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
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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
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Centro 40th Anniversary Celebration
With the announcement of the appointment of Frank Bonilla as the founding director on February 26th, 1973, CUNY officially opened the operations of the Center for Puerto Rican Studies (Centro). This year Centro is celebrating its 40th anniversary. One of our primary goals for this year is to promote partnerships with sister organizations and groups that champion the promotion and celebration of our unique Puerto Rican heritage.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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 http://centropr.hunter.cuny.edu or contact José de Jesús, associate director, at email@example.com
. If you have questions, feel free to email Centro Director Edwin Meléndez at
and send a copy to José de Jesus.
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.
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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.
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