for Research on Women (SIROW)
- Kore Press, a Tucson-based, feminist/literary press
- Emerge! Center Against Domestic Abuse
- Girl Scouts of Southern Arizona
- Southern Arizona Center Against Sexual Assault (SACASA)
- Southern Arizona AIDS Foundation (SAAF)
- Eon Youth Center, LGBTQ & Two-Spirit youth program
- Southern Arizona Gender Alliance (SAGA), transgender community support & advocacy
- ASUA Pride Alliance
- Pima County Superior Court
- Arizona List
- Planned Parenthood
- The Bio/Diversity Project
- Mission Garden
- At least 45 hours of site work at the internship agency per unit of credit (approximately 10 hours/week for 3 units of credit); additional hours may be required by the internship agency
- A critical reflection on your internship and its relationship to things you’ve learned in your coursework, either in the form of a critical essay or as a journal kept over the semester
- An internship work log
- Regular meetings with your agency supervisor, including mid-semester and end of semester reviews
Exact course requirements and due dates will be provided in a Course Syllabus.
Grades and Unit Restrictions:
The only grades available are S, P, E, I, and W. No more than 12 units of Internship, Independent Study, or Preceptorship (293, 299, 299H, 391, 393, 399, 399H, 493, 499, 499H) may be used for the GWS major; no more than 6 units may be used for the GWS minor. With approval of the GWS Undergraduate Director, 3 units of a relevant Internship may fulfill a Major Concentration requirement; appropriate Independent Studies may also fulfill Major Concentration requirements.
The Internship Contract must be filled out by the student in conversation with the the person at the internship agency who will serve as the student's agency supervisor. Both the student and the agency supervisor must sign the contract, indicating their agreement to its expectations and requirements.
When the GWS Internship Coordinator has confirmed that the Internship Contract is complete, s/he will sign it, authorizing the internship. You will then receive instructions for enrolling in GWS 393 through UAccess.
Student Internship Reflections