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With 9 different teams, there are lots of ways for you to get involved with the Women's Center next year. Our internship program gives you the chance to combine classroom study with the practical experience of working with staff members in a particular area of advocacy. Former interns give many reasons why they chose our internship program - and why they're glad they did!

By: Leigh Ann Carver | December 17, 2019 | interns, blog

I’m “that” aunt: 99 times out of 100, my gift to you is going to be a book… or two… or three. For the past few years, I’ve watched memes about jólabókaflóð circulate Facebook with curiosity and longing. If you’ve missed this new cultural phenomenon, jólabókaflóð is the Icelandic tradition of giving books (gifts are traditionally exchanged on Christmas Eve) and then spending the late hours of the evening reading.

By: Abby Palko | December 13, 2019 | Palko POV

1.    What brought you to the women’s center?

A good friend of mine at the university introduced me to the Men's Leadership Project in the Maxine Platzer Lynn Women's Center. He is involved in many important organizations, but he emphasized how special MLP was to him. 

2.    If you could describe MLP in three words, what would they be?

Special, Important, Impactful

3.     What other organizations are you involved with at UVA?

| December 05, 2019 | mens-leadership-project, interns

This fall, I’ve been visiting each of the center's eight different internship teams for one of their meetings, luxuriating in the opportunity to enjoy a behind-the-scenes peek at their work. It’s unsurprising but still fascinating to see the personality of each team reflected in the interns, most of whom are new to me each year, just as it is in the staff members mentoring them, most of whom I know quite well by now. 

Year: 3rd
Major: Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies and Media Studies
Hometown: Mechanicsville, VA

1.    What brought you to the Women's Center?

I initially found the Women's Center at Days on the Lawn when I was a prospective student and volunteered there throughout my first year. The people who work at the Women's Center are always so kind and welcoming and many of the women that I admire were past interns.

2.    What other organizations are you involved with at UVA?

| November 14, 2019 | intern

Year: 4th
Major: Politics Honors and Religious Studies
Hometown: Springfield, VA

1.    What brought you to the Women's Center?

I love the energy of the space and the orientation toward community engagement and service. 

2.    What other organizations are you involved with at UVA?

Culture of Respect Educators (CORE) and the Charlottesville Debate League

3.    If you could describe your intern team in 3 words, what would they be?

Supportive, Kind, and Driven

| November 07, 2019 | interns

Year: Fourth

Major: English

Hometown: Lawrenceville, New Jersey

1.    What brought you to the Women's Center?

To be empowered and empower others. I’ve always admired the organization and in my last year I wanted to dedicate my time to leaving UVA better than I found it. Even if it was in the smallest ways.

 

2.    What other organizations are you involved with at UVA?

English Students Association, Take Back the Night, Planned Parenthood Generation Action, College Council

 

| October 31, 2019 | interns

Year: Fourth
Major: Chinese Language and Literature
Hometown: Westwood, MA

1.    What brought you to the Women's Center?
I was friends with a lot of empowering women who were interns in the past. They told me about their experiences working in the Women's Center and how fulfilling they were. I applied to be an intern so that I could choose my own adventure and find my own fulfillment.

2.    What other organizations are you involved with at UVA?
CORE (Culture of Respect Educators) and Kappa Delta

| October 24, 2019 | interns

Name: Linea Fuller

Year: 2020

Major: Biology

Hometown: Los Angeles, CA

 

1.    What brought you to the Women's Center?

The Women's Center has completely transformed my experience at UVA and opened so many doors for me. I find myself constantly involved in a variety of amazing conversations and activities on grounds bring awareness and learning about pressing issues that we face today.

 

2.    What organizations are you involved with at UVA?

| October 17, 2019 | interns

Name: Cady Romach
Year: 2nd
Major: Media Studies

1.    What brought you to the Women's Center?

I was given a flyer at the fall activities fair about the Women’s Center, and I think it mentioned something about the internships they offer. I was really interested because I was looking for a way to get involved with something related to my potential career interests. Once I learned about it, I scanned the website and found myself admiring the services they provide.

 

| October 10, 2019 | interns

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