Internship Sites

About These Sites

The list of internship sites presented below is suggestive, rather than comprehensive. Most of the sites are places where a Gender, Women & Sexuality Studies student has already done an internship. Where possible, we have provided a link to the site's home page or volunteer information page. Please see the GWSS Adviser for more information.

The Arts

Health

Law

  • ACLU—Complaint Counselor contact Legal Program Associate 
  • Alliance for International Women's Rights- www.aiwr.org
  • Defender Association – Investigator Intern
  • Domestic Abuse Women's Network – various, contact Sharon Worthington
  • Eastside Domestic Violence Program – various, contact Aggie Sweeny
  • Hands Off Washington – various
  • King County Bar Association – Volunteer Legal Services Assistant Homeless Project Intake Specialist - Self-Help Plus Assistant
  • King County Coalition Against Domestic Violence – no title
  • King County Prosecuting Attorney Office – no title
  • NARAL Pro-Choice Washington
  • Northwest Women's Law Center – contact Kelli Maguire
  • National Organization for Women – Administrative Assistant
  • Public Defender Association – Investigator Intern
  • Seattle City Attorney's Criminal Division – various
  • Seattle Law Department – various
  • Washington State Legislative Internship Program – Legislative Intern
  • Washington State Women's Political Caucus – Student Intern, various
  • Washpirg – Grassroots Lobby Coordinator
  • WROC (Welfare Rights Organizing Coalition)– Community Organizer

Social Service

  • Alliance for International Women's Rights- www.aiwr.org 
  • Alternative Education II Elementary School – no title
  • Alternatives to Fear – several positions
  • API Chaya (Serves South Asian women in crisis, works to reduce the incidence of domestic violence) http://www.apichaya.org/volunteer/
  • Asian Bilingual Referral Program – tutor or mentor, ESL teachers and computer teachers. Contact Jonas, Lui or Karen Johe for tutoring/mentoring, Ida Lamb for ESL, and Lauren for computer tutoring
  • Asian Pacific American Labor Alliance – several positions working on labor archives
  • Broadview Emergency Shelter – Children's Program Volunteer contact Kelly. 
  • Chaya (Serves South Asian women in crisis, works to reduce the incidence of domestic violence)
  • Catherine Booth House (Salvation Army) – Women's Domestic Violence Intern
  • Cedar River Clinic – Health Worker, Phone Counselor, Abortion Counselor
  • Chinese Information and Service Center – Same as Asian Bilingual Referral Program
  • Church of Mary Magdalene, A Homeless Women's Church – Ministry Intern or Program Intern
  • CORE (Center for Organizing Rape Education – ASUW program)
  • Defender Association – Investigator Intern
  • (DAWN) Domestic Abuse Women's Network – various, contact Sharon Worthington
  • Eastside Domestic Violence Program – various, contact Aggie Sweeny
  • Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center – Research Intern
  • Fremont public Association – Children's Program Volunteer
  • GROW (Giving Real Options to Women) (work to break cycle of domestic violence)
  • Hazel Wolf Book Project – Transcriber
  • Home Alive – various, contact Chanel or Christien
  • ICADS – Various
  • Jewish Family Services – Emergence Services Program – Caseworker Intern, contact Carol Mullin
  • King County Bar Association – Volunteer Legal Services Assistant, Homeless Project Intake Specialist
  • King County Coalition Against Domestic Violence – no title
  • King County Rape Relief – contact Diane Yamamoto
  • Lambert House – no title
  • Lavender Families Resource Network – no title, contact Jenny Sayward
  • Lesbian Mothers National Defense fund
  • Lesbian Assistance Project – Organizer, call 527-7447
  • Lesbian Resource Center – Student Intern, call 322-3953
  • Mockingbird Society
  • NARAL Pro-Choice Washington
  • National Multiple Sclerosis Society – Client and Community Services Intern 
  • National Women's Health Network – no title
  • Nature Conservancy, the – various
  • New Beginnings for Battered Women – Shelter Program Assistant
  • Noel House (shelter for women)– various – contact Elizabeth Stevenson
  • Northwest AIDS Foundation – Public Health Outreach – Don Moritz
  • National Organization for Women – Administrative Assistant
  • Orion/Youth care – Youth worker or Case Manager – contact Ashley at 694-4500
  • Partners in Caring – no title
  • Pathways for Women – Client Advocate – call 425-774-9843
  • Poverty Action Network (Contact Marcy Bowers; www.povertyaction.org) (this site hasn't had a WS intern)
  • Planned Parenthood of Seattle – several – contact Samantha Bowley 328-6894
  • Program for Early Parent Support – Group Facilitator – info on the way
  • Providence Hospitality House – contact Sister Beatrice LaFramboise
  • Refugee Women's Alliance – ESL teaching – contact Pat Florez
  • ROOTS Young Adult Shelter
  • Seattle Rape relief – Volunteer – contact Sara Woods
  • Seattle-King County Bar Association Family Law Clinic – self-help legal program assistant – contact Sherri Andersen
  • Seattle Midwifery School – variable
  • Seattle Police Department Victim Assistance Section – Victim Advocate Aide
  • Seattle Rape relief – Advocate/Counselor
  • Seattle Youth and Community Services
  • Seattle Youth and Garden Works (underserved youth)* (this site has not had a WS intern)
  • Sexual Assault Response Center for BentonFranklin Counties – Education Program Assistant & 
  • Sojourner Place – Program Assistant
  • Solid Ground
  • STAR – Student Teach and Reach – Volunteer
  • Stevens Elementary After School Tutoring Program – Student Coordinator
  • Student Conservation Association (environmental issues/young adults) – various
  • Sustainable Seattle – various
  • Visions in Action – various
  • Washington Coalition of Sexual Assault Programs – Legislative Intern
  • Washington Environmental Council – Development Intern
  • Washington Women's Employment and Education – Employment Coordinator/Case Manager/PR Intern
  • Washpirg – Grassroots Lobby Coordinator
  • Welfare Rights Organizing Coalition – Public Entitlement Advocate
  • WROC – Community Organizer
  • Women and Family Resource Center – Volunteer
  • Women's Center – no title
  • Women's Foundation of Oregon – Organizing Intern, Special Assignments Intern
  • Women's Funding Alliance – Student Intern
  • World Horizons International – Volunteers, various
  • YWCA of Seattle – Domestic Violence Internship, Earth Service Corps, Career Counselor,
  • YWCA Emergency Shelter – Emergency Housing Counselor
  • YWCA Transitional Housing (includes Pathways for Women)
  • YWCA Working Zone (Employment Program for youth & young adults; various, including tutoring)
  • YWCA of Yakima – no title
  • University of Washington YWCA – Administrative Assistant

Public Policy

  • ACLU – Complaint Counselor contact Legal Program Associate 
  • Alliance for International Women's Rights- www.aiwr.org
  • The Borgen Project (advocacy to reduce poverty; www.borgenproject.org.) (this site has not had a WS intern)
  • Community Coalition for Environmental Justice (http://www.ccej.org) (this site hasn't had a WS intern)
  • CORE (Center for Organizing Rape Education – ASUW program)
  • Hands Off Washington – various
  • League of Women Voters-Seattle – PR Assistant
  • Lesbian Mothers National Defense fund
  • Murray, Patty-US Senator – no title
  • NARAL Pro-Choice Washington
  • National Organization for Women – Administrative Assistant
  • Radical Women – Office Assistant – contact Ann Slater or Gina Petry
  • Student Action with Farm Workers – various
  • Washington Environmental Council – Development Intern
  • Washington State Legislative Internship Program – Legislative Intern
  • Washington State NOW (newsletter & website production, attend board mtgs, event planning) 
  • Washington State Women's Political Caucus – Student Intern, various
  • Washpirg – Grassroots Lobby Coordinator
  • Welfare Rights Organizing Coalition – Public Entitlement Advocate
  • WROC – Community Organizer
  • Women's International League for Peace and Freedom – Volunteer

Race, Ethnicity & Gender

  • Alliance for International Women's Rights- www.aiwr.org 
  • Chaya (Serves South Asian women in crisis, works to reduce the incidence of domestic violence)
  • Colors NW Magazine (multicultural publication focusing on communities of color in the NW; http://www.colorsnw.com/
  • CORE (Center for Organizing Rape Education – ASUW program)
  • Community Coalition for Environmental Justice (http://www.ccej.org) (this site hasn't had a WS intern)
  • Disability Advocacy Student Alliance (DASA) at the UW
  • Entre Hermanos (http://entrehermanos.org/), Luis Fernando Ramirez, Fernando@entrehermanos.org
  • Hands Off Washington – various
  • GROW (Giving Real Options to Women) – Work to break cycle of domestic violence: 
  • Lambert House – no title
  • Lavender Families Resource Network – no title, contact Jenny Sayward
  • League of Women Voters-Seattle – PR Assistant
  • Lesbian Mothers National Defense fun
  • Lesbian Assistance Project – Organizer, call 527-7447
  • Lesbian Resource Center – Student Intern, call 322-3953
  • LGBT Community Center 
  • Moms Online – Media Watch Research Assistant/Editor for Moms Online
  • Northwest Center for Research on Women – Various – talk to Angela Ginorio
  • Northwest Women's Law Center – contact Kelli Maguire
  • National Organization for Women – Administrative Assistant
  • Orion/Youth Care – Youth worker or Case Manager – contact Ashley at 694-4500
  • Quileute Tribal School (teaching assistant)
  • Pathways for Women – Client Advocate – call 425-774-9843
  • POCAAN (People of Color Against AIDS Network)
  • Radical Women – Office Assistant – contact Pat Florez
  • Seattle Youth and Garden Works (underserved youth)
  • STAR-Students Teach and Reach – Volunteer
  • UW Women's Center - http://depts.washington.edu/womenctr/get-involved/students/#sthash.mTgRFDmF.dpbs
  • Washington State Women's Political Caucus – Student Intern, various
  • Washington Women's Employment and Education – Employment Coordinator/Case Manager/PR Intern
  • Women and Family Resource Center – Volunteer
  • Women in Community Service – Student Intern
  • Women's International League for Peace and Freedom – Volunteer
  • Women in Trades Fair Committee – Publicity Coordinator
  • Women Studies Student Internship – Women Studies Department Librarian, Peer Advisor/Assistant
  • Women's Foundation of Oregon – Organizing Intern, Special Assignment Intern
  • Women's Funding Alliance – Student Intern

Other

  • Asian Pacific American Labor Alliance – several positions working on labor archives 
  • Chaya (Serves South Asian women in crisis, works to reduce the incidence of domestic violence)
  • Defender Association – Investigator Intern
  • Disability Advocacy Student Alliance (DASA) at the UW (this site hasn't had a WS intern)
  • Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center – Research Intern
  • National Organization for Women – Administrative Assistant
  • POCAAN (People of Color Against AIDS Network)
  • Quileute Tribal School (teaching assistant)
  • Radical Women – Office Assistant – contact Anne Slater or Gina Petry
  • Seattle Chinese Athletic Association (SCAA) (basketball coach)
  • Seattle Youth and Garden Works (underserved youth)
  • STAR-Students Teach and Reach – Volunteer
  • Team Survivor Northwest (program for women cancer survivors)
  • Women in Community Service – Student Intern
  • Women's International League for Peace and Freedom – Volunteer
  • YMCA of Greater Seattle (Shoreline)