Lead. Create. Change. Internship Program
The Latino Cultural Center (LCC)’s Lead. Create. Change. Internship Program is designed to expand students’ academic and professional growth through project-based assignments and work-based learning. Interns will receive a compensation of $500 in the Fall 2019 semester. Depending on the LCC's needs and budget, interns who complete their internship semester(s) in good standing might be given the opportunity to transition to become paid Student Educators.
We hope students can take advantage of this unique and successful program!
By the end of their internship, interns will:
• Deepen their understanding of Latinx communities, issues affecting their lives, and creative solutions they are using to improve community life;
• Demonstrate intercultural skills and understanding of their role in civic life; and
• Develop professional skills to be better prepared for a future career.
Through project-based assignments and activities, interns:
• Participate in our Arts-Based Civic Dialogues and Tours;
• Attend our public program presentations;
• Visit all the Centers for Cultural Understanding and Social Change to expand their intercultural skills;
• Assist with the organizational logistics of our public programs; and
• Complete a specific project to support LCC’s needs.
There are new and ongoing projects that help the LCC advance its mission and stay connected to the rest of the campus and neighboring communities. A few examples of ongoing projects include:
Managing Visitors Database and Evaluations: This project consists of keeping track of the LCC Listserv database and evaluations collected at the end of our public programs. More specifically, this intern would be responsible for following an evaluation template to organize assessments and present results, as well as entering email addresses to our contact database, and filing and entering weekly sign-in sheets for gallery, student lab, department units, student organizations and LCC public programs.
Social Media: This project consists of growing the LCC’s digital social footprint and utilizing it to drive traffic to LCC public programs and other opportunities. The intern would curate, design, and write posts for all social media platforms using Hootsuite and would be responsible for managing and keeping up-to-date all social media platforms.
Our LCC internship program is diverse in student identities and academic concentrations! Below are a few examples of our alumni majors and/or minors:
Anthropology, Biochemistry, Biology, Business Administration, Chemistry, Communications, Computer Science, Criminology Law and Justice, Economics, Finance, French, Gender & Women’s Studies, History, International Studies, Latin American and Latino Studies, Marketing, Photography, Political Science, Public Policy, Psychology, Pre-Med, Sociology, Spanish, and Urban Studies
Structure and Requirements:
• Interns are assigned a project and a staff supervisor who will oversee and evaluate their progress;
• Interns focus 50% of their time completing their project-based assignments and 50% participating in work-based learning and day-to-day office logistics;
• Interns dedicate 10 hours per week for 13 weeks per semester and are expected to follow an assigned schedule;
• Interns assist LCC staff with Mural Tours facilitations; and
• Interns act as liaison with LCC Affiliated Student Organizations to engage them in opportunities with the LCC.
Note: To receive academic credit for this internship, students must arrange this through their college and receive satisfactory evaluations from their LCC supervisor. Our campus partners offer various opportunities to complete class requirements to graduate which include: HON 222, LAS 289, SOC 298.
Poster: LCC internship Program
Applications Due Friday, August 30, 2019 by 5pm