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Chicano & Latino Studies
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Internships and Volunteer Opportunities

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 community and union organizing, immigration and education, government, media, and communications. Many groups also provide short term volunteer opportunities.

How to apply

  1. Come to Scott Hall 19 and look through the Internship and Volunteer Book available at the front desk.
  2. If you are interested in receiving credit for your internship, speak with Dr. Louis Mendoza.
  3. Call the internship site to set up an interview.
  4. If you are placed, let Outreach Coordinator Lisa Sass Zaragoza know.

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
  • Communidades Latinas Unidas en Servicio (CLUES)
  • El Colegio
  • Honorary Consulate of Ecuador
  • Hispanic Advocacy and Empowerment through Research (HACER)
  • La Conexión
  • Latino Economic Development Center
  • The Mexican Consulate
  • Minneapolis Public Schools
  • MN Immigrant Freedom Network
  • Neighborhood House
  • Mujeres en Liderazgo
  • UFCW 789
  • SEIU 26

List a site

Are you be interested in providing a volunteer or an internship to our students? Complete our site survey (attached below), and we will contact you shortly. For more information or to discuss a possible collaboration, please contact Programs and Outreach Coordinator and Outreach Coordinator Lisa Sass Zaragoza at 612-624-3834.

Click here to download the Site Survey for Chicano and Latino Studies Volunteers or Interns.