In making the application, it is not necessary for the student to arrange in advance the site of their internship. Once the internships are awarded, the Center will work individually with each student to make a placement that reflects their interests and abilities. Students must, however, indicate at the time of application the Texas city or locality where they wish their internship to take place.
Students should not contact a particular organization at which they wish to intern until they are accepted as a CSMS intern. At that time, the CSMS director will work with the student to make an appropriate placement.
The Center has funding for 7-8 internships: one at the Sherman Museum, one at the Sam Rayburn Museum in Bonham, and 5-6 at-large. If you are interested in an at-large internship, please contact Julie Hempel to discuss possibilities. Some positions may have funding available for living and travel expenses depending on the location. The stipend for all CSMS summer internships is $2500 (minus any federal taxes a student owes on this income).
STUDENT ELIGIBILITY. Preference will be given to students who have completed their sophomore or junior years. Students who have completed their senior year are ineligible. Freshmen may be eligible in exceptional cases.
DEADLINE FOR APPLICATIONS.
APPLICATIONS. Not accepting new applications at this time.
CONTACT. For more information, please contact Dr. Julie Hempel.
Each intern must be available to work full-time on his/her internship project for a total of 240 hours between the end of May and the beginning of August. Students must be able to devote their full time and attention to the internship as their only major time commitment. Interns may not enroll in collegiate course work or have other full time employment during the course of the internship. We will begin notifying selected interns beginning the week of March 29, 2021. All interns must sign a contract agreeing to the above conditions, turn in a written report with photos at the beginning of September, and give a short presentation on their experience in the Fall.
Meet Our Summer Interns
My experience at Ghost Town Arts Collective was amazing. The people I had the chance to meet and work with were so nice and welcoming. Before meeting them they were very polite in asking what did I prefer to do if it was either online working or in person, they were so cautious of my… [Read More]
During the summer of 2020, I interned for State Poet Laureate of Texas, Carmen Tafolla. The internship revolved around researching archives with the main focus on late 1930’s San Antonio labor activist Emma Tenayuca. Never in my life have I heard that name, and learning about her life is a gift that needs to be… [Read More]
The summer of 2020 I had an internship at the Institute of Hispanic Culture of Houston. I worked on the webinar series the institute established due to the Covid-19 pandemic and had other small projects as well. I edited the online events they had and published them on their YouTube channel, I also had research… [Read More]
During my time as an intern with the Multicultural Family Center of Sherman, Texas, I had the opportunity to work with Elias Soriano, the Center’s President. He explained to me the Center’s mission as I shared with him what goals for the future I have. They needed assistance writing the curriculum for the Naturalization classes.… [Read More]
This past summer I was lucky enough to work at RAÍCES, which is a nonprofit organization that helps immigrants in a multitude of ways. I worked in the Advocacy department as an intern in the Austin office but due to Covid-19 the internship turned remote. I learned a lot of about what being an immigrant… [Read More]
This past summer I had the privilege of working as an intern at The Sherman Museum in Sherman, Texas. During my time, I was able to learn about the history of Sherman, Texas in great detail while leading tours around the museum and registering new artifacts donated by civilians. Furthermore, I aided in the success… [Read More]
This summer I had the opportunity to be an intern in the Archives and Special Collections of the Abell Library while being the research assistant of Professor Mikidadu Mohammed, Associate Professor of Economics at Austin College. As a intern at the Abell Library, after being presented the general parts and functions of the Archives and… [Read More]
CSMS Intern Presentations:
- Andrew Thomas – Austin Public Library
- Haydee Fuentes – Latino Cultural Center
- Luisa Pina – Legacy Keepers of Old East McKinney
- Natalia Nevarez – Multicultural Family Center
- Cristan Gutierrez – Poet Laureate Carmen Tafolla
- Isabella Sada Nieto – RAICES
- Stephanie Hardin – Sam Rayburn Museum
- Nathan Overby – The Sherman Museum
- Adrianna Rodriguez - Carmen Tafolla
- Aguiele Ndoungla - Austin College
(Archives & Special Collections and Economics Department)
- Ashley Elliott - The Sherman Museum
- Elizabeth Nieto - RAICES - Austin
- Erika Sarmiento - Multicultural Family Center
- Jennifer Amaya - Ghost Town Arts Collective
- Magaly Raymundo - Institute of Hispanic Culture of Houston
- Rachel Oney - The Sherman Museum
- Anna “Kat” Forbus - Sam Rayburn Museum - Bonham
- Anthony Cooper - Abell Library
- Krista Rodriguez - Latino Cultural Center-Dallas
- Karina Durán - Raíces - Austin
- Stephanie Vera - Institute of Hispanic Culture of Houston
- Jaran Rudd - UAQ-Querétaro
- Andrea Montiel - UAQ-Querétaro
- Abiel Cárdenas-Botello, Mahaa Siddiqui (Outreach Paraguay)
- Lois Bronaugh - Sam Rayburn House & Library - Bonham
- Karla Herrera - Latino Cultural Center - Dallas
- Holly Kapp - The Sherman Museum
- Ololade Olaleye - South Dallas Cultural Center
- Amy Sierra - Summer Internship in Querétaro
- Conce Uribe-Frias - Mexico Internship
- Taylor Spurgin - The Sherman Museum
- Maria Jaramillo - My Adventure Through Queretaro
- Guadalupe Perales - La Universidad Autonoma de Queretaro
- John Haynes IV - Sam Rayburn House Museum - Bonham
- Desiree Coleman - The Sherman Museum
- Finley Fitzgerald - Sam Rayburn House Museum - Bonham
- Ismael Reyna - Latino Cultural Center
- April Rodriguez - Universidad Autonoma de Querétaro
- Rachel Storm - Digitizing Video for the Archives at Abell Library