Summer Internship Program

CUNY Dominican Studies Institute
Summer Internship Program, 2021



As we approach Spring Break, CUNY DSI is accepting applications for the Research Unit’s 2021 Summer Internship Program.

The Dominican Studies Institute of the City University of New York (CUNY DSI) is the nation's first university-based research institute devoted to the study of people of Dominican descent in the United States and other parts of the world. CUNY DSI's mission is to produce and disseminate research and scholarship about people of Dominican descent, and about the Dominican Republic.

Offered remotely this year, the Summer Internship Program is open to undergraduate and graduate students from around the world interested in Dominican Studies. Interns will have the opportunity to work under the tutelage of CUNY DSI scholars and the team of experts at the CUNY DSI Library and Archives.


The 2021 Summer Internship Program typically begins in June and ends in August, with room for flexibility to meet the needs and requirements of the students and their institution. All students are expected to intern at CUNY DSI for a minimum of four weeks and a maximum of 35 hours per week.

Interns are expected to work on two projects during their time with CUNY DSI. One is of your own choosing, which may be related to a research project that is part of your school. This project may rely on digital resources from the Dominican Archives and Dominican Library. The second project will be related to a research project currently undertaken by the CUNY DSI Research Unit. This project could be individually assigned or may be carried out as part of a group under the guidance of the CUNY DSI Director, Dr. Ramona Hernández.

Application Process

- Complete online application
- Please submit the following documents with your application:

  • A resume and/or CV (curriculum vitae); and
  • A Cover Letter stating your major or possible/intended major, why you chose CUNY DSI, and what type of research you are interested in doing.

Application Deadline:

Applications are due May 3rd by 11:59pm.

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*This is an unpaid internship, though a small stipend may be available for some students who are accepted.  We highly encourage accepted students to pursue outside funding to cover their expenses. Such funding could be scholarships/fellowships or Federal Work Study awards. If granted a work study award, students should inform their financial aid office that they would like to work with the CUNY Dominican Studies Institute. Upon your school’s approval, an agreement between the home institution and CUNY DSI will be made in order to lay out the logistics.