Summer Internship: Cross Cultural Leadership Program (CCLP)

The Cross-Cultural Leadership Program (CCLP) engages students in real-world applications of their academic studies through summer service learning in Chicago, Los Angeles, and Washington, D.C. Students in this three-credit, eight-week summer course will be immersed in community-based and national organizations. They will also engage in critical study related to their service learning in a class led by an ILS professor. To promote full immersion in this service-learning experience, students will not be placed in their home communities.

2018 CCLP Interns


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Anne Marie Radzik, ‘19 • Alivio Medical Center 
Paige Curley, ‘20 • Illinois Coalition for Immigrant and Refugee Rights
Iesha Magallanes, ‘20 • Latino Policy Forum        
Rocio Monreal Avina, ‘21 • The Resurrection Project        
Diane Lee, ‘20 • Casa Maravilla, Senior Programs


Los Angeles

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Jisel Gomez, ‘21 • Clinica Romero
Julia Allpow, ‘20 • Self Help Graphics 
Maria Orellana Muniz, ‘20 • Homeboy Industries
Stefania Pulido, ‘20 • United Farm Workers Foundation (UFWF), Health   
Cindy Giron, ‘20• United Farm Workers Foundation (UFWF), Immigration 
Savanna Morgan, ’20 • Self-Help Graphics


Washington, D.C.

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Stacy Manirique, ‘21 • Unidos U.S. (NCLR)
Aaron Benavides, ‘21 • U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops: Hispanic Ministry
Karla Burgos-Moron, ’19 • U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops: Migration & Refugee Services (Anti-Trafficking)  
Jess Pulido, ‘19 • Hispanic Association on Corporate Responsibility (HACR)




Service Sites

Scholarship Support Provided for All CCLP Students:
  • Free Housing

  • $1,100 stipend for food and bus/train pass

  • $2,500 scholarship toward student account in the fall

  • All materials for 3-credit course

  • Travel to and from Chicago, Los Angeles or Washington, D.C. based on need and available program funding.

Academic Requirements:
  • Attend three orientation sessions in the spring semester prior to summer service learning course.

  • Register for a three-credit course. Credit is granted in the fall following completion of the summer service learning course. For students studying abroad in the fall, credit will be conferred in the spring.

  • Read all course books and course packet articles.

  • Keep a journal.

  • Participate in class sessions with professor and other students.

  • Final presentation of your experience at end of summer service learning course to other students, faculty, community members, and alumni of Notre Dame.

  • Write synthesis paper at the end of the course.

  • Participate in all follow up activities in fall following summer service learning course such as exit interview, video, and open house for future potential applicants.

For more information about CCLP please contact Idalia (Laly) Maldonado, 574-631-3672 or