Latin American, Latino and Caribbean Center | Student Employment

Student Employment

 Student-Employment Opportunity: Work Study at CCSU

The LALCC promotes the understanding and the appreciation of the historical, social, and cultural life of Latin American and Spanish-Speaking Caribbean societies as well as of Latinos in the United States. We do this via academic programs at CCSU, LALCC-sponsored research, community events and outreach, study-abroad support, international exchange, and student engagement and professional development.

The Center is located on the first floor of Willard-Diloreto Hall, RM D103, but currently all programming is virtual due to the pandemic. Subject to University guidelines, some on campus office hours may take place in the future. For more information contact: Mildred Guzman-Young at or Dr. Mary Ann Mahony at

Position: LALCC Student Workers—Work Study

Overall Expectations: The LALCC student employment program aims to provide students with the opportunity to learn about Latin America, Latino/a/x America, and the Caribbean, while developing skills that promote their long-term professional goals. Student workers support the Center’s mission under the supervision of the Director, the University Assistant, and the LALCC Committee Members and Chairs. Student employees must demonstrate an interest in Latin American, Latino, and Caribbean Studies. The ability to speak Spanish and/or Portuguese is a plus, as is experience with Excel, Word, PowerPoint, Publisher, WebEx, Teams and other videoconferencing platforms. Training on the Center’s programs and expectations of student employees will be provided.

Students are expected to maintain good academic standing while employed.

Duties may include:

  • _Assisting with the organization and running of ongoing programs: Mentoring Mondays, Talking Tuesdays, Working Group Wednesdays, Latina Leadership and Personal Development, Thursday Tertulia, or others.
  • _Assisting with the organization and delivery of conferences and other events via video- conference platforms.
  • _Assisting the coordinators of the academic programs associated with the Center.
  • _Preparing documents and maintaining databases.
  • _Staffing tables and registration desks during on-ground Center or University events.
  • _Light research, as requested by faculty and others engaged in LALCC related projects.
  • _Documenting the University’s resource collections on topics related to the Center.
  • _Answering calls, providing information to callers when possible, and taking messages for the LALCC University Assistant and Director.
  • _Picking up mail, scanning, copying, collating, and other office duties when the Center opens.
  • _Hanging campus flyers for event campaigns.
  • _Assisting with social media accounts, according to Center policy and guidelines.
  • _Utilizing your unique skills, interests, and expertise to make new contributions to the Center.


To Apply: Please send an e-mail outlining your qualifications and your availability, along with a resume, to LALCC Director Dr. Mary Ann Mahony ( and to LALCC University Assistant Mildred Guzman-Young (