The internship provides an opportunity for practical application of knowledge in approved work situations with faculty supervision, guidance, and evaluation.
Internships and CES
The Department of Comparative Ethnic Studies came into existence through struggle, with a commitment to political action and increased awareness of social justice issues, and an understanding that scholarship must be linked with community work. CES creates an intellectual space that promotes transformative knowledge through critical thinking and social praxis.
In an effort to institutionalize our commitment to applied education with respect to social justice issues and to strengthen relations with the community at large, all CES majors are required to hold an internship before they are awarded their degree. This requirement allows students to apply their education through service in a community-based or social justice organization.
Why an internship?
Internships can afford an opportunity to apply knowledge outside the classroom, while allowing students the opportunity to use the knowledge in a transformative way that enhances our communities. Actual work situations may be very different from what a student imagines, and an orientation to what one may actually be doing in one's career, or to what kind of support or other related work will intersect with one's job, can be invaluable.
Knowing who you are
Conversing with the world