Interning at El Centro

El Centro’s Internship is a great way for new and continuing students to develop a sense of awareness with UCSC’s Chicanx Latinx communities and mass diversity surrounding it. Students academic credit while gaining pre-professional experience and contributing to the Chicanx Latinx community efforts! This internship allows students to plan events, gain experience in formulating publications, and discover outreach techniques that make a difference. In addition, interns have the opportunity to experience a variety of diverse events, and consequently become more attuned with their culture. 

The application process opens at the end of every academic school year, student interns receive 5 academic units from the Critical Race and Ethnic Studies department for their participation in the internship. There is a requirement of completing office hours each quarter, this opportunity is best suited for students who want to be involved or hold a leadership role within El Centro. Applicants are highly encouraged to commit at least 2 academic quarters for the internship with a year long commitment preffered.

Unfortunately, the CRES 15: Academic Internship for El Centro is being revamped and will not be offered in the 2023-2024 academic year. For more information, please contact Xiomara Lopez directly at