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U.S.-Mexico Border Internship

The U.S.-Mexico Border internship (CCS 498) offers Chicana/o Studies majors and minors the opportunity to receive academic credit while learning and working in off-campus placements. These placements allow students to gain on-site experience in public or private institutions, agencies, or organizations engaged in U.S.-Mexico binational relations or border-related issues. The internship coordinator is the CCS department chair.

The course is 3 units and taken on a credit/no credit basis only. To be eligible to take the course, students must have upper division standing, taken CCS 355, the consent of the Chair, be able to work 10 hrs/wk, and attend four class meetings. The student must be enrolled in the course while conducting the internship.

The internship meets requirements for the United States-Mexico Border Studies certificate program. Students who enroll in CCS 498 are encouraged to work at least 10 hours per week for 15 weeks (150 hours), keep a journal of their activities and reflection, and write a paper under faculty supervision. Please be aware that most internships are not paid.

For more information, contact the undergraduate advisor.

Some Internships Leads

Barrio Station
2175 Newton Avenue
San Diego, CA 92113
Tel. (619) 238-0314

Border Angels
2258 Island Ave
San Diego, CA 92102
Phone: (619) 487-0249 
Email: [email protected]

Casa Cornelia Law Center
2760 Fifth Avenue, Suite 200
California 92103-6325
Phone: (619) 231-7788

Casa Familiar
119 W Hall Ave
San Ysidro, California 92173
Phone: (619) 428-1115
Email: [email protected]

El Centro Cultural de la Raza
2125 Park Blvd.
San Diego, CA 92101
Phone: (619) 235-6135
Email:[email protected]

Logan Heights Family Health Center
1809 National Ave
San Diego, CA 92113
Phone: (619) 515-2300

Los NiƱos de Baja
717 Third Avenue 
Chula Vista, CA 91910
Phone: (619) 426-9110

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Undergraduate Adviser

Paola Martinez
Email: [email protected]