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Students complete an internship of their choice after taking the course Gender and Work. Students pursue internships that reflect their career, academic, or activist interests and may choose to complete them in the Richmond community, around the country, or while studying abroad.

Past internships have ranged from clerking in New York City law offices to shadowing medical doctors to working with non-profits, such as the Human Rights Campaign, Amnesty International, and the Feminist Majority Foundation on Capitol Hill.

Abbey Warchol, ’13, learned the ins and outs of government service during her internship at the US Department of State, Office of Global Women’s Issues.

Jah Akande, ’13, spent his internship with Equality Virginia, a Richmond-based non-partisan advocacy organization for LGBT Virginians, crisscrossing the state of Virginia to lobby state legislators and other elected officials on behalf of equal rights.

Gabrielle Misiewicz, ’11, leveraged her interests in ethnomusicology and Africana studies to gain a summer internship working with the Young Women’s Drumming Empowerment Project in Washington, D.C. The project encouraged young girls to drum as a creative way to engage in their academic studies and their communities.

Louise Ball, ’09, gained insight into a Fortune 500 company while pursuing her interests in corporate diversity initiatives at Capital One Financial Corporation.

Ana Narla, ’09, pursued her interests in medicine by shadowing health-care professionals at CrossOver Clinic, a clinic where people without health insurance receive medical treatment. Ana is currently pursuing her MD at the Medical University of South Carolina.