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Latin America

Careers and Internships for Latin American and Latino/Latina Studies


How a Degree from Seton Hall Can Advance Your Career?
The LALS major prepares students for the following types of occupations: U.S. governmental agencies (the Foreign Service, the U.S. Agency for International Development, the State Department as well as others), multinational corporations with branches in Latin America, and domestic, state and local businesses which focus on Latino cultural and social life such as Univision (TV), Latino radio stations and other social service institutions. The LALS program offers internships and study abroad opportunities that enhance students’ understanding of and provide real world experience in Latin American and Latino communities.  

How Graduates Have Benefited from the Program?
The Latin American and Latino/Latina Studies program launches in fall 2008. Majors will benefit from the ability to put to use cultural and linguistic knowledge pertaining to the Hispanic world which businesses and cultural institutions increasingly demand.

Internship Opportunities

Hispanic Interns in Community Service Program And Latino Leaders Fellowship Institute

The Center for Hispanic Policy, Research and Development (CHPRD) empowers the Hispanic community in New Jersey through inclusion in policy development by ensuring access to services and programs. The CHPRD facilitates professional and leadership development, emphasizes the richness and diversity of the Latino culture, and supports programs through funding collaborations with public and private entities.

A 10 week summer program geared toward leadership and professional development, the Hispanic Interns in Community Service Program and the Latino Leaders Fellowship Institute have offered quality internship experiences for Hispanic/Latino college students since 1988. Hispanic college students work in a government, corporate or non-profit setting and participate in leadership training conducted by Rutgers University's Center for Strategic Urban Community Leadership.

The Latino Leaders Fellowship Institute equips the interns participating in the Hispanic Interns in Community Service Program with skills essential to executive leadership. Interns learn to assess their own leadership styles and communication skills. Interns are required to complete an individual course project throughout the 10 weeks.

The Hispanic Interns in Community Service Program provides corporate, non-profit and government entities with the opportunity to partner with the CHPRD in developing the Hispanic/Latino workforce by providing internship opportunities within their organization.

Eligibility Criteria

Applicants must be residents of New Jersey and registered at a college or university with grade point average of 3.0 or higher. Applicants will be selected on the basis of their overall grade point average and class standing. Each qualifying applicant is interviewed by a member of the Review Committee, which consist of alumni and the staff of the CHPRD.

If you have any questions, please contact CHPRD at: or at (609) 984-3223