Founded in 1969, El Centro de la Raza has a long and successful history of working with and for students at the University of New Mexico. El Centro interns organize many culture-specific programs to educate the campus community on the diverse issues that affect Raza students attending or wishing to attend UNM. El Centro interns work to promote civic engagement and community building within UNM and the local communities. El Centro also offers a mentoring program to freshmen and transfer students at UNM which provides academic, social and cultural support.
Scope of work:
El Centro interns are involved in tutoring, mentoring, and advising other students. They are responsible for taking on and planning cultural and social events which foster a sense of community amongst the UNM community and its students. Other duties include but are not limited to recruitment and outreach, managing the office and covering the front desk, attending strategic planning sessions, staff meetings, forums and presentations.