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Internships and Research

St. Kate's has an active career development office, a strong alumnae network and expert faculty to help you find internships.

These opportunities are available in the Twin Cities at nonprofit organizations, state agencies and multinational companies — as well as throughout the state. In Minnesota, people of Spanish culture or origin are a growing community, representing nearly 5 percent of the state's population (nearly 250,000 residents).

St. Kate's Spanish majors have worked as interns at:

  • Resource Center of the Americas
  • Jane Addams School for Democracy
  • Neighborhood House
  • La Clinica
  • Academia Cesar Chavez
  • Children's Hospitals and Clinics of Minnesota

St. Kate's Center for Community Work and Learning (CWL) also facilitates off-campus student employment.

CWL connected Spanish major Carlene Gubash to her internship at Jane Addams School in St. Paul. "As a Spanish Circle coordinator, I am fortunate to meet people from all around the world and listen to their stories," she says. "This improves not only my Spanish, but also my cultural awareness."

Research Opportunities

  • Senior Seminar — This capstone course challenges Spanish majors to take a critical approach to cultural/literary analysis. Regular presentations and a scholarly paper are required.
  • Antonian Scholars Honors Program — Antonian Scholars complete a research or creative project as the final step in St. Kate's rigorous honors program. These include plays, a website, oral history recordings or research papers on topics such as high school Spanish curriculum.
  • Assistantship Mentoring Program AMP pairs juniors and seniors with faculty or staff mentors on specific projects. Student Diana Viteri helped Professor Kristina Bonsager develop a Latin American Theater course.
  • St. Kate's student-faculty research grants — Student Esther Moss collaborated with Professor Kristina Bonsager on a research project in Ecuador. Moss wrote "Entre la Luna y la Tierra: Re-examining Gender and Cosmology in the Indigenous Andes," which she presented at two academic conferences in the United States.

You can also enhance your professional and leadership skills through:

Spanish Club

St. Kate's Spanish Club hosts activities to expand your knowledge of Spanish speaking countries and cultures. These include volunteer opportunities in Latin communities and Spanish-themed movie nights or dinners.

Spanish honor society

Sigma Delta Pi, the national Spanish honor society, offers high-achieving students further opportunities to interact in a Spanish-speaking environment.