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Suggested Women's Studies Internship Opportunities
Information about setting up your internship will be provided by your course instructors.
American Antiquarian Society (Worcester)
Contact: Carol-Ann Mackey
Phone: (508) 471-2162
Description:The American Antiquarian Society (AAS) is an independent research library founded in 1812 in Worcester, MA. The library's collections document the life of America's people from the colonial era through the Civil War and Reconstruction.
American Islamic Congress
Contact: Meghann Rother
Description: AIC is a non-religious civic initiative challenging increasingly negative perceptions of Muslims by advocating responsible leadership and ‘two-way’ interfaith understanding. The organizations supports a number of programs that promote Nonviolence, Women's Equality and Free expression.
Asian Task Force Against Domestic Violence
Contact: See website for specific contact information
Description: The mission of the Asian Task Force Against Domestic Violence is to eliminate family violence and to strengthen Asian families and communities. It provides education services, as well as programs for children and youths and shelter services
Contact: Ali Ahmed
Description: Barakat’s mission is to improve the well-being of marginalized groups in South and Central Asia by increasing access to quality education and a healthy environment. They do this by providing training and staff for schools in Afghanistan, India and Pakistan.
Boston Area Rape Crisis Center
Phone: (617) 492-8306
Description: Boston Area Rape Crisis Center is the only rape crisis center in the Greater Boston area and the oldest and largest center in Massachusetts. They provide a 24-hour hotline, medical advocacy and individual and group counseling to sexual violence survivors.
Boston Consortium on Gender, Security and Human Rights
Contact: Dr. Carol Cohn
Description: Boston Consortium on Gender, Security and Human Rights is an organization devoted to bringing knowledge about gender to bear on the quest to end armed conflicts and build sustainable peace. It works to build knowledge about gender, armed conflict and security through hosting lectures, discussions, workshops and conferences.
Boston Women's Fund
Contact: Melissa Carino
Phone: (617) 725-0035
Description: The Boston Women's Fund supports community-based organizations run by women and girls in the Greater Boston Area. They provide grants and technical assistance for women-run organizations.
Cambridge Women's Commission
Description: The Cambridge Women's Commission advises the local government on women's issues and is active in the community on such issues as women's safety, health, education, economic justice and women's inclusion in the arts. It provides funding and expertise for a number of programs concerning girls and women in Cambridge, MA.
Crittenton Women's Union
Contact: Jeff Swallom
Description: The Organization's mission is to transform the course of low-income women’s lives so that they can attain economic independence and create better futures for themselves and their families. They do this by providing education, family support housing and career development programs to low-income women and at-risk youth.
Massachusetts Commission on the Status of Women
Contact: Jill Ashton
Description: The purpose of the Commission is to advance women toward full equality in all areas of life and to promote rights and opportunities for all women. The Commission exists to provide a permanent, effective voice for women across Massachusetts. They do this by holding hearings, inviting speakers and supporting publications on the current status of women in Massachusetts. The Commission's director, Jill Ashton,
National Gay and Lesbian Task Force
Description: The National Gay and Lesbian Task Force has worked to eliminate prejudice, violence and injustice against gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender people at the local, state and national level since its inception in 1973. It issues reports, provides advocacy support and publishes materials that advance LGBT issues.
National Organization for Women, Massachusetts Chapter
Contact: Christina Knowles
Description: NOW is the largest, most comprehensive feminist advocacy group in the United States. Among its top current issues of interest are: "Advancing Reproductive Freedom", "Promoting Diversity & Ending Racism", "Stopping Violence Against Women", "Winning Lesbian Rights", "Achieving Constitutional Equality", and "Ensuring Economic Justice".
Our Bodies, Ourselves
Contact: Anne Sweeney
Description: Our Bodies Ourselves provides accessible, research-based information about women's health and sexuality. It publishes and distributes research information, advocates and supports health, sexuality and reproduction issues from a feminist perspective.
Contact: Please see the website for the specific contact information for each opportunity.
Description: RESPOND’s mission is to help women and their children create options for a safer life, free from domestic violence, and to further the efforts of the larger community to end domestic violence. They do this by providing a shelter and safe house, individual counseling and legal advocacy.
Room to Grow Boston
Contact: Saskia Epstein
Phone: 617 859-4545
Description: Room to Grow is a non-profit organization dedicated to enriching the lives of babies born into poverty throughout their critical first three years of development. It does this by providing their parents with free toys, books, clothing and other baby essentials, as well as counseling and coaching that insures that their babies have an auspicious start in life.
Contact: Marty Wengert
Phone: (617) 442-9322 x 218
Description: Rosie's Place is a sanctuary for poor and homeless women, offering both emergency and long-term assistance to women that have nowhere else to turn.
South End Press
Contact: Asha Tall
Description: Since its founding in 1977, South End Press has tried to meet the needs of readers who are exploring, or are already committed to, the politics of radical social change. Their goal is to publish books that encourage critical thinking and constructive action on the key political, cultural, social, economic, and ecological issues shaping life in the United States and in the world.
Phone: (617) 868-1650
Description: Transition House works towards the prevention and cessation of domestic violence through education, outreach and intervention. It supports a 24-hour hotline, emergency living and transitional support, as well as training and outreach services.
Women's Center of Cambridge
Contact: Ming Chang
Description: The Women's Center is an anti-racist community center for women - fighting for women's rights and against all forms of oppression. It provides assistance to women dealing with a number of issues including battering, homelessness, the aftermath of sexual assault, coming out, and suicidal thoughts and feelings.
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