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INTERNSHIPS/Summer programs


Archives Intern, Guttmacher Institute summer 2015

Praxis-funded, minimum of 220 hours

This is an exciting opportunity to help to preserve the work of a premiere organization working to advance women’s sexual and reproductive health worldwide through research, policy analysis, and public education.  For more information about the Guttmacher Institute, see:  http://www.guttmacher.org/

The intern will work with the director and staff of the Guttmacher Institute in its Headquarters in New York City to assess and prepare the organization’s records for transfer to the Sophia Smith Collection.

The Sophia Smith Collection will provide the intern with:

The duties and responsibilities of the intern will be to:

Contact Maida Goodwin mgoodwin@smith.edu for more information

Smith College Summer Program on campus for young Asian American and Pacific Islander feminists committed to activism for reproductive justice. 


The RJ LAMP program is offered by the National Asian Pacific American Women's Forum (NAPAWF), whose records are at the SSC and whose Executive Director, Miriam Yeung, has been helping to develop the Steinem Initiative. The LAMP program will be part of this year's pilot Gloria & Wilma School for Organizers.

The group will be small, with participants selected from around the country please click here for more info


SWG Interns work with archivists and learn the multiple facets of archival work in Smith’s internationally recognized repository of women’s history sources. The intern will learn how manuscript collections are acquired and prepared for research, the basics of organizing and describing collections and she may write about a particular collection for the SSC newsletter or help prepare an exhibit. A SWG Internship counts as one of the required practical experiences for fulfilling the Archives Concentration.

The internship will focus on helping prepare recent SSC acquisitions of special interest to SWG for future use in our classes.

The summer 2014 intern will be processing the papers of Saralee Hamilton, who worked for the American Friends Service Committee for 31 years, directing their Nationwide Women’s Program, and was involved with the Reproductive Rights National Network and the Commitee to End Sterilization Abuse.

For information, see http://asteria.fivecolleges.edu/findaids/sophiasmith/mnsss507_bioghist.html

The internship is 21 to 35 hours/week for 9-11 weeks at $9.25 an hour.

Deadline: March 15, 2015
Applicants must be SWG major or minor with an interest and aptitude for work in an archives or manuscripts collection, or related career in women’s studies scholarship or public history organizations. Good research skills and attention to detail. It is not necessary for applicants to be eligible for work-study.

***Applicants for the summer internship must be rising sophomores, juniors, or seniors, still enrolled in Smith College in September 2014. ****

To apply: Send a resume and a cover letter to Maida Goodwin at mgoodwin@email.smith.edu


Association for Women's Rights in Development has many summer opportunities listed. Please see here for link


The George Washington University graduate certificate program in LGBT Health Policy & Practice is accepting applications for the 2015-16 program year and our 3rd class of students. 

The certificate is a 12-credit interdisciplinary program that trains medical and mental health professionals to better care for lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender people. A large number of our certificate students work in care settings or in policy organizations.  Others are enrolled medical, nursing, or other graduate mental health, public health and policy programs around the world. A bachelor's degree is the minimum education required to enroll. Things to note about this year:

Discounted Tuition: Our tuition is discounted significantly from the standard GWU tuition rate.

Financial Assistance Available: Thanks to increasingly generous donors, we are now able to offer partial need- and merit-based scholarships to help offset expenses.

Two-Year Option: Students now have the option of spreading the workload and costs over 2 years rather than one, making the certificate more affordable and feasible to complete.

Designed for Students Across the Country and the Globe: The program is offered in a hybrid of online and on-campus curriculum, with two week-long residencies and a closing gathering in Washington, DC.

Applications: Our application portal is open now. April 1 is the deadline to apply to be considered for tuition assistance. The overall deadline is May 31.

Questions?  Please email the director, Steve Forssell, forssell@gwu.edu; 202-994-6316, or go to our website: http://lgbt.columbian.gwu.edu/