Gender and Sexuality Internships

Flowers bloom on a tree in front of a Rhodes building
Flowers bloom on a tree in front of a Rhodes building

GS 460: Internship

A directed internship in which students integrate their academic study of gender issues with practical experience in off-campus organizations, agencies, or businesses (10 hours per week). The student and faculty mentor devise a reading list to complement the internship and submit it, along with an internship proposal, to the chair of the Gender and Sexuality Studies Program for approval. Assignments may include short papers, a reading journal, and a presentation at the Gender Studies symposium or URCAS.

Students apply for internships through Career Services.

Internship Proposal Guidelines

Current Internships Available:

DeNeuville Learning Center: A non-profit educational and vocational facility for low-income women. Assist with education, grant writing and preparation of students for job placement. Serve as project coordinators for special projects.

Center for Research on Women (CROW): assisting with research, study design, data collection and management. Students will be asked to attend research team meetings for projects if scheduling permits. Current CROW projects include Sexual Harassment of Teens in Memphis Middle and High Schools, Memphis Safe Campus Consortium, and Infant Mortality in Memphis.

OutMemphis: Located in Cooper-Young, the MGLCC provides outreach, a variety of services, and space for members of the GLBTQ community. The organization publishes the monthly newsmagazine, The Triangle Journal and organizes the Outflix international film festival, held every Fall.

Planned Parenthood of Memphis: following a training period, coordinate and implement a complete sexual health educations series with an applicable social service agency.

Women′s Foundation: research local and national corporations with grassroots ties to impact the Memphis community, research donor trends and create personal donor profiles, assist with mail campaigns to donors, assist in obtaining and writing grantee stories, brainstorm and ways to positively impact women and children in our community in an effort to dismantle poverty.

YWCA Abused Women’s Services: receive training to answer crisis calls, help with children, interact with women and provide support; may also assist with orders of protections, warrants, etc.