Connecting Scholarship with Community

Internships provide 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.

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.

For more information please visit the CSU Career Center or contact


Graduate Internships

Graduate students who enroll in ETST 687 are making the commitment to attend both class sessions and fulfill assigned internship hours. The department will do its best to place you with an organization that you are interested in. To enroll in ETST 687, please contact graduate coordinator Roe Bubar at