Reproductive Health, Rights, and Justice Certificate Resources

Five College Resources

Five College Program in Culture, Health, and Science - Complementary certificate program to the Reproductive Justice certificate. Focuses more broadly on public health. Hosts events during the academic year. 

Five College Women’s Studies Research Center - Hosts events by Five College faculty and visiting scholars. Located on the Mount Holyoke College campus. 

Sophia Smith Collection - Women’s history archive located at Smith College. Has many notable personal archives (Margaret Sanger, Gloria Steinem) as well as archives from women’s and reproductive health and justice organizations. Has a significant periodicals collection and can also help students with research. 

Meridians - Feminist transnational academic journal based at Smith College.

Civil Liberties and Public Policy (CLPP) program - Reproductive justice organization based at Hampshire College that works with the Five Colleges, surrounding community and beyond to train and support new activists. Home to the Reproductive Rights Activists Service Corps paid summer internship program, as well as the CLPP Student Group, which hosts events and trainings throughout the academic year.

Population and Development (PopDev) program - Program based at Hampshire that rethinks population and environmental justice through a feminist lens. Hosts events and trainings throughout the Five Colleges. 

Center for Women and Community - Offers training, support, events and counseling to the Five College community and beyond. Home to the Women of Color Leadership Network. Located at the University of Massachusetts Amherst.

Stonewall Center - Provides LGBTQA programming, resources and support to the Five College community and beyond. Located at the University of Massachusetts Amherst.

Amherst College Resources

Center for Community Engagement - Home of community-based learning courses at Amherst.

Amherst College Career Center - Career development office of Amherst. Offers some summer funding for internships.

Women’s and Gender Center - The Women's and Gender Center seeks to foster a critical awareness of gender and create an intentional space, accessible to students of all genders, that will serve as a resource and forum for topics and issues related specifically to women and, more broadly, to the experience of gender. The Center promotes learning about and exploring gender through personal experience, academic inquiry, community organizing, activism and discussion. The Center promotes learning about and exploring gender through personal experience, academic inquiry, community organizing, activism and discussion. Hosts an annual Reproductive Justice Week, a week of programs focusing on reproductive justice, abortion access, contraception, safe birth access, as well as empowering and supporting students. 

Hampshire College Resources

Community Partnerships for Social Change (CPSC) - Home of community-engaged learning at Hampshire. Offers community-based internships, paid summer internship opportunities, trainings and resources for community organizing. 

Career Options Resource Center (CORC) - Hampshire’s career development office.

Mount Holyoke College Resources

Community-Based Learning (CBL) - Home of community-based courses, independent studies, research and service projects and paid year-long fellowship opportunities with area organizations. 

McCulloch Center for Global Initiatives - Home of study abroad and international programs at Mount Holyoke. Focus on international engagement and cross-cultural exchange. Hosts events, discussions and visiting scholars.

Mount Holyoke Career Development Center - Career development office of Mount Holyoke. Provides stipend for unpaid internships through Lynk Universal Application Funding program. 

Smith College Resources

Lewis Global Studies Center - Home of study abroad and international programs at Smith. Focus on international engagement and cross-cultural exchange. Hosts events and discussions on campus. 

Center for Community Collaboration - Brings together Smith students and faculty with community members to build relationships for shared learning and growth. Has pre-existing relationships with program partners and placement partners in local area. Home of community-based courses and community-based participatory research.

Lazarus Center for Career Development - Career development office of Smith. Home to Praxis program, which offer Smith students a paid stipend for otherwise unpaid summer internships.

University of Massachusetts Amherst Resources

Center for Education Policy and Advocacy

CEPA is an agency of the Student Government Association that collaborates with a variety of other campus departments, programs, RSOs, and agencies to identify and research campus related issues that could be effectively addressed through policy restructuring or reform. Based on CEPA's research, policy proposals, reports, and recommendations are developed to assist in building a campus environment that is inclusive of and responsive to the diverse needs of UMass students who come from a multitude of cultures and backgrounds.

Contact Information

423A Student Union Building, 2nd Floor
41 Campus Center Way
Amherst, MA 01003-9245
Phone Number(413) 545-0355    Fax Number(413) 545-4751

Community Engagement & Service Learning (CESL)

Program working for a more just society by (1) engaging students in a curriculum that includes significant public work—UMass CESL deepens our students' education and prepares them for lives of active and engaged citizenship  and (2) deploying the creative energy of students and faculty to address community needs and aspirations in our region, our state, and beyond. We provide resources that improve people's lives. Offers a Community Engagement & Service Learning Certificate and a Community Scholars Program for first year students and sophomores to be a part of a small learning community of students committed to social justice.

UMass Career Services - UMass Amherst career development office. Offers information about internships and co-op placements.

Pre-Law Advising Office

Provides UMass students and alumni with a full range of information and options counseling regarding legal careers and the law school admissions process. Offers one-on-one assistance in all aspects of law school applications. Provides regular updates about events and news relevant to legal education and the law school admissions process via a listserv.

UMass Women into Leadership (UWiL) 

Competitive leadership training and professional development program that seeks to prepare more students from the state’s flagship, public university for public leadership after graduation. By introducing these students to public leaders and providing opportunities for them to see first-hand the benefits of public service, UWiL provides models and pathways into leadership for young people – all while helping to address the gender gap in politics and creating a pipeline from public education into public service. Applications accepted annually from August 1 through October 15.