Service Learning and Internship Program

The mission of the Women’s and Gender Studies Service Learning and Internship Program (SLIP) is to promote community-based service learning and internship opportunities for both undergraduate and graduate students in the Women’s and Gender Studies Department at DePaul University. To do so, we form long-term partnerships with both feminist-informed community organizations and other DePaul University departments and programs in order to produce multi-disciplinary, multi-course, and multi-year projects that serve our students and community partners. We are committed to a collaborative effort among students, faculty, and community organizations to develop programs and research that promote social change.

The WGS Service Learning and Internship Program is housed within the department of Women’s and Gender Studies at DePaul University and is administered by the Beck Research Initiative for Women, Gender and Community.


The WGS Service Learning and Internship Program places students with community-based organizations for both short-term and long-term internships according to their area of interest. Students may participate in the program in a variety of ways:

  • Register for WGS 352/452: Gender, Community, and Activism: Community Based Learning in WGS, which is an experiential/service learning internship course designed to provide students with an experience that integrates the feminist-informed theoretical work of the classroom with practical application in the community. Visit Campus Connect in order to register for the class.
  • Research organizations in our Community Database and develop a proposal for an independent internship with an organization of your choice

Community Organizations

If you are interested in hosting student interns through the WGS Service Learning and Internship Program, please contact Josh Tikka for more information.