The Ethnic Studies internship provides practical work experience and application of classroom subjects and studies.

Students work closely with the Internship Director and campus career center to give you the most positive internship experience and preparation for your journey as an

This Internship prepares students to be Ethnic Studies professionals. Interns will work on culturally appropriate practices, advocacy and respect for diversity.  They will build resumes, cover letters, work place etiquette, networking, informational interviews, and other career skills.

For students, the time spent working an Ethnic Studies internship is a great addition to your professional portfolio and will give you an edge when applying for post-graduation positions.


Organizations receive the benefit of having students who are culturally competent and dedicated to respecting diversity as well as making a positive impact on the community. They bring a wide range of skills and awareness while you demonstrate how to make our communities better places to live.

The overall goal of the Ethnic Studies internship program is to connect our scholarship with the community, meet the diversity of the classroom to the diversity of the community.


Fall Interns are self-placements, students who have existing or make relationships with organizations are able to enroll for fall class credit. Contact the Internship Director before the first week of Fall semester classes.

Spring Interns are both self-placed and placed from within the program. Students planning to enroll in Spring should begin the process by sending the Internship Director their areas of interest and potential organizations by November 1.


If you are interested in being a site for our interns, please contact the Internship Director:

Eric Ishiwata,