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Practicum

flyer from senior practicum presentations 2017

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.

Recent Practica

Eisa Al-Shamma 2018 Feminist Frameworks in Community Organizing
Jasmine Mueller-Hsia 2018 Sex Ed for All: What's the Feminist Approach?
Gabriela Nagle-Alverio 2018 When Social Work is Not Enough
Michela Rodriguez 2018 Reimagining Women's Theater: A Shift in Language and Practice
Tessa Jean Smith 2018 Women's Empowerment Network, Nicaragua
Talia Charme-Zane 2017 Public Defense and Feminism
Amanda Edelman 2017 Sexual Violence at Stanford
Lilly Gill 2017 Breaking Taboos: Cultivating Period Positivity
Dylan Simmons 2017 Making Change from Within: My Work with the DGen Office
Erik Roodzant 2016 Empowering Women and Girls Through Foundation Giving
Emma Steinkellner 2016 My Summer Research, or How I finally learned Sex Ed 6 years after my high school Sex Ed class
Brittany Newell 2016 I'll be watching you: Reflections on the Male, State, & Hybrid Gaze
Nadia Stoufflet 2016 Building Community Power with the Transgender Economic Empowerment Initiative