Are you interested in learning more about gender issues?
Do you want to build leadership skills?
Would you like to meet new people?

Consider volunteering at the Margaret Sloss Women's Center. Volunteers have the option to assist with programs and events, help maintain the upkeep of the Sloss House, greet guests, and so much more. Fill out this application if you're interested! We'll contact you with more information.


We have several Work Study positions available at the Women's Center. We offer positions assisting in coordinating programming and positions assisting with administrative management. If you are interested in a Work Study position,  Nancy Lahner directly by email, or by phone at (515) 294-4145.

Practicum and Internships

Higher Education & Student Affairs (HESA) Practicum

This practicum for graduate students in the Student Affairs Masters Program will introduce the intern to the operation of a Women's Center in a institute of Higher Education. The intern will have the opportunity to work as an integral part of the Women's Center staff; attend meetings which include collaborating departments; and participate in the development and implementation of Women's Center programs. Attention is paid to drawing connections between theory and practice as well as between the practicum experience and the intern's assistantship and classroom experience. Additionally, the intern will take the lead role in a special project developed in collaboration with the supervisor. The practicum requires 10 hours a week for one semester and earns the intern 2 credits. Students must work with their academic advisor and the Director of the Margaret Sloss Women's Center to initiative the practicum process. 


Internships for undergraduate and graduate students in other departments have been developed in the past in collaboration with a variety of University departments to meet the needs of individual students. Contact your academic department to find out about its internship requirements and then contact us. We'll do whatever we can to put something together.

If you are interested in a practicum or internship, contact Som at smongtin@iastate.edu. 

Clubs & Organizations

The Margaret Sloss Women's Center advises many student organizations on campus. You can share your skills, talents, and time by getting involved in one of these organizations. Contact the club or organization leadership or the Women's Center for more information. 

    • Society for the Advancement of Gender Equity (previously known as the Vagina Warriors) [More Information]: SAGE will lead the coordination of ISU's production of The Vagina Monologues. SAGE will also work throughout the year to increase the awareness across campus about gender equity and gender-based violence.
    • Womyn of Colour Network [More Information]: WOCN an organization for underrepresented, minoritized womyn and their supporters who come together to form bonds of support and empowerment for womyn at Iowa State University. WOCN assists in the coordination of the annual Womyn of Colour Network Retreat.