Internship Profiles

Learn more about students who have done fieldwork as part of their degree in Women's, Gender & Sexuality Studies:

As an aspiring counselor, Thea Deanon embarked on her internship search knowing that she wanted to gain experience in the field of mental health. She ultimately found a volunteer position at the Trevor Project as a crisis hotline counselor, providing comfort and assistance to queer youth in distress. This incredibly impactful experience strengthened her resolve to continue on this path in her career, further reinforced by her experience as a… Read more
Kai Mai interned at QueerDoc, an organization that provides trans and gender-affirming medical care online. This opportunity during his senior year as a GWSS major enabled him to follow his passion for supporting trans and gender-diverse youth seeking healthcare. His responsibilities included virtually assisting doctors with paperwork, communication, voicemails, medical records, and authorizations, helping further QueerDoc’s mission to expand access to gender… Read more
GWSS senior Sana Shetty's transformative internships challenged her career path and led her to reevaluate her aspirations in human rights law, offering profound insights into the realities of legal work and the importance of practical experiences. Read the story in Perspectives.  
GWSS Internships often offer more than just professional experience—they provide opportunities to work as catalysts for change in organizations that are at the cutting edge of movements for political, social, and economic transformation.  For Kelen Tamurian, the journey to becoming the communications and marketing intern at Queer Joy Collective (QJC) was serendipitous. She explains that QJC learned about her accomplishments as a published author… Read more
When Kenji Fujinaka started their social media internship at the QLaw Foundation, they entered a completely new, yet fulfilling realm of law and legislation.  QLaw Foundation of Washington is a local nonprofit organization that “promotes the dignity and respect of LGBTQ2S+ Washingtonians within the legal system through advocacy, education, and legal assistance.” They have LGBTQ2S+ and Trans legal clinics that provide free consultation, and provide… Read more
Mikey Prince, a senior double majoring in GWSS and Music Education, interned during Winter 2022 with Symphony Tacoma Voices. This community choir meets once per week throughout the season to prepare numerous collaborations with Symphony Tacoma, their annual Messiah performance, and a yearly stand-alone concert. Mikey already had a connection to Seattle Tacoma Voices conductor Read more
Seattle City Attorney’s Office Domestic Violence Unit has a history of working with graduate student interns preparing for a career in social work. The interns advocate for victims of domestic violence as they navigate the court system. Brooke Fulton, a junior majoring in GWSS, is the first undergraduate to intern with the unit, and she approached her internship not with the primary intention of seeking a potential job opportunity, but rather as an avenue for personal growth. As Brooke explains… Read more