Future Journalist Program

Internship Opportunities

Role: Latin American Correspondent 

Latina Republic

Latina Republic is a 501(C)3 California-based nonprofit organization that seeks to generate opportunities for college-aged students interested in beginning careers in journalism, international relations, diplomacy and work for international organizations. We are especially committed to improving the diversity and professional development in the media industry. Latina Republic makes space for and empowers unheard voices and trains the next generation of leaders in the United States.

Since our program’s inception in 2020, we have attracted very talented correspondents, most of whom have family ties to Latin America or a profound interest in the region. Our style of reporting focuses on highlighting stories of Latin Americans that destroy stereotypes and capture the Latin American spirit in art, culture, patrimony, government, traditions, environment, business, entrepreneurship, and regional development.

If you are a strong writer, have an interest in journalism and/or international relations with a focus on Latin America, would like to learn how to interview a leader, how to write a story for positive impact and speak Spanish and/or Portuguese, this could be a very rewarding internship for you. You will receive weekly, and individually-tailored mentoring.

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.

Students may receive course credit for this internship. Students seeking this option should inquire with their academic advisor. We will work with the student and college advisor on achieving desired learning outcomes and completing all necessary paperwork.

Please submit your application including a cover letter indicating your interest in Latin America, which countries and topics in particular you’d like to report on and why. Please include your resume, an unofficial transcript and a writing sample and send it all to [email protected]

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.