Internships with Dr. Baralt

Book Club internship – books and parent-reading guides for Miami-Dade culturally and linguistically diverse families

This internship is thanks to a partnership with the Children’s Trust of Miami-Dade and the Miami-Dade Family Learning Coalition. The student intern will work closely with Dr. Baralt to conduct focus groups with families in Miami to learn about their needs in helping their children to develop literacy skills while promoting bilingualism. This internship counts towards the Global Learning Medallion and is paid.

This year’s intern is: Nixandra Alexandre


Promoting successful black language learners

This internship is thanks to an NEH-funded grant for an HSI-HBCU collaboration awarded to Dr. Baralt. Black students are significantly underrepresented in foreign language learning and teaching spaces. Part of this has to do with the teaching materials that exist and teacher training. The student intern will work with Dr. Baralt to conduct interviews to learn about students’ and teachers’ needs, learn how to design more inclusive tasks, and work on a research article for publication. The intern will also present with Dr. Baralt and colleagues at a research conference; funding for the conference will be provided. This internship counts towards the Global Learning Medallion.

This year’s intern is: Amber Robinson


Children’s Books in Haitian Creole

This internship is thanks to a partnership with the Children’s Trust of Miami-Dade and the Miami-Dade Family Learning Coalition, with support from FIU LACC. The student intern will work with Dr. Melissa Baralt and Prof. Nic Andre in overseeing the children’s book writing program in Haitian Creole. There is a dearth of books written in Haitian Creole for children and we are changing this. This internship counts towards the Global Learning Medallion.

This internship is due to start next year. Details coming soon!


For more information, please contact Dr. Baralt: mbaralt@fiu.edu.