Internship, Women & Gender Equity Center

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Internship  

Student Engagement & Enrollment Services, Women & Gender Equity Center 

An internship is a practical experience intended to provide meaningful, career-related work experience that extends student learning beyond the classroom. Students will assume administrative responsibilities in an area of personal and professional interest. 

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Job Summary: The Intern for The Women’s and Gender Equity Center (W&GEC) will promote the Center’s mission by assisting with programming, events, and services for key awareness months and holidays, such as Women’s History Month, Sexual Assault Awareness Month (SAAM), and National Campus Safety Awareness Month. The W&GEC intern will be tasked with conducting research, supporting in preparation of and assisting with tabling for events, programs, and workshops to assist the Assistant Director and Education Outreach Programmer and Graduate Assistants as needed. The intern will complete other duties as assigned. 

Objectives: 

  • Intern will learn about program development, implementation, marketing, and assessment 
  • Intern will develop an awareness of sexual and interpersonal relationship violence issues through assistance with research and program development 
  • Intern will gain experience working collaboratively with on and off campus partners 
  • Intern will enhance their communication skills by working with diverse populations and professional staff members and partners across campus 
  • Intern will become familiar with the operation of an administrative area and develop skills that are transferable to other administrative areas 

Duties & Responsibilities: 

  • Assisting with and leading research for program development; updating of campus and community resources 
  • Supporting Graduate Assistants with tabling, facilitation of events, and other day-of needs for programs 
  • Assisting with the distribution of marketing materials to campus partners in support of program promotions 
  • Providing students with appropriate on campus resources and information to accommodate their needs 
  • Supporting the day-to-day functioning of the Center in ways that support and carry out the mission 

Education & Experience (Preferred Majors): Education, Higher Education, Humanities, Women’s Studies, International Studies, Psychology, Counseling, Criminology, Health Sciences, and Public Health; some experience working in office setting and/or with college students. 

Employment Schedule/Hours: Internship work may be completed on a weekly basis (8 to 10 hours per week over 12 weeks) or over a shorter, more concentrated time period as part of an intense project experience where hours are amassed (no more than 25 hours per week). 

Academic Qualifications: Regular admission in an undergraduate (senior) or graduate degree program at ODU with good academic standing. At least one current or previous enrollment and completion of a Women’s Studies course or related field. Must be enrolled in concurrent Internship course. 

Preferred Qualification: 

  • Excellent communication, interpersonal, and research skills 
  • Experience with public speaking and group facilitation 
  • An understanding of the special problems women and students of marginalized genders and identities may face on Old Dominion University’s campus 
  • An interest in working with women-identified students and those of a diverse background (e.g., disabled, international, LGBTQIA+, etc.) 
  • The ability to create interesting and exciting new programs to address the population’s needs 

Office Website: https://www.odu.edu/wgec  

For More Information, Please Contact: 

Ericka Harrison-Bey, Associate Director and SAFE Advocate, 757-683-4111 (direct ext.); 757-683-4109 (main office). 

Email: eharriso@odu.edu  

Position Reports to: Ericka Harrison-Bey, Associate Director and SAFE Advocate, Women and Gender Equity Center  

Length of Internship: Generally, students will complete a minimum of 100 hours of internship work that includes but is not limited to: project-related work for a department, unit, or institution; shadowing and/or observation of leadership activities; and attending meetings, conferences, retreats, and/or other training opportunities.  

How to Apply: Please email (eharriso@odu.edu and wgec@odu.edu) or deliver a cover letter and resume to Ericka Harrison-Bey at the Women and Gender Equity Center, 1000 Webb University Center, Norfolk, VA 23529. Cover letter should detail your interest in working at the Women and Gender Equity Center, specifically with the SAFE (Sexual Assault and Abuse Free Environment) Graduate Assistant and Social Justice and/or Equity Graduate Assistant. Detail any relevant work, volunteer, or academic experience.