Graduate Opportunities

The Center is seeking graduate and undergraduate interns from any discipline interested in health disparities research, graphic design, accounting, and social media. Strong Spanish skills are highly valued.

Internship Opportunities for the following projects:

  • Eat, Play, Go! Familias Saludables Obesity Prevention

A complete application includes:

  1. Complete Online Application
  2. Unofficial transcripts
  3. Personal statement describing your interest in serving as an undergraduate or graduate research assistant (500 words)
  4. Resume
  5. Must be completed entirely online and submitted by the deadline date

Email for questions about this application. 

The 2023 application deadline has passed. Please check back in Spring 2024 for the next cycle. 

Undergraduate and graduate students will have the opportunity to apply for an experiential learning fellowship. A total of 12 students (6 undergraduate and 6 graduate) from the departments of Nutrition, Health Science, and Kinesiology at CSULB will be trained in community-engaged research.

Orientation and training will be provided to selected research fellows to understand the contexts wherein nutrition and health related decisions and behaviors occur; followed by experiential, hands-on learning via community-engaged research with faculty and staff. Learn more about the project at the Eat, Play, Go! webpage here.

Student Selection Criteria

Undergraduate Required Qualifications

  1. Declared major in Nutrition, Health Science, and Kinesiology
  2. Minimum 3.0 GPA
  3. Junior or Senior standing
  4. Bilingual in English and Spanish (written and oral)

Graduate Required Qualifications

  1. Masters student in Nutrition, Health Science, and Kinesiology
  2. Bilingual in English and Spanish (written and oral)

Student Application

Email for questions about this application.

The application deadline has passed

The Leveraging Interdisciplinary Nutritional Knowledge (LINK) program aims to train underrepresented (UR) students in the food and human sciences professional and scientific workforce emphasizing Latino nutrition through outreach, mentoring, education, support services, research, and professional internships with community partners.

Scholar Eligibility Criteria

  • Enrolled in a nutrition, health science/public health, or kinesiology program;
  • Minimum 3.00 GPA;
  • Incoming CC transfer or Master's student;
  • U.S. citizen or national; and
  • Available for a one-year commitment with enrollment in at least 15 credit hours per semester.

Scholar Activities

  • Orientation and Training – One-week summer orientation and training, Dates: August 3 - 5, 8 & 9, 2022
  • Learning Community – Three-hour bi-monthly meetings to receive additional training, professional development, advising, and mentoring throughout the academic year.
  • Leadership Development – Participation and completion of the CSULB Leadership Academy. The Academy requires 6 workshops across one academic year focused on leadership, congruence and commitment, teamwork and communication, understanding conflict and restorative justice, ethical decision making and society, advocacy, and building communities. After completing the workshops, scholars will be required to complete a theory-to-practice reflection paper.
  • Research – Ten hours per week of applied research with a faculty mentor during the second semester of participation.
  • Summer Experiential Learning Placement (Externship) – Eight-week, 20-hour per week summer externship with identified government, non-profit, or private organizations to apply human nutrition knowledge in professional settings.


  • Complete LINK Fellowship Application on Qualtrics.
  • Unofficial Transcripts from all schools attended.
  • One (1) letter of recommendation from a current or former instructor, advisor, or supervisor.
  • A Personal Statement (500 words)
  • Describe why you are interested in receiving Latino nutrition and disease prevention training.
  • Describe your interest in engaging in public health research. What do you expect to learn?
  • Describe how participating in the LINK Program will help your future education and/or career goals.
  • Resume or CV (1 page), including college(s) attended, community service/volunteer and work experiences, and extracurricular activities.

*All documents should be legible and clean copies in either Microsoft Word or Adobe PDF. No pictures of transcripts.

The 2023 application deadline has passed.