Internship Opportunities

In an effort to reach out to the Latino community and increase youth leadership development, LCLAA hosts full and part-time, unpaid internships at their Washington, D.C. headquarters all year.  Interns will have the opportunity to get involved in an organization that works to educate mobilize and advance the economic, social and political interests of Latino workers, their families and their communities.

TO APPLY FOR AN INTERNSHIP, SEND A COPY OF THE FOLLOWING ITEMS:

Resume and Cover letter
One Writing Sample
One letter of recommendation from a professor or an employer

Send via mail or e-mail to:

Attention: Karla Pineda
RE: LCLAA Internship Program
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The Labor Council for Latin American Advancement (LCLAA) is the leading national organization for Latino(a) workers and their families.   LCLAA was born in 1972 out of the need to educate, organize and mobilize Latinos in the labor movement and has expanded its influence to organize Latinos in an effort to impact workers' rights and their influence in the political process.  LCLAA represents the interest of more than 2 million Latino workers in the American Federation of Labor-Congress of Industrial Organizations (AFL-CIO), The Change to Win Federation, Independent Unions and all its membership.

LCLAA is an equal opportunity employer.

Please visit our website for more information on our organization at: www.lclaa.org


Internship Job Posting (Unpaid)
LCLAA’s Internship Programs- (all year)
Internship: Policy and Advocacy
Location: Washington, D.C.

 

LCLAA ‘s Internship Program is a project-oriented Internship coupled with the exposure to the roles that the administrative, communications, research and marketing functions play in LCLAA’s daily operations.  This unique internship helps to develop leadership skills in areas such as communications, organizing, and event planning and team management.

Internship assignments vary in focus/design and are designed to provide maximum learning and exposure for the intern.  Internship projects may include but are not limited to the following:

  • Conduct policy research on LCLAA legislative issues.
  • Assisting National Staff and Chapters with LCLAA organizing and political campaigns.
  • Assisting in the development of Training & Educational Materials.
  • Attending meetings, congressional hearings and relevant events that discuss policies relevant to Latino working families.
  • Contribute to our Online Advocacy and Messaging campaigns to our membership through research and writing as needed.

Internship: Communications
Location: Washington, D.C.

Internship assignments vary in focus/design and are designed to provide maximum learning and exposure for the intern.  Internship projects may include but are not limited to the following:

  • Keeping abreast of national and local news that impact Latino working families (ie: work, health care, education, immigration, etc).
  • Assist with the translation of news and documents from English to Spanish and vise versa.
  • Compiling relevant news and research to serve as a resource in the drafting of press statements.
  • Assist in the development of a comprehensive media list to media contacts in predominantly Hispanic regions of the country.
  • Mange LCLAA’s Facebook, Twitter, You Tube accounts
  • Help develop website material for specific campaigns

Qualifications:

  • Basic Computer skills, Knowledge of Microsoft office (MS Word, Excell, Powerpoint, etc).
  • Bilingual applicants in both Spanish and English are preferred although exceptions may be made for exceptional candidates.
  • Experience/Knowledge or familiarity with labor unions and non-profit work a big plus. 
  • Must have strong interpersonal and communications skills. 
  • We look for respectful individuals that follow directions, demonstrate creativity, excellent work ethic, flexibility and initiative.
  • Knowledge of HTML language, Photoshop, and Adobe illustrator are desirable but not required.

 

To Apply:
Please email your resume, cover letter, & writing sample to:
Attention: Karla Pineda
LCLAA Internship Program
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