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 eleven internships: one at the Sherman Museum, one at the Sam Rayburn Museum in Bonham, and nine at-large. If you are interested in an at-large internship, please contact Julie Hempel to discuss possibilities. These 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. Tuesday, March 3, 2020.
APPLICATIONS. Fill out the online application form.
CONTACT. For more information, please contact Dr. Julie Hempel.
Each intern must be available to work full-time on his/her internship project for seven weeks, between June 1 to July 31, 2020. 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 16, 2020. All interns must sign a contract agreeing to the above conditions, turn in a written report with photos at the beginning of August, and give a short presentation on their experience in the Fall.
Meet Our Summer Interns
Working at the Institute of Hispanic Culture of Houston this summer was one of the best experiences I could have asked for. With each task I was given, and completed, I was able to learn about what goes into running a non-profit. My main contribution to the institute was helping them with their grant application… [Read More]
This summer, from the beginning of June through the middle of July, I interned at the Sherman Museum through the CSMS Summer Internship Program. My internship fell squarely inside their Dino Days, a summer-long exhibit on dinosaurs and meteorites that takes up the entire top floor. Because of this opportunity, I got to work with… [Read More]
As an Anthropology and Spanish student, my summer internship in Queretaro, Mexico provided me with practical and hands-on experience in both fields simultaneously. Over the course of five weeks, I was trained on how to conduct interviews, write and maintain a field notebook, and make anthropological observations while using Spanish. The internship not only allowed… [Read More]
This summer, through the Austin College Public Health department, I had the life-changing opportunity to work with Outreach Paraguay. Outreach Paraguay is a non-profit organization that provides health services and resources to communities in Paraguay while also attempting to enforce the relationship between the United States and Paraguay. Interning with Outreach Paraguay taught me a… [Read More]
It was a privilege to intern The Latino Cultural Center. I was able to be a camp counselor for a group of diverse talented kids from all over Dallas. They studied cultures from all over the world and put on a theater production on the last day of camp, based on art from the DMA.… [Read More]
The Sam Rayburn Congressional Library was built and headed by Sam Rayburn so that the public had access to his extensive book collection as well as the ability to view the items that were collected by him as Speaker of the House. My time at the library was to extensively document the entire artifact collection,… [Read More]
This summer I interned at RAICES (Refugee and Immigrant Center for Education and Legal Services) in Austin, TX. I was part of the children’s program where I managed children’s files, worked on doing research in support of a case, attended immigration court, and was able to see how the current immigration policy is affecting individuals. This… [Read More]
My time spent in Querétaro, Mexico was my first time to be more or less on my own in Latin America. From this opportunity I learned how to maneuver linguistic barriers and have productive conversations, how to conduct Anthropology research, and I learned what it means to live in the locality of Santa Rosa de… [Read More]
This past summer I had the opportunity to work in the Archives & Special Collections Department of Abell Library with Archivist Justin Banks. My main assignment was to sort through and appraise the collection of former Austin College President and Chancellor John D. Moseley. In addition, I helped to fulfill a series of research requests… [Read More]
This summer I had the pleasure of being an intern for La Universidad Autónoma de Queretaro. Going into this internship, I was a bit nervous, and by the end, I didn’t want to leave. I met people who made the experience amazing. My partners, Emiliano and Bibi, were so caring and willing to show me… [Read More]
Traveling to Paraguay was something that I never dreamed of accomplishing before attending school in Austin College. Personally, I did not imagine traveling so far from my home to a country I barely knew anything of. Nevertheless, as a Public Health student, the trip gave me insightful experiences towards my major by letting me understand… [Read More]
CSMS Intern Presentations:
- Rachel Oney - Sherman Museum
- Anna “Kat” Forbus - Sam Rayburn Museum
- 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
- Karla Herrera - Latino Cultural Center
- 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
- Desiree Coleman - Sherman Museum
- Finley Fitzgerald - Sam Rayburn House Museum
- Ismael Reyna - Latino Cultural Center
- April Rodriguez - Universidad Autonoma de Querétaro
- Rachel Storm - Digitizing Video for the Archives at Abell Library