Summer Internship Scholarships


The US Latino/a Studies Program in the College of Liberal Arts and Science is pleased to announce the availability of scholarships for majors and minors in the US Latino/a Studies Program. These scholarships are granted to qualified US Latino/a Studies majors or minors who plan to participate in an approved internship focused on Iowa’s Latinx communities.  Internships need to cover five to six weeks during the summer.

Award recipients will have distinguished themselves through superior academic achievement in Latino/a Studies course work that has prepared them for a local experience in diversity, inclusion, education, and social work in Iowa’s Latino/a communities.

Three awards of $3,000 each for the summer will be granted.

USLS 499 Internships, sites throughout Iowa.

Minimum Requirements for Application:

Applicants must be a declared US Latino/a Studies undergraduate secondary minor/major, hold a 2.9 cumulative GPA, and be accepted into an approved internship program serving a Latinx community (ask Professor Suarez for details).

Deadline: April 10th

Application Materials:

To apply, students should download and complete the application form found here and
include all supporting materials as indicated below and on the form. Send the completed
application as one PDF document by email to

  • Include an unofficial transcript from AccessPlus
  • Write a 1-page essay describing your goals for your internship, how
    the experience(s) will relate to your US Latino/a Studies major or minor, and how such
    experiences will impact your career plans.
  • Provide the name and contact information for one ISU faculty member who can serve as
    a reference.
  • Proof of planned internship or acceptance into an approved internship program
    of at least five weeks. This can be an acceptance letter, an e-mail from the program
    director stating you have been formally accepted into the internship,  paperwork
    or a Learning Contract.