This file was prepared for electronic distribution by the inforM staff. Questions should be directed to firstname.lastname@example.org. [SAMPLE INTERNSHIP MODELS EXCERPTED FROM APPENDIX G] OTHER INTERNSHIP MODELS Brooklyn College - Established program; - Major objective: get students connected to an organization with a community service focus: the internship can then lead to a job; - Internship connected to a credit course entitled "Problems and Institutions." Also note: Brooklyn College Internship Program is not highly funded. Internships are more community based than those at schools which receive more funding. Wellesley College - Offers competitive internship program that will send two students to work anywhere in the world that is involved in changing women's lives; - Students receive $2,000 (similar to work-study) and work without salary for the organization (internship program has included students traveling to South Africa and the Philippines); - Students must have faculty supervision to receive college credit; Oregon State - Course on "Perspectives on Women's Studies" which combines theory with notion of empowerment; and explores methods and strategies for collective action. Course followed by an internship where students go out into the community to implement what they have learned Cleveland State University - Course that introduces students to the gender politics of the workplace: "Women in Corporate America" which is externally funded by the League of Women Voters (working through an outside organization gave internship more legitimacy); - Students are in class 4 weeks of 10 week course. For six weeks they are on site with managers of public, private, or non-profit organizations. Managers selected from a pool of about 80 women, including minority managers; - Managers asked to involve students in important staff decisions; - Students return with a sense of sexism in the workplace. - Taught by a sociologist, not a business professor. State University of New York at Albany Women's Studies Internship Program "It is an academic program which provides interns with a unique opportunity to explore the work world and their own leadership potential. Under the guidance of a mentor in a workplace setting, the intern learns first hand about the difficulties and challenges facing today's career women. At the same time, she participates in a seminar devoted to studying the concepts and theories which make sense of the work world and a woman's potential role(s) within it." - Students work 9 hours per week at placements - Students attend a weekly seminar.