Internships & Volunteering
We are pleased to offer volunteer and internship opportunities in collaboration and coordination with local Latino-led or Latino-focused organizations, agencies, groups, or initiatives.
Internships provide students an opportunity to work in the community on issues important to them. Students gain valuable work experience that many employers are looking for, which is key as students graduate and begin looking for jobs.
There has been an extremely positive response from agencies and organizations looking for student interns to work in the community or to examine issues impacting the Latino community. Areas include education, community and union organizing, immigration, government, and media/communications. Many groups also provide short-term volunteer opportunities.
How to apply
- Visit our office in 19 Scott Hall and look through the internship and volunteer resources available at the front desk. Select a few interesting sites to contact.
- If you are interested in receiving credit for your internship or volunteering, contact Professor Karen Mary Davalos.
- Call the internship site to set up an interview.
- If you are placed, let our Outreach Coordinator know.
Are you interested in providing a
volunteer opportunity or internship to
Contact Outreach Coordinator Lisa Sass Zaragoza to find out
how you can get involved!
Past and current sites
Our students have participated in internships with the following organizations:
- Academia Cesar Chavez
- Centro Campesino
- Centro Cultural Chicano Inc
- CTUL (Centro de Trabajadores Unidos en Lucha)
- Chicano Latino Affairs Council
- Comunidades Latinas Unidas en Servicio (CLUES)
- El Colegio
- Honorary Consulate of Ecuador
- Hispanic Advocacy and Community Empowerment through Research (HACER)
- La Conexión Latina
- Latino Economic Development Center
- Mexican Consulate (St. Paul)
- Minneapolis Public Schools
- MN Immigrant Freedom Network
- Neighborhood House
- Mujeres en Liderazgo
- UFCW 789
- SEIU 26