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Center for Latino Community Health Internship

We are not accepting applications at this time. Please check with us again at the end of this semester.

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:

  • Familias Saludables I Healthy Families Obesity Prevention
  • Tobacco Education & Cessation
  • Comprando Rico y Sano Evaluation and Data Entry
  • Type 2 Diabetes Self-Management Formative Research

Application Deadline: Wednesday, May 20, 2020

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 Diana Aguirre for questions or application.

Online Application

ÁNDALE Latino Research Training Program

The Advancing Nutrition Development through Alliance for Education and Leadership (ÁNDALE) Latino Research Training Program aims to train fifty (50) underrepresented undergraduate students in Latino nutrition and disease prevention, enhance their professional development, and engage them in research with a faculty mentor in an effort to better prepare them to enter graduate school or the workforce. For more information about the program, please visit the ÁNDALE Latino Research Training Program webpage.

Program Dates: August 2020 – October 2020

Apply to the Program

Student Selection Criteria

  • Over the age of 18
  • Junior or senior standing
  • Health science, nutrition, or kinesiology major
  • Minimum 3.0 cumulative GPA
  • Able to commit to a 40 hour one-week training in August and 10 hours per week for 9 weeks during the semester
  • Interested in Latino nutrition and disease prevention

Special consideration will be given to students who are first generation educated, have financial need, with disabilities, or from ethnic minority groups. Ten students will be selected each year.


Deadline to apply: May 20th, 2020

The complete application package must include: 

  • Complete Undergraduate Research Fellow Application Form.
  • Unofficial Transcripts from all schools attended.
  • One (1) letter of recommendation from a faculty or advisor (submitted by the faculty/advisor via this Qualtrics Link).
  • A Personal Statement (500 words)
    • Tell us why you are interested in receiving training in Latino nutrition and disease prevention.
    • Describe your interest in engaging in public health research. What do you expect to learn?
    • How will participating in the ÁNDALE Latino Training Program help your future education and/or career goals?
  • Resume (1-2 pages) including college(s) attended, community service/volunteer and work experiences, and extracurricular activities.


Avanzando through College

Avanzando through College is a learning community to support incoming Latino students in their first and second years of college at CSULB. The program helps students navigate the higher education system @ the Beach and provides skill-building for educational success to save time and money. The scholarship consists of 14 two-hour skill-building workshops over a one year period.


We are not accepting applications at this time.



Avanzando uses a culturally tailored curriculum created by UnidosUS. The program is open to incoming first-year, second year and transfer students Latinx students. Admission preference is given to students who are the first generation in their families to attend college in the US.

Student Support

Through team-building activities, monthly workshops, and events, students:

  • Learn about support services relevant to their experiences.
  • Get to know a great group of people.
  • Develop skills and knowledge to better navigate the college-going experience.
  • Identify new opportunities.
  • Pay it forward to the CSULB campus by supporting Salud es Cultura day.


Workshops are structured around discussion and group learning, covering important skills and offering advice related to college life, including:

  • Building relationships.
  • Mental health awareness.
  • Studying skills.
  • Time management.
  • Financial awareness.
  • After completing each semester in the program, students receive a stipend to support their educational expenses.

ÁNDALE Scholars Program

We are not accepting applications at this time.

The USDA funded program titled Advancing Nutrition Development through Alliances for Education and Leadership – ÁNDALE Scholars Program. The goal of ÁNDALE is to help increase the number of highly qualified graduates in the nutrition and health science fields, and serve as a model for replication at other CSU campuses. Scholars will be prepared to be competitive for graduate-level degrees and careers in these fields to ultimately increase the number of culturally and linguistically competent scientists and professionals. The program is for junior level or entering transfer level undergraduate students, who are multicultural, first-generation-educated, and majoring in nutrition, health sciences, or kinesiology.

Program Dates: August 2019 – July 2020

How to Apply:

Complete Application Packet includes:

  1. Online Application
  2. Unofficial Transcripts from all schools attended in PDF or Microsoft Word
  3. One (1) letter of recommendation from a faculty or program director (emailed to Natalia Gatdula at  or hand-delivered/mailed in a signed, sealed envelope).
  4. Resume (1 – 2 pages) in PDF or Microsoft Word
  5. A Personal Statement (500 words) in PDF or Microsoft Word
    1. In your opinion, what is a major health or public health problem facing your community? Why is it important to address the problem?
    2. Describe your interest in engaging in public health research. What do you expect to learn?
    3. How will participating in the ÁNDALE Scholars Program help your future education and/or career goals?

Students who are selected for the program will receive the opportunity to:

  • Participate in one-on-one mentoring with a faculty member in their major
  • Participate in monthly learning communities for professional development
  • Promote the research opportunities and trainings
  • Increase capacity for students to apply research, nutrition knowledge, and kinesiology in professional settings

ÁNDALE Online Application

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