Latina Republic offers hands-on internships to university students across the United States interested in pursuing Journalistic Careers, Professions in Immigration Law, Policy and Research, Nonprofit Management, and Advancement of Human Rights in the United States.
Latina Republic works with career centers to offer university credit. We are looking for donors interested in sponsoring a Future Journalist in 2021 to participate in our academically challenging internship. We plan to fundraise in 2021 to offer paid stipends for our interns.
Immigration Writer – Internship
We are looking for Immigration Writers to join us as part of an internship with Latina Republic. We are a nonprofit organization with a dual mission: we support NGOs doing heroic work in Central and South America and we empower Latinx families in the United States.
Your stories will deepen the understanding of how immigrants are changing the United States. Through interviews, research and reports you will raise awareness of immigrant contributions to the United States. Your assignments may include news analysis, investigative projects, explanatory pieces, and original interviews. It will also include updates on DACA and TPS. You must have a passion, interest and knowledge of issues related to Hispanic life in the United States, specifically about the unique and common challenges that immigrants face in this country in the East Coast, South, Midwest, and West Coast. As an immigration writer for Latina Republic you will delve into immigration policy, explain the debates at the federal level, and engage with the main organizations that advocate for immigrants in the United States.
As an Immigration Writer you will also find underreported and original stories of everyday Latinos in the United States. We are also interested in recording the experiences of all immigrant groups in the United States, especially, underreported groups, including refugees from Asia, Africa and the Middle East. Writing about current immigration legislation and policy is important, but we are also interested in compelling stories of immigrant resilience, contribution, and heart. We believe that reporting on problems is crucial, of course—but that impact is magnified if alongside the problems, we report on how people are solving them. These stories can change the tone of public discourse, making it less divisive and more constructive. We want to contribute a new narrative of Latinos in the United States, one that highlights contributions, inspires a reduction of prejudice, and integrates solutions in the immigration debate.
Preferred Skills and Experience: Fluency in Spanish, passionate about immigration advocacy, passionate about Latinos in the United States, strong storytelling abilities, a humanitarian and compassionate heart, strong interview and writing skills. Enjoy working independently and as a collaborative member of a team.
This is a remote-based position that works as a renewable virtual internship with a time range of 10 hours per week,
Submit a resume, letter of recommendation, writing sample and a cover letter describing your interest in this position.
Kindly submit your materials to: [email protected]
For a look at our former interns’ contributions to the Immigration Writer Program check out our testimonials.