The Internship in Spanish program provides students of Spanish the unique opportunity to work with the community outside the DU campus. The primary goals of the program are:
- to explore possibilities for future employment in different fields where Spanish language and multicultural skills can be applied in areas related to your professional interests.
- to present opportunities for valuable experiences related to the rich history and culture of the Spanish speaking population.
- to put into practice the cultural awareness and sensitivity that you have acquired and to continue to develop this sensitivity and awareness.
- to gain valuable experience by being in touch with community, government, and educational organizations, agencies, and institutions.
Participants must be Spanish majors or minors, and must also be juniors or seniors. Graduate students in related fields may participate after consultation with the Internship Director.
A maximum of 10 quarter hours will be allowed for the Internship in Spanish program. However, only 4 hours may be counted toward the completion of major/minor requirements in Spanish. The other 6 hours will be counted as electives. Each quarter hour is the equivalent of 10 service hours.
At the beginning of the program, students are asked to turn in a proposal detailing the activities to be undertaken. Throughout the internship experience, students are asked to keep a journal with daily impressions related to their activities. A weekly progress report is turned in to the program director with comments on the work experiences for the week and an evaluation on the work environment and professional growth. At the end of the quarter students are required to turn in a thorough evaluation of the program including impressions on the work environment, professional growth experiences and fulfillment of expectations. Intens will be evaluated frequently each quarter by both the site supervisor and the program director at DU. Participants will meet with the program director, on a frequent basis each quarter to comment and evaluate their performance and site environment, as well as their progress and to discuss assignments and make suggestions.
Dr. Oscar Somoza
Sturm Hall 218