Gender Studies

Gender Studies

Check the organization’s website for information on current internship opportunities. Most of the organizations listed offer ongoing opportunities. The internship office may also be able to provide contact information.


American Association of University Women (AAUW) – Washington, DC AAUW is a non-profit organization with a focus on promoting education and equality for women and girls.  AAUW offers ongoing internships with exposure to opportunities that: enhance leadership, impact lives of women and children, promote higher education partnership, celebrate diversity, and foster international outreach.  The intern will assist with basic research, program and leadership development, and evaluation and assessment.  The intern will also plan and coordinate AAUW national meetings, compose newsletters, and research and assist in development of new initiatives and grant proposals.  Students should have knowledge of basic computer skills and familiarity with Word, Excel, and Outlook.

Anna Marie's Alliance - St. Cloud, MN
Anna Marie's is a shelter for women and children who have experienced any kind of domestic abuse.  The shelter provides free basic services including food, shelter, and advocacy for its residents. The shelter attempts to assist women in finding resources and support to start a life on their own.  Also known as Central MN Task Force for Battered Women.

Community Violence Intervention Center (CVIC) – Grand Forks, ND
CVIC supports adult and child victims of violence and promotes peace and safety by advocating the elimination of violence. Volunteer opportunities are available.

CSB Institute for Women's Leadership        St. Joseph     Student Director     Spring 2010

CSB Sister Nancy Hynes Center for Women       St. Joseph     Student Director    Fall 2009


Minnesota Women’s Consortium – St. Paul, MN
An internship at the Minnesota Women’s Consortium offers the opportunity to get politically involved and make a worthwhile contribution to the women’s movement.  Interns will learn about a multitude of women’s issues and efforts being made to promote and bring about equality of opportunity, learn how public policy is made and how it affects women, and participate in the day-to-day operations of an influential nonprofit women’s organization. Each intern will choose a special project to research, report and write on a topic of current interest called a Special Report which will be distributed in the Capitol Bulletin.


Minnesota Women’s Press - St. Paul, MN
Minnesota Women's Press, Inc. mission is to tell stories in ways that create community and encourage change. Based in St. Paul, MN, USA, Minnesota Women's Press, Inc., was founded by Mollie Hoben and Glenda Martin in 1984 to publish a biweekly newspaper, The Minnesota Women's Press. The Minnesota Women's Press, Inc., draws on the talent of staff members to publish their papers. Past internships include Advertising Sales Internship, Books Internship, Editorial Internship, Feminist Business Internship, Photography Internship, and Production/Graphics Internship. A wide variety of internships are offered year round.


Rainbow Families – Minneapolis, Minnesota
Rainbow Families is the Midwest office of Family Equality Council. Rainbow Families provides local programs to the LGBT families, extended family members and allies in the upper Midwest region while also joining Family Equality Council in its efforts to secure family equality in all 50 states. We envision a future where all families, regardless of creation or composition, will be able to live in communities that recognize, respect, protect, and celebrate them. Rainbow Families offers a Legal Intern position as well as many volunteer opportunities.


Tubman – Minneapolis, MN

Tubman helps women, children, and families struggling with relationship violence, substance abuse, and mental health issues. Tubman provides safe shelter, legal advocacy, and counseling services across the Twin Cities, guiding and sustaining individuals and families on the journey from chaos and fear to healing and restoration.

Washburn Center for Children - Minneapolis, MN, Minnetonka, MN, Brooklyn Park, MN

Washburn Center for Children is the leader in helping children with social, emotional and behavioral problems and their families. As a community mental health center focused on children’s mental health, Washburn strives to integrate innovative research into program practice, implement meaningful evaluation methods and provide effective training and consultation for agency staff and community collaborators. Internships are available year-round in group treatment programs, day treatment, and family focused/infant-toddler programs. These programs are housed at the Minneapolis office. Volunteer opportunities also available.


WATCH – Minneapolis, MN
WATCH is seeking interns who are interested in criminal justice, domestic abuse, sexual assault, and child abuse issues. The interns’ responsibilities center on court monitoring, however interns may be involved in other projects involving research, volunteer coordination, event planning, data entry, administrative tasks, and community education.  The intern will attend a 6 hour training session, attend scheduled court proceedings outlined by staff, follow WATCH court monitoring guidelines while in the courthouse, attend three community educational programs in relation to your work with WATCH, and submit a two-page reflection paper for possible publication. This is an 8-10 hour per week position that is unpaid. The opportunity is available in the spring, with an application deadline of January 16, in the summer with an application deadline of June 2, and in the fall with an application deadline of September 15.



The White HOuse Project, a national, non partisan, not-for-profit organization, 501(c)(3), aims to advance women's leadership in all communities and sectors, up to the U.S. presidency.


Women’s Initiative
– St. Paul, MN
Women’s Initiative programs address both personal and societal factors that affect the empowerment of women and girls. All of these programs highlight leadership development and capacity building in order to empower immigrant and refugee women and girls who, in turn, become involved and create solutions in their lives and in their communities. Past volunteer and internship positions at Women’s Initiative include Interpreters for Hmong and Spanish, Marketing and Research, Writer/editing, Graphic Designer, Web Designer, Research Analyst, Human Resources.


Women's Action for New Directions - Washington DC
Women's Action for New Directions (WAND) is an organization that works to empower women to act politically to reduce militarism and redirect excessive military spending to unmet human and environmental needs. WAND's major focuses are on nuclear non-proliferation and working through the political process through lobbying and electing progressive women.

Women Against Military Madness (WAMM) – Minneapolis, MN

WAMM is composed of hundreds of women and men empowered to make a social change through volunteer activism. It is a nonviolent feminist organization that works to create a system of social equity, self-determination and justice. WAMM’s purpose is to dismantle systems of militarism, economic exploitation and global oppression. 

Women’s Sports Foundation – East Meadow, NY
The Women’s Sports Foundation is an educational nonprofit organization founded in 1974 by tennis legend Billie Jean King. Its mission is to advance the lives of girls and women through sports and physical activity. The Women’s Sports Foundation has offered internships in the following departments: advocacy, athlete services, special events, program management, development, marketing, education programs, public relations, publications, and the web.


Women Venture - St. Paul, MN
Women Venture is a leader in providing the tools and support to help you start and grow your business, find a new job, or develop a new career path. Their mission is to assist women in securing their own economic success and prosperity. Volunteer positions available year round.


Minnesota Women’s Political Caucus - St. Paul, MN
The Minnesota Women’s Political Caucus (MWPC) is a grassroots, multi-partisan organization dedicated to increasing the number of women in elected and appointed office by identifying, recruiting, training and supporting pro-choice women candidates. MWPC seeks to be an expert resource for women in Minnesota and women candidates supporting women’s issues. We strive to win equality for all women; to ensure reproductive