#SpanIntern Spotlight

Jonathan Perez Leyva (Spanish and Public Health) did his internship at the Women's Clinic at Banner University Medical Center.


Internships give students the opportunity to gain valuable applied experience and to focus on and solidify their professional goals and career paths and they give sponsoring organizations the opportunity to guide and evaluate talent.

“My internship this semester has given me the opportunity to immerse myself in the two subjects I am studying at U of A: Spanish and law. I am so grateful to have had this opportunity because it has shown me the ropes of the illegal immigration judicial process while allowing me to see Spanish being spoken in the real world. It has made me discover a new found interest that I am excited to continue to explore in the future.” (Reilly Cunnington, Politics, Econ & Law and Spanish)

Benefits for you

For their internships, students have career-oriented learning outcomes designed in cooperation with their faculty advisor and site supervisor. In addition to specialized projects, students experience:

"I learned a lot from my internship by going above and beyond with the amount and quality of the work assigned. Concepts that I was learning in the classroom were brought out in the internship which was really rewarding because I was able to see how they are used in real life. Best decision this semester was taking part in this internship because it opened a lot of opportunities for me as a student and future public health professional.” (Veronica Lugo, Public Health and Spanish double major)

Students can review and choose from a list of possible sites for their internships but could suggest sites of interest to them. 

Steps to get an internship

Watch this video (2:45 min), and then make an appointment with Dr. Cornide at

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