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Internship Opportunities

Applications for the 2022-2023 cycle will open in Fall 2021

The central mission of the Raza Resource Centro is to provide a welcoming and supportive space for critical programming around a broad range of Xicanx/ Latinx social justice issues where students can learn about their identity, academic and professional opportunities, and trends affecting the Latinx community.  The strategic goal of Raza RC Interns is to program, provide services, and plan events that help create a sense of home and retain Latinx students while serving all members of historically underrepresented groups. Interns are the foundation of Raza RC and are situated to be in continual conversation with career staff about what student-centeredness means at UC San Diego. Students will be chosen as Interns based on their proven leadership experience, potential to contribute to the mission and development of the Raza Resource Centro, and understanding best practices in retention and graduation of Xicanx/Latinx students.

Please review all of the Raza RC intern position descriptions and identify the position you are the most interested in. In order to apply, you must turn in a statement of purpose, resume, and one letter of recommendation from a staff, faculty, or community member. In your statement of purpose, you must identify the intern position you are the most interested in, state why you are interested, and what your qualifications are for the position.  As part of the application, you must express a second intern position as well. 

All applications must be submitted online, through our website.

General Responsibilities

  • Provide front desk staff coverage as needed, when applicable
  • Assist with Raza RC administrative duties including data entry, photocopying, typing, and customer service, when applicable
  • Assist in facility maintenance including; basic cleaning, furniture rearrangements, and supply inventory, when applicable
  • Publicize Raza RC events through various outlets such as student organizations meeting visits, Raza RC social media platforms, and campus flyering
  • Participate in Campus Community Centers trainings, meetings and workshops as needed
  • Develop student track programming for Black and Latinx Family Orientation Weekend
  • Aid Yield and Access interns in implementing Overnight Program activities and assist in logistical support for the SPACES Overnight Program
  • Attend and assist in fall quarter’s RRC Open House
  • Attend Raza RC summer, winter, and spring retreats and trainings, when applicable
  • Attend and at times assist with weekly all staff meetings
  • Attend one or two one-on-one meetings per quarter with Director
  • Attend one-on-one meetings per quarter with supervisor, depending on need of intern
  • Represent the Centro and all other Community Centers at tabling events during the academic year
  • Submit feedback and recommendation for future development of the Centro

 

Position Responsibilities

Arte y Cultura Intern

  • Coordinate and implement Raza RC Dia De Los Muertos Programming during the Fall quarter including but not limited to 1-3 individual workshops and the Dia de Los Muertos Festival in collaboration with Chicanx/Latinx Studies and Latin American Studies majors. The workshops may take place throughout the month of October and maybe scattered throughout several weeks. The workshops may be in collaboration with other RRC interns/community members. 

  • Coordinate and implement a maximum of two art, art history, or performance art theme events reflective of Chicanx/ Latinx/ Indigenous and/or MesoAmerican art and history in winter and spring quarters.

  • Use online social media outlets to publicize Raza RC art, history, and performance events (i.e. Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, etc.) in conjunction with the Advertisement & Marketing intern. 

  • Research, organize, and maintain art supplies in Raza RC storage and take inventory of supplies. 

  • Assist the Career Staff with the planning and execution of art-related programs & projects as needed.   

  • Collaboration across interns, community centers, and different departments on campus is highly encouraged.

Yield and Access intern

  • Coordinate and implement the UC Insights Student Conference during the Fall Quarter prior to the closing of UC San Diego admittance application. This partnership requires guidance and aid from Early Academic Outreach Program. 

  • Function as the main student coordinator for the RRC in the Spring Overnight program, including but not limited to any planning meetings with career staff or other student coordinators, trainings, phone banking, and recruitment of student hosts

  • Research, organize, and implement effective retention programs at Raza RC as needy, and if time permitted. 

  • Assist the Assistant Director with the planning and execution of yield and access related programs & projects as needed. 

  • Collaboration across interns, community centers, and different departments on campus is highly encouraged.

Socail Justice Intern

  • Coordinate and implement 1-2 events or one program related to a social justice issue surrounding the local San Diego community during the academic year

  • Promote events or programs with various student organizations 

  • Assist the Director and Assistant Director with campus outreach and engagement efforts as needed. 

  • Use online social media outlets to publicize Raza RC social justice programs (i.e. Facebook, Instagram, Newsletter, etc.) in conjunction with the Advertisement & Marketing intern.

  • Collaboration across interns, community centers, and different departments on campus is highly encouraged.

Civic Engagement Intern

  • Coordinate and implement programming aimed at engagement with the San Diego greater community, including but not limited to community service efforts, local volunteer organizing, and sponsorships. 

  • Collaborate with the Assistant Director and Director with community partnerships as needed and if time permitted. 

  • Collaborate with the Yield and Access interns in efforts to provide high school and community college campus visits during the Spring Quarter

  • Identify panel themes and participants for yield and community collaborations

  • Use online social media outlets to publicize Raza RC civic engagement programming (i.e. Facebook, Instagram, Newsletter, etc.) in conjunction with the Advertisement & Marketing intern.

  • Research, organize and implement effective civic engagement programs at Raza RC as needed.

  • Assist the Assistant Director with the planning and execution of civic engagement-related programs & projects as needed. 

  • Collaboration across interns, community centers, and different departments on campus is highly encouraged.

Advertising and Marketing Intern

  • Identify and coordinate weekly advertisements, flyers, and opportunities for the Raza RC newsletter.   

  • Aid career staff in circulating the Raza RC newsletter on a weekly basis.

  • Update and circulate the Raza RC list serve as needed.

  • Identify and coordinate weekly advertisements, flyers, and opportunities for Raza RC social media.

  • Become familiar with the Centro’s camera and utilize it as needed during programming and events.

  • Archive all photos in an orderly fashion in the RRC’s shared drive.

  • With the guidance of career staff, develop interactive social media platforms to be utilized as a primary means of giveaways when needed.

  • Aid in research, organize and update the UC San Diego Raza Resource Centro Website

  • Assist the Program Coordinator with the planning and development of flyers and social media capacities.

  • Photograph, document, and archive Raza RC events and programs.

  • Use online social media outlets to publicize Raza RC programs (i.e. Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, etc.).

  • Use online social media outlets to create virtual engagement with the campus community (i.e. Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, etc.).

  • Collaboration across interns, community centers, and different departments on campus is highly encouraged.

QTPOC Initiatives Intern

  • Organize the “Drag Loteria” community social event for newly admitted QTPOC UC San Diego students, including transfer students, in the fall quarter. 

  • Upkeep and advertise the RRC “QTPOC Corner” website in coordination with Career Staff and other interns

  • Submit an abstract/proposal for the UC-wide QTPOC Conference and attend the event

  • Create awareness and visibility within the UCSD community about the services the Centro can provide for QTPOC folks, in collaboration to LGBT RC. 

  • Research, organize, and implement supportprogramming at RRC, focused on  queer/trans retention, including transfer students; including but not limited building community for QTPOC folks in the Centro in collaboration with CAPS liaison.

  • Research, organize, and implement health-related resources in the San Diego community and Campus communities.

  • Assistant Career Staff with community partnerships, if time permitted. 

  • Assist Career Staff in organizing UC San Diego student data and trends to determine supportive retention programs, if needed. 

  • Collaboration across interns, community centers and different departments on campus is highly encouraged.

Program Assistant Intern

  • Act as the principal coordinator of one self-initiated community-building event during the fall and winter quarter   

  • Take inventory of supplies needed for the end of the quarter study jams

  • Develop and implement stress relief activities at the end of each quarter

  • Assist the Assistant Director in the planning and implementation of the Xicanx/Latinx graduation ceremony 

  • Organize and assess Raza RC's daily use of supplies and materials 

  • Assist in event programming for Raza RC quarterly events

  • Help photograph, document, and archive Raza RC events and programs. 

  • Collaboration across interns, community centers, and different departments on campus is highly encouraged.

Qualifications

  • Current full-time UC San Diego undergraduate student.  

  • Ability to understand and articulate issues of race, class, gender, educational equity, and cross-cultural communication

  • Breadth of knowledge concerning Latinx/Chicanx art, culture, performance, and history

  • Ability to work within the Raza RC Mission and Strategic Plan

  • Ability to work with a diverse and broad population, including students, graduate assistants, faculty, and administrators

  • Demonstrated ability to effectively manage time and multiple projects

  • Proven experience working collectively as part of a team

  • Ability to work with faculty, students, staff, and community members

  • Working knowledge of desktop publishing and PC computers

  • Familiarity and understanding of social media and networking outlets

  • Must be able to work some nights and weekends

  • Availability to program events in the evening if necessary

Hiring Timeline

  • Applications open: Fall 2021

  • Applications due: Jan. 18, 2022

  • Mandated orientation for new hires will take place on Friday March 11, 2022, 12 - 1 pm

Additional Information

  • $15.55 Per Hour (maximum of 10 hours a week) 

  • DACA and work-study students highly encouraged to apply

  • Students employed for these positions are expected to prioritize their responsibilities surrounding the internship program above all other work commitments.