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Our goal is to work with students to promote a campus culture that ensures the full participation and agency of female identified students at Duke and to nurture social justice oriented global citizens.
The internship program prepares and supports students to shape the work of the DUWC through the creation of campus programming and initiatives. Through program specific tracks, students have the opportunity to develop specialized skills and knowledge, as well as general professional competencies that are applicable to any work environment. Interns can expect to emerge from the program with more confidence, knowledge, and skills to engage in activist and advocacy work to effectively address and end gender violence and inequity.
Interns are paid, and expected to work 6‑8 hours a week, including meetings and trainings.
Interns can expect to experience the following:
Students must be very reliable, engaging and able to facilitate meaningful discussions with their peers on challenging topics. Students must be available for weekly evening and weekend trainings at on‑campus locations.
All applicants must be able to commit one full year to the program. Any students planning on studying abroad or graduating early should not apply. Applicants must be undergraduate students. Paraprofessional staff are expected to work 6-8 hours per week, with two mandatory hours physically in the Center.
Students should apply to the position that is most appropriate to their skills and interests. Applicants must submit a resume and cover letter – ALL IN ONE PDF FILE – to firstname.lastname@example.org. The resume should include past and current relevant work/volunteer experience, and a description of extracurricular activities. The cover letter should include desired position, reason for interest in the internship, and an explanation of the skills and experience that makes applicants the best match for the position.
No available internships at the moment. Please check back in the Spring for more info!
Yes, but not as part of the paid internship program. Students who are interested in being involved in the Women’s Center but are only here for one semester may choose to engage one or more of the program areas (see website) or participate in other DUWC programming. Being present in the Women Center’s space is an excellent way to become more familiar with the center before applying to an intern or PACT facilitator position.
No. Based on student participation in their first year, participants may be invited to participate in a second year. Those who are not invited back are encouraged to be involved in the Women’s Center by engaging in other programming and are invited to collaborate in discussions and student groups affiliated with the Center.
Yes! All interested students are invited to apply as long as you can commit to the entire year.
Yes. Please let us know during the application process if you want to use this for your work‑study placement.
Yes. Paraprofessional staff will be paid at a rate of $9.00/hour and are expected to work 6 to 8 hours per week. Two hours per week must be performed within the Center. Paraprofessional staff are additionally expected to attend a minimum of two DUWC events per semester.