Many people interested in human rights, immigration law, and migrant issues are attracted to Tucson. There is a diverse community of organizations looking for volunteers, interns and employees. The Latin American Studies department maintains close relationships with many nonprofits in the area. Both graduate and undergraduate students in the LAS program are encouraged to complete a three unit internship during their time at UA, in order to get out into the community, build their resume, and develop research interests. In the past, LAS students have worked with local filmmakers on climate-change documentaries, managed hotlines for missing migrants, and worked at the Mexican Consulate. Check out the organization profiles below to learn about where UA students often volunteer and intern.

Local Opportunities:

American Friends Service Committee


Coalition for Human Rights

Southside Worker Center

National Law Center for Inter-American Free Trade

Barrio Stories

Opportunities Abroad or Outside Arizona*:

The Guatemala Project

RAICES in Texas

Multiple Internship Opportunities in Fortaleza, Brazil

*Be sure to look at our study abroad pages for more internship opportunities abroad!

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