Programming Apprenticeship

Learning by Doing

Our Program offers our graduate minors the opportunity to serve as the Gender Studies Programming Apprentice for one academic year. This is an excellent opportunity for students wanting to strengthen their knowledge and skills for future work in academic or educational programming and related fields.

The Programming Apprentice supports the Gender Studies staff in planning, organizing, and implementing regular events, like our academic conferences, the faculty research workshop series, the Gender Studies book club, the GlobaLGBTQ+ Film Festival, and the Because Gender film series, as well as occasional events, such as lectures, open houses, and co-sponsored programs. In addition, the Programming Apprentice assists with publicity for Gender Studies events by creating and disseminating promotional materials via social media, campus calendars, and the Gender Studies newsletter and website. Additional administrative duties may include communicating with participants, writing grant applications, reserving space, ordering refreshments, handling payments and receipts, and maintaining records.

Apply to be a Programming Apprentice

Candidates for the Programming Apprentice position must be Gender Studies graduate students in good standing and available to work 5–7 hours per week for the entire academic year.

To apply, interested students should submit a current CV along with a cover letter that describes how the position would contribute to their personal development and/or career preparation. Those materials should be sent to by 5pm on the last Wednesday in May. 

Questions about the Programming Apprentice position may be directed to Dr. Pam Butler at

2019-2020 Programming Apprentice

Elijah Andrews (MA, Romance Languages & Literatures)