Student Internships 2021–22

Introduction

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 under-represented 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 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, 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 at raza.ucsd.edu

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 Avanzando Juntos Transition Day
  • 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
  • Apply and present at a national conference, when applicable and pending time approval
  • Submit feedback and recommendation for future development of Raza RC
  • Submit quarterly and year-end written reports for inclusion in the Raza RC annual report
  • Other duties as assigned

Position Responsibilities

Arte y Cultura Interns (2 positions)

INTRODUCTION

The arte and cultura interns will be responsible for the development of arte and performance programs and events at Raza RC that highlight the rich cultural practices, history and contributions of Latinx, Chicanx and Latin America. The central mission of the Raza Resource Centro (Raza RC) is to provide a welcoming and supportive space for community and develop opportunities around a broad range of Chicanx/ Latinx social justice issues and student success strategies 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 be in community and build community, be role models, connect students to resources, and plan events with career staff that help create a sense of home for Latinx students while serving all members of historically under-represented groups. Interns are an important part of applying the mission of the Raza RC and are situated to be in continual femtorship/mentorship with the career staff about their professional, leadership, and academic development. 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, ability to be in community and willingness to adopt best practices in retention, academic success, and graduation of Chicanx/Latinx students.

POSITION RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Coordinate and implement Raza RC Dia De Los Muertos Program during the Fall quarter including but not limited to 1-3 individual workshops and the Dia de los Muertos Festival. The workshops may take place throughout the month of October and may be scattered throughout several weeks. The workshops may be in collaboration with other RRC interns/community members.
  • Coordinate and implement maximum of one Chicanx/ Latinx and/or MesoAmerican art and history themed art program or reception in winter quarter
  • Coordinate and implement maximum of one Chicanx/Latinx art and performance themed art program in the spring quarter that showcases art forms beyond 2D artwork (ex: music, dance, performance art, spoken word, etc.)
  • In conjunction with the career staff, continue to oversee the student mural project, as needed.
  • 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 Assistant Director 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 Interns (2 positions)

INTRODUCTION

The yield and retention interns will be responsible for the coordination of existing yield and retention programs and the development of new programming that offer effective approaches in the enrollment and retention of Latinx and Chicanx students at UC San Diego. The central mission of the Raza Resource Centro (Raza RC) is to provide a welcoming and supportive space for critical programming around a broad range of Chicanx/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 under-represented groups. Interns are the foundation of Raza RC and are situated to be in continual conversation with the 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 RC, and understanding best practices in retention and graduation of Chicanx/Latinx students.

POSITION RESPONSIBILITIES

  • 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 the office of Admissions.
  • 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
  • Must coordinate and implement at maximum two high school and one community college visits to UCSD in the Spring Quarter, including but not limited to coordinating the campus tour, student panel, RRC presentation, lunch and transportation, pending budget approval, in collaboration with the Civic Engagement intern.
  • Use online social media outlets to publicize Raza RC yield and access programs (i.e. Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, etc.) in conjunction with the Advertisement & Marketing intern.
  • 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.

Social Justice Intern (1 position)

INTRODUCTION

The social justice intern will be responsible for the development of programming that help students understand the intersectionality of community and activism. The central mission of the Raza Resource Centro (Raza RC) is to provide a welcoming and supportive space for critical programming around a broad range of Chicanx/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 under-represented groups. Interns are the foundation of Raza RC and are situated to be in continual conversation with the 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 RC, and understanding best practices in retention and graduation of Chicanx/Latinx students.

POSITION RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Coordinate and implement a program related to a social justice issue surrounding the local San Diego community in the fall quarter
  • Coordinate a collaborate event with various student organizations concerning a relevant current political and environmental topic during the winter quarter
  • Coordinate and implement a social justice theme workshop or event in the Spring Quarter
  • 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 (1 position)

INTRODUCTION

The civic engagement intern will be responsible for the development of new programming that create civic opportunities for UC San Diego students to serve San Diego Latinx/ Chicanx communities and connect community leaders with UC San Diego students. The central mission of the Raza Resource Centro (Raza RC) is to provide a welcoming and supportive space for critical programming around a broad range of Chicanx/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 under-represented groups. Interns are the foundation of Raza RC and are situated to be in continual conversation with the 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 RC, and understanding best practices in retention and graduation of Chicanx/ Latinx students.

POSITION RESPONSIBILITIES
  • Coordinate and implement programming in conjunction with the Department of Education Studies including but not limited to info sessions for prospective students, training sessions and manual, transportation for UCSD students and inventory of supplies
  • 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
  • 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 (1 position)

INTRODUCTION

The advertising and marketing intern is responsible for the maintenance of the Raza RC newsletter, website, and social media. The central mission of the Raza Resource Centro (Raza RC) is to provide a welcoming and supportive space for critical programming around a broad range of Chicana/ Latina/o 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 under-represented groups. Interns are the foundation of Raza RC and are situated to be in continual conversation with the 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 Chicanx/ Latinx students.

POSITION RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Identify and coordinate weekly advertisement, 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 advertisement, flyers, and opportunities for Raza RC social media.
  • 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 campus community (i.e. Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, etc.).
  • 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 mean 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.
  • Collaboration across interns, community centers and different departments on campus is highly encouraged.

QTPOC Initiatives Intern (1 position)

INTRODUCTION

Current research indicates that Latinx are overly represented at the community college and prison institutions and drop out of R1 institutions at higher rates than other groups. The intern will support the Director and Assistant Director in developing strategic community partnerships, Raza Resource Centro initiatives and programs aimed at increasing and retaining Latinx students at UC San Diego. The central mission of the Raza Resource Centro (Raza RC) is to provide a welcoming and supportive space for critical programming around a broad range of Chicanx/ 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 under-represented groups. Interns are the foundation of Raza RC and are situated to be in continual conversation with the Director and Assistant Director 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 Chicanx/ Latinx students.

POSITION RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Organize a community retreat 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 QTPOC Conference at UC Riverside and attend the event
  • Create awareness and visibility within the UCSD community about the services the Centro can provide for QTPOC folks.
  • Research, organize, and implement effective retention programming at RRC, focused on queer/trans retention, including transfer students, including but not limited to creating a series revolving building community for QTPOC folks in the Centro.
  • 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 (1 position)

INTRODUCTION

The program assistant intern works with the program coordinator and director to coordinate and assist with Raza RC programs, organization, and assessment. The central mission of the Raza Resource Centro (Raza RC) is to provide a welcoming and supportive space for critical programming around a broad range of Chicanx/ 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 Latina/o students while serving all members of historically under-represented groups. Interns are the foundation of Raza RC and are situated to be in continual conversation with the 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 RC, and understanding best practices in retention and graduation of Chicanx/ Latinx students.

POSITION RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Act as the principle coordinator of one self-initiated community building event during the fall and winter quarter
  • Act as the principle coordinator of all study jam meals and snacks for finals week each quarter
  • Develop and implement stress relief activities at the end of each quarter
  • Assist the Assistant Director and Director with the coordination of Raza RC signature programs including but not limited to Avanzando Juntos and Overnight Program
  • Act as the principle coordinator for the winter quarter Spoken Word event, in conjunction with all RRC interns
  • Assist the Assistant Director in the planning and implementation of the Xicanx/Latinx graduation ceremony
  • Organize and asses Raza RC supplies
  • Use online social media outlets to publicize Raza RC programs (i.e. Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, etc.)
  • 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.

Raza Resource Centro Intern Application 

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
  • Experience with designing flyers
  • Must be able to work some nights and weekends
  • Availability to program events in the evening if necessary

Hiring Timeline:

  • Applications open: Nov. 30, 2020- Jan. 24, 2021
  • Applications due: Jan. 24 at 11:45PM. No Exceptions.
  • Mandated orientation for new hires will take place on Friday March 12, 2021, 1-2pm

Finalists must be Available (NO EXCEPTIONS):

  • Overnight Program 2021 (dates to be announced Winter 2021)
  • Triton Day 2021 (date to be announced Winter 2021)
  • Spring quarter 2021: Mondays 2:30-4:00pm
  • 2021-2022 academic year: Wednesdays 3-5:00pm
  • Mandatory RRC training: Sept.1-18, 2021
  • End of the Year Celebration: Wednesday June 2, 2021, 3pm-4:30pm

Compensation:

$14.50 Per Hour (maximum of 10 hours a week) 

Additional Information:

  • DACA and work study students highly encouraged to apply
  • Written/spoken/reading of Spanish language preferred but not required
  • Students employed for these positions are expected to prioritize their responsabilities surrouding the internship program above all other work commitments.

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