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Student Employment Opportunities

Applications for the
2024-2025 cycle will open in Fall 2023

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. Student staff 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, the potential to contribute to the mission and development of the Raza Resource Centro, and understanding of best practices in the retention and graduation of Xicanx/Latinx students.

Please review all of the Raza RC student staff position descriptions and identify the position you are most interested in. In order to apply, you must turn in a statement of purpose, a 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 located at the end of this page. The application will be posted below by later Fall 2023 quarter. The application will close on Jan. 22. 2024 at 11:45 pm. No exceptions will be made for late applications. 

Please note a pre-employment background check is required for all student employment positions.

All questions regarding the internship application process should be directed to Student Life Specialist Monica Gonzalez at magonzal@ucsd.edu

General Responsibilities for Interns:

  • 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 Latinx Family Orientation Weekend
  • 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 recommendations for future development of the Centro

Finalists must be available:

  • Triton Day: April 2024*
  • 2024–2025 academic year: Wednesdays 3-4:30 pm
  • Mandatory Spring Qrt Training Course: April 2024- June 2024
  • RRC Student Staff Summer Training: September 2024 (dates to be announced Spring 2024)
  • Summer RRC Student Staff Retreat: September 2024 (dates to be announced Spring 2024)
  • Latinx Family Orientation Weekend (dates to be announced Spring 2024)
  • End of the Year Celebration: Wednesdays June 5, 2024: 3 pm-4:30 pm

The dates mentioned above are nonnegotiable and are a condition of hiring. Students in these positions must prioritize their responsibilities surrounding the internship program above all other work commitments. 

* Applicable to interns only

Spring Quarter Training Course:

This training course is a mandatory 10-week training taking place from  April 3, 2024 to June. 9, 2024. The training will take place in person. Students must be available throughout the entire training cycle, including evenings and weekends. This is a 2-unit course and does not qualify for stipend wages.  

Information Sessions:

To learn more about the internship program and the application process, please attend one of two virtual informationals. Registration is required. 

For any specific queries regarding the application, drop by our designated virtual drop-in hours.

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 and the office of Admissions.

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

  • Assist the Associate Director with the planning and execution of yield and access related programs & events, including traveling to local receptions hosted by the office of Admissions, during the winter quarter. 

  • Aid in organizing, attending and participating in Triton Day and Transfer Triton Day activities, including virtual sessiona related to the event. 

  • Act as primary contact and host for Centro tours and other campus visits.
  • Collaboration across interns, community centers, and different departments on campus is highly encouraged.

Transfer Programs Intern

  • Coordinate and implement 1-2 events or one programs per quarter aimed at community building amongst transfer students, including an event at the beginning of the academic year. 

  • Aid in planning and participate in the PUENTE program

  • Work with the Triton Transfer Hub in identifying resources and opportunities for transfer students

  • Assit the Director and Associate Director with campus outreach and engagement efforts, including traveling to local receptions hosted by the office of Admissions
  • Promote events or programs with various student organizations 

  • Aid in organizing, attending and participating in Transfer Triton Day activities, including virtual sessions related to the event 

  • 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.

First-Year Experience

 

  • Acting as the lead student staff, assisting the Associate Director with the track activities of the Latinx orientation.
  • Coordinate and implement one to two (1-2) events per quarter  aimed at the integration of first-year students including, but not limited to, hosting workshops and community-building events
  • Collaborate with the Associate Director on-campus partnerships to engage first-year students 
  • Use online social media outlets to publicize Raza RC first-year student programming (i.e. Facebook, Instagram, Newsletter, etc.) in conjunction with the Marketing student staff position
  • Research, organize, and implement effective first-year student experience programs at Raza RC as needed.
  • Collaboration across interns, community centers, and different departments on campus is highly encouraged.

Social Media Intern

  • Identify and coordinate weekly advertisements, flyers, and opportunities for Raza RC social media.
  • Use online social media outlets to publicize Raza RC programs (i.e. Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, TikTok, etc.). 
  • Use online social media outlets to create virtual engagement with the campus community (i.e. Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, etc.).
  • Use Canva  to design virtually appealing and effective flyers for various purposes
  • 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. 
  • Assist 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

  • 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.

Community Building Intern

  • Act as the principle coordinator of one self-initiated community building event during the fall and winter quarter   
  • Take inventory of supplies needed for end of the quarter study jams
  • Develop and implement stress relief activities at the end of each quarter
  • Assist the Associate Director and Student Life Specialist in the planning and implementation of the Xicanx/Latinx graduation ceremony 
  • Organize and assess Raza RC daily use supplies and materials 
  • Assist in event programming between the Raza Living and Learning Community and the Raza Resource Centro 
  • Help photograph, document, and archive Raza RC events and programs. 
  • Collaboration across interns, community centers and different departments on campus is highly encouraged.

Student Orgs Liaison Intern

  • Create opportunities of engagement between Latinx student orgs and student population including but not limited to a Latinx student org fair

  • Upkeep and stay in touch with Latinx Student orgs

  • Create awareness and visibility within the UCSD community about the services the Centro can provide for Latinx students, specifically for student orgs

  • Serve on designated committees where Latinx student participation is requested, including committees pertaining to HSI work 

  • Research, organize and implement Latinx student org collaborative programming

  • Assist Career Staff with community partnerships, if time permitted

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

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

Qualifications for Interns:

  • 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: Nov. 27, 2023

  • Applications due: Jan. 22, 2024 at 11:45 pm

  • Mandated orientation for new hires will take place in Spring 2024

Additional Information:

  • Intern wage: $18.00 per hour (maximum of 10 hours a week)

  • DACA and AB450 students are highly encouraged to apply to the PACE Fellowship Program for opportunities at the Raza Resource Centro

  • Work-study students are highly encouraged to apply

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

Other Student Employment Opportunities at Raza:

Apply Now:

Submit your completed application form by Jan. 22. 2024 at 11:45 pm. No exceptions will be made for late applications. 

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