Roc(xx)y: Summer Internship in Feminist Activism and Leadership


Roc(xx)y, pronounced “Roxie,” is a 12-week summer program for undergraduate students coordinated by the Susan B. Anthony Institute for Gender and Women’s Studies at the University of Rochester. The program combines a professional internship experience with guest speakers, field trips to historic sites, and reflection on feminist activism and leadership. This combination of academic, experiential, and professional experiences is meant to inspire and equip students to become stronger, more prepared leaders upon graduation.


A cohort of five students (women and men) will work for 20 hours per week for the 12-week summer semester, May 20th-August 9th. Internships will be held at several Rochester nonprofits that offer services based on feminist activism and leadership. On Fridays, students will meet for the day and participate in a speaker series event or a field trip to a historic site. Students will also meet to reflect on experiences. At the end of the summer, students will be required to submit a journal that reflects their overall experiences in the community and in the cohort.  (Students will not receive credit or pay for the internship but will have the option of doing an independent study based on their internship in the following fall semester.)

Internship sites include:

Five Historic field trips including:

  • Seneca Falls, NY:
    • Women’s Rights National Historic Park
    • National Women’s Hall of Fame
    • The Elizabeth Cady Stanton House
    • The Women’s Interfaith Institute
  • Rochester, NY:
    • The Susan B. Anthony Museum and House
  • Auburn, NY:
    • The Harriet Tubman House
  • Fayetteville, NY
    • The Matilda Joslyn Gage House
  • Buffalo, NY:
    • Forest Lawn Cemetery
    • The Buffalo History Museum

Contact SBAI Program Manager Angela Clark-Taylor at with any questions!

About Kaitlin Legg

Former Program Assistant at the Susan B. Anthony Institute for Gender and Women's Studies at the University of Rochester.
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