Internship Enrollment Forms due to Dean Pilgrim:
Summer 2015: May 18 , 2015
Fall 2015: August 21, 2015
Approved Internship Sites
French 498 (in Wilmington)
Children’s Museum of Wilmington
116 Orange Street, Wilmington NC 28401
Dr. Richard Lawson
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)
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)
+33 (0) 491 827 800
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.
University Learning Center (UNCW)
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)
Brunswick County Department of Social Services
http://www.brunswickcountync.gov/Departments/CommunityServices/SocialServices.aspx60 Government Center Dr NE, Bolivia NC 28422
Catherine Lytch (Lillian Lewis - Assistant to Ms. Lytch)
The Deparment of Social Services is responsible for a number of public assistance programs, including Food and Nutrition Services (food stamps), Medicaid, Work First, etc., as well as Child Support, Adult Protective Services, Child Protective Services, Foster Care, and Adoption Services. Interns will have the opportunity to interpret for Spanish-speaking clients who come to the agency seeking assistance in various programs.
Cape Fear Clinic, Inc.
1605 Doctors Circle
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
20 North 4th Street Suite 200
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
1012 South 17th Street
Barbara Biba Janice McSweeney
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
3505 Converse Drive
Dr. David Hill (Pediatrician) Dr. Hoke Pollock (Pediatrician)
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)
925 S. Kerr Ave, Suite K, Room 2
Annie Anthony, Director
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.
Carolina Beach Police Department
http://www.carolinabeach.org/town_administration/departments/police_department.php1121 N. Lake Park Blvd
Carolina Beach, NC 28482
Contact: Chief Ken Hinkle
The Carolina Beach Police Department is a full service agency providing public safety services to our community including traffic, investigations, school safety, and community policing/intelligent lead policing concepts. Our community has seen a sharp increase in diversity in our workforce and visitors coming to the beach for vacations. In order to provide the best service delivery our Officers need to be able to communicate with our Spanish speaking population in order to ensure a professional experience.
4804 Wrightsville Ave
Wilmington, NC 28401
Mary Logan, Director
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
116 Orange Street, Wilmington NC 28401
Dr. Richard Lawson
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
615 Shipyard Boulevard, Wilmington NC 28412
Elizabeth Uzcategui, LCSW, MSW
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
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
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.
Interfaith Refugee Ministry - Wilmington
610-A S. College Road, Wilmington NC 28403
Sara Pascal (Coordinator), Blair Pakowski (Employment/Resource Developer), Gail Ferris (Case Manager)
IRM works with the US State Department to resettle legal refugees through US Refugee Admissions Program. They also provide case management, employment services, cultural orientation, mentoring/tutoring and language interpretation. The intern will assist professional resettlement staff with all aspects of refugee resettlement. Many refugees in this area are from Colombia, Cuba, and Myanmar.
Mary C. Williams Elementary School
801 Silver Lake Road, Wilmington NC 28412
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
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.
MedNorth Health Center
925 North Fourth Street, Wilmington NC 28401
Althea Johnson, Deputy Director
MedNorth Health Center provides primary health care, dental, behavioral health, and pharmacy services. MedNorth is located in downtown Wilmington. NHCHC provides services for 6,100 individuals annually. Approximately 15% (915) of our patients are in need of Spanish-English 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 Schools ESL Program
María Ocasio Black (Hispanic Services Liaison)
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.
Shotwell Law Group PLLC
115 N. 6th Street, Wilmington NC 28401
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.
St. Mary’s Dental Clinic
401 Ann Street (downtown Wilmington)
Dr. John Hickory
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)
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.
202 N. 5th St.
Provides education, information, and resources to the Latino/Hispanic community. Intern will assist with ESL, prenatal, computer, and reading classes for Spanish-speaking clients.
YWCA Lower Cape Fear
2815 South College Road
Wilmington, NC 28412
The YWCA is committed to helping improve the lives of women and their families and removing barriers to self-sufficiency through child care, parenting skills, financial literacy and health services. The YWCA Lower Cape Fear has a variety of volunteer opportunities that vary in skills level and time commitments. To achieve our mission to eliminate racism and empower women, we need the active participation and commitment of community members and students like you.
Summer Internship Opportunities:
Summer Camp Teacher: Assist Lead Teacher in a classroom; lead activities for Spanish-speaking students; work individually with Spanish-speaking students; liaison/interpreter between summer camp staff and Spanish-speaking parents.
Front Desk Receptionist: Interpreter between front desk staff and Spanish-speaking members/customers when needed.
Swim Lesson Instructor: Liaison/interpreter between Swim Instructor and Spanish-speaking students and their parents; assist Swim Instructor with swim lessons for Spanish-speaking participants; could also instruct swim lessons if certified to do so.
Spanish 498 (outside of southeastern NC, in US)
Sand Ridge Elementary School (Jacksonville)
Harold Jurewicz (Principal), Brdiget Grady (Assistant Principal), Silvana Balarezo (Lead Teacher)
868 Sandridge Road, Hubert NC 28539
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)
Emily Drakage, Executive Director Peter Eversoll, Chairman
327 N. Queen St. Suite 110, Kinston NC
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)
Rosalva Soto, SAF Program Coordinator Laxmi Haynes, SAF Program Director
1317 W. Pettigrew St, Durham NC 27713 1317 W. Pettigrew St, Durham NC 27713
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
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)
318 W. Millbrook Road, Suite 105, Raleigh, NC 27609
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
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)
10316 Salvia Street
Charlotte NC 28277
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
3601 Eastern Ave
Baltimore MD 21224
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)
María Carolina Mora Jiménez
Robledal La Uruca, San José, Costa Rica
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)
318 W. Millbrook Road, Suite 105
Raleigh, NC 27609
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)
Centro Educativo Internacional
1 km este del Banco Nacional
Camino Cóbano – Montezuma, Cóbano de Puntarenas, Costa Rica
Alfredo Suárez Madrigal
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.
Hospital Nacional de Niños (Costa Rica)
Calle 20, Avenida 0, Paseo Colón, San José, Costa Rica
Carolina Mora - ISA Service-learning Coordinator
+506 2523 3600
The hospital's mission is to help improve the health of the country's children by providing specialized and emergency care through comprehensive services of quality, effectiveness, efficiency, equity and opportunity. Participants will provide emotional support to children while also supporting the hospital with various tasks and chores when needed.
Social Incubator –Tecnológico de Monterrey – Cuernavaca (Mexico)
Paseo de la Reforma #182-A
Temixco, Morelos, Mexico
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
Department of Foreign Languages and Literatures
256 Morton Hall