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Developing the Next Generation of Immigrant Scholars

We know the power of networks and the value of meaningful internship experiences. We also know that academic and research opportunities are much harder for scholars of color to acquire, due to years of systematic racial privileging and institutional exclusion. LZC is growing the field of immigrant scholars* through a paid Immigrant Scholar Internship Program, our annual summer program designed to offer students with lived experience in immigrant families or communities the opportunity to work on LZC studies and inform the direction of the Center. Separately from the Immigrant Scholar Internship Program, we accept students seeking fellowship or internship placements with LZC on a limited basis.

*The Leah Zallman Center defines “immigrant scholar” as a person who has lived experience in immigrant families or communities.

Immigrant Scholar Internship Program

The Leah Zallman Center (LZC) Immigrant Scholar Internship Program is designed to offer immigrant scholars the opportunity to participate in LZC studies and inform the direction of the Center. We aim to fill three paid slots every summer so that we have a consistent cohort of bachelor’s/associate’s, master’s, and doctoral students working together at the Center. We work closely with interns to provide opportunities to develop their career and research interests through local and national educational and engagement opportunities, mentorship, supervision, and meaningful project work. This program is generously funded by private donations to the Leah Zallman Center.

We are now accepting applications for Summer 2024. Please click on the links below for more information, including how to apply. We will review applications on a rolling basis until March 15, 2024.

Current Interns and Fellows

Abhirupa Dasgupta, MPH

2023-2024

Predoctoral Fellow

Past Interns and Fellows

Anika Kumar, PhD '26

2023 Summer Cohort

Immigrant Scholar Intern

Anthony Rumbos-Perez, BA '26

2023 Summer Cohort

Immigrant Scholar Intern

Vilma Uribe, PhD '26

2023 Summer Cohort

Immigrant Scholar Intern

Meriam Zegeye, BA '24

Winter 2023

Intern

Jenane Arian, MPH

2022 Fall Cohort

Immigrant Scholar Intern

Lisaury Diaz, BA

2022 Fall Cohort

Immigrant Scholar Intern

Nicole Restrepo, MPH

Fall 2022

Intern

Jonathan Jacob, PhD '26

2022 Fall Cohort
2022 Summer Cohort

Immigrant Scholar Intern

Anisha Erasani, BS

2022 Summer Cohort

Immigrant Scholar Intern

Maya Singh, MPP

2022 Summer Cohort

Immigrant Scholar Intern

Patricia Mello Ferrao, PhD, MPH

2022

Intern