Each year the women’s center takes applications to fill a handful of student staff and volunteer positions with in the women’s center. The center values its student workers as key to its operations and a connection to the student body.
Why work for the Women’s Center?
“My work at the Women’s Center has taught me to be more thoughtful, patient, and intentional with my words and actions. Being a part of the Center has been the best part of my undergraduate career because of the community that I have. The Women’s Center has truly become my home at UConn.”
“I applied to work at the Women’s Center the summer before I actually came in as a first year student. Little did I know my view on life would be transformed and I would find another part to my UConn family.”
“Working for the Women’s Center has not only shaped what my experience at UConn has been, but what my experience in this lifetime will be. I am so much more aware of issues of inequity and I am committed and ecstatic to be working along such inspiring individuals for what I believe to be the most important work on the planet.”
There are currently no paid positions available, however… The following committees are looking for volunteers!
Internal Relations is charged with enhancing the physical and social environment of the Women’s Center and creating an inclusive community for sharing ideas on feminism and gender equity. We will be working on things like archiving, interior decorating, staff meetings, fundraising, community building, and more! Meets Wednesdays from 6pm-7pm.
Contact: Jenny Giri
Programming works to create and recreate Women’s Center programs which include discussions, film screenings, and interactive activities surrounding topics regarding feminism, body image, media literacy, politics, herstory, and mental health. These include annual programs such as Fat Talk Free Week, Love Your Body Day, Eating Disorders Awareness Week, Start Smart, Women’s Herstory Month, Elect Her, Lunafest, Pay Equity, and Fresh Check Day. Although these are some of the Women’s Center’s signature programs, we plan on organizing additional programs based on educational, cultural, social and developmental needs of students, with the goal of advancing gender equity on campus and in the wider community. Meets Tuesdays from 6pm-7pm.
Contact: Alexa Lugo
Marketing promotes the initiatives of the Women’s Center to engage the campus community. This includes the development of all marketing communications including social media, promoting events, and generating advertisements. Meets Mondays from 7:30pm-8:30pm.
Contact: Ming Montgomery
Outreach seeks to raise the profile, increase visibility, and promote community awareness of the Women’s Center. The Outreach Committee seeks ways to expand the Center’s capacity through reaching out to and building relationships with other organizations and entities on campus. Meets Thursdays from 12:30pm-1:30pm.
Contact: Alex Dutro-Maeda