Arte Público Press/Recovering the US Hispanic Literary Heritage welcomes two summer interns through the Bank of America Summer Internship Program. This program is a partnership between SERJobs and Bank of America to provide summer work experience for young professionals aged 16-24 who live in Houston. Arte Público Press is among several of the nonprofit organizations that have hosted summer interns.
Emily De Leon (Class of 2021) is a rising senior at YES Prep Northbrook High School. She is passionate about journalism and plans to study it in college. She applied to the Arte Público internship because she thought it would “be a great opportunity to gain work experience.”
Melany Cabrera (Class of 2021) is a rising senior at North Houston Early College High School (NHECHS). She is interested in becoming a lawyer to help underrepresented communities to obtain the rights they deserve. She applied to this internship to gain work experience for her future career path. After finding out that she was placed in this program she felt fortunate because she would have the opportunity “to learn about the history of my ancestors and could uncover information that would be beneficial to me as an inspiring lawyer.”
The two interns will collaborate on a US Latino Digital Humanities project. In 2019, The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation awarded a $750,000 grant to the University of Houston to establish a first-of-its-kind US Latino Digital Humanities Program in the College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences. The program will give scholars expanded access to a vast collection of written materials produced by Latinos and archived by the Recovering the US Hispanic Literary Heritage program and Arte Público Press, the nation’s largest publisher of contemporary and recovered literature by Hispanic authors from the United States.
To learn more about SER’s Bank of America Summer Internship Program, click here.
To learn more about SERJobs, please visit their website at: https://serhouston.org/.