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LATINITAS AUSTIN INTERNSHIP OPPORTUNITIES 

Latinitas’s life blood is the volunteers and interns that offer their time to our efforts.  We staff up every semester and are looking for the best and the brightest of the candidates who apply.  Latinitas is also an Official Off-Campus Site for the UT Workstudy Program.

Scroll down for details on the following internship positions:

  • *NEW* Teen Outreach Assistant Internship
  • Educational Outreach Internship
  • Latinitas Communications Internship
  • Editorial & Multimedia Internship
  • Graphic Design Internship
  • Video Editing Internship

 

 

Teen Outreach Assistant

Intern Description
Latinitas is accepting applications for a Teen Outreach Assistant to carry out our mission specifically with
our teen/ high school programming. Latinitas is a nonprofit organization dedicated to empowering
Hispanic girls through media and technology. Latinitas Magazine is the first digital magazine made for
and by young Latinas. Teen Outreach Assistant will assist with the high school clubs, planning, outreach
and promotion of the Spring Break Camp. Club activities include lessons in writing, editing, web and
graphic design, photography, radio and video broadcast and more. You will manage clubs of 10 – 15
Hispanic girls and/or teens up to twice a week in addition to office hours. Training is provided.

We are looking for someone who is able to work independently as well as part of a team. Experience
working with children and/ or teens is preferred. Bilingual volunteers are encouraged to apply. This
position is recommended for students with a major in communications, social work, or education. The
ideal intern will have excellent written and verbal communication skills. Interns should be organized,
resourceful, creative, enthusiastic, and proactive. Interns must be computer literate, demonstrating
proficiency with Microsoft Office and Internet navigation. Interns must be able to establish and maintain a
good rapport and harmonious relationships with students, staff, and school administrators. Having a car
is strongly encouraged, but not required.
Volunteer leaders are welcome. Many interns arrange to receive academic and/or service learning
credits for their work through their school. Work Study is also available. Position starts at the beginning of
each academic semester; interns must be able to commit 15 hours per week for an entire school year.
Interns must be available from 2:30-6:00 pm at least two days a week. Hours and days of work are
flexible.
Job Responsibilities include:

  •  Mentors youth and develop a one-on-one relationship with youth
  •  Carry out the Latinitas mission of empowering Latina youth
  •  Plans and assists at media and technology workshops
  •  Facilitates lesson plans at a weekly after-school program
  •  Act as a liaison between Latinitas and school personnel
  •  Organize field trips, special events & projects as needed
  •  Promotes program on school campuses and recruits club members
  •  Acts as editor for junior reporters

Location: Latinitas Office on 1107 South 8th Street, Austin, TX 78704
Job Type: Volunteer, Intern (10+ hours per week)

Compensation: unpaid position (college credit – optional)

To apply for an internship, complete our online internship application and send your resume to our Program Coordinator, Samantha Lopez at samantha@latinitasmagazine.org

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Educational Outreach Internships
Intern Description

Want to make a difference in young girls’ lives? Want to be a true role model? Latinitas is now hiring Club Leaders for our educational outreach programs that start at the end of August. We need mature and committed interns and volunteers who can lead girls and teens through digital media publishing, production and cultural literacy lessons during our after-school programs that take place on a weekly basis from August-December. Female college students gain leadership experience, develop communication skills, build media expertise, practice public speaking skills and learn presentation and facilitation techniques.

Responsibilities include

  • Attending a mandatory Club Leader training
  • Leading afterschool clubs on a weekly basis
  • Mentoring Latina youth
  • Promoting Club Latinitas and recruiting interested participants
  • Providing the program coordinator with ideas, information, & potential resources
  • Alerting the appropriate program coordinator when sensitive situations arise
  • Attending the bi-weekly meetings to discuss observations and new lessons
  • Obtaining written permission slips for field trips
  • Providing feedback to Program Coordinators
  • Administering pre & post surveys and ensuring submission to Program Coordinators
  • Recruit volunteers to assist with club
  • Promoting the club to community centers, libraries and local schools
  • Serving as a liaison with school staff
  • Taking attendance at every  club meeting
  • Preparing handouts & materials before each scheduled club

Intern Requirements
This position requires 15 hours of work per week. Must be available at least two afternoons (3-6pm) 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: Latinitas Office at 1107 South 8th Street, Austin, TX 78704 and an Elementary or Middle School within the Austin district
Job Type: Part-Time Intern (15 hours per week)
Compensation: unpaid position (college credit – optional)

To apply for an internship, complete our online internship application and send your resume to our Program Coordinator, Samantha Lopez at samantha@latinitasmagazine.org

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Latinitas 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 organization dedicated to empowering Latina youth through media. We publish LatinitasMagazine.org, the 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 organization 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 experiences for several interests and academic backgrounds. This position is recommended for students with a major in Communications, Business, Marketing or Spanish, however, anyone interested is very welcome to apply. Within our communications department, we offer the following intern positions: fundraising, public relations, web design, graphic design, editorial, photography, event planning, 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: 1107 South 8th Street, Austin, TX 78704
Job Type: Part-Time Volunteer Intern (10+ hours per week)
Compensation: unpaid; volunteer internship (college credit – optional)

To apply for an internship, complete our online internship application and send your resume to our Program Coordinator, Samantha Lopez at samantha@latinitasmagazine.org

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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 5 hours per week
  • Submit regular feature stories
  • Maintain regular blogs on mylatinitas.com
  • Participate in monthly editorial surveys to give us ideas for future topics
  • Actively participate in our online community (post comments, respond to forum questions, etc.)
  • Participate in conference calls or Skype calls with the Latinitas team once per month
  • 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

Intern Requirements
If you are interested in a career in media or journalism, want to develop 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: Either at Latinitas Office on 1107 South 8th Street, Austin, TX 78704 OR 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)
Compensation: Volunteer internship (college credit – optional)

To apply for an internship, complete our online internship application and send your resume and writing sample to intern@latinitasmagazine.org. 

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Graphic Design Internship
Job Description

Latinitas conducts a wide variety of workshops camps and clubs, so we are always in need of promotional material as well as supplemental material for curriculum.  This internship requires that you are familiar with Photoshop and/or InDesign as well as the workflow necessary to complete the tasks assigned.

Duties include

  • Commit 10-15 hours per week
  • Evaluate graphic design needs within the organization
  • Actively participate in our online community (post comments, respond to forum questions)
  • Assist with editing the work of peers
  • Complete flyers, banner ads and other instructional material for the organization

Intern Requirements
If you are interested in a career in graphic design, want to develop your skills and 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 or Design. 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, and Website experience is a plus. Training will be given as necessary.

Location: Either at Latinitas Office on 1107 South 8th Street, Austin, TX 78704 OR 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)
Compensation: volunteer internship (college credit – optional)

To apply for an internship, complete our online internship application and send your resume to our Program Coordinator, Samantha Lopez at samantha@latinitasmagazine.org

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Video Editing Internship
Job Description

Our girls LOVE video projects but we sometimes don’t get a chance to teach the editing programs in each of the clubs.  Your job as the Video editing intern will be to put together the projects created in the clubs and workshops and get them online on our multiple channels.

Duties include

  • Commit 10-15 hours per week
  • Evaluate video editing needs for the organization
  • Actively participate in our online community (post comments, respond to forum questions)
  • Assist with editing the work that comes back from the workshops and camps
  • Manage the media and projects you are working on on the Latinitas Server

Intern Requirements
If you are interested in a career in video editing, want to develop your skills and 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, Film, Television, English or Communications or Design. 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, and Website experience is a plus. Training will be given as necessary.

Location: Either at Latinitas Office on 1107 South 8th Street, Austin, TX 78704
Job Type: Volunteer Intern (10+ hours per week)
Compensation: volunteer internship (college credit – optional)

To apply for an internship, complete our online internship application and send your resume to our Program Coordinator, Samantha Lopez at samantha@latinitasmagazine.org

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