Category Archives: Cross-Cultural Work

Charlotte Underwood, Houston Museum of Natural Science

Internship at the Houston Museum of Natural Science By: Charlotte Underwood chun0119970@gmail.com The internship I participated in was a fantastic learning experience. I was working at the Houston Museum of Natural Science, behind the scenes doing the work that most people would find boring: the research. Archaeology isn’t all digging up pottery and bones; to […]


Caroline McCallum, Indigenous Cultures Institute

Internship at the Indigenous Cultures Institute: The Importance of Religion and Repatriation INTRODUCTION I conducted an internship with the Indigenous Cultures Institute during the Fall 2016 semester, working as their Repatriation Project Intern. On September 6th, 2016, the Miakan – Garza band was approved for reburial grounds in the City of San Marcos. This was […]


Nelly Hernandez, UT MD Anderson Cancer Research Center

Internship at University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Research Center: Reaching Latino Families to increase Physical Activity and Healthy Eating Nelly Hernandez During the fall semester of 2016, I was part of the internship program at the University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center in Houston. I worked on a research project known as “Tu […]


Jesus Hernandez, American Gateways

Gang violence is a persistent problem for Mexican and Central American, Spanish-speaking individuals. This problem has caused an increase in the number of individuals applying for asylum. Blake (2012) states, “According to the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR), from 2009 to 2011, the number of asylum applications from Mexico in the United States […]


Amy Oakes, Refugee Services of Texas

Refugee Services of Texas (RST) is a non-profit organization that works with Church World Service, Episcopal Migration Ministries, and the U.S. Committee of Refugees and Immigrants to provide services for refugees, asylees, human trafficking survivors, and other displaced people in an attempt to help them regain their self-sufficiency in their resettlement in the United States. […]