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Graduate Student Involvement

The Center for Inclusion and Multicultural Engagement is dedicated to serving all including our diverse graduate student population. These are some of the ways the center works to provide community, resources, and education to graduate students: Space to build community: our community-specific offices, Asian Pacific Islander Desi Student Engagement, Black Student Engagement, Hispanic-Latinx Student Engagement, and LGBTQ+ Student Engagement; are open to graduate students to utilize as social and/or study spaces. Graduate student organizations may also reserve them free of charge to host programs, socials, and events.

Reserve a Room

Internships and Practicum Opportunities: The Center for Inclusion and Multicultural Engagement has internship and practicum opportunities for graduate students interested in gaining experience around issues of diversity, inclusion, equity, and social justice. Examples of positions in the Center include Coordinator of first-year student success initiatives such as PODEMOS and PAACT, intern for the Gatorship Social Justice Retreat, practicum student for the University Multicultural Mentor Program, and summer intern for The Center for Inclusion & Multicultural Engagement.

Opportunities will be listed below as they become available.

Become a Mentor: Pursue mentorship opportunities through first-year immersion programs sponsored by the different offices in the Center such as Hispanic-Latinx Student Engagement’s PODEMOS program and Black Student Engagement’s PAACT program.

For more information on PODEMOS or to complete an application to become a mentor, contact PODEMOS Coordinator, at podemos@ufsa.ufl.edu.

For more information on PAACT and how to become a PAACT Peer Leader, Please contact PAACT Coordinators. 

Learn about PAACT

Graduate Assistantships: The Center for Inclusion and Multicultural Engagement offers graduate students a chance to become graduate assistants at one of our four community-specific offices. Please contact our area directors to inquire about assistantship availability.
Apply for an Assistantship

Additional Campus Resources and Student Organizations

The Office of Graduate Diversity Initiatives: The Office of Graduate Diversity Initiatives (OGDI) is a function of the Graduate School dedicated to the recruitment and retention of underrepresented graduate students. This includes increasing the number of UF graduate students from underrepresented ethnic/racial populations, low-income or first-generation college students, as well as advancing and promoting professional development for all graduate students at the University of Florida.

Graduate Student Organizations