Future Journalist Program

Latina Republic offers hands-on internships to university students across the United States interested in pursuing journalistic careers in the Americas and advancing democracy, human rights and diplomatic relations between the United States and Latin America. We are dedicated to expanding dialogue in the Western Hemisphere and raising awareness of rich cultural traditions and the everyday challenges and solutions in progress across Latin America.

Latina Republic works with career centers to offer university credit. We are looking for donors interested in sponsoring a Future Journalist in 2021. We plan to fundraise in 2021 to offer paid stipends for our interns.

The Future Journalist Program is academically challenging and especially beneficial to students considering careers in international relations, journalism, oral history, nonprofit leadership, human rights, international development and immigration reporting. It is also ideal for students conducting capstones, masters’ thesis, in-depth studies into socio, economic, gender, food access, education, human rights, environmental challenges affecting Latin America.

Through 1-1 mentorship we train university students to access local primary sources, connect with and interview NGOs leaders, government officials, government departments, grassroots leaders and Latin Americans who work every day to improve their communities across the region.

We create strategic partnerships to highlight local development efforts that contribute to a new narrative of Latin America.

 

Internship Opportunities

Role: Latin American Correspondent 

Latina Republic

Latin American Correspondents

Our Latin American Correspondents investigate, report on and conduct original interviews with NGOs,  leaders, and government officials in Latin America. They report on underreported stories, highlight the uniqueness of each country in the region, and generate global knowledge of the Latin American experience. Stories range in coverage from human rights problems to environmental challenges, to the protection of patrimony and explorations of rich traditions across Latin America. They highlight the experiences of indigenous groups and minorities and report on local solutions to challenges in the region. Our correspondents’ work has brought international attention to urgent problems and material assistance to NGOs previously unknown to the international community. 

To celebrate Latin America, our journalists do more than report on problems. We believe that journalism can be impactful when alongside the problems, we report how people are solving them. Our correspondents contribute new narratives of Latin America. Ones that highlight contributions, heritage, history and innovation and integrate local solutions to the betterment of the region.

Our training prioritizes local voices, primary sources, in-depth research, original interviews and ethics. Through our 1-1 intensive training, future journalists navigate multiple cultures, histories and languages. Most of our journalists are bilingual and a great number of them are trilingual. Through our internship they improve communication abilities across languages and cultures. They interview and write in Spanish, English, and Portuguese. They discover NGOs abroad making a difference in their communities and build relations with them that outlast their reporting. They learn about human rights issues surrounding those vulnerable to environmental changes, especially indigenous and/or minority communities. As part of their investigation, they find organizations and stories that can benefit from more visibility in the U.S., thus making Latin American news more accessible and relevant to domestic populations.

The Latin American Correspondent internship is part of our  Future Journalist program, intended to bring those who train with us, valuable experience and growth in understanding, connecting and contributing to human rights throughout the U.S. and Latin America. Latina Republic encourages Latinx women, people of color, refugees, and DACA recipients that have been historically underrepresented in the field of journalism to apply. We believe that diversity of stories and of storytellers must be protected and amplified. 

To Apply:

Please submit the following when applying:

Email Executive Director, Soledad Quartucci at: [email protected]

Please include a letter of recommendation, your resume, a writing sample, and a cover letter.

 

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