Department of Mexican American and Latina/o Studies
Department of Mexican American and Latina/o Studies

Student Internships 

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 The MALS major requires students to complete either a study abroad program or a semester-long internship. However, many students find that they can't afford to take an unpaid internship or spend a semester abroad. 


In response to these obstacles, MALS has fully incorporated the internship requirement into its curriculum in order to more actively support the professional development of its students, especially low-income students for whom professional internships are often impossible. MALS students now have the opportunity to enroll in an internship course during the spring semester of their senior year! 


Student QuoteUnder the guidance of MALS faculty, students complete a semester-long internship with a local organization or company of their choosing. The in-class component of the internship allows students to reflect on their professional experience and learn to apply the MALS liberal arts curriculum in the real world. 

The best part? Students get paid.

MALS has arranged for interning students to receive a semester stipend that is commensurate with part-time employment to ease the strain on their schedules and their finances. The hope is that this will make it possible for every MALS student to gain the professional experience needed to become a competitive applicant for post-graduate positions.

 Organizations our students have interned for: 

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