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LULAC National Internships in Washington, DC

Posted: Aug 14, 2014

Location: Washington, DC US

Company: The League of United Latin American Citizens

Industry/Sector: Non-Profit

Summary:
Looking for a meaningful way to serve the Latino community? The League of United Latin American Citizens, the nation's oldest and largest civil rights organization, seeks several talented and passionate interns to work for the LULAC national headquarters in Washington D.C.

In collaboration with the LULAC national staff, interns can combine their academic interests with real-world experience in any of the following areas: youth programs, education programs, policy and legislation, health programs, communications, special events, resource development, health policy, immigration reform, education policy, LGBT policy, community mobilization, civic engagement, and federal relations.

Education:
Applicants are required to have excellent academic records and strong writing and communication skills. Thorough knowledge of LULAC's mission, history, and milestones is expected; knowledge of the Latino community and current issues is required. Applicants should also have a deep sense of commitment to advancing the rights of Latinos Americans. Finally, the ability to write and speak Spanish (not required) and English fluently is highly desirable as is extensive experience with using computer software.

Experience:
Starting with their first day of their internship, LULAC National Interns are an important part of the team, and work side by side with staff to address local and national issues. From communicating with congressional representatives, to researching the latest legislation affecting Latinos, our interns are enthusiastic, bright and vocal participants in the LULAC advocacy process.

Full/Part Time: Internship

Paid? No

Contact:
Please send a resume, writing sample, unofficial transcript, and cover letter expressing interest in the position and date of availability to Karina Castellanos, Program Coordinator at KCastellanos@LULAC.org or fax to 202.833.6135. Please include the internship position desired in the subject line. No phone calls.

Application Periods

Fall 2014: July 14, 2014 - September 5, 2014;
Winter 2015: October 13, 2014 - December 5, 2014;
Spring 2015: December 8, 2014 - February 6, 2015;
Summer 2015: February 9, 2015 - May 15, 2015.

Current Internship Opportunities

Intern Anecdotes

"A LULAC internship position is far from typical, you actually get a say in what you want to get out of the experience. The people in this office are nothing short of wonderful and they certainly helped in making me feel like I was part of a family. That's what this office is, a family and one that works together to solve problems within Latino communities. Everyone relies on each other to achieve different goals and having been a part of a diverse and helpful team was great! Additionally, don’t be shy about talking to the staff; they are approachable and always willing to help."
-Roxana Muñoz, University of California, Irvine (Spring 2014)

"LULAC has a dedicated, passionate, and hard-working team who is more than willing to be a mentor, connect you to other professionals, and give you recommendation for your future. You should expect to be treated as an equal and not be overworked, but if your goal is to have a productive experience and leave on a good note, offer your time and help when possible. LULAC events involve every person in the office so be prepared to do the same work as anyone else. You will see that Brent Wilkes, LULAC's Executive Director will be the first person to roll up his sleeves, so be available at all time and take things seriously."
-Priscilla Silva, UCLA (Spring 2014)

"It taught me how to be more patient, diligent and take ownership of my work more. Most of all though I got to see how great, youth centered programs are run. I would definitely recommend this program to my mentees and other students I encounter, and I am glad I landed here this summer and got the chance to do this work."
-Bryce Celotto, Holyoke Community College (Summer 2014)

Sponsorship Information

Is your corporation dedicated to advancing the careers of Latino youth? Are you seeking to contribute to the empowerment of young leaders? If so, the LULAC National Internship Program is looking to partner with you!

For more information about how you can partner with LULAC and support our year-round internship program, please contact both of the following staff members:

Pamela Cervera
PCervera (at) LULAC (dot) org

Elizabeth Garcia
EGarcia (at) LULAC (dot) org

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