Monthly Archives: May 2007

May 12: Weekend Portuguese Workshop for Spanish Speakers

Saturday, May 12. 10:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m.
Free and open to the public. Taught by Vivian Flanzer, UT Department of Spanish and Portuguese. To register, email the Brazil Center at brazil@uts.cc.utexas.edu. Sponsored by Title VI and LLILAS.

Internship With LatinosStep, Inc. in NYC

The following internship positions are currently available:
* Web Design
* Flash Animation
* Database Programming
Gain insight into the Latino media & entertainment business and experience in marketing, public relations and live entertainment event production. Interns will work 15 to 25 hours per week in our New York City office. Candidates should reside or plan on residing in the New York tri-state area. College credit is available and recommended. All positions are unpaid internships.
The eligibility requirements are:
* Currently-enrolled undergraduate student (must have completed at least one year of college)
* A minimum of 3.0 GPA on a 4.0 scale
* Detail-oriented
* An active interest in the Latino media/entertainment industry
Submit your resume to info@LatinosStep.com or call 1-888-833-LSLG if you have any questions.
More information: http://www.latinosstep.com/v2/about/internships.html

Jobs with NDN in Washington DC

NDN is a national network of citizens using modern means to advance a 21st century progressive vision for America. NDN and its community work with a wide range of allied groups to build a strong and vibrant progressive politics capable of meeting the challenges ahead.
NDN also works through its affiliates, the NDN Political Fund, the New Politics Institute and the Hispanic Strategy Center.
Hispanic Strategy Center Associate
Location: Washington, DC
The Hispanic Strategy Center Associate is responsible for implementing NDN and the Hispanic Strategy Center’s programs. Specific job duties include monitoring relevant legislation, following Hispanic media trends, implementing NDN and the Hispanic Strategy Center’s policy and communications objectives, and overall support of the Hispanic Strategy Center Director. Candidates must be fluent in English and Spanish, and have 2-3 years experience working in advocacy, politics, or government. Salary commensurate with experience. Please address all materials and questions to jobs@ndn.org.
Communications Director
Location: Washington, DC
A new position, the Communications Director will oversee the strategic communications operation for NDN. Primary responsibilities include traditional media relations and the development, production and editing of the public content of the organization. This position will work closely with the NDN President, executive director and heads of NDN’s major affiliates, the New Politics Institute and Hispanic Strategy Center. Candidates must have 5 or more years of experience in political communications, press or media, and possess exceptional writing skills. Video production experience and competency in Spanish a plus, but not required. Salary commensurate with experience. Please address all materials and questions to jobs@ndn.org.
More information here.

Internships: Amnesty International

This directory lists current unpaid internship openings in AIUSA.
http://www.amnestyusa.org/activism/internships.do

Internships with Hispanic Council for Reform and Educational Options, DC

Applications for the 2007 internships are being considered on a rolling basis.
COMMUNICATIONS (Spanish fluency helpful)
* Hands-on experience working with English and Spanish media contacts
* Website content manager
* Write, edit and develop bilingual press releases, editorials, e-alerts and much more
* Develop creatives such as radio and tv spots and marketing merchandise
* Perform qualitative and quantitative research
* Event planning
This position requires excellent written and verbal communication skills in English and Spanish. You will thrive in this position if you have highly developed organizational skills, creativity, independence, and are task driven.
OUTREACH COORDINATOR (English/Spanish Required)
* Recruit parents, leaders, and students as members
* Help support development and quality of web based database.
* Assist with administrative and logistical tasks
* Respond by phone and/or e-mail to parents and public affairs inquiries
* Write biweekly “action alerts”
* Perform online research
* Conduct local community outreach with and through local nonprofits
This position requires great interpersonal skills to assist in our grassroots efforts. In addition, interns should have great computer skills, compassion, great phone voice, and great organizational skills.
Here’s How to Apply:
In order to be considered for an internship, please attach the following information cover letter, resume, references, and a brief English and Spanish writing sample.
For additional information, please visit:
http://www.hcreo.org/section/about/internships

Internship: Web Designer/Builder, LatCom in NY

Internship Description: LatCom Communications, home of iCaramba.com, LatinoGreeks.com, LatinosStep.com and Latino University Magazine, is looking for ambitious and hard working individual to join our internet team.
Gain insight into the Latino media & entertainment business and experience in internet marketing and web production. Interns will work 15 to 25 hours per week in our New York City office. Candidates should reside or plan on residing in the New York tri-state area. College credit for the Spring / Fall is available and recommended.
This is an unpaid internship for students who plan to pursue a career in new media or graphic design.
Intern duties will include creating graphics and helping develop and maintain all our websites. We encourages interns to offer suggestions and ideas. The intern will report to the creative director.
The Web intern will gain working knowledge of maintaining a professional Web site by posting updated information tand assisting with the overall organization, design and content of the site.
Qualifications:
Knowledge of HTML, JavaSript, and/or Dreamweaver a must. Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator, Image Ready and Fireworks is also required. Unix / Linux, PHP is a plus. We prefer applicants who have taken courses in computer science, Web design or graphic design.
Must be comfortable working on Apple Macintosh Computers.
More information: http://www.latcominc.com/web_intern.html
Send a cover letter and resume in MS Word format to jobs@latcominc.com. Be sure to include the intern position title in the subject line of the email.

Adweek’s Marketing y Medios Announces Hispanic Creative Best Spots of 2006

(HispanicBusiness.com)— 4/25/2007
The latest Marketing y Medios Special Report, out now in select issues of Adweek, Brandweek and Mediaweek, announces the Hispanic Creative Best Spots of 2006. Out of nearly 200 spots submitted, 13 were selected.
Read more here.