The internship is the focus of the applied aspect of the Applied Women's Studies Program. Students take classes in their field of focus and intern at an organization that will best utilize the skills and knowledge gained in the classroom to provide them with real - life experiences. AWS students have served as interns at the following locations:
Assisted in the recruitment of students, compilation and updating of binders for internship information, scholarship, conferences and grant opportunities. She also focused on the continued networking among the AWS students.
Conducted client intakes under the direction of a supervising attorney or paralegal; researched immigration laws; interpreted and translated for attorneys, paralegals and clients; answered client calls with appropriate supervision; and attended weekly meetings with attorney and paralegals at the center.
Sole organizer for the Mountain High Resort Boarding for Breast Cancer event that includes researching different local cancer organizations to be presented a percentage of the total raised money (The goal is to find an organization that focuses on young women with breast cancer located inSouthern California). In- charge of marketing for theMt.High event (worked with the publishing company to create all brochures and distributing the brochures to stores, schools, and others. Attended ski trade shows and weekly events onMt.High). Worked with the Director of Boarding for Breast Cancer to form contacts with certain cosmetic companies regarding future grant writing.
Researched and wrote letters of intent and grant proposals. Coordinated and produced CAST's newsletter. Conducted media workshops for clients and coordinated and planned CAST events to publicize programs and shelters.
Organized and archived women's suffrage materials in preparation for the Online Archive of California. Also worked on a women's suffrage display in Denison Library at Scripps College.
House of Ruth, Pomona, CA (Assisting Families Victimized By Domestic Violence)
Assisted in the domestic violence education and training of women and volunteered in community education activities of House of Ruth. Designed and facilitated a group for transitional clients focusing around fostering a sense of empowerment and real work emotional skills
Researched the status of Latinas and Reproductive Health in California in particular the issue of Choice by identifying the current research and identifying organizations dedicated to mobilizing Latinas that are pro - choice.
Developed an annotated bibliography on the topic of sweatshops especially relating to matters in labor movement history and globalization issues; developed a power point presentation on the issue of sweatshops, identifying courses of actions and faith - based efforts; created an interactive website on sweatshops incorporating research findings and powerpoint presentation; and monitored current efforts including related public events and advocacy activities.
Represented the Americans for UNFPA at community events in Los Angeles to promote educational advocacy events and raise awareness about the "Americans for" Photography Exhibit. [UNFPA = United Nations Population Fund]