Spanish Language Internship Program
The Spanish Language Internship Program, RCLANG 306.001, is an engaged learning course that is currently offered Fall and Winter semesters. This unique course is open to all undergraduate students and links Spanish-speaking students with community-based organizations to provide unique service learning opportunities in the Latino community. Through volunteering activities and class discussions, you will gain insight into the cultural, political, and socioeconomic issues affecting this group, with opportunities to refine your Spanish.
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Corner Health Clinic: Students will assist clients with translation of forms, scheduling appointments with Spanish speaking clients, and translating for patients/medical staff as needed.
Maternal Infant Health Program: Students assist with translations of medical terminology to clients receiving care from Public Health Department, translation of written materials related to patient education for services, assisting with scheduling of appointments with Spanish speaking clients, and advocacy to at-risk mothers and infants who are Medicaid recipients.
ESL classes in Ypsilanti: Students volunteering at this site assist instructor with ESL classes on Monday’s or Wednesday from 7 – 9 pm. Students need to be comfortable with written and spoken Spanish.
University of Michigan Food Stamp Advocacy Project & Immigration Outreach: Students will serve as translators of documents and interpreters for Spanish-speaking clients. Interns will work independently and gain knowledge of legal issues, translating experience, and able to develop a relationship with Spanish-speaking clients.
Washtenaw County Head Start: Student will serve as a translator for Spanish speaking children and assist Spanish speaking parents with filling out necessary paperwork for WIC and WCPH Plan B forms. Students will assist work staff with follow up phone calls to parents or other tasks as assigned.
Family Literacy Institute:
Student will assist with administrative duties as well as teach English to parents of the Spanish speaking students enrolled in the program. SLIP student will also translate materials and student homework assignments to parents as needed.
Ann Arbor Public Schools:
Students will assist ESL/classroom instructors and Spanish speaking students with individualized, one on one translating, during core class instruction times.
Alliance for Immigrant Rights: Students will assist UM organizers with local events as well as with the Federal Immigration Reform, Voter Registration, or Organizing with the Promise Arizona Campaign. Students must be flexible with strong desire to develop their skills as organizers.
For more information, please contact the Faculty Administrator of the program, Teresa Sanchez-Snell at firstname.lastname@example.org
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