Spanish Minor

Communication is the heart of human interaction, from the workplace to connecting with neighbors. Studying Spanish opens countless doors and opportunities for you—spoken in more than 22 countries, Spanish also is the second most commonly spoken language in the US and the third most common language on the internet.

As a language in demand in nearly every profession or workplace, your Spanish ability makes you a promising candidate for employers seeking bilingual workers. Beyond the workplace, your classes will introduce you to Latinx movies, literature, advocacy, translation and more.

From Spanish 101 to independent research, Hamline's Spanish department offers a clear path to fluency and connection with the vibrant communities that speak it. The faculty and my fellow students empowered me to use my voice to speak, teach, and learn.

Nick Hill '20, legal studies and Spanish; of Sartell, Minnesota

Internships for Spanish students

We make sure you leave Hamline with work experience and Spanish language ability on your resume—and the opportunities are boundless. Whether you want to explore a career in translation, advocacy, education, or beyond, we have internship opportunities for you.

Examples of past Spanish student internships include:

  • Joyce Spanish Immersion School, language assistant and tutor
  • Comunidades Latinas Unidas en Servicio (CLUES), volunteer and community engagement advocate
  • The Language Banc, interpreter and translator
  • HACER, research assistant intern
  • International Institute of Minnesota, immigration services intern
  • Joyce Preschool, assistant teacher
  • The Arc Minnesota, HR intern
  • Solecito Preschool, intern
  • The Language Banc, intern
  • Minnesota Department of Health, intern

Explore career paths

Our innovative courses and one-on-one mentoring by faculty will give you the tools to succeed in a variety of jobs, such as:

  • Immigration paralegal
  • Doctor, nurse, or physician's assistant 
  • Spanish and Spanish immersion teacher
  • Forensic interviewer
  • Counselor
  • Marketing analyst

You can also put your degree to work in any number of fields, including:

  • International trade
  • Grassroots organizing
  • Digital media and marketing
  • Education
  • Infrastructure and development
  • Community outreach

Take your studies further with graduate school

Our graduates have gone on to graduate schools across the country in the pursuit of master’s and doctoral degrees. Examples of programs and schools include:

  • University of Minnesota
  • Mitchell-Hamline School of Law
  • New York University
  • Harvard University
  • University of St Thomas
  • University of Wisconsin
  • University of Oregon School of Law