Through an ethnic studies-related internship or off-campus experience, students gain hands-on experience with other racial or ethnic communities. The internship or experience may be completed in ethnic communities elsewhere in the United States or in study and research in ancestral communities or multi-ethnic communities outside the United States.
Upon returning to Albion, students schedule an appointment with ethnic studies faculty and submit an evaluation and journal report describing their experience and how it has enhanced their multicultural understanding of the world.
Students, working in consultation with the program chair, are encouraged to explore a variety of options for the internship experience.
Knowledge of ethnic traditions and ethnic relations is sought after in many fields, including but not limited to politics, social services, business, law, medicine, and psychology-related careers. This demand recognizes both that America is an increasingly multicultural society and that business people and professionals need to know these multiple groups in order to serve them better.
The Department of Ethnic Studies and Career and Internship Center look forward to assisting students as they consider options to pursue after their Albion careers.
The Albion College Department of Ethnic Studies is located on the second floor of Robinson Hall. Contact the department at 517/629-0396 or through the form below.
What you’ll study.
Examine factors that account for the creation and maintenance of ethnic identity. Understand ethnic relations—and the development of ethnic stereotypes and prejudice. And explore the specific histories, values, and contributions of the country's many constituent groups. You'll work to identify the prejudices and assumptions that have shaped traditional scholarship and academic disciplines and to correct these biases. Majors and minors.
What you’ll do.
Get hands-on experience in ethnic communities here or abroad. Study and research in ancestral or multiethnic communities. As an ethnic studies major, you'll complete an internship that enhances your multicultural understanding of the world. Off-campus opportunities.
Where you’ll go.
Here, you'll build knowledge that works for you. A critical understanding of ethnic traditions and relations is sought after by many fields. Whether you go into politics or medicine, you'll be ready to contribute to an increasingly multicultural society. Potential career paths.