Category Archives: Internships

Latinometro Internship Opportunity

Looking for an awesome internship to put on your résumé?

Check out this one from Latinometro, a new website from the publishers of LATINO Magazine! See the photo below for more details!

Volunteer Opportunities: RISE Conference March 26-30, 2012

RISE ( a local non-profit that hosts an annual week long “un-conference” from March 26-30th that includes over 200 sessions on everything and anything that has to do with entrepreneurship. We also have evening events, like our opening kick-off with keynote speaker Robert Rodriguez, fast pitch competitions, receptions with awesome keynote speakers, plus more. These evening events need volunteers and UT students would really benefit from this opportunity. Not only would they be giving back to the Austin entrepreneurship community, but it’s a great opportunity to network and meet/talk with some amazing local entrepreneurs. Volunteers also get a free shirt and a wristband to attend our Awards Bash on Friday where local Austin/San Marcos band Groupo Fantasma will be performing.
Volunteer time slots are mostly in the evenings from around 4:30 – 9 and volunteers can sign up for different shifts within that time gap. We also have a couple of openings for volunteers during the day on Thursday.
Here is the link to the RISE website for more information on RISE:
Opening Kick Off Set-Up: 4:30-6pm
Check-in and Registration: 6-9pm
Expo/Food/Keynote/Panel: 6-9pm
Fast Pitch Set-Up: 4:30 – 6pm
Check-in and Registration: 5:30 – 9pm
Women’s Day/Panel Set-Up: 7:30-11:30am
Women’s Panel: 11am-2pm
Women’s Day Sessions: 1:30-5:30pm
Social Venture Fast Pitch Set-up: 4:30-6pm Check-in and Registration: 5:30 – 9pm
Awards Bash Set-Up: 4-6pm
Check-in/Registration/Awards: 5:30-9pm


Felicia Pena
Volunteer Coordinator, RISE Austin
PO Box 684927 Austin, TX 78768

Note: A big thanks to Association of Latinos in Communication for sharing this information!

Spring Internships Available with Esquina Tango Cultural Society of Austin

EsquinaTango offers unpaid internships to current students or recent graduates interested in learning the inner workings of a nonprofit organization. EsquinaTango Cultural Society of Austin is small non-profit celebrating its fourth year anniversary. The organization is the product of love of two native Argentines and a wonderful community. It’s a unique cultural spot in East Austin that brings people from all over and all ages and creates classes and events in a very friendly environment. It holds activities at low cost, no cost at all and by donation. It has a “trade” program that allows anyone to take classes regardless of any economic impediment.

Esquina Tango Mission: Esquina Tango is a 501©3 non-profit organization striving to build a vibrant and diverse community in East Austin and beyond, through culture, health, and dance, with an emphasis on Latino heritage, recreational tango and other Argentine traditions, fostering personal wellness, and promoting understanding of Latino culture.

Internships for Spring 2012

Graphic Design & Website Maintenance
Intern will be responsible for website up dates & improvements. Currently website is set up in Joomla template. Opportunities for photo & video projects available as well.
Intern will be responsible for the layout & printing of monthly & special flyers. Currently flyers are created in Mac platform through Adobe Illustrator & Photoshop.
Intern will receive guidance and training from mentor on the programs mentioned above.

Marketing & Community Outreach

Intern will assist in expanding our visibility through the community through delivering flyers and possible presentations
in key organizations and institutions such as clinics, schools, businesses, etc as well as media outlets such as paper,
TV and radio Intern will also assist in expanding Esquina’s online visibility through community forums, calendars, social media outlets such as blogs, facebook and twitter.

Office & Studio Maintenance

Internship will be responsible for carrying out the daily tasks of a functioning office such as organizing, filing,
running errands for office and studio supply, relaying messages, and attending meetings. Intern will be assigned projects that improve efficiency and consistency amongst the staff and members. Intern will also aid in bookkeeping and financial updating.


Intern will assist in the research and development of grant and sponsorship opportunities. Training will be provided for all projects and tasks as well as mentoring and supervision by Esquina staff.

Interested individuals should submit letter with resume to Monica Caivano via e-mail (
Interviews will be scheduled in first come first serve basis.

Esquina Tango
209 Pedernales Street
Austin Tx 78702

Fall Internship Opportunities with LLILAS

The Teresa Lozano Long Institute of Latin American Studies, a multidisciplinary institute that integrates several centers and programs devoted to promote interest in the region, is the oldest Latin American Studies program in the United States and one of the best worldwide.

LLILAS has an unpaid internship program designed to provide UT students with the opportunity to gain professional experience by learning about the work of multiple programs within LLILAS or to develop research skills by working with some of our most distinguished Latin Americanist faculty.


Senator Luna Legislative Scholars and Fellows Program now accepting applications

The Senate Hispanic Research Council is dedicated to strengthening the next generation of young leaders with the Senator Gregory Luna Legislative Scholars and Fellows Program, to be held from January 5, 2011 to May 30, 2011.

Participants in the Senator Gregory Luna Legislative Scholars and Fellows Program will gain invaluable experience and exposure to the Texas Senate as full-time legislative aides in the Capitol during the 82nd Legislative Session. Each participant is assigned to the office of a state senator or the Lieutenant Governor to perform a variety of legislative tasks. Complementing the work experience, they will meet with local and state leaders for weekly sessions about leadership and policies that shape communities. In addition, Scholars and Fellows receive a monthly stipend to assist with living expenses.

For More Information:
Sarah Saenz, Executive Director
Senate Hispanic Research Council
(512) 499-8606

Bemba Entertainment Call for Interns — Fall 2010/Spring 2011

Austin-based entertainment company is looking to retain several interns interested in pursing Public Relations, Entertainment Marketing, and Event Promotions/Productions. Bemba Entertainment is a grass roots company that creates original events centered on multiculturalism and fueled by passion.
The ideal candidate would be someone who has an entrepreneurial spirit as well as a love of music and event production.
Can commit to working 15-25 hours per week
Bilingual preferred, but not required.
Bemba Entertainment is looking for interns to begin immediately with experience in the following areas:
Viral Marketing
Assist with updating and creating web site content as well as viral marketing efforts. Ideal candidates would be familiar with navigating and using social networking sites such as Twitter, Facebook and WordPress. Develop media relations with online sources. Interns will be assisting in marketing and promoting various events and artists on the Internet.
Event Production/Promotion
This would include creating and sending press releases for each event, flier postings, tracking and following up with sponsors, working events, selling merchandise as well as involvement in creative brainstorming for event promotion.
This is listed as a non-paying internship, however stipends are available, as well as, admittance to events for you and a guest. Please send resume and cover letter to Dulcenea Garcia at or call 512.507.4824 for more information.

Fall Internships Available with The Teresa Lozano Long Institute of Latin American Studies

This internship program provides UT students with the opportunity to gain professional experience by learning about the work of multiple programs within LLILAS or to develop research skills by working with some of our most distinguished Latin Americanist faculty.

The internship is open to undergraduate students enrolled in any UT college or school who may be interested in pursuing graduate degrees or working on Latin American issues. The students will be recruited for fall 2010 with the possibility of extension to spring 2011. Interns must be available to work about 10 hours a week from early September 2010 to the last week of classes of the fall academic semester. (The schedules are negotiated with the respective supervisor.)

Description of the opportunities: