Monthly Archives: December 2008

The Health of Ethnic Media: Needs and Opportunities

This study is a snapshot of the health and resiliency of the nation’s ethnic news organizations from the point of view of their proprietors, publishers, editors, and reporters. This study also sheds light on the priorities of ethnic news media, many of which are in languages other than English, in providing relevant and accurate news and information to their respective communities. It also reveals ethnic media’s needs and impediments.
Link to this new report on the Center for Integration and Improvement of Journalism site:


Communications and Community Liaison: February 2 – May 29
Provides general support to the Public Relations Specialist and the Executive Director, including answering telephones, general inquiry emails, and ensuring a timely information exchange with festival sponsors, the community, and the media. Provides support to the Public Relations Specialist in designing and executing community relations and grassroots promotion campaigns. Coordinates the distribution of printed materials and other promotional materials throughout Austin, and fosters relationships with student unions, other non-profits, community organizations, and groups of interest. Must have knowledge is Public Relations and communications. Spanish is a plus. Please email resume to

Non-Profit Administrative Assistant: February 2 – May 29
Provides general assistance to the Executive Director, including grant writing, administration, and reporting; support in relations with donors and sponsors, board services; and general non-profit administrative assistance. Must have knowledge in non-profit administration and development. Please email resume to

Web Content Editor: February 2 – May 29
In the run up to and during the festival the web content editor will provide content for, the Amigos de Cine Las Americas Newsletter, and other partner’s web sites. Must have previous experience of web content provision, copywriting, editing, interviewing, processing still images and video for the web. Must be able to meet deadlines. Spanish a plus. Please email resume to

Film Program Catalogue Editor Assistant: February 2 – May 14
Will work with the Programming Department in writing and editing the official catalogue for the 12th Cine Las Americas Film Festival. This is not so much a marketing tool but a highly respected industry publication. Must have previous experience of writing, editing, proofing and print production. Spanish is a plus. Please email resume to

Spring semester internship position available at LLILAS

LLILAS is recruiting UT undergraduate students to work as interns during the Spring semester 09. This internship is a great opportunity for students interested pursuing graduate degrees or working in Latin American affairs, international public policy, international education, as well as in any social sciences discipline. Although preference is given to students currently enrolled in the B.A. program in Latin American Studies, students in other UT programs can apply too.
This is an unpaid internship and the commitment for the intern would involve 5-10 hours per week during office hours.
PURPOSE OF THIS POSITION: Interns can choose a) to provide research assistance to LLILAs affiliate faculty who work in a broad range of topics and disciplines and/or b) to provide support to a broad range of international initiatives organized at the Teresa Lozano Long Institute of Latin American Studies (LLILAS).
The interns will work under the supervision of the Office of the Director of LLILAS. Applicants can choose to focus mostly on one of those purposes or divide their hours between both.
PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS: Demonstrated organizational skills. Demonstrated regular and punctual attendance at work and Professional demeanor. Proficiency in Spanish and or Portuguese is a plus. Experience with electronic calendars, internet, printers, FileMaker Pro, Microsoft Word and Excel a plus. If interested in research projects, research experience with UT faculty a plus
o Diverse research tasks as assigned by faculty supervisors.
o Carrying out internet-based research
o Supporting the organization of public events
o If the student is bilingual, translating documents (letters, articles, website info)
o Running errands on campus, mail processing & delivery
o Assisting the Director ‘s Office with other projects and tasks as assigned
The interns should be ready to start in the first week of the Spring semester 09

) between now and January 14, 2009 (We do encourage early applications)
Paloma Díaz
Assistant to the Director & Senior Program Coordinator
Teresa Lozano Long Institute of Latin American Studies (LLILAS)
University of Texas at Austin
SRH 1314D
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American Association of Advertising Agencies’ 2009 Multicultural Advertising Intern Program (MAIP) due Friday, December 5

The applications for the American Association of Advertising Agencies’ 2009 Multicultural Advertising Intern Program (MAIP) are due by 5 pm EST Friday, December 5—just three days away.
Since 1973, MAIP has helped jumpstart the careers of more than 2,000 African-American, Asian-American, Latino-American, Native-American, multiracial and multiethnic aspiring advertising professionals. Each year, undergraduate and graduate students are selected for a 10-week paid summer internship at an AAAA member advertising agency. Students gain practical work experience, establish key industry contacts, and perhaps most importantly, become better prepared to land a full-time job in advertising when they graduate.

The MAIP Student Application package can be downloaded from the following link at the AAAA MAIP Web site:

If you have questions or need further information, please contact me directly by telephone at (212) 850-0732, or by e-mail at