Internship: CUNY Dominican Studies Institute Summer 2023

CUNY Dominican Studies Institute Summer 2023 Internship Opportunity


June 2023 to August 2023


Fully in-person


The City College of New York
160 Convent Avenue
New York, NY 10031

Application deadline

April 30, 2023, by 11:59 PM

Notification date

May 10, 2023

The Summer Internship Program typically begins in June and ends in August, with flexibility to meet the needs and requirements of students and their home institutions. All interns must commit to at least four weeks and cannot exceed 35 hours of work per week. International students are welcome to apply but must make their own visa and travel arrangements.


Application deadline is April 30, 2023  

CUNY DSI’s Summer Internship Program provides graduate and undergraduate students with meaningful research experience in the field of Dominican Studies. Participants work collaboratively and under the guidance of CUNY DSI scholars from the Institute’s Research Unit and Dominican Library and Archives.

While at CUNY DSI, summer interns immerse themselves in foundational Dominican Studies texts, develop a research agenda, and refine a comprehensive research project. Throughout their time at the Institute, they will have access to our specialized library catalog and one-of-a-kind archival collections, as well as the support of our expert staff in the Dominican Library and Archives. While developing their research project, summer interns receive guidance and feedback from a small array of researchers focusing on Dominican/Latino Studies, including Director and Professor, Dr. Ramona Hernández.

Application Process

  1. Complete online application
  2. Upload submission materials:
  • Resume or curriculum vitae (CV)
  • A one-page cover letter discussing your interest in the program, what you hope to learn, and the kind of research you are interested in pursuing
Application form

Additional Summer Opportunity 1: Opening the Archives, Dominican Republic at CUNY DSI

This year, from the pool of applicants to the Summer Internship Program, two will be selected to participate in the Opening the Archives, Dominican Republic program (OTA-DR), a collaboration between Brown University and the CUNY Dominican Studies Institute. This program brings together students from both institutions to spend 4 to 6 weeks during the summer at the National Archives in Washington, D.C. While there, students learn about the rules and procedures of the Archives and work to make archival materials available to the public.

If you are applying for a summer internship, and are interested in the OTA-DR program, please indicate so on the online application form. Selected students are provided a stipend to cover travel and housing while in Washington, D.C.

Additional Summer Opportunity 2: Creating Digital Projects on Manifold

Beginning this year, students will have the opportunity to create digital projects on Manifold, CUNY’s digital publishing platform, under the guidance of Robin Miller, Open Educational Technologist at The Graduate Center Digital Initiatives.


Please email Jayson Castillo at

Financial aid

The CUNY DSI Summer Internship Program has limited funding available to provide stipends to accepted students. Accepted students are highly encouraged to pursue outside funding such as scholarships, fellowships, and Federal Work Study because not all students will receive financial support. If a Federal Work Study award is granted, students must inform their financial aid office that they would like to work at the CUNY Dominican Studies Institute so that a work agreement can be made between CUNY DSI and the home institution.