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Volunteer and Internship Opportunities

Volunteering

Volunteers are an essential part of the Women’s Resources Center. Volunteers regularly assist administratively within the office; host events, programs, and workshops; conduct outreach about our services and activities; and help assess and envision the evolution of our Center. Volunteers also have the opportunity to develop personal and professional skills; gain valuable experiences in women’s organizing; and strengthen our campus community’s dedication to gender equity.

We're looking for volunteers to help make the WRC a dynamic, exciting and safe place for students of all genders!  Whether you only have a couple of hours to jump in when most needed (hey there, on call volunteer!), want to make WRC part of your general routine (welcome to our general office help team) or want to part of shaping the programs that we host (so many program committees), we've got an opportunity to fit your interest and schedule.  

Learn more about our current program committees | Sign up to volunteer in Spring 2022!

PLEASE NOTE: All of our general office volunteer positions for Spring 2022 have been filled. Volunteers may still sign up for on call or program committee opportunities. 

 

Internships

Interns have a substantial relationship with the Women’s Resources Center. Those who intern at the WRC have the opportunity to be more heavily involved with project planning and execution, strengthen their leadership skills, and develop a body of work across the semester. Interns commit to ten hours (minimum) of work a week, to attend weekly intern meetings, and participate in professional development opportunities. Due to staffing constraints, the WRC is only able to accomodate a small number of interns for the Spring 2022 seemster and will only be considering applications from interns who must complete the intership as part of a for credit course requiring a minimum of 60 hours of internship time over the course of the semester.  

General questions about the WRC Internship program should be directed to Kasey Umland at umland@illinois.edu

 

Philip Monypenny Scholarship

Students involved in the WRC as consistent volunteers or interns, who are also enrolled in a degree program within the department of Political Science are eligible to apply for the annual Philip Monypenny scholarship. This $500 scholarship was established in the name of Philip Monypenny, who was head of the department of Political Science from 1967 to 1972.