Engaged Learning Courses
Engaged Learning Sites
Important Note: These are possible sites for these two courses. Please consult with the professor of each course about the selection of a site. Students may also identify other sites for consideration. For general questions, please contact Professor Vialla Hartfield-Méndez.
Atlanta, GA 30303
Not currently in need of interns, but interested students are invited to send in their resumes.
ICNN Center, SE 0904A Atlanta, GA 30303
The student will be an intern at the CNN Center. The intern will be in communication with people from across the world, but will be based in Atlanta. The likely candidate is an internationally focused individual with a passion for business or journalism. Interns are provided with either a parking pass or MARTA pass, and are able to participate in CNN wide intern events.
The internships are highly competitive; students from schools across the southeast are considered. Those interested must have a minimum of a 3.0 average (usually above a 3.5 is what is considered to be a valid applicant).
780 Clifton Way
P.O. Box 29506, Atlanta, GA 30359
Students work directly with the Executive and Program Coordinator on: developing/writing marketing materials and web content, researching legislative issues, service and program development, fundraising, and they would also assist in event planning. An interest in politics, political communications/journalism, leadership development, and Latino rights is encouraged.
P.O. Box 26043
80 Jesse Hill Drive SE
Atlanta, GA 30303
Students may serve as Spanish interpreters, giving one-to-one communication assistance to Spanish-speaking patients. While there is no medical interpreting, there are two areas in which volunteers may interpret; the International Medical Center or the Language Interpretive Services.
This is only a volunteer position, the Grady Clinic does not offer internships per se. However, students who wish to take SPAN 314 and work at this site should also contact Dr. Flavia Mercado, for information regarding the volunteer reading program:Flavia Mercado, M.D.
Department of Multicultural Affairs and the International Medical Center
Grady Health System
Assistant Professor of Pediatrics
Emory University School of Medicine
2750 Buford Hwy NE
Atlanta, GA 30324
Students will have the opportunity to work on various projects. In the past students have aided in establishing contacts within the community and entering this information into databases, helping in the development of projects to be presented to the President of Guatemala, aiding in international student exchange programs, and also working with the Guatemalan-Atlanta Chamber of Commerce.
2750 Buford Highway
Atlanta, GA 30324
Mission Statement: The Latin American Association helps Latino families achieve their aspirations for their academic, social and economic advancement. We accomplish this through direct programs and integrated community partnerships that focus on youth academic achievement, education and prevention, and services to families with urgent needs.
Students will be placed in a variety of capacities depending on individual interest. This organization accepts volunteers in divisions that deal with domestic violence, employment, immigration law, and social services.
Atlanta, GA 30305
Interested students are urged to go to the Consulate, with their resumes.
1680 Clairmont Place NE
Atlanta, GA 30329
Montclair is an elementary school whose student body is over 80% Hispanic. While there are a variety of positions in which the student may be placed, they most likely will either participate by tutoring students, or acting as translators during parent-teacher conferences.
Office of University-Community Partnership, Emory University
Project SHINE is a national service-learning initiative that builds partnerships among community colleges, universities and community based organizations to benefit immigrants, refugees, and college students. Project SHINE links college students with immigrants and refugees seeking to learn English and navigate the complex path to U.S. citizenship. Students will assist adult Latin Americans with English acquisition and the process of naturalization. This entails tutoring English and U.S. history that is needed for the citizenship exam. Students work with teachers of ESL classes at Dekalb Technical College and Clarkston International Bible Church.
4151 Memorial Drive #205
Decatur, GA 30032
Students will have the opportunity to work in a variety of different areas, including; community outreach, employment services, education and youth programs, and resettlement efforts.
424 Decatur Street
Atlanta, GA 30312
Saint Joseph's Mercy Care Services provides healthcare, education, and social services to the poor and underserved. There is a referral program that helps patients who have no insurance or are uninsured find access to specialized medicine. There are outreach clinics that serve the homeless population of Atlanta. There are possibilities to help with education and social service. Internship opportunities at Mercy Care vary depending on what is needed.
4360 Powers Ferry Road
Atlanta, GA 30327
Generally, students help with English as a Second Language (ESL) classes, acting as a classroom aide. There are numerous creative possibilities within the ESL framework, and the ESL Lead Teacher is willing to work with individual students to create special projects.
1010 Hilburn Drive
Atlanta, GA 30316
The Teaching and Learning Initiative for Central America is an organization dedicated to expanding access to basic educational materials and promoting international educational partnerships that will improve the overall access to education throughout Central America. The vision of TALICA is to facilitate life-long learning by providing materials to local community and/or public school libraries in Central America. Establishing these centers, which will celebrate the value of learning, will increase the likelihood of students attending and completing basic educational requirements. Students work in the Atlanta office, in such areas as public relations, communication and fundraising, data entry and preparation of donated books (preparing for distribution), website update, and development of a volunteer program.
1901 Century Boulevard
Atlanta, GA 30345
Students will provide interpretation services for about 8 hours a week in order to reach out to area families in need. We are looking for someone to come 1-2 days for a set time every week, sometime between the hours of 8am-5pm. It would most likely involve face to face interpretation with minimal phone calls involved.
The Good Samaritan Monday night clinic is currently looking for Spanish speaking volunteers to translate for doctors and patients. The Good Samaritan is a not-for profit community health clinic aimed at serving the uninsured working poor. Emory medical students and physicians staff a clinic every other Monday afternoon from 4:00 to 9:00 and one Saturday morning a month from 9:00-12:00. The majority of our patients are Spanish speaking and we would like to have 2-3 undergraduates at each clinic to facilitate patient interviews and exams. Additionally, we usually have one or two Portuguese speaking patients. Volunteers must be conversational in Spanish and/or Portuguese.
Please LL Kathryn West if you are interested or have any questions.