NLRC Internship Program
The application period for Fall 2023 is now closed.
The application deadline for Spring 2024 is January 15, 2024. To begin the application process, please complete the NLRC Interest Form.
The NLRC Internship Program
The NLRC Internship Program creates a bridge between the university and the local community and increases the engagement of underrepresented and first-generation college students in social science research. We provide academic credit hours for students in fulfillment of their service-learning course and other academic requirements.
NLRC offers students hands-on training in applied participatory action research and culturally/linguistically responsive approaches to work collaboratively with Latinx and immigrant communities in the U.S.-Mexico border region. Interns working with NLRC’s research teams assist in various qualitative and quantitative research activities including data collection, data entry, preliminary data analysis, literature reviews, annotated bibliographies, coordination of focus groups, development of community-based teaching materials.
NLRC provides hands-on research training in the areas of health (e.g., mental health, ancestral foods, indigenous medicine); education (e.g., parent engagement, college and career preparation, school-to-prison pathway, youth empowerment, multilingual and multicultural education); civic learning and action (civic mission of schools, voting, volunteering, public policy) and the environment (e.g., healthy communities, environmental justice).
Be able to dedicate a minimum of 5 hours per week (or a minimum of 60 hours per term) to the internship.
Be currently enrolled at a four-year university or community college.
Be in good academic standing (2.5 GPA or above).
Be pursuing a degree (or have an interest) in the social and behavioral sciences, humanities, education, or health and human services with an emphasis on research or field work related to U.S. Latina/o communities.
Have basic knowledge of social research methods.
Bilingual students preferred, but not required.
The Application Process
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