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Community Engagement

Students pursuing a major, minor or certificate from a Transform program may need to complete an internship. Our Student Success Team can guide students to internship programs on campus as well as with some community organizations.

Transform also offers an internship course to help students navigate their internship experience. The course is based in gender and ethnic studies theories and offers professional development, networking opportunities and support.

Contact the Student Success Team at to learn more.

See FAQ below for more details about internships and community engagement opportunities.
  • We highly recommend you find an internship that suits your objectives. If you need assistance finding an appropriate placement, we can help guide you. 

  • Our students have completed internships with:

    • Women’s Resource Center 
    • LGBT Resource Center 
    • Planned Parenthood 
    • University Neighborhood Partners 
    •  Inter-Tribal Student Association 
    • Communidades Unidas 
    • Asian American Student Association 
    • Salt Lake Community College 
    • Salt Lake Center for Science Education
    • Utah Prison Education Project 
  • The standard for an internship is 120 hours per semester for 3 credits. If you work more or less than that, credits are adjusted accordingly. 

  • No. However, to receive the full benefit of the program, a two-semester enrollment is recommended. The program caps at 6 credit hours. 

    • LinkedIn workshop 
    • Access to campus Career Coaches 
    • Transform Student Success Team support 
    • Faculty mentorship 


  • You can take one community-engaged learning course or focus on community engagement as part of your requirements for your major or minors in Ethnic Studies and Gender Studies.

  • Students may do community engagement as part of their elective course requirements.

      • Ethnic Studies Internships
      • ETHNC 2510 Diversity Scholars
      • ETHNC 3790 Borders & Migration
      • ETHNC 3870 American Indian Women
      • ETHNC 4730 Race, Religion, Spirituality.
      • Or take an independent study with a professor in Ethnic Studies. Consult with the
        faculty and advising.
  • Community Engagement is considered a gender studies signature experience.

      • Gender Justice Scholars (GNDR 2500)
      • Girls’ Lives: Community Engaged Learning (GNDR 3400)
      • Social Justice Facilitation (GNDR 3500)
      • Gender & Nature (GNDR 5120)
      • Gender on the Hill (GNDR 5665)
      • Gender Studies Internships (GNDR 5960)