Interns

Interns

Our interns make a year-long commitment to their own personal development and to the enrichment of the Women’s Center.  >> Read more

Awards

The Women’s Center gives three signature awards each year in recognition of the achievements of the extraordinary women of U.Va.  >> Read more

Donors

Our wonderful donors allow us to continue to enrich and improve the lives of students, faculty, staff, and community members.  >> Read more

Iris

Iris

Iris, a national journal, is a web magazine with student-written posts that are relevant and important for women at U.Va. >> Read more

Calendar

The Women's Center sponsors a wide range of events each semester that you won't want to miss out on. Take a look at what we have coming up!

Calendar

Latest From The Blog

  • Tips for a Healthy Start to the Academic Year

Tips for a Healthy Start to the Academic Year

  • August 8th, 2016

Any change in life can cause stress, even a positive change. Whether you’re coming to U.Va. for the first time or returning to Grounds for your second, third, or fourth year, change can be stressful. Relationships are new or different, and you may find yourself in the middle of unfamiliar experiences and living spaces, all of which contribute to the excitement and challenge of adjusting to a new year. But any change presents a good opportunity for growth. Amidst all the changes, taking the time to sit down with a friend or counselor can help you take full advantage of […]

  • Thoughts and observations after my first month at the Women’s Center

Thoughts and observations after my first month at the Women’s Center

  • August 2nd, 2016

Article by Abby Palko It’s great to be on Grounds! As we enter the final stretch of summer until classes start, I am closing out my first month as the Director of the Maxine Platzer Lynn Women’s Center, and each day I am continually impressed by the scope of our programming and services. I have quickly come to appreciate the energy and action driving the three verbs of our motto: Imagine. Act. Lead. During a lunch meeting to welcome a new colleague to Grounds, we introduced ourselves to her by sharing our roles at the Women’s Center. When it was my turn, […]

What Students Say

The social media marketing techniques I’ve learned are practical, not just in the college setting but for my future career as well. Being in an internship class enabled me to explore women’s issues, and helped me find my passion in global development.
Joie Zhang, Intern, 2012-13
I have learned more than I thought I would and I love the work I am doing spreading the word about the awesome resources the Women’s Center has to offer students around Grounds. I am so honored to have the opportunity to be a part of helping, supporting, and empowering women in our community.
Erin Ennis, Intern, 2012-13
Interning at the UVa Women’s Center has broadened my knowledge of how social media can be used to promote events and raise awareness. I have learned how to communicate effectively across social media platforms; what works, and what does not.
Kaitlin Mackie, Volunteer
Interning with the Women’s Center this year has been a wonderful experience. It has helped me to improve my communication skills and my ability to work with a team of people.
Ashley Koos, Intern, 2012-13