Internship Opportunities

In an effort to reach the Latino community and increase youth leadership development, LCLAA hosts full and part-time internships at their Washington, D.C. headquarters all year round. 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.


  • Resume and cover letter
  • One writing sample
  • One letter of recommendation from a professor or an employer

Send via email to:

Attention: Karla Pineda, Director of Operations

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 founded 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. Internship stipend available.

Internship: Advocacy and Communications

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 develop leadership skills in areas such as communications, organizing, event planning, and team management. Internship assignments vary 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
  • Assist the National Staff and Chapters with LCLAA organizing and political campaigns
  • Assist in the development of training and educational materials
  • Attend meetings, congressional hearings, rallies, 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
  • Keep abreast of national and local news that affect Latino working families (ie: work, health care, education, immigration, etc)
  • Assist with the translation of news and documents from English to Spanish and vice versa
  • Compiling relevant news and research to serve as a resource in the drafting of press statements
  • Assist in the development of social media content for LCLAA campaigns
  • Mange LCLAA’s Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, YouTube and LinkedIn accounts
  • Help develop website material for specific campaigns
  • Create graphics for our social media platforms
  • Assist with event planning logistics before and during the event. Duties include managing registration, organizing and monitoring workshops, staffing events and receptions, communicating with members, speakers, and trainers, and fulfilling additional on-site tasks as needed*
  • Along with experiencing the various aspects of our non-profit organization, interns will contribute to basic office operations. This includes providing staff support by answering phones, making copies, and filling

*If you are applying for a summer internship, please note that you may be required to dedicate more time assisting with event planning since LCLAA holds its National Convention or Conference every summer.


  • Basic computer skills, knowledge of Microsoft Office (MS Word, Excel, 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 is a big plus
  • Must have strong interpersonal and communications skills
  • Knowledge of HTML language, Photoshop, Adobe Illustrator, Adobe Premiere, Publisher, Canva or other design software are desirable but not required
  • We look for respectful individuals that follow directions, demonstrate creativity, excellent work ethic, flexibility, and initiative