External Opportunities

This information is provided as a service to the Latinx community of scholars. Please see below for the latest opportunities external to the association. For inquiries, please contact the advertising organization directly.

White House Initiative on Advancing Educational Equity, Excellence and Economic Opportunity for Hispanics

The White House Initiative on Advancing Educational Equity, Excellence and Economic Opportunity for Hispanics is creating a new White House Hispanic Initiative Leadership Program. Every semester/quarter – starting this Summer of 2023 – we want to invite a cohort of students and experienced professionals to serve with us and gain professional development experience in the White House Hispanic Initiative, which is housed within the U.S. Department of Education. Selected participants may serve either in Washington, D.C. if they are interested and able to join us physically – or can serve remotely from their home city in any U.S. state, Puerto Rico or U.S. territory.

While our White House Hispanic Initiative Leadership Program deadline was initially set for Friday, March 24, 2023, we will accept applications on a rolling basis and encourage candidates to apply as soon as possible.

There are also several job opportunities at the U.S. Department of Education listed below with deadlines soon approaching.

Please see and share details below – and let us know ASAP if you’ll be referring students, staff, faculty or federal employees to join us!


  • If you have questions or thoughts on ways we can collaborate, please contact us [email protected] and [email protected]. We are excited to launch this program to provide our community with federal experiences and will reach out to you again when we begin our recruitment for the Fall 2023 term.
  • If you hadn’t seen the note about our new leadership program yet, please take a quick moment now to subscribe to our email list-serv and follow us on Facebook and Twitter so you can receive our latest updates and opportunities.



Our office’s current summer term opportunities are available for U.S. citizens to serve as:

  • Student Volunteers: We are seeking undergraduate and graduate students from community colleges and 4-year institutions to apply to volunteer with us. These can be D.C.-based or virtual/remote opportunities.
  • Student Interns: If you are participating in a paid or school credit internship program through your campus or another program and are seeking a professional office placement, let us know if you’d like to be considered for a placement with the White House Hispanic Initiative office.
  • Intergovernmental Personnel Act (IPA) and Federal detailees: We are also seeking experienced professionals working in higher education institutions (including Hispanic-Serving Institutions), federally funded research centers, state/local/tribal governments, IPA-eligible non-profits, and federal agencies to join us on a temporary assignment.

In addition to offering opportunities to contribute to impactful projects related to our executive order goals, we will also be very intentional in this program about designing opportunities for the Summer cohort to engage in meaningful experiential learning activities related to their interests, participate in leadership development experiences and connect with inspiring leaders sparking impact for our nation.

 To apply:

  • Email [email protected] with your resume and a letter of interest – including a note on whether you’d like to serve in-person in Washington, D.C. or remotely and your available dates to serve.


Following are some additional federal opportunities you can share with your students and community:

  • The U.S. Department of Education and Federal agencies offer various paid and student volunteer roles. Follow the newly released intern portal and apply promptly if you see a vacancy that interests you. intern.usajobs.gov
  • Apply for federal career jobs (including direct hire jobs made available thanks to the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law) atusajobs.gov.
  • Apply for presidential appointments and paid White House internships and fellowships at whitehouse.gov/get-involved. Once you’ve applied, let us know of your interest by emailing your resume and a note on what you applied for to[email protected].
  • See our recap of federal career pathways: https://sites.ed.gov/hispanic-initiative/get-involved


National Association of Hispanic and Latino Studies 
International Conference of the Americas 
August 5-13, 2023 
Call for Papers 

The National Association of Hispanic and Latino Studies will host an international conference during the period of August 5-13, 2023. The conference will be held in Cartagena and Sucre, Colombia. Abstracts from all disciplines and fields of study are welcome. Topics may include, but are not limited to, health and human services, foreign policy, child trafficking, immigration, education, advancing women, bilateral-multicultural engagements, environment, labor laws, peace and security, HIV/AIDS, agricultural infrastructure, trade structures and other topics. 

The conference fee of $2,195 includes hotel accommodations, breakfasts, local transportation, technology support, mid-morning refreshments breaks, midday refreshment breaks, two lunch meals, several tours, conference registration and materials. 

The program fee does not include international airline travel. 

Forward abstracts by May 15, 2023 to: [email protected] 
Tel. +1-207-856-2800 

Supported by Universidad Autónoma de Centro América, Universidad de Cartagena, Governacion de Sucre, Universidad de Sucre, Universidad de Córdoba, CECAR, Universidad de Bellas Artes and Fondo Mexicano de Cultura. 

 Samantha Vargas Poppe, a consultant to the Lumina Foundation, seeks volunteers for key informant interviews to amplify efforts at HSIs or emerging HSIs to help students avoid or mitigate administrative holds resulting in limited access to registration or transcripts.

Recent research has established that roughly 6.6 million students have “stranded credits.” In this situation, a student can’t access credits earned due to debt at a previous institution resulting in a transcript hold. The practice disproportionately affects students of color and those from low-income families. Most institutions use holds, but there are few formal programs for helping students mitigate registration or transcript holds. Since HSIs have been at the forefront of student success efforts for Latinx students, it is a possibility that HSI officials are addressing this issue. 

Ideally, interviewees are an Administrator or other relevant staff from an HSI or an emerging HSI with responsibility for developing or implementing policies, procedures, or other efforts to help students address administrative holds or resulting stranded credits. Virtual interviews will last 45-60 minutes, and participants will receive a $50 Visa gift card. Please complete this short form or contact Samantha Vargas Poppe at [email protected] if interested.

 Announcing the 2023 Steps in the Scholar Journey Program! Please help share the announcement and encourage your colleagues to apply.

The University of Arizona welcomes current post-doctoral fellows from all disciplines to apply for the Steps in the Scholar Journey Program. This four-day, professional development program nurtures the pathway to the professorate in culturally meaningful and responsive ways. Sponsored by Faculty Affairs, Native American Advancement & Tribal Engagement, Native American Initiatives, and Hispanic Serving Institution (HSI) Initiatives in partnership with Postdoctoral Affairs and academic departments across campus, the Steps in the Scholar Journey Program is aimed at providing professional development for post-doctoral scholars to aid them in next step into the professorate.  Each scholar in this program will be connected with an Elder Scholar who is farther along in the academic journey, who will serve to guide and support them in a mentorship role through this program.


 The Program will prioritize those individuals whose work is aligned with the goals of the program and those who have a compelling personal connection to culturally meaningful journeys into the professorate, particularly among those underrepresented in their fields. Given the land grant mission of the University of Arizona there is a particular focus of this program to identify and support the future careers of scholars who have a connection with Native Nations.  Thirty (30) post-doctoral scholars will be chosen to participate. The University of Arizona will cover lodging, meals, and offer a stipend for travel accommodations.

Please contact Judy Marquez Kiyama ([email protected]) with any questions.


Important Dates
March 24, 2023 | Applications via Qualtrics due | APPLY HERE
March 27 - April 5, 2023 | Selection of Participants

April 14, 2023 | Notification of Participants

May 31 - June 3, 2023 | Program Dates


Hannah Meisels, a Counseling Psychology PhD student at the University of Denver working in Dr. Pat Garriott's Career and Educational Equity lab, is involved in a research study which aims to better understand first-generation college students’ experiences in counseling. The purpose of this study is to improve counseling and mental health services for first-generation college students in higher education. 
The study is seeking individuals to interview who (a) identify as a first-generation college student (i.e., students who do not have a parent who completed a bachelor’s degree), (b) are currently enrolled as an undergraduate student, and (c) have attended at least one session of counseling through a university affiliated service (e.g., university counseling center).
Participants will receive a $20 gift card as compensation for their participation in this interview. Involvement in the study will include a Zoom interview in which the participant will describe their experiences in counseling, as well as review transcripts of said interviews to ensure accuracy of their experiences.

To participate, go to  to https://udenver.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_eXWorYXxAgbmo9. The demographic survey will include informed consent, screening, and demographic questions, which will allow me to select participants who are suitable for this study. If you have any questions about the study, please do not hesitate to contact Dr. Garriott at [email protected]


How to qualify and solicit Medicaid?
Como calificar a y solicitar Medicaid?


Participants Needed for a language study

Research conducted by Haley Patterson, Spanish instructor and PhD candidate in Spanish Linguistics, University of Houston. This research study has been reviewed by the University of Houston Institutional Review Board.

Participants must be 18 or older, speak and write Spanish (English is optional), and currently live in the United States. Volunteers will complete a questionnaire about language use, and may also volunteer for a short interview. To participate or ask questions about the study, E-mail: [email protected]

Se necesitan participantes para un estudio sobre el uso del lenguaje
Investigación realizada por Haley Patterson, Instructora de español y candidata al doctorado en lingüística española, Universidad de Houston.

Los participantes deben tener18 años o más, hablar y escribir en español (el inglés es opcional), y vivir actualmente en los Estados Unidos.Los participantes completarán un cuestionario sobre el uso del lenguaje, y también pueden ofrecerse como voluntarios para una breve entrevista. para participar o hacer preguntas sobre el estudio, envíe un correo electrónico a [email protected]


Biden Administration Moves to Formalize DACA and Shield It From Legal Challenges

The Department of Homeland Security on Wednesday issued a final rule to transform the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals policy for more than 600,000 so-called Dreamers into a federal regulation. The rule, effective on October 31, will make the Obama-era policy, which has been governed by a 2012 memo for a decade, more difficult to reverse in court. Many Dreamers, people brought to the United States illegally as children, are students, and DACA has protected them from deportation. (CBS News, The Chronicle)

DACA Guide for Teachers

DACA Toolkit 


 Revised March 23, 2023