Steps to Gain Academic Credit

Although Latin American and Latino Studies does not require an internship of its majors or minors, it is an option available to those who want an off-campus, hands-on experience working in a non-profit organization that deals with Latin American or Latino issues. Students arrange their own internships.

Students may apply only one semester of LALS 92a Independent Internship & Analysis toward fulfilling the requirements of the LALS major or minor.

The internship normally combines at least 100 hours of work at the internship site with written analysis under the supervision of a faculty sponsor. It may be conducted at a Boston-area organization during the academic semester, in conjunction with a study-abroad program, or during the summer. The written component may include keeping a journal, writing a series of short papers, submitting copies of reports written for the internship organization, or writing a long analytical paper.

Please contact Professor Fernando Rosenberg for more information. 

Latin American and Latino Studies

Past Internship Sites:

  • Centro Presente (Cambridge)
  • City Life/Vida (Jamaica Plain, MA)
  • Cultural Survival (Cambridge)
  • Farmworker Justice (DC)
  • Greater Boston Legal Services/Latinas Know Your Rights (Waltham)
  • Massachusetts State House Internships (State Senator Jarrett Barrios, Latino Affairs Section)
  • New England Revolution Soccer (Foxboro, MA)
  • Oiste (political/civic representation for Latinos)
  • Sustainable Endowment Institute (Cambridge, MA)
  • UNICEF (Boston)
  • United Nations Populations Fund (NYC)
  • Villa Victoria Center for the Arts (Boston)
  • Waltham Family School (Waltham)
  • WATCH (Waltham Alliance to Build Housing)

What students say about their internships:

"This is a great internship and a wonderful opportunity to work with an elected Latino representative. I mostly help the Latino liaison in the Senator's office, especially translating for the Spanish-language website and writing letters in Spanish to Spanish-speaking constituents." -Working for Massachusetts State Senator Jarrett Barrios

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