CLAS Ambassadors

CLAS Ambassadors

Undergraduates currently enrolled or planning to enroll in a CLAS credential program (certificate/ related concentration) are welcome to apply. The recipient of the position will be required to work approximately fifteen hours per week during the fall and spring terms. In return, they will receive 50% in-state tuition compensation for each semester. The role of Student Ambassador is crucial to the center's academic program. This program is rewarding for the right candidate and will give the candidate experience asa well as strengthen their organizational skills, teamwork, independent work, creativity, and professionalism.  Deadline: Friday, April 15, 2022


CLAS Ambassadors will assist the Assistant Director for Academic Affairs with recruiting, orientation, and other aspects of the undergraduate programs in Latin American Studies. They will be asked to make classroom presentations about CLAS and to represent Latin American, Caribbean, and Latinx Studies at various events on campus. They will need to learn about the programs of the Center, respond to questions about the programs, and have an overall knowledge of the area studies programs offered across the University Center for International Studies. They must enjoy working with other undergraduates and be able to relate to their needs. Students will also be asked to create and administer innovative projects relating to the academics of the Center.


Ambasssadors will be required to work  at least 10 hours at the center (up to 20 hours with permission for the supervisor).  Note that the student ambassadors may be asked to work for a few hours on one or two Saturdays a semester.


  • ability to comfortably address large groups;
  • ability to relate to undergraduate students (previous work experience with undergraduates is a plus);
  • work in teams, as well as work independently;
  • strength in oral expression is especially important.

Preference will be given to those with:

  • proficiency in Spanish or Portuguese;
  • study abroad experience (especially in Latin America/the Caribbean);
  • multidisciplinary knowledge of Latin America;
  • solid progress toward the completion of a certificate in Latin American Studies.

NOTE: Only students who are enrolled in a credential with the Center for Latin American Studies will be considered for the position.


  • $12/hour pay rate;
  • a position of importance and respect, representing a Influential Center on Latin America.

Please make sure your email address and telephone numbers are provided on your documents so that you can be reached for an interview!

Apply HERE