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The Center for Women's Health and Human Rights attracts a small number of visiting scholars, artists and activists in areas related to the health and human rights of women and girls who provide expertise and energy to a variety of projects at CWHHR.

Visiting Scholars, Artists and Activists

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.

There are many ways to be involved in the Center. You may:

  • Invite CWHHR associates to speak at your school, agency, organization or conference
  • Utilize our expertise in research, consultation and evaluation
  • Attend lectures, panels, and other events offered on campus and in the community

Volunteer

The Center for Women’s Health and 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.

Graduate Student Intern

The Graduate Intern will support the Executive Director and Scholars of the Center for Women's Health and Human Rights 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 Executive 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 majors strongly encouraged to apply.

Communications Intern

The Communications Intern will support the work of the Center for Women's Health and Human Rights by writing and editing program marketing materials, web site materials, Internet communication, organizational communication, public policy communication, and press releases. Intern will also handle press and public inquiries.

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.

Please contact the Director, Amy Agigian, if you would like to discuss an internship 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. We envision Community Partnerships as 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.

Become a Visiting Scholar, Visiting Artist or Visiting Activist

A small number of Visiting Scholars affiliate with the Center each year. Appointments may be for a semester or a 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 and contribute to the intellectual vitality of the Center.
  • Scholars doing research in areas relevant to the mission of the Center contribute expertise and energy to a variety of projects.
  • Visiting Scholars, Visiting Artists, and Visiting Activists enhance the Center’s interdisciplinary and cross-college collaboration, and help build networks with the larger women’s health and human rights communities.
  • Visiting Scholars, Artists, and Activists enjoy an intellectual community, and contribute in ways that fit their needs and the needs of the Center.
  • Affiliates of the Center receive a Suffolk University ID, business cards and stationery, a shared phone, and access to Suffolk’s libraries. At this time, there is no stipend.

Contact

The Center for Women's Health and Human Rights

Phone: 617-619-4968
Email: cwhhr@suffolk.edu

Mailing Address

8 Ashburton Place
Boston, MA 02108

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