For more information regarding the listed internships please contact: Evan Taparata
Please Read: Internship Guidelines
NOTE: All students are required to read and sign the Internship Contract in order to register for either the one-credit or three-credit internship course!
The Department of LHCS may be able to help defray tranportation costs to distant internship sites.
Suggested Job Opportunities
Blue Engine was founded for a simple reason. In schools and communities all across the nation, we do an excellent job of selling students on the dream of college without adequately preparing them to succeed once they get there. This problem is compounded in low-income communities, where only 15 of every 100 students entering college each year complete bachelor’s degrees. Success in college is shaped by many factors, but research has consistently shown that academic rigor during high school is the strongest predictor of whether students sink or swim that first year. The challenge, then, must be finding ways to help students master more advanced academic skills before arriving on campus in the first place.
Introducing Blue Engine, an urban education fellowship year in New York City designed for talented recent college graduates to connect with small numbers of students in a different way—not as teachers, but as full-time teaching assistants. During one-year terms of service, Blue Engine Fellows conduct small group tutorials (4-5 students per period) alongside experienced classroom teachers, working in teams from 7:30 a.m. until 6:00 p.m. to help entire grade levels make dramatic progress in core coursework. By channeling thousands of direct service hours to address one of our nation’s most pressing challenges, we are proud to join the national movement dedicated to expanding educational opportunity in America.
Want to learn more?
• Read profiles of current Fellows, read a letter from a current Fellow, and watch a short video of our work at www.blueengine.org.
• Check out this year’s application and apply before Wednesday, February 16th (Deadline One) or Wednesday, April 6th (Deadline Two).
• Learn more through a Blue Engine webinar (register here) on Tuesday, March 22nd at 5pm (EST).
• Join the Facebook group to receive updates and more information about the Blue Engine Fellowship year.
Suggested Internships for LHCS Majors
Interns work in various departments based upon their skill set and interests. Contact Department Chair to apply.
- The Latino Information Network @ Rutgers
The Latino Information Network @ Rutgers (LIN@R) will leverage Rutgers' unique strengths to establish the most comprehensive collection of web-accessible materials about Latino life in the United States. Over the next three to five years, Rutgers' contributions in this arena will be to focus primarily on providing a more complete understanding of Latinos in the U.S. LIN@R will function as an impratial, fact-based repository of information and ideas that illuminate the many dimensions of Latino life. Among the Network's ongoing and planned projects include
establishing and maintaining an archive with the most comprehensive collection in the United States of materials relevant to Latinos in the U.S.; a central repository for all scholarship at Rutgers engaging the Latino experience; and a collection of both current and archived news stories, surveys, studies, books, art, music, and all forms of digital media from reputable news organizations, academics, and think tanks pertaining to Latinos.
Any student of any academic rank is eligible. A minimum overall 3.0 GPA is preferred.
Technical Skills Required: Must be able to operate and type effectively on a PC and/or Mac; create Word documents; handle PDFs; Be able to create Power Point slides and presentations; Ideally be adept at formulating and using Excel spreadsheets; Ideally, be able to create graphs and charts from Excel spreadsheets; Have the technical aptitude to be trained in other software that may be required during the project.
Analytical Skills: Must be willing to perform varied research assignments related largely to Latinos in any, or all, sector of society in the United States. The assignments will most likely involve researching Latino-related topics on the Internet, at Rutgers' Alexander Library, within Rutgers schools, departments, institutes, centers, programs and projects at any of the New Brunswick, Newark and Camden campuses.
Comprehension Skills: Ideally, must have above-average reading and writing skills. Work will often require reading large volumes of scholarly dissertations and documents associated with Latino-related research. Interns will be required to synthesize written materials and summarize documents into brief, concise reports on demand.
Social Marketing Media Skills: Students who possess any experience in areas of social marketing/media/networking will be extended preferential interest. This includes the many uses of social media tools such as blogs, texting, Facebook, Twitter and Flickr, among others.
For more information or to submit an application for a Summer or Fall 2011 internship, please contact Robert Montemayor at email@example.com, or contact the Department of Latino and Hispanic Caribbean Studies at 848-445-3820 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
- NJ Hispanic Research & Information Center, Newark Public Library
Interns work on the Puerto Rican Community Archives, a community archive focusing on the study of Puerto Rican heritage in New Jersey.
The Puerto Rican Community Archives is the first effort of its kind to create and build a collection of primary resources on the history and culture of New Jersey’s Puerto Rican community. Its mission is to create a single comprehensive resource registering the history, culture and contributions of this previously undocumented community of 20th century immigrants.
- Latino Leadership Alliance of New Jersey
The Latino Leadership Alliance of New Jersey - LLANJ, the largest Latino advocacy group in New Jersey, is looking for qualified interns to assist LLANJ staff members fulfill the objectives of the organization in 2011 at LLANJ Headquarters located in New Brunswick, New Jersey.
This is a great opportunity to learn from seasoned leaders and practice your skills in a positive and fast pace environment. Join and learn from the group of leaders that unify the voice of the Latino community in New Jersey.
For more information (including qualifications, expectations and job requirements, and application instructions) about internships in Graphic Design/Multimeda, Fundraising, Journalism, Grassroots Organization, and Administration, visit the Latino Leadership Alliance's website here.
El Museo del Barrio, New York’s leading Latino cultural institution, welcomes visitors of all backgrounds to discover the artistic and cultural landscape of the Caribbean and Latin America. The richness of Latino cultures is represented in El Museo’s wide-ranging collections and exhibitions, complemented by performing arts events, cultural celebrations, and educational programs. A dynamic artistic, cultural, and community gathering place, El Museo is a center of cultural pride on New York’s Museum Mile.
El Museo offers numerous internships:
Community Affairs Intern: Under the supervision of the Manager of Community and Government Affairs, the Community Affairs Intern will help expand the museum’s network of community connections. The Community Affairs Intern will research and identify community organizations serving diverse audiences in New York City, establish initial contacts with new potential partners, and help maintain current partnerships.
Communications and Public Relations Intern: Under the supervision of the Communications and Public Relations Intern, the Communications and Public Relations Intern will assist in identifying target media outlets by compiling new niche media lists and updating/organizing pre-existent media contacts on a daily basis. S/he will help develop systems and schedules to advance the museum's internal and external communications. Her/his projects will also include processing and archiving media coverage; developing personal relationships with local, national, and international journalists; helping run press previews and host visiting journalists; assisting with content editing assignments; offering creative input in developing pitches; and pitching to press.
School Programs Intern: Under the supervision of the School Partnerships Coordinator, the School Programs Intern will assist with coordination of school partnerships. Tasks will include updating school partnership database and assisting in outreach efforts, creating and compiling school partnership materials, including sample lesson plans related to exhibitions and cultural celebrations, and sampling curriculum plans for school partnerships and three-part programs. The School Programs Intern will also complete administrative tasks as assigned.
Please visit El Museo's website for more information about the organization and additional internships.
Planned Parenthood Federation of America is hiring an intern for our New York City-based national office to help further the goal of harnessing interactive technologies and social media to provide greater access to Planned Parenthood’s health services, education, and opportunities for involvement in the Latino community. The intern will work with the New Media team to support Planned Parenthood’s online strategy across various new media outlets, including websites, social networks, and blogs.
This is a great resume builder and an opportunity to work in the digital, Latino outreach and reproductive health fields. Perfect for students or anyone looking to further develop their media skills with a progressive, internationally-recognized nonprofit. While fast-paced, we promote a fun and supportive environment. Ideal candidate possess a sense of humor, flexibility and believe in the organization’s mission. There is a stipend for this position - $500 for undergraduates, $1,000 for those with some post-grad studies. Course credit may be arranged as well.
- Monitor and update PPFA’s presence on all social media properties including Latinos for Planned Parenthood Facebook and Twitter;
- Monitor, research and report on advancements in social media and how they might contribute to PPFA’s social media presence;
- Build relationships with Latino social media groups and organizations to expand our outreach online.
- Generate ideas for Planned Parenthood to further its work in the field of new media;
- Provide general administrative support.
For more information and instructions on how to apply, click here.
Click here for information on how to submit an application to volunteer or intern at Planned Parenthood-NYC. Click here for a regularly updated database of additional internships with Planned Parenthood locations across the country.
Boaz Community Corporation is an immigration legal resource center that provides services for citizenship, permanent residency, and asylum cases.
Interns complete paralegal duties which may include:
- Assisting clients with preparation for citizenship interviews (conducting mock interviews)
- Assisting clients with applications for citizenship
- Administrative duties
Requirements: Interns must be dedicated and responsible individuals with an interest in law. Only serious applicants will be considered.
Interns must be able to commit to working two days per week for a total of 10-20 hours per week. Hours are flexible and will be determined by the intern and the internship supervisor.
Those with Spanish or other foreign language skills and an interest in immigration are encouraged to apply.
NOTE: There may be opportunities for interns to act as observers to legal clinics held on Saturdays.
Related Double Majors: Latino & Hispanic Caribbean Studies +
The Intersect Fund is a student-run, non-profit that aims to alleviate poverty in New Brunswick. By offering business training and small loans to low-income entrepreneurs, we help them embark on a clear path toward financial sustainability. Micro-finance has proved extremely successful around the world, and through our program, we apply its benefits right here in New Brunswick.
To make sure our services are available to all residents of the city, we are recruiting fluent Spanish speakers.
We are looking for more than just a translator, however. A prospective Intersect Fund intern should be an individual who wants to make a tangible difference in his or her community. Our staff deals with real money, real businesses and real clients, so responsibility and dedication are essential.
As an Intersect Fund intern, your responsibilities will include all or some of the following:
1) Going to churches on the weekend to develop relationships with both English and Spanish speaking members of the New Brunswick community to introduce local entrepreneurs to the Intersect Fund and its services.
2) Leading Intersect Fund information sessions at Our Lady of Mount Carmel Church (75 Morris Street, New Brunswick).
3) Working with local leaders in the New Brunswick community such as New Brunswick Tomorrow and Elijah's Promise to learn about how successful community organizers have made positive change in our city, and to seek advice about how to apply those principles to the mission of the Intersect Fund.
4) Leading business-training sessions with Spanish speaking entrepreneurs who are members of the Intersect Fund.
As an intern with the Intersect Fund, you will help in our effort to recruit clients. You will undergo basic business training so you can teach it to our entrepreneurs. You will help our clients run their businesses and help the Intersect Fund thrive as a force for positive change in our society.
Specifically, we are asking for:
- A fluent Spanish speaker
- A 10 hour-per-week commitment to working with the Intersect Fund
- An ability to translate programs and brochures, work one-on-one with clients and help our other student staff members coordinate outreach efforts
- A minimum G.P.A. of 3.2
Experience with business and economics is a plus, but not a prerequisite.
If you're interested, feel free to e-mail us at email@example.com, or call Joe Shure at (732) 447-1324 Ext. 704.
The primary mission of the CHPRD is to empower the Hispanic community
in New Jersey through the process of inclusion in policy development
and direct social services. The CHPRD’s general mandates include: The
administration of grant dollars to public/private non-profit and
community-based-organizations; Technical assistance and referral
services aimed at empowering and building capacity of non-profit and
community-based-organizations funded by CHPRD; Creating
training/employment opportunities for Hispanic college interns (a
source of potential leadership); Recognizing the contributions of the
Latino community in New Jersey; and conducting and supporting research
on Hispanics in New Jersey.
The Latino Leaders Fellowship Institute with the CHPRD is a
competitive program. Only students of Hispanic/Latino descent with a
minimum GPA of 3.0 will be considered.
CHCI’s mission is to develop the next generation of Latino leaders by
promoting higher education, providing unmatched career development
experience, and award-winning leadership development curriculum. CHCI
accomplishes its mission by offering educational and leadership
development programs, services, and activities that promote the growth
of participants as effective professionals and strong leaders. In the
spirit of building coalitions, CHCI seeks to establish partnerships
with other Hispanic and non-Hispanic organizations.
The Congressional Internship Program provides college students with a
paid Congressional work placement on Capitol Hill for a period of
twelve weeks (Spring/Fall) or eight weeks (Summer). This unmatched
experience allows students to learn first hand about our nation's
legislative process. Promising Latino undergraduates from across the
country are selected for this leadership training program. Students
gain work experience, participate in a community service project, and
receive educational and professional programming provided by CHCI.
Note: Discuss academic credit with LHCS academic advisor or chair.
- NJ Women & AIDS Network
Fieldwork and clerical positions available. Fieldwork is only available to female applicants (except in the case of the male teen safe sex program) and includes shadowing health educators. Interns must have a flexible schedule.
- Grant Writing Assistance
- Research Assistance
- Program Development
- Graphic Design (brochures), Mural Painting
- Translation of written materials (curriculum/brochures/handouts)
- Development of male teen safe sex program (available for male applicants)
Women, Minority students, those with Spanish skills, writing skills, graphic design skills, and/or an interest in Public Health are encouraged to apply.
To apply: Fill out form on website + interview.
Note: In the fall there are more opportunities than in the spring.
Related Double Majors: Latino & Hispanic Caribbean Studies +
Women & Gender Studies, Public Health, Spanish, Art, English, Sociology, Social Work, Psychology, or Marketing.
Founded in 2003, the Congressional Hispanic Leadership Institute (CHLI) is a 501(c)3 non-profit and non-partisan organization dedicated to fostering a broader awareness of the diversity of thought, heritage, interests and views of Americans of Hispanic and Portuguese descent. CHLI was founded under the leadership of members of Congress who have come together to offer an alternative voice for our nation's second largest demographic group.
By providing charitable and educational assistance to Americans of Hispanic and Portuguese descent, CHLI seeks to advance the diversity of social and cultural thought among our growing community, and offer a vision of the American Dream that focuses upon self-reliance, education, entrepreneurship and family values.
Furthermore, CHLIengages in nonpartisan analysis, study and research and makes these results available to the public. In this regard, CHLI focuses upon the demographics of the American Hispanic and Portuguese communities with respect to achieving improvements in education, housing, business ownership, and employment.
Please click here for information about CHLI's various internship opportunities, including programs in Madrid and Washington, DC.
Specific projects may include:
Educational Programming: ESL, computer training, and occupational health and safety awareness courses.
Civic Engagement Campaign:
Voter education campaign- educating Latino voters and naturalized citizens on political issues, federal immigration reform, and rights in the workplace.
Latino voter outreach program
Fair Immigration Reform Movement- petition drive and public forum with elected
officials in New Brunswick.
Union Organizing Campaign- Study issues in the workplace to establish
labor organizing campaign (collective bargaining, improving working conditions, enforcement of labor laws, wage raises, and paid wage enforcement).
Economic Opportunity Program- paid, stored value card and the
development/building of credit.
Requirements: At least basic knowledge of Spanish, consistency with follow up and meeting deadlines, flexibility, and a good sense of humor. Some projects require being in the office at specific times and days, while others -- generally writing, research, or conversing with specific people -- could likely be done according to a more flexible schedule.
*Internship placements depend upon the intern's skill set and interests.
Related Double Majors: Latino & Hispanic Caribbean Studies & Labor Studies, Social Work, Education, Pre-Law, Political Science, Sociology, or Psychology.
Related Double Majors: Latino & Hispanic Caribbean Studies & all other majors.
- Lazos America Unida
Interns work in the following areas:
Website development, creating photography/video promotional materials, curriculum development, adult education (tutoring), community outreach, and coordination of various programs and events.
Specific projects include:
The Marigold Group- curriculum development, coordination of “Mercado Day”, creation of a map with Mexican food sources in New Brunswick (bodegas, restaurants, etc.).
New Jersey’s Mexican Organizations Forum- organization of forum.
New Brunswick 4-H Development Project- lead a 4-H family team.
M.O.V.E.N. Project (Motivating Ourselves Via Exercise and Nutrition)- Coordinate the M.O.V.E.N team, schedule agenda, and lead 4-H M.O.V.E.N. youth workshops.
Day of the Dead Event- coordinate Day of the Dead activities including craft activities, an art exhibition, family workshops, and dance groups.
Friends of the Library- act as book sale coordinator, conduct community outreach to recruit new members, and coordinate community activities held at the library.
“Plaza Comunitaria” Project- tutor adults (bilingual students preferred), organize workshops, create a participant database, and write up monthly reports.
- The Nuyorican Poets Cafe
- Development Intern:
Assist the executive director in researching new potential sources of contributed income, reaching out to past and current donors, preparing materials for grant applications and sponsorship proposals. Ideally, this intern will have previous development experience and excellent writing/research/organizational skills as well as basic familiarity with the Cafe's mission, history and programs.
- Programming Intern:
Assist the executive director and program curators in booking events, scouting artists, maintaining and updating the event calendar, corresponding with artists about load-in, contracts, payment and other logistical issues as needed. This intern must have prior experience with programming, booking and/or artist management, and should have a fair amount of familiarity with the Cafe's programs.
- Publicity/Outreach Intern:
Work with the staff and artists to prepare and disseminate periodic press releases and listings e-blasts for Cafe events; assist in fielding press requests and arranging press events as needed. The Cafe will be launching several new initiatives in the coming months; this intern will help to shape the outreach efforts that accompany these launches. The Publicity/Outreach intern should have relevant prior experience, excellent writing and communication skills, an upbeat and collegial attitude and some familiarity with the Cafe's programs.
- Multimedia Intern:
The Cafe has particular need for a technically savvy intern who can help the staff and curators compile, archive and in some cases post online the many recordings of past Cafe events (as well as excerpts from radio and TV interviews that feature members of the Cafe community). Ideally, this intern would have strong HTML skills, the ability to work with recorded material across multiple audio and visual platforms, a high level of organizational skill and interest in the minutiae of archiving.
The Nuyorican Poets Cafe has a small staff and a large community of contributing artists, curators and consultants. Internships will be part-time and unpaid; interns will have the opportunity to work in an informal but extremely active administrative environment, and to witness numerous performances, rehearsals and workshops at the Cafe.
NOTE: Interns must commit to working 10-20 hours per week. Interns may have duties that overlap in multiple areas (e.g. in programming and publicity). The Nuyorican Poets Cafe may accept 2-5 interns at any one time. All staff (including interns) will complete clerical duties as necessary.