Careers

Where will your degree take you?

A degree in gender and sexuality studies trains you to think in ways that are vitally important to a number of mission-driven organizations. Our alumni have landed post-graduate internships at the White House and various social justice non-profits. They have gone on to medical school, law school, and graduate programs at prestigious universities. They have worked in the Peace Corps, Teach for America, and the Clinton Foundation, as well as in law firms, hospitals and clinics, in policy organizations, and in media.  Some have started their own companies and others have entered the corporate world.  They find that their understanding of gender and sexuality has sharpened their critical, analytic skills in their advanced and professional studies, in the workplace, and in their daily lives.

For more information on how a WGSS major or minor can help your future plans, visit the Career Center or get in touch with Mary Ann Dzuback, chair of the department.

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Career Center

Register for CareerLink

CAREERlink is a career management system where you can search and apply for jobs, internships, and co-ops, manage your applications, and RSVP for programs and workshops. On CAREERlink, you can also upload and submit application materials such as resumes, cover letters, and other supporting materials like writing samples and portfolios.

Visit the CareerLink Website

Browse Resources and Tools

The Career Center has an abundant amount of resources and guides to help you along your journey.

Career Center Resources and Tools

Make an Appointment

Don't be shy - whether you're just starting to think of options or have a specific path in mind, it's easy to meet with a career advisor! The Career Center's online tool lets you schedule an appointment at any time and help find the right advisor to get started.

Meet a Career Advisor

WGSS Summer Internships

To augment the academic experience of Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies majors and minors, a program of internship awards has been created with funds given in support of the Stiritz challenge. Under this program, students are able to receive internship awards for either full time or part time work during the summer. University rules preclude students from receiving academic credit for an internship that is funded. These awards are granted on the basis of an open competition among our majors and minors. Students are expected to submit a completed version of the Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies Internship Award Proposal form. Prior to submitting the application, students must have secured permission to do the internship with the relevant organization. Students may consult with the coordinator of internships for Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies, or visit The Arts and Sciences Career Center before submitting their application.

Summer Internship Proposal Form

 

Melinda Wolfe Internship in Global/Transnational Gender Issues and Problems for Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies

This award provides a student the opportunity to participate in a summer internship on global/transnational issues and problems related to gender. Although we may consider proposals for such internships in the U.S., preference will be given to those proposing internships abroad. The internship may be one that the student has independently arranged with an organization, or it may be part of an international study abroad program, such as School for International Training (SIT).