Crimson Cup Internship Opportunity for Spanish Majors/Minors

October 26, 2017
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The Center for Languages, Literatures and Cultures is excited to offer a unique undergraduate internship program with Crimson Cup. This is an opportunity for Spanish majors and minors with an interest in agriculture, anthropology, and cultural studies to gain an understanding into the coffee industry with a possible entry-level position upon graduation.


The CLLC/Crimson Cup Internship provides a Spanish major or minor an opportunity to learn about the coffee industry in general and responsible sourcing practices in particular. The student will bring language and cultural knowledge about Latin America to Crimson Cup. Crimson Cup, in turn, will provide opportunities for the student to serve as an interpreter and cultural broker between Spanish-speaking farmers and Crimson Cup officials. In addition, Crimson Cup will offer the student an opportunity to become familiar with sustainable relationship and responsible sourcing practices in a corporate setting.


The student will enroll in an independent study course Spanish 4501 Advanced Spanish for the Professions for three credit hours. The student will meet with the faculty advisor (Dr. Glenn Martinez) on a bi-weekly basis to reflect on the internship experience and to provide written reports of internship activities. At the end of the semester, the student will submit a portfolio consisting of written reflections, best practices, and a glossary of Spanish terms utilized in the coffee industry.


The student intern will be expected to provide 5-10 hours of service each week at Crimson Cup and provide a copy of the learning portfolio to Crimson Cup for use by future interns. Compensation is $12/hr.

To apply, click here.


Columbus, Ohio coffee roaster Crimson Cup Coffee & Tea is Roast magazine’s 2016 Macro Roaster of the Year. Since 1991, Crimson Cup has roasted sustainably sourced specialty and craft coffee in small batches, which it sells directly to consumers and as wholesale coffee beans. The company also teaches entrepreneurs to run successful coffee houses through its coffee franchise alternative program, which includes a coffee shop business plan. Crimson Cup coffee is available through a community of more than 350 independent coffee houses, grocers, college and universities, restaurants and food service operations across 29 states, Guam and Bangladesh, as well as the company’s own Crimson Cup Coffee Houses.