NEW Women's and Genders Studies and Global Health Initiative Collaborative Internships

This fall, the Women's and Gender Studies Program and the Global Health Initiative are excited to announce two new internship opportunities for students in India and Guatemala for winter term 2013! Internships will focus on projects which illuminate the linkages between health, education, gender and human rights.

The Guatemala internship opportunity is a partnership with the Highland Support Project (HSP) and Asociación de Mujeres del Altiplano (A.M.A.). HSP promotes ongoing and lasting transformational development of Maya communities in the Western Highlands of Guatemala. Transformational development is a practice based on the idea that poverty is a process that can only be addressed through changing social, economic, political, and cultural systems. The internship descriptions below offer several project options for the selected student. Please tailor your application to reflect the project(s) you are most interested in.

Downloads: Information about the Highland Support Project and A.M.A. Internship Description

The India internship is a partnership with VOICE 4 Girls, a program formed in 2011 and operated with assistance of two recent Dartmouth Alumnae, both WGST Majors. VOICE 4 Girls teaches life skills and the power of gender equality through activity-based spoken English programming to adolescent girls. The organizational and internship description will provide you with an understanding VOICE's priorities and projects for the selected intern.

Download: Voice 4 Girls Organization and Internship Description

One student will be selected for each internship. If you decide to apply for both opportunities you will need to fill out two applications and answer both sets of questions. All interested students are encouraged to apply; priority will be given to students majoring or minoring in Women's and Gender Studies.

Application Deadlines

Winter 2013 Internships: 4 PM, Wednesday, October 10.

Application Process:

Step 1: Complete the online application form, accessed via the WGST-Dickey Center Internships Web Page.

Note: Do not solicit letters of recommendation, but please list two references as indicated in the application. Submitting your resume is optional.

Step 2: Download and complete the Application Questions for each Internship you are applying for: 

Completed Application Questions can be dropped off at the front desk of the Dickey Center and/or emailed to

Questions? Contact the Global Health Initiative at