Undergraduate Internships

Connecting Scholarship with Community

Undergraduate Internships

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.

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 doreen.martinez@colostate.edu.

 

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Deadline: Rolling

Smithsonian Internship Opportunities Focused on Increasing Diversity

The Smithsonian has thousands of internship and fellowship opportunities year-round. Hundreds of graduate students and holders of doctorates come to the Smithsonian to do independent research under the guidance of a member of our world-class research staff. Fellows have the opportunity to study and work intensively with Smithsonian collections and experts in their fields and beyond. In addition, more than 1,500 students pursue internships offered across the organization.

Deadline: Rolling

Juntos Community Research Contract and Internships

Contract Position:

As an Advocacy Research Contract, you will play a crucial role in conducting research and building relationships with stakeholders for improved access to upward economic mobility and well-being for undocumented residents of Coloradans.

  • Contractor will be paid $30/hour up to a max of $3,500. The contractor is expected to work 10-15 hours per week.
  • Start Date: April 15, 2024
  • End Date: June 14, 2024

Internships:

​As a Communications & Community Engagement Intern, you will play a crucial role in managing communications and building relationships with community members and stakeholders to support access to upward economic mobility and well-being for undocumented residents of Coloradans.

  • This internship may last 1-2 semesters depending on the interest of the applicant.
  • Part-time (10-15 hours per week) interns will be compensated with a $2,500 stipend per semester.
  • Full-time (30 hours per week) interns will be compensated $4,000 per semester.

As an Advocacy Intern, you will play a crucial role in conducting research, advocating and building relationships with stakeholders for improved access to upward economic mobility and well-being for undocumented residents of Coloradans.

  • This internship may last 1-2 semesters depending on the interest of the applicant. 

  • Part-time (10-15 hours per week) interns will be compensated with a $2,500 stipend per semester.

  • Full-time (30 hour per week) interns will be compensated $4,000 per semester.

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Event: April 19, 2024

Climate Democracy Initiative Student Summit

At the CDI Student Summit, we'll have the privilege of hosting special guest presenters who will introduce students to a range of exciting opportunities in climate justice and democracy-related work. Whether you're passionate about environmental sustainability, social justice, or civic engagement, this summit will offer valuable insights into how you can make a meaningful impact in these areas.

One of the highlights of the event will be the discussion on paid internships and fellowship opportunities available for students. These opportunities not only provide valuable hands-on experience but also offer a platform for personal and professional growth. By participating in internships and fellowships, students can gain practical skills, expand their networks, and contribute to important initiatives in their communities.

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Deadline: May 1, 2024

Postbaccalaureate Fellows in Climate Change & Environmental Justice Pool

The NSF-funded UCI Climate Justice Initiative based in the Dept. of Earth System Science, in partnership with the UCI Research Justice Shop, is recruiting six recent college graduates for paid one-year postbaccalaureate fellowships (~$53k/year) focused on climate change, environmental justice, and community-engaged research.  This opportunity is open to recent BA or BS recipients (class of 23 or 24) in any discipline.

Climate Justice Postbac Fellows will:
  • Learn new technical skills and gain hands-on research experience with UCI faculty who are working on cutting-edge climate research.
  • Work closely with community partners to co-design and conduct team-based projects that address environmental justice issues.
  • Attend workshops and classes on environmental justice and community-engaged research methods.
  • Be guided by a diverse network of mentors.
  • Participate in professional development activities designed to help you achieve your career goals.
  • Be part of a diverse and multi-disciplinary community of students, researchers, faculty, and staff dedicated to centering social and environmental justice in climate change research.
  • Receive a Certificate in Climate Change and Environmental Justice upon completion of the one-year program.

The program will run from September 1, 2024 - August 31, 2025.

Event: mAY 3, 2024

USGS Arctic Rivers Project Research Internship

Two research opportunities are available with the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) regional Southwest Climate Adaptation Science Center. The selected research assistant can report remotely; however, preference will be given to participants located in Colorado and Alaska. 

The USGS mission is to monitor, analyze, and predict current and evolving dynamics of complex human and natural Earth-system interactions and to deliver actionable intelligence at scales and timeframes relevant to decision-makers.

Under the guidance of a mentor, specific activities include, but are not limited to:

  • Assisting in workshops to be held in Alaska Native Communities.
  • Developing interview questions and assisting with interviews of Alaska Native Knowledge Holders, Elders, and Decision makers.
  • Analyzing interview transcripts.
  • Assisting in the development of products to share the results of interviews such as manuscripts, storymaps, and community reports.
  • Attending project meetings (Depending on the participant’s location these may be held outside of regular participation hours).
  • Communicating regularly with community project partners.

Stipend rates may vary based on numerous factors, including opportunity, location, education, and experience.

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