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Spanish Language Internship Program

SLIP, RCSSCI 360.006 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 Latinx 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.

Students will volunteer 3 hours, one day per week, at their selected site and attend a weekly discussion session that supports their engagement and covers Latinx issues and current topics. Transportation is provided.

Community Partner List

Corner Health Clinic: Student will assist with translation of forms, scheduling appointments with Spanish speaking clients, and translating for patients/ staff as needed.

University of Michigan Spanish Communications: Student will work directly with the Communications Manager in the Global Michigan News office. Student is responsible for updating social media accounts and will also provide support with the website. Student will gain experience in a fast-moving news environment, with experienced journalists and communicators.

ESL classes at FUMC: 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.

En Nuestra Lengua Program:
Student would assist with the Saturday morning Spanish program for heritage language speakers of Spanish. Duties range from classroom support to administrative support, depending on Spanish proficiency. Program operates completely in Spanish.

Ann Arbor Preschool & Family Center:
Student will assist instructor and work specifically with Spanish speaking children in the pre-school classroom. Student will also work directly with administrative staff, assist with all communication, as well as assigned administrative duties.

Ann Arbor Public Schools, Kindergarten through 12th grade:
Students can select the grade level they would like to work with and will assist ESL/classroom instructors and Spanish speaking students with individualized, translation from English into Spanish, during core class instruction times.

Ypsilanti High School:
Students will assist Spanish speaking ESL students with tutoring and assistance with homework assignments in the English Learner Classroom.

Justice for Our Neighbors: This organization has monthly meetings with clients in need of free legal aide, in South West Detroit. Intern will work on weekly projects with staff attorney, make phone calls, and help with administrative duties as needed. Traveling into Detroit once per month is required.

For more information, please contact the Faculty Administrator of the program, Teresa Sanchez-Snell at