Get Involved

There are many ways to be involved in the Center. Become a visiting scholar, artist or activist. Invite CWHHR associates to speak at your school, agency, organization, or conference. Attend lectures, panels, and other events* offered on campus and in the community.

*Due to the pandemic, all Center events will be held virtually until further notice.

Become a Visiting Scholar, Artist or Activist

A small number of visiting scholars affiliate with the Center each year. Scholars, artists, and activists working in areas related to the health and human rights of women and girls are drawn from a variety of fields, contribute to the intellectual vitality of the CWHHR, and provide expertise and energy to a variety of projects. Together, they enhance the Center’s interdisciplinary collaboration, and help build networks with the larger women’s health and human rights communities. Appointments may be for a semester or a year, and are renewable.


The Center for Women’s Health & Human Rights welcomes, encourages and relies on volunteers for its success. Whether it’s a one-time stint on a particular project, or an ongoing, weekly commitment, your efforts are vital. Volunteers contribute time, energy, ideas and enthusiasm to the Center.

Become an Intern

The Center is happy to provide internships for appropriate undergraduate, graduate and professional students residing in the Boston area. Internships can be invaluable for students and recent graduates who wish to learn by doing, gain hands-on experience, expand their networks, build their resumes and contribute to the health and human rights of women and girls.

CWHHR Position Descriptions

The graduate intern will support the director and scholars of the CWHHR by providing research, program development, and administrative assistance for the organization's various projects. In carrying out these functions, the Graduate Intern will have the opportunity to work closely with and learn from the director and Center scholars, learn about applied sociological research, policy advocacy, and capacity building of a small, ambitious organization. The graduate intern will also enjoy ample opportunity to explore her/his own interests through Center-supported research and programs.

Hours are flexible; at least 20 hours/week is preferred, for a minimum of 10 weeks. Position is unpaid, but academic credit is available through the intern's home institution.

Job Qualifications

  • Current graduate student
  • Strong verbal, written, and interpersonal communication skills
  • Analytical, organizational and general office skills
  • Internet and library research skills
  • Ability to take direction and to work independently
  • Commitment to women's health and human rights

Undergraduate/graduate - women's studies, sociology, health, human services, social justice, and public policy, and related majors are strongly encouraged to apply.

Student employees are active members of the CWHHR community, and must be currently enrolled Suffolk students with federal work study awards. They may work on the following:

  • Our Bodies Ourselves Today-related tasks.
  • Providing general administrative support, including: answering routine email inquiries, occasional mailings, filing, copying, database updates and management. Helping to organize and publicize our events. Occasional shopping, set-up, and clean-up for meetings.
  • Working on—drafting, editing, and publishing—our newsletter.
  • Working on marketing materials; web needs; communication, public policy communication; and press releases.

Hours are flexible; 8–10 hours/week is required; 9-month (whole academic year) commitment preferred. Graduate students are preferred, but qualified undergraduates will be considered. Expectations include reliability, honesty, maturity, self-motivation, willingness to learn about women’s health and human rights, and skills relevant to the particular task (e.g. good writing and editing skills for the person working on the newsletter).

Please contact the director, Amy Agigian, if you would like to discuss an internship or work study at the Center.

Become a Community Partner

The Center wishes to form partnerships with local organizations that are dedicated to women’s health and human rights. Community partnerships are mutually enriching collaborations among academics, advocates, and service providers sharing strengths, resources, and information for the benefit of all. Where appropriate, the Center may provide community partners with consulting and training, and/or with student volunteers (service-learners). In return, community partners may provide speakers, sites for research projects, opportunities for networking, and/or service-learning opportunities for Suffolk students.

If your organization would like to discuss becoming a community partner, please contact the director, Amy Agigian.

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