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.

CAREER & INTERNSHIP CENTER

The Arts

  • Theater Groups – Various
  • Radio Internships – Various
  • Art Corps (multiple art education programs for young people – i.e. photography, dancing, creative writing, etc.) 
  • GeekGirlCon (Celebrating the Female Geek - Annual Conference each October w/ongoing community outreach throughout the year) (contact your GWSS Advisor for more information about this opportunity)
  • KBCS Community Radio (KBCS connects minds and hearts to the diversity of music and ideas.)
  • Real Change (newspaper by and for homeless people in Seattle)
  • Reel Girls (after school media and technology program for young women)
  • Rain City Rock Camp for Girls (Dedicated to building positive self-esteem in girls and encouraging creative expression through music.) (GWSS Students have interned here before)
  • Richard Hugo House (non profit for writers, writing education, community)
  • SIGNS – (Feminist Academic Journal, Student Intern in Publishing)
  • Three Dollar Bill Cinema (Organizes LGBTQ Film Festivals in the Seattle Area)
  • Yes Magazine (non profit magazine focused on sustainable living and positive social change)

Health

  • Alliance for International Women's Rights (The Alliance for International Women's Rights is a U.S. non-profit organization with a mission of supporting women leaders and future women leaders in developing countries (with a current focus on Afghanistan).)
  • Asian Counseling Referral Service (ACRS promotes social justice and the well-being and empowerment of Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders and other under-served communities – including immigrants, refugees, and American-born – by developing, providing and advocating for innovative, effective and efficient community-based multilingual and multicultural services.)
  • API Chaya (Serves South Asian women in crisis, works to reduce the incidence of domestic violence)
  • Cedar River Clinic (A social justice organization that combines direct services (abortion, birth control, reproductive healthcare), with advocacy and activism (to preserve and ensure access) and community education.)
  • Country Doctor (Country Doctor Community Health Centers (CDCHC) is a non-profit 501(c)3 organization that operates two main clinic sites, Carolyn Downs Family Medical Center and Country Doctor Community Clinic, as well as its new After-Hours Clinic at Swedish Cherry Hill campus.) (GWSS Student has interned here - contact your GWSS advisor for more information about this opportunity.)
  • Entre Hermanos (Promotes the health and well-being of the Latino Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, Transgender, and questioning community in a culturally appropriate environment through disease prevention, education, support services, advocacy and community building.) (GWSS Students have interned here.)
  • Health Equity Circle (Health Equity Circle is an interdisciplinary group of Health Sciences students who are noticing issues in their patients and communities caused through social factors. In the process of trying to understand these issues and take steps on how to address them, Health Equity Circle was born.)
  • LifeWire (Together Against Domestic Violence)
  • NARAL Pro-Choice Washington, (National Association for the Repeal of Abortion Laws) Natalia Koss Vallejo @ natalia@prochoicewashington.org (several GWSS students have interned here)
  • POCAAN (People of Color Against AIDS Network)
  • Planned Parenthood of Seattle (several GWSS students have interned here)
  • SARVA (SARVA is a group of student volunteers committed to ending sexual assault and relationship violence through activism and education. ASUW program)
  • Susan G. Komen Foundation National Women's Health Network
  • Team Survivor Northwest (program for women cancer survivors) 

Law

Social Service

  • Alternative Education II Elementary School – no title
  • Alternatives to Fear – several positions
  • Asian Bilingual Referral Program – tutor or mentor, ESL teachers and computer teachers.
  • Asian Pacific American Labor Alliance
  • Broadview Emergency Shelter 
  • Chaya (Serves South Asian women in crisis, works to reduce the incidence of domestic violence)
  • Catherine Booth House (Salvation Army)
  • Cedar River Clinic
  • Chinese Information and Service Center
  • Church of Mary Magdalene, A Homeless Women's Church
  • CORE (Center for Organizing Rape Education – ASUW program)
  • Defender Association
  • Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center
  • Fremont Public Association
  • GROW (Giving Real Options to Women) (work to break cycle of domestic violence)
  • Hazel Wolf Book Project
  • Home Alive
  • ICADS
  • Jewish Family Services – Emergence Services Program
  • King County Bar Association
  • King County Coalition Against Domestic Violence
  • King County Rape Relief
  • Lambert House
  • Lavender Families Resource Network
  • Lesbian Mothers National Defense Fund
  • Lesbian Assistance Project
  • Lesbian Resource Center
  • Mockingbird Society
  • NARAL Pro-Choice Washington
  • National Multiple Sclerosis Society 
  • National Women's Health Network
  • Nature Conservancy
  • New Beginnings for Battered Women
  • Noel House (shelter for women)
  • Northwest AIDS Foundation
  • Orion/Youth Care
  • Partners in Caring
  • Pathways for Women
  • Poverty Action Network
  • Planned Parenthood of Seattle
  • Program for Early Parent Support
  • Providence Hospitality House
  • Refugee Women's Alliance
  • ROOTS Young Adult Shelter
  • Seattle Rape Relief
  • Seattle-King County Bar Association Family Law Clinic
  • Seattle Midwifery School
  • Seattle Police Department Victim Assistance Section
  • Seattle Youth and Community Services
  • Seattle Youth and Garden Works (under-served youth)
  • Sexual Assault Response Center for Benton Franklin Counties 
  • Sojourner Place
  • Solid Ground
  • STAR – Student Teach and Reach
  • Stevens Elementary After School Tutoring Program
  • Student Conservation Association (environmental issues/young adults)
  • Sustainable Seattle
  • Visions in Action
  • Washington Coalition of Sexual Assault Programs
  • Washington Environmental Council
  • Washington Women's Employment and Education
  • WashPIRG (Washington Public Interest Research Group)
  • Welfare Rights Organizing Coalition
  • WROC
  • Women and Family Resource Center
  • Women's Center
  • Women's Foundation of Oregon
  • Women's Funding Alliance
  • World Horizons International
  • YWCA of Seattle
  • YWCA Emergency Shelter
  • YWCA Transitional Housing (includes Pathways for Women)
  • YWCA Working Zone (Employment Program for youth & young adults; various, including tutoring)
  • YWCA of Yakima
  • University of Washington YWCA

Public Policy

  • ACLU 
  • The Borgen Project (advocacy to reduce poverty)
  • Community Coalition for Environmental Justice
  • CORE (Center for Organizing Rape Education – ASUW program)
  • League of Women Voters - Seattle
  • Lesbian Mothers National Defense Fund
  • NARAL Pro-Choice Washington
  • National Organization for Women (NOW)
  • Radical Women
  • Student Action with Farm Workers
  • Washington Environmental Council
  • Washington State Legislative Internship Program
  • Washington State NOW 
  • Washington State Women's Political Caucus
  • WashPIRG (Washington Public Interest Research Group)
  • Welfare Rights Organizing Coalition
  • Women's International League for Peace and Freedom

Race, Ethnicity & Gender

  • Colors NW Magazine (multicultural publication focusing on communities of color in the NW) 
  • CORE (Center for Organizing Rape Education – ASUW program)
  • Disability Advocacy Student Alliance (DASA) at the UW
  • Entre Hermanos, Luis Fernando Ramirez, Fernando@entrehermanos.org
  • GROW (Giving Real Options to Women) – Work to break cycle of domestic violence.
  • Lambert House
  • Lavender Families Resource Network
  • League of Women Voters - Seattle
  • Lesbian Mothers National Defense Fund
  • Lesbian Assistance Project
  • Lesbian Resource Center
  • LGBT Community Center 
  • Moms Online
  • Northwest Center for Research on Women
  • Northwest Women's Law Center – contact Kelli Maguire
  • Orion/Youth Care
  • Quileute Tribal School
  • Pathways for Women
  • POCAAN (People of Color Against AIDS Network)
  • Seattle Youth and Garden Works
  • STAR-Students Teach and Reach
  • UW Women's Center
  • Washington State Women's Political Caucus
  • Washington Women's Employment and Education
  • Women and Family Resource Center
  • Women in Community Service
  • Women's International League for Peace and Freedom
  • Women in Trades Fair Committee
  • Women's Foundation of Oregon
  • Women's Funding Alliance