The Women’s and Gender Studies Program is an interdisciplinary program encompassing feminist studies, masculinity studies and sexuality studies. The program is committed to a multicultural curriculum that sustains and integrates diverse perspectives. WGS courses emphasize participatory education in which student involvement, critical thinking, and personal insight are encouraged and made relevant in the learning process. Students who major or minor in WGS gain experience off-campus in the nation’s capital through an internship placement in an organization or agency whose mission embraces some aspect of women’s/gender/sexuality studies. Student interns are actively sought by organizations focused on the arts, advocacy of all kinds, communication, employment and training issues, law and policy, reproductive rights and health, social research in a wide range of fields, support services for survivors of violence and abuse, and U.S. politics. Students have access to powerful networks that can give substantial support in career development at organizations in Washington, D.C., such as the Institute for Women’s Policy Research, Amnesty International, the National Partnership for Women and Families, the National Gay and Lesbian Task Force Policy Institute, Advocates for Youth, EMILY’s List, and the National Museum of Women in the Arts.