Hola Cultura’s Internship Program Application

Applications for Fall 2017 now being accepted

Hola Cultura seeks undergraduate and graduate students to work closely with our staff on production of original content for publication on this website, www.holacultura.com.

These are a volunteer positions ideal for a college or graduate student or a working professional interested in volunteering a few hours each week to support Hola Cultura’s mission, while gaining valuable experience in community outreach, nonprofit management and event planning, or editorial experience working on our popular and frequently updated DC Latino arts & culture website.

Hola Cultura is a DC based, non-profit bilingual and bicultural organization that uses the arts and humanities as a means to inform, educate and promote civic engagement within the Latino community in Washington, DC. It is our core belief that the strategic development of strong cultural capital within the Latino community is crucial to our overall well-being and economic development of our communities. Become part of a growing organization that is filling a key need in the Latino community!

We seek Editorial Interns with a passion for the arts and proven storytelling, researching and fact-checking abilities. We are looking for a few talented and highly motivated interns interested in chronicling DC’s Latino lifestyle with as much flare as the culture makers themselves.

We are also have one position available for a User Interface Developer and Design Intern to assist our staff with page building and site design focused on creating compelling and innovative ways to share information and visuals, as well as assistance with site management, audience building and other task to be determined.

We also need a committed Nonprofit Management Intern interested in learning how a community oriented not-for-profit organization works and helping out with the grantwriting, fundraising and organizational management side of Hola Cultura.

 

Hola Cultura is a DC based, non-profit bilingual and bicultural organization that uses the arts and humanities as a means to inform, educate and promote civic engagement within the Latino community in Washington, DC. It is our core belief that the strategic development of strong cultural capital within the Latino community is crucial to our overall well-being and economic development of our communities. Become part of a growing organization that is filling a key need in the Latino community!

 

WHO SHOULD APPLY?

Future journalists, writers, artists, digital communicators, nonprofit professionals, and web developers, who understand that the Internet is changing all aspects of storytelling – from the daily news to how novels and documentaries are made and sold. A creative spirit is a must, as well as an interest in finding new ways to connect with audiences. You must also enjoy talking with people and working in a team.

 

Qualifications:

  • Candidates must have a strong interest in the arts and humanities, as well as:
  • An interest in serving traditionally underserved migrant communities, particularly the Latino community
  • An ability to remain objective and engage with people of all viewpoints
  • Strong communications skills. Candidates with strong verbal and written communication skills in both English and Spanish preferred but bilingual fluency is not a requirement.
  • Organizational and time management skills
  • Ability to set priorities and meet goals
  • Comfortable working with artists, the general public, as well as government and non-profit officials
  • A solid grasp of social media tools
  • A desire to contribute to a new nonprofit community organization, while gaining work experience

 

Interns hit the streets individually and in teams to report on arts exhibitions, concerts, lectures and reading, interviews, and other Latino arts & culture stories, as assigned. Interns will gain knowledge of the DC Latino community and Hispanic arts and culture organizations.  After some basic training, interns will gain experience in web-video, online news, and other multimedia. Interns will have opportunities to publish their work on the Hola Cultura website.

Interns are selected three times a year: Fall, Spring & Summer. Our Spring and Fall Internship positions are unpaid and require a minimum of 3-hours-per-week during fall and spring semesters. During the summer semester, our interns receive a small stipend and are required to put in a minimum of 10 hours-a-week. We also work with a small number of high school students each year. If you are a highly-motivated D.C. high school student and would like to apply, please contact us.

Please send a cover letter, resume + up to three examples of your work to:

Angélica Marrero
Volunteer Coordinator
Hola Cultura
Via e-mail:holacultura.volunteers@gmail.com

Remember to include the position for which you’re applying!

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