Internship Enrollment Forms due to Dean Pilgrim:

Summer 2014: May 19 , 2014

 

 

Approved Internship Sites

French 498 (in Wilmington)

Children’s Museum of Wilmington
http://www.playwilmington.org/
116 Orange Street, Wilmington NC 28401
Dr. Richard Lawson
910-254-3534
rlawson@playwilmington.org
This is an interactive learning museum for children ages 1 – 10. The intern will work in the areas of administration, programming, development, and delivering experiences to children in French.

University Learning Center (UNCW)
http://www.uncw.edu/uls
Michael Ruwe
910-962-7857
ruwem@uncw.edu
ULC interns will tutor students in French courses. The University Learning Center cultivates the lifelong learning potential of UNCW students. We provide programs and services that support students as they develop independent learning strategies, personal responsibility, intellectual maturity, transferable skills, and a respect for diverse learning experiences. Learning Services tutors are uniquely able to “de-center” traditional teaching approaches in order to focus on student learning. That is, rather than learning taking place in a classroom setting with a dominant “voice of authority,” tutors are able to work with students on their learning goals in a non-evaluative (and so, non-threatening and non-punitive) setting. Tutors are able to empathize with student anxieties and apprehensions while showing them that even class assignments (aimed at a group) provide opportunities for individual learning.  While conducting tutoring sessions, tutor often learn as much, albeit on a different level, as the tutees.  In addition, the interpersonal skills that tutors develop during their time in the ULC are valuable for any career they eventually choose.

French 498 (in France)

Euromed Management
http://www.euromed-management.com/
Jean-Marc Pinel
+33 (0) 491 827 800
jean-marc.pinel@euromed-managament.com
Euromed Management is an elite business school in Marseille, France, that offers 3-and 4-year degrees in finance and international relations, as well as MBAs in various fields. Euromed Management is a member of the TransAtlantic Business School Alliance; as such, it allows students to obtain a dual degree at Euromed and at a partner institution elsewhere in Europe or the United States.Students interning at Euromed Management have the opportunity to be immersed in a
French university environment and to engage with students, faculty, and staff working at the institution in various capacities (library, language lab, student organizations, etc.). They improve their language skills while experiencing a French work environment first-hand.

 

German 498

University Learning Center (UNCW)
http://www.uncw.edu/uls
Michael Ruwe
910-962-7857
ruwem@uncw.edu
ULC interns will tutor students in German courses. The University Learning Center cultivates the lifelong learning potential of UNCW students. We provide programs and services that support students as they develop independent learning strategies, personal responsibility, intellectual maturity, transferable skills, and a respect for diverse learning experiences. Learning Services tutors are uniquely able to “de-center” traditional teaching approaches in order to focus on student learning. That is, rather than learning taking place in a classroom setting with a dominant “voice of authority,” tutors are able to work with students on their learning goals in a non-evaluative (and so, non-threatening and non-punitive) setting. Tutors are able to empathize with student anxieties and apprehensions while showing them that even class assignments (aimed at a group) provide opportunities for individual learning.  While conducting tutoring sessions, tutor often learn as much, albeit on a different level, as the tutees.  In addition, the interpersonal skills that tutors develop during their time in the ULC are valuable for any career they eventually choose.

 

Spanish 498 (in southeastern NC)

Burgaw Middle School / West Pender Middle School / Pender Early College High School
Burgaw, NC
Kara Rowland
259-0149
kara_rowland@pender.k12.nc.us
ESL services for LEP students at above Pender County Schools. The intern will work with planning and implementation of language acquisition services for newcomers and limited English speakers at the middle and high school levels.

Cape Fear Clinic, Inc.
http://www.capefearclinic.org
1605 Doctors Circle
Gordon Boyd
910-343-8736
gboyd@capefearclinic.org
The Cape Fear Clinic provides medical, dental, and pharmaceutical services to those in our community who have no form of health insurance and whose income falls within Federal Poverty guidelines. All services are provided without charge to the patient by volunteer professionals and by a large group of administrative volunteers. We are seeking volunteer interns that are fluent in Spanish to intake new patients and update existing patients. Native Spanish-speaking interns also have the opportunity to serve as interpreters with healthcare providers and patients in the medical clinic.

Cape Fear Habitat for Humanity
http://www.capefearhabitat.org/
20 North 4th Street Suite 200
Kitty Yerkes
kitty@capefearhabitat.org
910-762-4744 x102
Cape Fear Habitat for Humanity is a non-profit organization seeking to end the cycle of poverty housing by giving families the opportunity to OWN their own home.  We offer 0% interest mortgages to qualified families with the agreement of sweat equity hours on building their home and the homes of others in the program.  The homes are constructed by volunteers and partner families alike. The intern would work directly with our partner families aiding in oral translation as well as official document translation.  They will also work to market our homeownership program to the Hispanic population by connecting with other community organizations as well as attend community events. 

Cape Fear Literacy Council
http://cfliteracy.org/
1012 South 17th Street
Barbara Biba                                                                Janice McSweeney
bbiba@cfliteracy.org                                                     jmcsweeney@cfliteracy.org
251-0911                                                                       251-0911
The Cape Fear Literacy Council’s mission is to provide individualized literacy services for adults of all ages in the Cape Fear area so they are able to meet their goals and develop their potential. Interns will have the opportunity to a) translate community awareness materials, b) to work with true beginning ESOL (English for Speakers of Other Languages) students to increase their Spanish and English literacy skills, and c) to provide basic Spanish vocabulary and phrases to interested staff members and volunteers.

Cape Fear Pediatrics
http://capefearpediatrics.com/
3505 Converse Drive
Dr. David Hill   (Pediatrician)                                      Dr. Hoke Pollock (Pediatrician)
david_hill@med.unc.edu
392-5634                                                                       392-5634
Cape Fear Pediatrics is a pediatric office that serves approximately 10,000 children, 5 – 10% of which are Spanish-speaking. Three of the physicians are fluent in Spanish, but the other staff members do not speak Spanish. The intern will provide front-line medical translations for non-English speaking families.

Cape Fear Volunteer Center (Big Buddy/Kids Voting/Port City Social Club)
http://www.capefearvolunteercenter.org/
925 S. Kerr Ave, Suite K, Room 2
Annie Anthony, Director
cfvc@bellsouth.net
910-392-8180
The mission of the Cape Fear Volunteer Center is to build and maintain an organization capable of meeting the needs of the non-profit community. We will provide trained volunteers, resources, and processes that stimulate effective solutions for the New Hanover County area. To make this happen, we meet with the public, work with all agencies, we have programs such as Big Buddy, Kids Voting, Port City Social Club that raises funds for grassroots organizations, we are part of the Mayor's Blue Ribbon Commission to reduce Youth Violence. We are to assist in placing 4000 volunteers into the youth enrichment zone over the next 3 years. We also work with the community post disasters. Additionally, we provide monthly empowerment groups for women. Internships are crafted for each specific individual and what they seek to experience in their education. We are willing to work with each student to assure they achieve their desired outcome to make them more employable after their experience. Should a student desire to work specifically with Spanish-speaking clients, we can have the individual work with our program in relation to all of our services that would pertain to English-speaking clients and simply relate it to the Spanish-speaking clients. For instance, our Big Buddy program has children in it whose parents speak no English and would therefore benefit from having an interpreter that could communicate with them about what is occurring in the program. The intern could also translate some of our brochures into Spanish, as well as portions of our website. In relation to hurricane/disaster work, having someone available that might be able to help us bridge not only the language barriers but also the cultural barriers would be very helpful. Everything we do for the English-speaking public can be done for the Spanish-speaking public with the assistance of a Spanish intern.

Centro Latino
http://amigosinternacional.org/ 
4804 Wrightsville Ave
Wilmington, NC 28401
Mary Logan, Director                         
910-341-0007 (office)
910-232-6720 (cell)
mary@amigosinternacional.org
The Centro Latino is a community resource center that serves clients with translations, interpretations, orientation and referral to local services, employment and housing violation legal assistance, employment search, and much more.  Our volunteers help clients find solutions to their problems, plan social outreach events, assist with office duties, or interpret off-site.  Volunteers usually come to the Centro Latino for around 3 hours a couple times per week. The Centro is located at 4804 Wrightsville Ave (off of College in a little green house, just past Winter Park Baptist Church) and is open 12pm - 9pm, Monday to Thursday.

  • Counseling and Case Management
    Many of our clients could benefit from more intensive counseling and advising with family, employment, or emotional issues.  Volunteers can work with a family or an individual on specific goals to provide extra support, parental advising, assisting through legal proceedings, employment readiness, and general mentoring.  Volunteers with social work or case management are encouraged to apply but anyone who wants to assist with someone’s life and help them achieve their potential are welcome.  This can be done at Centro Latino.

  • Youth Program
    Volunteers can presently assist with childcare at the adult ESL class at St. Mary’s Church on weekday mornings or evenings.  We are in the process of creating a youth program, but we are short on space and youth often have transportation problems.  Volunteers could tutor English or help with other school subjects.  The services will depend on the number and abilities of volunteers, until the program is able to expand. 

  • Festival Latino
    The Festival Latino is a large annual event on the first Saturday of November.  The objective is to celebrate Latino cultural, provide a place for organizations and business to conduct outreach to the Latino community, and raise funds for Amigos Internacional and the Centro Latino program.  Volunteers assist with the registration for outreach and vendor booths, schedule volunteers for the day of the festival, and with event promotion.

Children’s Museum of Wilmington
http://www.playwilmington.org/
116 Orange Street, Wilmington NC 28401
Dr. Richard Lawson
910-254-3534
rlawson@playwilmington.org
This is an interactive learning museum for children ages 1 – 10. The intern will work in the areas of administration, programming, development, and delivering experiences to children in Spanish.

Coastal Horizons Clínica Latina
http://www.coastalhorizons.org/services/substance_abuse/latino/index.php
615 Shipyard Boulevard, Wilmington NC 28412
Elizabeth Uzcategui, LCSW, MSW
910-343-0145
luzcategui@coastalhorizons.org
Clinical supervisor, therapist, mental health services for Latino/Hispanic individuals three years old and up. Mental Health services for children and adolescents three years old and up from all other populations. Accept Medicaid, BCBS, and self-pay clients. Interns will have the opportunity to interact with families, adults, children of Latino/Hispanic background as they help schedule appointments, reminder calls, provide interpreting for psychiatric treatment and primary care services, run educational classes depending on interns’ knowledge and experience, assist with minimal clerical duties.

Farmworker Health Program of Pender County
803 South Walker St, Burgaw NC 28425
Natalie Hyatt
(336) 257-6337
nhyatt@pendercountync.gov
The goal of the program is to improve the health of migrant and seasonal farmworkers and their families by providing enabling services such as health assessments, health education, transportation, interpretation, and prescription assistance. If a medical need is identified during outreach, we help the individual to find affordable medical care. We also refer individuals and families to social services such as food assistance programs. The intern will accompany the Outreach Coordinator on visits to migrant farmworker camps, homes, and field visits. Outreach includes completing individual health assessments, presenting health education, and explaining clinic services (all in Spanish).  Intern will also assist with planning an event for Farmworker Awareness Week and running a drive for toiletries and clothing donations. Through this opportunity the intern will increase their knowledge of health issues related to migrant and seasonal farmworkers, as well as have the increase their Spanish language skills.

Forest Hills Global Elementary School
602 Colonial Drive, Wilmington NC 28403
Pamela Skipper     
910-251-6190 x409
pamela.skipper@nhcs.net
This is a public K - 5 school, part of the New Hanover County School System. Interns will work with elementary students in the Spanish Dual Immersion Program.

Friends School of Wilmington
http://fsow.org/
350 Peiffer Avenue, Wilmington NC 28409
Ethan Williamson, Head of School
910-792-1811
ethanw@fsow.org
We are a local independent school with students from preschool through 8th grade. Our students learn in the Quaker tradition, following the principles of tolerance, service, peace, and community awareness. Working with Cape Fear Community College, we plan to host an English language class at our campus beginning in the fall of 2010. We are looking for Spanish-speaking students to help in our childcare program, which will run during class time so that students who are parents can have a safe place for their kids. Classes take place Tuesday and Thursday evenings from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Interns are expected to arrive 15 minutes before each class to help prepare and stay 15 minutes after each class to help tidy up. The classes run for ten weeks during the semester, resulting in 50 hours of volunteer time. The remaining 10 hours of required volunteer time will be dedicated to small-group tutoring of Spanish-speaking children and families, during times convenient to the intern and the students. The interns can use their Spanish-skills in speaking with the parents and with the children. They will help with a program that is meant to help poor families from underserved communities. They will be helping to make sure that the program runs smoothly and their Spanish skills will enable them to trouble-shoot any problems and facilitate communication between Spanish speakers and non-Spanish speakers.

Heidi Trask High School
14328 NC Hwy 210, Rocky Point NC 28457
Jim Laramee (ESL Teacher)
910-602-6810
james_laramee@pender.k12.nc.us
Heidi Trask High School is in Pender County. Interns will have classroom experience in education of high school English Language Learners.

Mary C. Williams Elementary School
801 Silver Lake Road, Wilmington NC 28412
Dawn Vickers
910-350-2150
dawn.vickers@nhcs.net
Mary C. Williams School strives to provide a high quality education that prepares all students to be productive and contributing citizens of a global society. The intern will support the school’s Family Literacy Program. This program emphasizes strengthening the school’s relationship with its ESL population. Interns will act as interpreters with administration, staff, and Hispanic families via phone calls, notes home, school visits, etc. Interns will provide homework assistance with Hispanic families.

McKinney, Justice, Perry & Coalter
1213 Culbreth Drive, Wilmington NC 28405
Jeff Widdison
910-509-7171
jeff@mckinneyandjustice.com
We are an immigration law firm providing clients with experienced legal representation covering the entire spectrum of United States immigration needs. This includes family, humanitarian, and employer/employee needs benefitting individuals who are nationals of foreign countries or who require legal advice and counsel regarding the enforcement of the immigration laws of the United States. The intern will provide administrative duties to support the office which will require frequent contact with clients (more than 50% of whom are Spanish-speaking clients). The intern may be called upon to translate important legal documents from Spanish to English. The intern will also be asked to complete basic paralegal and receptionist duties as needed.

New Hanover Community Health Center
http://www.nhchc.net/
925 North Fourth Street, Wilmington NC 28401
Althea Johnson, Deputy Director
910-202-8623
ajohnson@nhchc.net
New Hanover Community Health Center (NHCHC) provides primary health care, dental, behavioral health, and pharmacy services. NHCHC operates two (2) services sites. The first is the primary clinic site located in a low income are of northwestern Wilmington, NC, operating six (6) days of 48 hours. The second site (NHCHC-South) is a healthcare for the homeless clinic in southern Wilmington, and is open five days and 45 hours. In 2008, NHCHC provided services for 6,100 individuals. Approximately 15% (915) of our patients are in need of interpretation services.
Individual interpretation between the patient and physician, physician assistant, nurse practitioner, medical assistants, patient registration staff, pharmacy staff, psychiatrist, therapist, dentist, and dental staff. Each of the above listed positions has a different interaction with the patient, and therefore a different set of communication needs. There is also a need to translate forms/documents.

New Hanover County Public Library Northeast Branch
http://www.nhcgov.com/AgnAndDpt/LIBR/Information/Pages/NorthEastBranchLibrary.aspx 1241 Military Cutoff Road
Jimi Rider (Reference Librarian)                                Paige Owens (Branch Manager)
jrider@nhcgov.com                                                       powens@nhcgov.com
798-6327                                                                       798-6371
The Northeast Branch is one of the three suburban branches of the New Hanover County Public Library. Its mission includes promoting reading and literacy and providing exposure to a diversity of cultures.  One of the library’s goals is to make online Spanish-language databases more accessible to the Spanish-speaking public.  Interns will assist Spanish-speaking users to access and utilize such resources.  The intern should be a skillful user of computer programs (MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Internet Explorer). S/he should be able to follow and explain directions and procedures for using office equipment (printer, scanner, copier) and should have effective communication skills in Spanish and English.

New Hanover County Schools ESL Program
http://www.nhcs.k12.nc.us/esl/
María Ocasio Black (Hispanic Services Liaison)
maria.black@nhcs.net
254-4202
NHCS seeks to provide a quality education for every child in a safe and orderly environment.  Internship involves observations/shadowing, translation work, home visits, and tutoring of elementary, middle, and high school students.

North Topsail Elementary (Pender County)
1310 Sloop Point Road, Hampstead NC 28443
Laura Bloodworth (ESL Teacher)
910-270-0694
North Topsail Elementary provides children whose home language is not English some special help. The intern will have real life experiences, including what to do with a five year old from China who knows no English, a group of first graders who are behind in reading, etc.

Pender County Schools Migrant/ESL Program
500 S. Wright St, Burgaw NC 28425
Deirdre Bungay (Migrant Database Specialist)
Luis Ciliselli (Migrant Program Coordinator)
910-259-0175
The Pender County Schools Migrant/ESL Program is a resource for ESL and migrant students, and their families. It also serves as the translation and interpreting center for Pender County Schools. The intern will have the opportunity to work with translating, interpreting, data entry, and networking/referrals for migrant families.

Penderlea Elementary School
92 Penderlea School Road, Willard NC 28478
Gina Davis
910-285-2761
Penderlea Elementary School hopes to provide hands-on teaching experience for Spanish interns. The intern will do lesson planning, teaching, and observations in multiple classes. They will also work with WAPT assessment.

Pender High School
5380 NC Hwy 53 West, Burgaw NC 28425
María Segovia
910-259-0162
maria_segovia@pender.k12.nc.us
In ESL classes, interns will be exposed to English Language Learners and a variety of teaching strategies for this group of students. The intern will provide ELL students with English language pronunciation practice and will have direct contact with a class of ELL students with different English proficiency levels. In the Spanish for Native Speakers class, the intern will be exposed to native Spanish speakers and a variety of teaching strategies for this group of students. The intern will learn about specific ways of life in the Hispanic community and will be able to practice his/her Spanish pronunciation.

Plantation Village Retirement Community
http://www.plantationvillagerc.com/
1200 Porters Neck Road, Wilmington NC 28411
Janey Roth (Director of Leisure Services)                 Jack Barnes (Executive Director)
jroth@plantationvillagenc.com                               jbarnes@plantationvillagenc.com
910-686-7181
Plantation Village is part of a continuing care retirement community, specializing in Independent Living. We promote an active and healthy senior lifestyle through educational and entertainment opportunities. Plantation Village would like to offer Spanish lessons to its residents. It would be a great opportunity for an intern to have a chance to lead a class in foreign language.

Rocky Point Primary School
255 Elementary School Road, Rocky Point NC 28457
Maria Stanisic
910-675-2309
Rocky Point Primary School is a K – 2 primary school in Pender County. Interns will work with a diverse population of students while learning about the growing Latino population and culture. They will do translations and plan lessons for English Language Learners.

Shotwell Law Group PLLC
115 N. 6th Street, Wilmington NC 28401
Lawrence Shotwell
vence1@bellsouth.net
910-762-1672
Interns will provide legal service to clients regarding criminal, and some civil, court cases. They will translate and interpret Spanish to English and English to Spanish in the office, at court, and in jail; a lot of face-to-face interaction and experience with Hispanic clients.

South Topsail Elementary School (Pender County)
997 Hoover Road, Hampstead NC 28443
Laura Bloodworth (ESL Teacher)
910-270-2756
South Topsail Elementary provides children whose home language is not English some special help. The intern will have real life experiences, including what to do with a five year old from China who knows no English, a group of first graders who are behind in reading, etc.

St. Mary’s Dental Clinic
401 Ann Street (downtown Wilmington)
Dr. John Hickory
jhickory@yahoo.com
910-520-7218
St. Mary’s Dental Clinic assists people of southeastern NC that do not have insurance in extractions of teeth and/or referral to help in local area. Intern will have the opportunity to assist in in-takes of patients, triage, and translation for any patients needing this. Also, intern will see current needs of immigrants (especially Hispanics) and minorities in southeastern NC.

University Learning Center (UNCW)
http://www.uncw.edu/uls
Michael Ruwe
910-962-7857
ruwem@uncw.edu
ULC interns will tutor students in SPN courses. The University Learning Center cultivates the lifelong learning potential of UNCW students. We provide programs and services that support students as they develop independent learning strategies, personal responsibility, intellectual maturity, transferable skills, and a respect for diverse learning experiences. Learning Services tutors are uniquely able to “de-center” traditional teaching approaches in order to focus on student learning. That is, rather than learning taking place in a classroom setting with a dominant “voice of authority,” tutors are able to work with students on their learning goals in a non-evaluative (and so, non-threatening and non-punitive) setting. Tutors are able to empathize with student anxieties and apprehensions while showing them that even class assignments (aimed at a group) provide opportunities for individual learning.  While conducting tutoring sessions, tutor often learn as much, albeit on a different level, as the tutees.  In addition, the interpersonal skills that tutors develop during their time in the ULC are valuable for any career they eventually choose.

Voces Latinas
202 N. 5th St.
Victoria Velazco          
910-465-5828
voceslatinas@ec.rr.com
Provides education, information, and resources to the Latino/Hispanic community.  Intern will assist with ESL, prenatal, computer, and reading classes for Spanish-speaking clients.

Spanish 498 (outside of southeastern NC, in US)

Sand Ridge Elementary School (Jacksonville)
http://sandridge.nc.oce.schoolinsites.com/
Harold Jurewicz (Principal), Brdiget Grady (Assistant Principal), Silvana Balarezo (Lead Teacher)                                
868 Sandridge Road, Hubert NC 28539            
910-326-5199
Sand Ridge Elementary School is a very transient school.  Approximately 65% of our students are directly tied to the military community, which brings students to Sand Ridge that have a very unique view of the world and how global trends and situations impact them even at elementary school age.  Here at Sand Ridge we try to build upon that uniqueness and integrate it into our own Sand Ridge community of learners. This school has a Spanish Immersion Program through VIF/SPLASH!.The Spanish intern will provide instructional support to students in Spanish Immersion Classrooms as defined by the principal and teacher. The intern will rotate amongst different SPLASH! classrooms, working with several visiting international faculty teachers. This includes facilitating small group Spanish literacy activities and using the Spanish language for all communication with students.  

NC FIELD, Inc. (Kinston)
http://www.ncfield.org/
Emily Drakage, Executive Director                                 Peter Eversoll, Chairman
327 N. Queen St. Suite 110, Kinston NC            
919-749-3629
executivedirector@ncfield.org
NC FIELD is a start up non-profit based in Kinston, North Carolina with a vision to improve the quality of life for farmworkers by increasing dignity and respect throughout the community. NC FIELD’s mission is to forge relationships with other organizations to fill service gaps in the farmworker community, and to increase awareness of the plight of the farmworker.
Our primary areas of action are access to education, food security, safe housing, and community building. NC FIELD values education as the factor that empowers people to overcome social inequalities. NC FIELD values leadership not only within the organization, but also in the community we serve.  NC FIELD values dignity as a non-negotiable facet of humanity.  NC FIELD values the premise that a strong community is integral to facing individual challenges. NC FIELD values equality as a fundamental human right.
The intern will be assisting with the farmworker youth council meetings and taking leadership on a photo documentary project with the youth council media team to engage in photography workshops, farmworker interviews, and testimony collection for the Children in the Fields campaign and the Harvest of Dignity campaign. 

Student Action with Farmworkers (SAF) (Durham)
http://saf-unite.org/
Rosalva Soto, SAF Program Coordinator          Laxmi Haynes, SAF Program Director
1317 W. Pettigrew St, Durham NC 27713    1317 W. Pettigrew St, Durham NC 27713
919-660-3674                                                                919-660-3660
rosalva.soto@duke.edu                                                  laxmihaynes@yahoo.com
Student Action with Farmworkers is a 501(c) 3 non-profit organization whose mission is to bring students and farmworkers together to learn about each other’s lives, share resources and skills, improve conditions for farmworkers, and build diverse coalitions working for social change. Every summer, SAF provides leadership opportunities to a diverse group of 30 students across the country.Into the Fields Internship: 10-week summer program beginning in June each year
http://www.saf-unite.org/content/fields-internship
Interns spend their summer meeting people who plant harvest and produce the food we eat everyday! Through Into the fields, interns will support and organize farmworkers, get trained on issues surrounding their lives and the broader context of the agricultural industry. SAF places approximately 25 college students to work with organizations in the Southeast and serve, organize or advocate for farmworker justice including migrant health clinics, legal aid, community-based organizations and Migrant Education Programs. Benefits: $1350 total per diem, $1500 scholarship upon completion, free furnished housing, free trainings, and academic credit available.

Curamericas Global (Raleigh)
http://www.curamericas.org
Andrew Herrera
318 W. Millbrook Road, Suite 105, Raleigh, NC 27609
phone: 919-510-8787
FAX: 919-510-8611
Andrew@curamericas.org
Curamericas Global partners with underserved communities to make measurable and sustainable improvements in their health and wellbeing. Interns can volunteer in our headquarters as a Human Resources, Marketing, Financial, International Development, or Volunteer Coordinating Intern.

North Carolina Office of the Governor - Office of Hispanic/Latino Affairs (Raleigh)
116 West Jones Street, Raleigh NC 27601
Laura de Castro, Deputy Director of the Office of Hispanic/Latino Affairs
laura.decastro@nc.gov
919-733-5361
The Office of Hispanic/Latino Affairs for the Governor serves as medium of communication between the State Government of NC and the Latino community of NC. it also presents the happenings and current events of the Latino community to the Office of the Governor. In addition, we serve as a reference point and as a constituent services office for Latinos who call our office looking for services and information for issues relating to State Government. Lastly, the Office of Hispanic/Latino Affairs also provides the service of translation for other state agencies and state governmental offices.
The intern for the Office of Hispanic/Latino Affairs will be responsible for assisting with constituency casework, researching Latino and Latino-serving organizations, compiling Latino press clips, assisting with translations, researching Latino and Latino-serving media outlets, as well as some normal clerical and administrative duties.

National Hispanic Entrepreneurs’ Organization (Charlotte)
http://www.nheo.org/
María Silva
10316 Salvia Street
Charlotte NC 28277
704-909-7945
msilva@nheo.org
Fosters entrepreneurship among Hispanics through mentoring, networking, and education. Intern will have opportunities to work with social media, research, fundraising, media relations, corporate affairs, networking, and general management techniques.

Enoch Pratt Free Library (Maryland)
http://www.prattlibrary.org/
Amanda Smit
3601 Eastern Ave
Baltimore MD 21224
410-396-1580
asmit@prattlibrary.org
The Enoch Pratt Free Library is one of the oldest free public library systems in the United States. We serve the residents of Baltimore with locations throughout the city, and the residents of Maryland as the State Library Resource Center.  Our mission is 'to provide equal access to information and services that support, empower, and enrich all who pursue knowledge, education, cultural enrichment, and lifelong learning'.The intern will be assisting with community based projects under the supervision of the Community Outreach Coordinator, using his/her language skills in a practical setting, providing an important service to the library and the community.` This unique opportunity will provide her with the chance to develop/enhance her research skills while gaining practical experience working with the general public.

Spanish 498 (in Latin America)

Clínica Coopesalud (Costa Rica)
http://www.coopesalud.org/
María Carolina Mora Jiménez
Robledal La Uruca, San José, Costa Rica
caromoraj03@gmail.com
This is a community-based health clinic. The participants will have the opportunity to observe health care in Costa Rica firsthand and learn medical terminology in Spanish. The clinic has numerous departments such as an emergency room, a pharmacy, a laboratory, and an x-ray analysis room. Therefore, participants are able to learn information within each department while broadening their knowledge of Spanish medical terminology and of the Costa Rican healthcare system. Participants are able to help with x-rays, in the pharmacy, taking blood pressure and vital signs, etc. The doctors and nurses also often make calls to visit children and adults that to not have the resources to visit the clinic themselves. Participants are able to assist in measuring height and weight, while the doctors will perform vaccinations and other medical issues that arise in these visits. These visits usually take place in the morning as they are often located in more high-risk areas of town.

Curamericas Global (Bolivia and Guatemala)
http://www.curamericas.org
Andrew Herrera
318 W. Millbrook Road, Suite 105
Raleigh, NC 27609
phone: 919-510-8787
FAX: 919-510-8611
Andrew@curamericas.org
Curamericas Global partners with underserved communities to make measurable and sustainable improvements in their health and wellbeing. Interns can volunteer abroad in Guatemala and Bolivia for 1 week to 1 year or longer, providing support to our partners in health education, administrative tasks, research, capacity building, and more. Interns can also volunteer in our headquarters as a Human Resources, Marketing, Financial, International Development, or Volunteer Coordinating Intern.

Escuela Futuro Verde (Costa Rica)
http://www.futuro-verde.org/
Centro Educativo Internacional
1 km este del Banco Nacional
Camino Cóbano – Montezuma, Cóbano de Puntarenas, Costa Rica
Alfredo Suárez Madrigal
khalida@futuro-verde.org
Escuela Futuro Verde is a non-profit school that offers a true bilingual education. The main at the school, however, is Spanish. Beside the traditional language studies in Spanish, Social Studies, and Math, some of the afternoon programs are held in Spanish as well. We use bilingual methods of teaching English to all students; our teachers are well equipped to teach English writing, grammar, and reading, as well as to use proven ESL methods to teach Science and Environmental Studies. With the combination of formal language study and ESL methods, all students will be prepared to communicate easily in both languages. The volunteer will participate in the capacity agreed upon via email communications between Volunteer and Escuela Futuro Verde which might include: class assistant, course leader/assistant, instructor in the afternoon program or during the summer program, and/or administrative work.

Social Incubator –Tecnológico de Monterrey – Cuernavaca (Mexico)
http://www.itesm.mx/incubadorasocial/isdesc.htm
Paseo de la Reforma #182-A
Temixco, Morelos, Mexico
phone: 52-777-3-62-0800
yuriana.morgado@itesm.mx
The Social Incubator works with area villages to “contribute to human, economic, and social development of the communities in need”. Student interns can work on a variety of projects, including: Estufa Construction Project, Rainwater Harvesting Tank Construction Project, Tepozteco National Park Construction Project, Restoration of the Amatlán Museum Project, Farming Experience, English and Computer Lessons, Amatlán Elementary School, Travel Agency Project, Small Business Commercialization Project, Restoration and Painting of Community Buildings Project, and Potable Water Project.

For more information

Dr. Amanda Boomershine
Internship Coordinator
Department of Foreign Languages and Literatures
256 Morton Hall
910.962.7922
boomershinea@uncw.edu

 

 


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