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El Boletin Newsletter from Centro de Estudios Puertorriquenos

In Washington D.C.

Smithsonian Seeks Interns For Goldman Sachs Junior Fellowship Program
Deadline Today!

The Smithsonian is looking for students to fill slots for six paid summer internships, with learning opportunities ranging from developing a program as part of a series on Afro-Latinos in the United States to gaining experience in cataloging projects, to participating in the development of a new exhibition, "American Enterprise."

This program is part of the Goldman Sachs Multicultural Junior Fellows, which is targeted towards minorities in the U.S.

Students must be enrolled in a higher education institution. Recent graduates may apply if their graduation date is not earlier than Dec. 1, 2012.

  • To read the full internship descriptions or for other information, go to JUNIOR_FELLOWSHIP_PROGRAM

  • Undergrad Summer Institute in Washington D.C.

    Centro will sponsor two college students at the Summer Institute for Latino Public Policy (SILPP), an educational program for undergraduates and those who graduated no earlier than December 1, 2012. Applicants must be enrolled in the Inter-University Program for Latino Research’s (IUPLR) member institutions, which includes Hunter College.

    This program, part of the Goldman Sachs Multicultural Junior Fellows and targeted towards minorities in the U.S., is an intense week of training and orientation to public policy and legislative processes through a series of seminars, workshops, site visits to national organizations and meetings with congressional representatives.

    The summer program will be held at The University of California Washington Center in Washington, D.C. on June 16-21, 2013 Application deadline is April 15, 2013.

  • To read the full internship descriptions or for other information, go to Summer Institute for Latino Public Policy

  • Become Part of Our History:
    Join Centro’s 100 Puerto Ricans

    The goal is to urge those who have made a difference in our community to donate their important documents to the Centro Archives which will expand and fill gaps in our collections.
    Contact: Alberto Hernández or call 212-396-7876


    Support Centro With
    Your Financial Contribution

    Get Your Copy
    Of the CENTRO Journal
    Featuring Piri Thomas


    For more information on the CENTRO Journal, visit Centro-journal. To order paperback copy of the spring 2012 edition online at $15 each click here., To order the Kindel version at $7.99 click here

    In Centro

    Talk to Us About Jobs at Centro Open House


    Internship and Work-Study

    Do you have an interest in being part of the Centro team? Centro currently has open slots for internship or work-study jobs for undergraduates and grad students in several areas: Development and External Relations, Education, Events, Library and Archives, Operations, Publications and Research Departments.

  • For more information, Read More

  • The Frank Bonilla Fellowship

    The Frank Bonilla Fellowship Fund supports the advancement of the field of Puerto Rican Studies in honor of his legacy. The purpose of the fund is to identify and select undergraduate students who express a strong interest in Puerto Rican Studies and to support their research in this field. Frank Bonilla Fellows receive a $500 stipend.

  • For more information please Click Here

  • Professional Research and Archive Staff

    Centro has two positions available for research associates to conduct academic research in connection with CUNY programs. A PhD is required.

    There are also two positions available for research assistants (econometrics specialist) to provide research and organizational support to Centro’s director. Research projects will focus on the study and interpretation of the social conditions of the Puerto Rican community in the United States.

  • For full job descriptions: visit CENTRO EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES

  • In addition, openings for a research assistant (post-doctoral) and a library archivist   will be posted in early February on the CUNY site. Those interested in obtaining a copy of the complete posting for these jobs should visit the Centro website at or contact José de Jesús, associate director, at

    . If you have questions, feel free to email Centro Director Edwin Meléndez at

    and send a copy to José de Jesus.

    Research Fellowship

    Centro will make awards, depending on funding availability, in any or all of the following categories: Doctoral Dissertation Research Fellows to assist PhD candidates complete research and write their dissertations; Post-Doctoral Fellows to support scholars who have recently completed their doctoral studies develop a defined scholarly agenda leading to publications; and Visiting Faculty Fellows (open to CUNY faculty only) to provide junior faculty members course release time to further develop a defined scholarly agenda leading to publication.

  • For full job descriptions: visit REQUEST FOR FELLOWSHIPS PROPOSALS

  • The Socio-Economic Conditions of
    Puerto Ricans in Florida, 2010

    Puerto Ricans had significantly lower incomes than the Florida population as a whole, according to Centro’s Data Center, which has released a new data sheet on the socio-economic conditions of Puerto Ricans. It is based on statistics from the U.S. Census Bureau, American Community Survey 2010.

  • Read More

  • Forthcoming Centro Publications

    The Stories I Read to the Children: The Life and Writing of Pura Belpré, the Legendary Storyteller, Children’s Author, and New York Public Librarian .

    Selected, Edited, and Biographical Introduction by Lisa Sánchez González.

    For more information on this book Click here...


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