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.


Latin American Correspondent – Internship

We are looking for interns with an interest in using the power of storytelling to write about Latin America’s unique stories celebrating cultural practices, holidays, folk tales, heritage, folklore, traditions and innovation. Latina Republic seeks to destroy stereotypes about Latin America and its people by showcasing a variety of rich traditions from across Latin America. Each Latin American country has its own cultural celebrations, including folk festivals, literature, environmental and scientific advances, innovative leadership, delicious cuisine, unique architecture, renowned scholars, writers and artists, original entrepreneurs and a new generation of stem leaders. You will play a key role in bringing these unknown stories to light.

This is a remote-based position that works as a virtual internship with a time range of 10 hours per week.

Ideal Candidates:

  • Have a passion for Latin American culture, folklore, traditions, innovation, human rights, social problems and heritage
  • Speak and Read in Spanish/Portuguese/Creole fluently
  • Have a passion for the use of storytelling as an avenue to destroy stereotypes and celebrate culture
  • Have an interest in developing in-depth knowledge of Latin American heritage, culture, art, scientific, medical and think tank innovations
  • Are immersed in a study of the region and seek local knowledge and sources to enrich their research

Latina Republic is a California-based 501 C (3) nonprofit organization that partners with local NGOs qualified to operate in Central and South America. We believe it is important to bring celebratory and enlightening stories about the region to light in order to counter stereotypes that lump Latin American experiences as one in the same.

What you will gain:

  • You will develop knowledge of the country, specific topics, access local voices and viewpoints, develop storytelling and research skills
  • You will make networking connections in your region of interest
  • You will also develop Spanish to English translation, interviewing, transcribing skills, report writing, expertise in working with local primary sources, and develop a portfolio of stories to call your own
  • Your work will connect you with leaders across Latin America

Apply:

Please submit the following when applying:

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

Include the following:

  • Why do you wish to participate in this internship? How does it connect to your interests and passion for the region?
  • What is your connection to Latin America?
  • What region and types of stories would you like to tell?
  • Do you speak and read in Spanish, Portuguese or Creole?
  • How comfortable are you reading local sources in Spanish?
  • Do you enjoy researching, writing, talking to people you don’t know?
  • Describe your time management practices and ability to complete projects and stay on task and on schedule
  • Why is this internship important to you? What do you hope to learn?

Please include a letter of recommendation, your resume, a writing sample, and a cover letter addressing the questions above.

For a look at our former interns’ contributions to the Latin American Correspondent Program check out our testimonials.

Testimonials