Gender and Women’s Studies

Participating in an internship is a great way to put classroom learning into practical experience. While engaged in the supportive environment of an internship, you can test career goals, enhance professional skills, develop self-reliance, self-esteem, and responsibility. Furthermore, these opportunities encourage networking with professionals and will provide increased marketability for employment after graduation.

Below are your two options for earning experiential credits. Please meet with your academic advisor before making a final decision regarding which option is best for you.


GWS 300: Field Experience in Women’s Studies


  • Prerequisite GWS 150 or 315
  • Permission from instructor


  • Field Experience in Women’s Studies
  • Supervised field work allowing students to learn through direct personal experience about the background, problems, and concerns of particular populations of women
  • Earn 2 – 6 credits (Graded)
  • May be taken for a maximum of 6 credits


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    ITR302/304: Field Experience & Seminar


    • 2.0 cumulative GPA or higher
    • Minimum 60 credits prior to internship
    • Available free elective credits
    • Good academic and social standing


    • ITR 302 Field Experience: 3-12 credits (S/U grade)
    • ITR 304 Seminar: 3 credits (letter grade)
    • Seminar is asynchronous online via Brightspace


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Explore Past Internship Opportunities

The following list is a SAMPLE of placements in which students have participated for experiential credits. This list is not exhaustive.

Rhode Island Internships

  • Department of Attorney General
  • Rhode Island Superior Court
  • Sojourner House Inc
  • Women’s Refuge
  • Youth Pride

Out-Of-State Internships

  • Camp Claire Inc.
  • Leading Women

Sources: Internship Placements from Fall 2010, Spring 2011, & Summer 2011, and Explore Internship Opportunities by Major Archives 2009-2011