Student Internships

We offer competitive, paid internships for summer and fall semesters for Western Carolina University students. Depending on interests and qualifications, the internship is flexible in assignment and language requirements. Overall, interns must be willing to adapt and be flexible to situations and schedules, be friendly and welcoming, and be professional at all times.

We also offer flexible, unpaid internships throughout the year and are willing to work with you to fulfill needed class credit or specific job experience.

Internships may include the following aspects, but are open to adaptation:

  • Outreach: Attend nightly outreach with Vecinos staff to homes of farmworkers. Conduct program registration, health education, and some case management.
  • Interpretation: Attend medical appointments with Vecinos patients and ensure proper and consistent medical attention and language interpretation.
  • Office Accountability: Vecinos would be unable to function with out a smoothly-running office, which includes data-input and filing.

Student Action with Farmworkers Fellowship

We partner with the organization Student Action with Farmworkers to provide one, five-month fellowship from June to October. Please see the SAF website for more details.