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The Latin American and Caribbean Studies program offers internship and volunteer opportunities to UW students and recent graduates. The internship program is designed to provide students and recent graduates with meaningful and educational work experience to supplement and enhance their academic programs. The program benefits from the students and recent graduates’ capabilities to assist in normal work activities and/or with special projects and events. The internships also provide opportunities to establish effective work relationships with professional staff, which may beneficial to future career development.

Internships are usually one academic quarter commitments with the possibility of extension. However, we are always seeking to have interns who are interested in longer-term internships. Internships generally require about 10 hours per week, minimum. We also have occasional short term opportunities available.

Desired qualities and skills:

  • Interest in Latin America and the Caribbean
  • Attention to detail and ability to work independently and perform duties with minimal oversight
  • Extremely reliable
  • Strong communication skills
  • Responsible



1. Social Media and Communication (SMC) INTERN

The primary responsibility of the SMC intern is to market the LACS program by increasing our activity and reach with the online community. The SMC intern will provide information about events and opportunities relating to Latin American and Caribbean Studies.  This position could take up to 10 hours per week, but it requires a minimum commitment of 5 hours per week.


  • Announce sponsored and co-sponsored events on Facebook and Twitter
  • Post about these events prior, during and afterwards (with comments and photos)
  • Research and post other events, information, news related to LACS
  • Increasing LACS’ online community and reach

To apply, please attach the following documents in an email to with the subject line "SMC INTERNSHIP, your last name."

  • Cover letter
  • Resume


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2. Newsletter Production Internship

The primary responsibility of this internship is the production of LACS' quarterly newsletters.  The intern(s) will work with the Assistant Director, and possibly other interns, to produce the newsletters.  

Duties include:

  • Attend events, take pictures, write summaries/articles for newsletters
  • Interview students and/or faculty and write articles for newsletters
  • Format newsletter
  • Send out newsletter to LACS constituents

To apply, please attach the following documents in an email to with the subject line "NEWSLETTER INTERNSHIP, your last name."

  • Cover letter
  • Resume 


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3. Research and Production of Latin American Country 2-pagers

Have you traveled to or lived in Latin America/the Caribbean? Do you conduct research about one or many of the countries in this region?  Are you from one of these countries?  If so, we want your help.

The LACS program is currently producing two-page, country cards for Latin American and Caribbean countries.  These two pagers will be a resource available to educators. These country cards are designed to help educators become more knowledgeable about the countries where their students come from. A template has been designed; and the task is to fill in the “blanks” with information about each country. Country cards contain general information such as demographics, customs, culture, current/contemporary country bio, education, religion, etc. We are seeking interns and volunteers to work on one or multiple county cards.

Required Skills:

  • Strong ability to research and verify information about LAC countries
  • Ability to read and write in Spanish is highly desirable although not required
  • Ability to write clearly in English


  • Research and extract information about the country
  • Compile information onto templates
  • Search for images to be used on country cards

If you are interested in assisting with this project, please email with the subject line "COUNTRY CARD"


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Latin American and Caribbean Studies
Box 353650, 419 Thomson Hall
University of Washington
Seattle, WA 98195
(206) 616-0998
Advising: (206) 543-6001

Dr. Josť Antonio Lucero

Dr. Linda Iltis
Academic Advisor
(206) 543-6001

Joni Marts
Academic Advisor
(206) 543-6001

Deb Raftus
LACS Librarian

Monica Rojas-Stewart
Assistant Director
(206) 616-0998