Women's and Gender Studies



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Internship Opportunities at Firstlink

Call Specialist Interns at FirstLink provide information and referral services (for instance, an intern may assist a caller with finding resources for rent or food assistance), listening and support, crisis intervention, and suicide intervention on the FirstLink 2-1-1 HelpLine as well as the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline.  In addition, interns complete special projects based on their personal strengths and professional interests.

All necessary training is provided by FirstLink free of charge.  Interns complete over 65 hours of training before taking calls.  They also attend our intensive Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training for free.

I hope this information has helped you learn more about FirstLink internship opportunities. If you have further questions, please contact me at ashleyl@myfirstlink.org or by phone at (701)-293-6462.

The Program

The Women’s Studies Program at MSUM has been ongoing since 1971 and provides an interdisciplinary study of women from the perspectives of the arts, humanities, social and natural sciences.

The Women's Studies Program offers a Major in Women's Studies and a Minor in Women's Studies.

The Mission

The mission of the Women's Studies Program at MSUM is to foster interdisciplinary academic inquiry and activist work related to women and gender from historical, social, artistic and scientific perspectives.  The core values of the program include tolerance, diversity, empowerment, gender equity, inclusiveness and dedication to feminist ideals.  Our goals are to understand gender, race, class and sexual orientation, break down stereotypes and barriers, create a forum for women's issues, provide a community for feminist scholars and students, and to provide analysis, interpretation, reflection and exploration into women's and gender issues.

The Curriculum

The Women's Studies program focuses on the study of women's roles in society and cultures, and on the impact of gender on important issues, such as the workplace, health care, family life, politics and education. The BA in Women's Studies requires a total of 42 credits, including core courses in women's Studies, courses in multicultural and global perspectives, and specified electives in two areas: social/natural sciences and art/humanities. The Women's Studies minor requires 21 credits of cores courses and Women's Studies electives.

The following pages provide specific information about our program. Please contact us with any questions. We look forward to hearing from you.

Contact Us:

MSUM Women's Center