Careers - Spanish

Students with this major have completed internships and/or jobs at:

  • U.S. Congressional Offices
  • Heifer International
  • Celebrity Consulting
  • U.S. Department of Defense
  • Unite for Sight
  • Gifford, Thompson & Bright Law Firm (and other law firms)
  • U.S. Senate Offices
  • Various Court Systems
  • NARAL Pro-Choice America
  • American Friends Service Committee
  • Various Public and Private Schools
  • Non-profit organizations teaching English abroad

Great positions for students with this major:

  • Paralegal/Lawyer
  • Legislative Staff
  • Bilingual Case Manager
  • Educational Consultant
  • Court Interpreter
  • Social Worker
  • Translator
  • Teacher
  • Diplomat
  • Research Associate
  • Advocate
  • Project Manager

Online Resources:

  • Modern Language Association
    Check out the MLA’s Graduate Education and the Job Search section for career guidance.
  • American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages
    The ACTFL has an excellent Career Center page with job postings, guidance, and workshops.
  • Idealist
    Find internships and jobs at non-profits organizations in other countries or in the United States.
  • Teach English Abroad
    The Transitions Abroad website offers several articles and guides to teaching ESL abroad, as well as a links page of the best ESL overseas teaching programs.
  • Occupational Outlook Handbook
    Maintained by the U.S. Department of Labor, this online database gives a detailed description of various fields/occupations including interpreters & translators, social scientists, teachers, and international business consultants.
  • Spotlight on Careers (connect though LyonNet)
    Search for 'Spanish' - find career profiles, internship opportunities, and educational resources.
  • Vault Online Career Library (connect through LyonNet)
    Provides career summaries and guidance for internships, interviewing, resume and cover letter writing.

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Helpful Advisors:

  • Career Advisors and Peer Career Assistants at the CDC are here to help you find jobs and internships, improve your resume and cover letters, and access online and print resources. Contact the CDC for an appointment.
  • Alumnae who studied this major or are working in the industry can provide valuable guidance when considering career options, including internships, jobs, and graduate school. Find alums through the Alumnae Association Member Directory.
  • Your professors are an excellent resource for advice on career questions in their field of expertise.