Internships

WGS 479  Internship in Women's Studies  
An internship experience in local agencies, social services, law and media centers, women's advocacy groups, childcare centers, gay and lesbian organizations, with healthcare providers, and others.  The goal is to develop student's knowledge of and ability to analyze organizations that deal with gender and women's issues and communities.  
Prerequisite: sophomore standing and permission of the Director.

Albany Medical Center AIDS Program

Contact:
    
Kelly Morrone
     262- 3491
     Volunteer Services, Albany Medical Center
     43 New Scotland Avenue
     MC 110
     Albany, NY 12208

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Bellevue Woman's Hospital

Bellevue was founded in 1931 by M. Grace Jorgensen, a visionary and highly respected nurse.  A 40 bed specialty hospital, Bellevue serves women of all ages through unique programs in women's health.  As the only women's hospital in Northeastern New York, we add that special touch -- understanding the unique needs of women.

Contact:
     Jody Wood
     346-9446
     Bellevue Women's Hospital
     2210 Troy Road
     Niskayuna, NY 12309

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Capital District Gay and Lesbian Community Council

The Capital District Gay and Lesbian Community Council (CDGLCC) is a member-based organization devoted to serving the Capital District's lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgendered community.  We provide numerous programs and activities including youth and peer support groups, cultural events, "Community" (our publication), Capital Pride, The Rainbow Cafe, as well as workshops and seminars on issues of concern to the community, such as health, personal finance and family/legal matters.  We are committed to the continuing pride, growth and strength of the Capital Region's vibrant and diverse lesbian and gay citizenry.

Contact:
     Sandy Carroll
     462-6138
     CDGLCC
     PO Box 131
     Albany, NY 12201

Website:
     http://www.cdglcc.org/

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Commission of Modern Courts

Contact:
     Helga Schroeter
     370-5042
     1436 Lowell Road
     Schenectady, NY 12308

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The Daily Gazette

"The Independent Voice of the Capital Region."  Journalism...

Contact:
     Miles Reed
     395-3129
     reed@dailygazette.com

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GE Global Research Center

Contact:
     Deepali Dhawale, Human Resources
     387-6014
     1 Research Circle
     KWD 206
     Niskayuna, NY 12309

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Girls Incorporated

Contact:
     April Taylor
     374-9800 X232
     Girls Incorporated
     962 Albany St.
     Schenectady, NY 12307

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Hunger Action Network of New York State

Hunger Action Network is a statewide membership organization of emergency food providers, low-income people, anti-hunger advocates, and concerned citizens whose goal is to end hunger and poverty in New York State.  Hunger Action accomplishes this mission through advocacy, public policy, community organizing, and education.

Contact:
     Sheila McCarthy
     434-7371
     434-7390 (fax)
     Hunger Action Network of New York State
     94 Central Ave., Suite 2
     Albany, NY 12206
     hannyssheila@aol.com

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Law Order and Justice

The citizens for Law Order & Justice is an independent, non-profit, community-based organization.  LOJ advocates, develops, educates, and provides community justice, conflict resolution, and supportive family services to promote fairness and equality within Schenectady County.

Since 1973, Citizens for Law Order and Justice have been providing quality dispute resolution, alternative sentencing and supportive services for Schenectady County citizens involved with the criminal jusice, human service and legal systems.

Contact:
     Lora Zeliger
     346-1281
     LOJ
     144 Barrett St.
     Schenectady, NY 12305

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National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP)

The primary focus of the NAACP continues to be the protection and enhancement of the civil rights of African Americans and other minorities...The NAACP believes strongly that future leaders must be developed today, and such development is ongoing in the Youth and College Division.

More info: http://www.naacp.org/

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Planned Parenthood

Planned Parenthood believes in the fundamental right of each individual, throughout the world, to manage his or her fertility, regardless of the individual's income, marital status, race, ethnicity, sexual orientation, age, national origin, or residence.  We believe that respect and value for diversity in all aspects of our organization are essential to our well-being.  We believe that reproductive self-determination must be voluntary and preserve the individual's right to privacy.  We further believe that such self-determination will contribute to an enhancement of the quality of life, strong family  relationships, and population stability.

Based on these beliefs, and reflecting the diverse communities within which we operate, the mission of Planned Parenthood is: to provide comprehensive reproductive and complementary health care services in settings which preserve and protect the essential privacy and rights of each individual; to advocate public policies which guarantee these rights and ensure access to such services; to provide educational programs which enhance understanding of individual and societal implications of human sexuality; to promote research and the advancement of technology in reproductive health care and encourage understanding of their inherent bioethical, behavioral, and social implications.

Contact:
     Roxy Babcock or Brenda Blaisdell
     Planned Parenthood
     414 Union St.
     Schenectady, NY 12308
     374-5353

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Polonia Global Fund

PGF offers programs centered on children and families, their dignity and rights, and their relationship to the global environment.

Vision and Mission: To develop a platform of interaction and exchange that fosters peace, understanding, appreciation and mutual respect for all members of the global community.  PGF is developing an international network of centers in order to expose children and their families to the reality of global exchange, interaction, and interdependence.

Contact:
     James Konicki
     765-2657
     Website: http://www.pgf.cc/ 

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START Children's Center

The mission of START Children's Center of Rensselaer County is to reduce the trauma to child victims and non-offending family members in the aftermath of abuse disclosure through the provision of a child-friendly environment designed to enhance the investigation, prosecution and long-term treatment process.

START Children's Center provides coordinated and comprehensive services in a child-friendly environment.  Child-friendly means a warm and comfortable place made specially for children and the people who care for them.  Coordinated means bringing together people who work with children to share information and plan together.  Comprehensive means providing case management and tracking to make sure that families get what they need when they need it.

Contact:
     Renee Curtis
     271-6001
     2136 Burdett Ave.
     Troy, NY 12180

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Victim Assistance Program: District Attorney's Office

To ensure that the victims of crime in Rensselaer County are appropriately served, the Rensselaer County District Attorney's Office provides a Crime Victim Assistance Program.  The program is housed within the District Attorney's Offices and offers a coordinated service to address the physical, emotional and financial needs of crime victims and their families.  Additionally, criminal justice support is provided in a variety of ways to ease a victim's fear and confusion associated with participation in the court process.

Contact:
     Sara Martin, Director
     270-4040
     Rensselaer County District Attorney's Office
     Rensselaer County Courthouse
     Troy, NY 12180
     rcda@nysnet.net 

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Wildwood Program

The Wildwood Institute was created in 1996 by Wildwood Programs with extensive assistance from International Center for Leadership in Education.  The Institute is charged with the mission of "promoting practices and policies that enable people with disabilities to lead productive and independent lives."  The Institute offers its ground-breaking cost-benefit analysis model, the Framework for the Evaluation of Cost and Benefit in Special Education.  This unique model correlates investments made in a special education program to enhanced residential independence and vocational productivity in adulthood.

Contact:
     Suman Joshi
     356-6410
     Human Resources Office
     2995B Curry Rd.
     Schenectady, NY 12303

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YWCA

The YWCA is an international, nondenominational association that does not discriminate on the basis of sex, religion, or race.  The association seeks to draw together a diverse membership of women and girls, and an associate membership of men and boys, who toghter may join in the struggle for peace and justice, freedom and dignity for all people.

The Young Women's Christian Association for the United States of America is a women's membership movement nourished by its roots in the Christian faith and sustained by the richness of many beliefs and values.  Strengthened by diversity, the Association draws together members who strive to create opportunities for women's growth, leadership and power in order to attain a common vision: Peace, justice, freedom and dignity for all people.

One imperative: To thrust out collective power toward the elimination of racism wherever it exists and by any means necessary.

Contact:
     Carol Merrill-Mazurek
     374-3394
     YWCA
     44 Washington Ave.
     Schenectady, NY 12305

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