Internship Opportunities

COMMUNICATIONS INTERNSHIP

Intern Description:
Want to make a difference in a girl’s life? Help Hispanic girls succeed by volunteering with
Latinitas. Become a Communications Intern and help girls build confidence and skills.
Latinitas is a non-profit agency dedicated to empowering Latina youth through media. We
publish LatinitasMagazine.org, a first bilingual webzine by and for U.S. Hispanic girls. We
host after-school clubs and outreach programs which help girls express themselves through
media. We are seeking talented individuals to volunteer for our busy communications
committee. Communications Interns will have a unique opportunity to learn about non-profit
public affairs through hands-on activities and exposure to a wide range of activities and
projects.

This department requires volunteer interns to help further the public image of the agency
and to help create wider exposure in the Austin & El Paso, Texas area. We have plenty of
opportunities to fill your portfolio while having a lot of fun and helping girls at the same
time! We offer meaningful and fulfilling experience for several interests and academic
backgrounds. This position is recommended for students with a major in communications or
business. Within our communications department, we offer the following intern positions:
fundraising, public relations, web design, graphic design, editorial, photography, eventplanning,
multimedia, advertising and marketing.

Intern Requirements:
This position requires 10-15 hours of work per week. Hours and days of work are flexible.
Interns are encouraged to gain experience and skills geared toward their interests! We offer
for-credit internships. This is a non-paid intern position, but the experience is priceless.
The ideal intern will possess excellent written and verbal communication skills. Interns
should be enthusiastic, organized, resourceful, and creative. We are looking for a self-starter
who is able to work independently and is willing to take advantage of this
opportunity to develop their professional skills.
Bilingual volunteers are encouraged to apply. Interns must be computer literate,
demonstrating proficiency with Microsoft Office and internet navigation. Website and
graphic design experience is a plus. Training will be given as necessary.

Project Outline:

  • Editorial: Write feature stories for online & print publication.
  • Marketing/Advertising: Help develop & implement marketing & advertising plan.
  • Public Relations: Update media contact list, write press releases for upcoming events pitch story ideas to reporters and monitor media coverage.
  • Fundraising: Assist with raising funds through special events & sponsorships.
  • Graphic/ Web Design: Design promotional materials & update website.
  • Photography: Develop stock photography, cover events, & create photo essays.
  • Event Planning: Aid in organizing conferences and special events.
  • Multimedia: Create video, audio and flash projects for web publication.

Location: Internship positions are available in Austin & El Paso, TX
Job Type: Part-Time Volunteer Intern (10+ hours per week)
Salary: unpaid; volunteer internship (college credit – optional)

To apply for an internship, complete our online internship application.


GIRL EMPOWERMENT INTERNSHIP

Latinitas, the nonprofit dedicated to empowering the next generation of young Latina leaders to reach their fullest potential, is currently recruiting Girl Empowerment Fellows. Through the Girl Empowerment Fellowship, female college students gain leadership experience, develop communication skills, build media expertise, practice public speaking skills and learn presentation and facilitation techniques. Our girl empowerment fellows share their talents and utilize these skills as they serve as role models and mentors in creating and leading girl empowerment programs for pre-teen and teen girls enrolled in Latinitas.

Responsibilities include:
• Organizing a girl empowerment conference
• Developing and implementing girl empowerment curriculum
• Creating a leadership training program
• Facilitating girl talk presentations in the community
• Leading after-school clubs, workshops or summer camps
• Mentoring Latina youth
• Developing collaborations with local youth organizations
• Hosting special events for youth
• Planning and implementing a spring break camp for Latinitas
• Organizing field trips and guest speakers
• Garnering in-kind and financial support for events

Intern Requirements:
This position requires 10 hours of work per week. Must be available at least two afternoons (4-6pm) a week. We offer
for-credit internships. This is a non-paid intern position, but the experience is priceless. The ideal intern will possess excellent interpersonal communication skills. Prior experience working with youth is preferred. Interns should be enthusiastic, organized, resourceful, and creative. We are looking for a self-starter who is able to work independently and is willing to take advantage of this opportunity to develop their professional skills. Bilingual volunteers are encouraged to apply. Training will be given as necessary.

Location: Internship positions are available in Austin & El Paso, TX
Job Type: Part-Time Volunteer Intern (10-20 hours per week)
Salary: unpaid position (college credit – optional)

To apply for an internship, complete our online internship application.

 

EDITORIAL & MULTIMEDIA INTERNSHIP

Job Description:
LatinitasMagazine.com is the first digital magazine by and for Latina youth. Latinitas is a dedicated to being a strong voice for young Latinas, telling the stories of our community and serving as a forum for self-expression. This national award-winning online magazine is currently recruiting college interns to serve as magazine writers and editors of our on-line magazine. From quinces to fashion, advice to volunteering, college to mentoring, dating to entertainment, and wellness to culture, Latinitas focuses on topics related to being a Latina teen today with a Latina power theme. College students who are interested in developing their writing and multimedia skills and getting published in LatinitasMagazine.com are invited to apply.

Duties include:
-Commit 10 hours per week
-Submit regular feature stories
-Maintain a regular blogs on mylatinitas.com
-Participate in monthly surveys on mylatinitas.com to give us ideas for future topics
-Actively participate in our online community (post comments, respond to forum questions)
-Participate in conference calls or skype calls with the Latinitas team
-Assist with editing the work of peers
-Create multimedia projects for mylatinitas (videos, podcasts, photo essays, slideshows)
-Conduct interviews and gather quotes for feature stories
-Write advice columns
-Participate in writing contests
-Provide feedback on story ideas

Youth writers are selected through an application process.

Intern Requirements: If you are interested in a career in media or journalism, want to build your writing skills, want to make a difference and want to get published, then this is the perfect opportunity for you.We have plenty of opportunities to fill your portfolio while having a lot of fun and helping girls at the same time! We offer meaningful and fulfilling experience for several interests and academic backgrounds. This position is recommended for students with a major in journalism, English or communications. We offer for-credit internships. This is a non-paid intern position, but the experience is priceless. The ideal intern will possess excellent written and verbal communication skills. Interns should be enthusiastic, organized, resourceful, and creative. We are looking for a self-starter who is able to work independently and is willing to take advantage of this opportunity to develop their professional skills. Bilingual volunteers are encouraged to apply. Interns must be computer literate, demonstrating proficiency with Microsoft Office and internet navigation. Video editing, photography, Website and graphic design experience is a plus. Training will be given as necessary.

Location: This position can be done remotely.  Must have regular access to email and available for conference calls/ skype meetings.
Job Type: Volunteer Intern (10 hours per week)
Salary: volunteer internship (college credit – optional)

To apply for an internship, complete our online internship application.