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GGS 496 Women’s Studies Internship Spring 2022

Posted by Tim on December 20, 2021 in Academics, Honors Experiences, Internships, Networking

Do you want to inform public policy in Erie
County? Hope to gain experience working
within a government office? Have an interest in learning about
gender, power, and public policy? Want a behind the scenes
understanding of how public policy is produced?

This internship course offers advanced undergraduate and graduate students a unique opportunity to contribute to the making of public policy
aimed at increasing women’s empowerment in Erie County and to develop practical skills that will empower them on the job market.

Wednesdays 6:00-8:40pm

This is a very innovative program where the students spend the first 5 weeks of the semester working with an instructor to gain a background in feminist public policy and feminist research methods, and the last 10 weeks working with Karen to produce a policy brief for the Erie County Commission on the Status of Women on a current public policy issue. The last two policy projects were on “Paid Sick-Leave” and “Diversifying the Workforce.” Students get to interview business and community leaders identified as developing best practices associated with the topic and then to produce a policy brief that is used by Dr. Karen King.

If you have questions, please contact Dr. Gwynn Thomas: