Internships and Experiential Learning

LASC provides an Experiential Learning course (LASC 486) that offers university credit for internship or other unpaid work experiences. Taking this course encourages students to apply academic knowledge to potential career placements, and connects the university to area companies, institutions, and organizations, leading to the development of strong and mutually beneficial relationships with area professionals and community leaders. For more information, contact us at LASC@umd.edu.

For information on the syllabus use link LASC 486 Syllabus.

For more information on internships use link Internship Guide.



FIND INTERNSHIPS OPPORTUNITIES

Local Internships

Partners for Democratic Change Internship

Inter-American Commission on Human Rights (IACHR) Summer Program2018 Internship

CASA De Maryland Internships

Central American Resource Center (CARECEN) Internships

Catholic Charities of Baltimore (Catholic Charity) Volunteer

Human Rights First Internship

International Rescue Committee Internship/Volunteer

The Tahirih Justice Center Volunteer

Brookings Volunteer

Smithsonian Latino Center Internship Program

U.S. Committee for Refugees and Immigrants Internships

Just Neighbors Undergraduate / Graduate Internships

Kids in Need of Defense Jobs and Internships

Empowered Women International- Jobs and Internships Jobs and Internships

Mary's Center Internships

Wilson Center Mexican Institute Internships

Human Right Watch Internships

Virginia Coalition of Latino Organizations Internships

National Immigration Forum Internships

Latin America Working Group (LAWG) Internships

Internships Abroad

The United to Benfit Ecuadorian Children International (UBECI) Foundation (Quito - Ecuador) Internships/Volunteer

Fundación A Mano Manaba (FAMM) (Manabí - Ecuador) Internships/Volunteer

On-Campus Internships

Careers4Terps is our online database specifically for University of Maryland, College Park students. Employers log into Careers4Terps themselves and post part-time jobs, full-time jobs and internships! At any given time, there can be 1,000+ internships posted in the system. You have access to Careers4Terps on Careers4Terps

CURRENT INTERNSHIPS
Martha Dominguez Luya

Martha Dominguez Luya

CASA de Maryland in the Department of Community Organizing.

CASA’s Community Organizing (CO) Department engages low-income community members in organizing campaigns that encourage leadership development, seek to effect social change, and build power in the low-income Latino and immigrant community. From offices in Baltimore, Wheaton, Silver Spring, Shady Grove, and Takoma Park, COPA develops committees of women, workers, and tenants to advocate for community improvements such as increased repairs and safety in neglected rental housing, increased funding for adult education, access to public services, and immigration reform. Community members elect leadership structures within the committees, and receive key advocacy training in how to speak with the press, how to speak to elected officials, and how to engage others in collective actions. CASA also works in partnership with organizations such as the National Capital Immigrant Coalition and staffs a multiethnic and faith-based initiative called the Friends of New Marylanders to form strong coalitions that support institutional change.

Ryleigh Ahearn

Ryleigh Ahearn

International High School at Langley Park

Sterling Prudencio

Sterling Prudencio

The International Rescue Committee

"The International Rescue Committee responds to the world’s worst humanitarian crises and helps individuals whose lives and livelihoods are shattered by conflict and disaster to survive, recover and gain control of their future. In more than 40 countries and in 26 U.S. cities, our dedicated teams provide clean water, shelter, health care, education and empowerment support to refugees and displaced people."

Helen Cordero

Helen Cordero

CASA De Maryland: LEGAL SERVICES: KNOW YOUR RIGHTS

"CASA provides a variety of legal services for low-income immigrants in housing, employment and immigration matters. CASA provides its members free legal consults on these matters during weekly intake sessions. Assistance in defending the legal rights of our members is accomplished through mass education sessions, advocacy, individual representation and impact litigation. "

PAST INTERNSHIPS
Valentina Vargas

Valentina Vargas

Goodprojects

"Goodprojects is a community-based organization made up of members who take pride in our lived experience growing up in the communities we serve. At goodprojects, we always meet our youth and families where they are and progressively push them to become more well-rounded individuals. Ultimately, although success may look different for each youth and family, through our holistic approach we help them gradually move the needle forward. Our ability to develop individualized success plans based on the person we are working with, allows our youth and families to appreciate their gradual improvements, absent of comparison. The goal of every program we implement is to increase the quality of life in our community. We provide workforce development training, mentorship, tutoring, social entrepreneurship training, athletic development, social-emotional development, experiences in nature, college prep, and the basic needs for families including food and access to government services.The youth and families in our programs receive jobs, degrees, certifications, housing, and are prepared for success despite the systematic inequalities they have had to battle. Goodprojects' leadership is young, ambitious, and passionate with drive that flows into our work in the community every day. Here at Goodprojects, we are not on the sidelines fighting for our youth."

Micayla Wilson

Micayla Wilson

Family Involvement Lab

"Baby Books 2 (BB2) readily fulfills the lab’s overall mission to explore the relationship between parental involvement and child cognitive and social development, particularly in low-income, minority families, by examining parental literacy practices in first-time mothers and fathers. "

Cindy Montoya

Cindy Montoya

CASA De Maryland: Housing & Community Development Department

"The Housing & Community Development Department (HCD) spearheads the integration of place-based and people-based strategies focusing on systemic change within housing, transportation, and community development on the local, state, and national level. The HCD houses the Fair Development Coalition, a grassroots partnership; housing advocacy & development; the Langley Park Crime Prevention Collaborative; and the Housing Matters Campaign. Our goal is to achieve transformational change through strategic planning, coalition building, effective advocacy, and implementation."

Jeff Montano

Jeff Montano

Cesar Chavez Elementary School

"Science, Technology and Society explores the powerful social, ethical, and political relationships that drive research and innovation. The program delves into the challenges of living and innovating in a world where emerging science and technologies are becoming increasingly interconnected, pervasive, and powerful.The program’s primary goal is to give students analytical skills that help connect science and technology to broader social needs. STS pursues this goal through individual research projects, collaborative problem solving activities, user-centered design projects, and service-learning." "

Sophia Fenton

Sophia Fenton

RXNIN

"RXNIN is an independent artist collective born in Maryland that aims to help artists grow into themselves and express their art in unrestricted ways, be it music, photography, film, etc. RXNIN has teamed up with POKDO Studio to create HUMANO, a virtual reality experience that details the plight of Central American migrants fleeing their countries in search for a better life in the States. The VR experience is complemented by a documentary and photo exhibit that also shows the trials and tribulations that caused Migrants to leave and the things they endure on their journey to the states. This project is made in an effort to combat the xenophobia surrounding Central American immigrants and dispel the stigma around undocumented immigrants as well as fight for legislative change to help solve this migration crisis."

Marlenn Alvarez Gomez

Marlenn Alvarez Gomez

CASA English and Adult Education

"CASA’s classes utilize a combination of communicative task-based learning and Popular Education techniques. Lessons are focused upon concrete and practical everyday experiences. Students, as adults, come to class with experiences they are encouraged to share and peer teach while performing tasks. Class materials are geared towards student’s life experiences and promote both civic engagement and community empowerment." "

Ana Ortiz-

Ana Ortez-Rivera

CASA De Maryland: Mi Espacio Program

"We are a group of passionate, community-conscious people working to organize, advocate for, and expand opportunities for Latino and immigrant people in the state of Maryland. We do this by providing employment placement; workforce development and training; health education; citizenship and legal services; and financial, language, and literacy training to Latino and immigrant communities throughout the state. Since our humble beginnings in 1985 assisting Central American refugees fleeing wars and civil strife at home, we have worked tirelessly to bring immigrant communities in Maryland out of the shadows and into greater power, dignity, and legitimacy."

Daniella Medel

Daniella Medel

The National Consortium for the Study of Terrorism and Responses to Terrorism (START)

START is a Department of Homeland Security Center of Excellence based at the University of Maryland, College Park. They are dedicated to: Advancing the scientific study of terrorism, its causes and consequences, and providing data-driven research to homeland security policy makers and practitioners.

Santiago Rios

Santiago Rios

AMERICA READS (UMD)

"America Reads" is a program promoted by the federal government to use university Federal Work Study (FWS) students as reading tutors to help children improve reading skills. The goal of the program is to get children to read well by the third grade.

Olivia Delaplaine

Olivia Delaplaine

CASA De Maryland: Mi Espacio Program

"We are a group of passionate, community-conscious people working to organize, advocate for, and expand opportunities for Latino and immigrant people in the state of Maryland. We do this by providing employment placement; workforce development and training; health education; citizenship and legal services; and financial, language, and literacy training to Latino and immigrant communities throughout the state. Since our humble beginnings in 1985 assisting Central American refugees fleeing wars and civil strife at home, we have worked tirelessly to bring immigrant communities in Maryland out of the shadows and into greater power, dignity, and legitimacy."

Zena Dhatt

Zena Dhatt

The Hispanic Heritage Foundation

"The Hispanic Heritage Foundation identifies, inspires, prepares, and connects Latino Leaders in the community, classroom, and workforce.

Julian Moreno

Julian Moreno

National Security Archives

Founded in 1985 by journalists and scholars to check rising government secrecy, the National Security Archive combines a unique range of functions: an investigative journalism center, a research institute on international affairs, library and archive of declassified U.S. documents ("the world's largest nongovernmental collection" according to the Los Angeles Times), a leading non-profit user of the U.S. Freedom of Information Act, a public interest law firm defending and expanding public access to government information, a global advocate of open government, and an indexer and a publisher of former secrets.