The Practicum in Feminist, Gender, and Sexuality Studies (104 A-B) guides FGSS majors through the process of conceiving, proposing, funding, executing, and analyzing a service-learning experience. The practicum courses (FEMGEN 104A, the Junior Seminar and Practicum, and FEMGEN 104B, the Senior Seminar and Practicum) bring together feminist and queer theory and practical experience.
The practicum entails field research, community service, or other relevant experience such as a public service internship. In the past, students have worked at non-profits addressing civil rights issues, conducted research with our affiliates at the Clayman Center for Gender Research, and interned at law firms and medical facilities. Students plan their practicum during winter Quarter of junior year in FEMGEN 104A, Junior Seminar and Practicum (1 unit). The practicum is typically completed during the summer between junior and senior year and may be taken for additional units. After the project has been completed, students enroll in FEMGEN 104B, Senior Seminar and Practicum (2 units), in autumn of senior year.
Majors report on their practicum experiences at the Symposium on Undergraduate Research and Public Service (SURPS) in autumn quarter of senior year.
Fellowships for internships and service-learning are also available through the Haas Center for Public Service.
The Stanford PRIDE fellowship supports internships related to LGBT issues.