Internship Hola Cultura ( Nonprofit Management, Editorial, Design)

Washington, DC
Feb 08, 2017
Aug 11, 2017
Full Time

Summer Interns

Hola Cultura is looking for interns for summer 2017. This is a volunteer position ideal for a college or graduate student or a working professional interested in volunteering a few hours each week to support Hola Cultura's mission, while gaining valuable experience in community outreach, nonprofit management and event planning, or editorial experience working on our popular and frequently updated DC Latino arts & culture website.

Hola Cultura is a DC based, non-profit bilingual and bicultural organization that uses the arts and humanities as a means to inform, educate and promote civic engagement within the Latino community in Washington, DC. It is our core belief that the strategic development of strong cultural capital within the Latino community is crucial to our overall well-being and economic development of our communities. Become part of a growing organization that is filling a key need in the Latino community!

Interns report directly to Hola Cultura's Volunteer Coordinator and will play a key role in expanding Hola Cultura's mission and work.


Future journalists, writers, artists, digital communicators, nonprofit professionals, and web developers, who understand that the Internet is changing all aspects of storytelling - from the daily news to how novels and documentaries are made and sold. A creative spirit is a must, as well as an interest in finding new ways to connect with audiences. You must also enjoy talking with people and working in a team.


We seek Editorial Interns with a passion for the arts and proven storytelling, researching and fact-checking abilities. We are looking for a few talented and highly motivated interns interested in chronicling DC's Latino lifestyle with as much flare as the culture makers themselves. Editorial interns attend local Latino events and performances and write articles, interviews with the artists, and reviews of art, music, theater, and new books by Hispanic writers. We also need a dedicated, creative and resourceful Social Media Intern interested not only in gaining professional experience but with coming up with innovative ways to engage our growing audience.

We also need Design Interns. We're looking for a talented graphic designer to help produce flyers, posters, PDFs, infographics and other media for publication on and in hard copy to support events such as our upcoming second annual TamalFest DC. We have another position available for a User Interface Developer intern to assist our staff with page building and site design focused on creating compelling and innovative ways to share information and visuals, as well as assistance with site management, audience building and other task to be determined.

We also need a committed Nonprofit Management Intern interested in learning how a community oriented not-for-profit organization works and helping out with the grantwriting, fundraising and organizational management side of Hola Cultura.

The ideal candidate

  • Has a Bachelor's Degree or is working towards a college or graduate degree
  • Is passionate about helping the local Latino community
  • An ability to remain objective and engage with people of all viewpoints
  • Has an interest in the arts, humanities and digital media
  • Is able to prioritize projects with minimum supervision
  • Is able to work flexible hours
  • Is digital savvy
  • Effective communication skills in English--a must
  • Bilingual English/Spanish communication skills--a plus

Position Specific Responsibilities Include (but are not limited to):

Nonprofit Management Interns:

  • Support the efficient operation of the organization, assisting with grant writing, program evaluation, and grant reporting;
  • Provide administrative assistance to Board Members and Managing Director as needed;
  • Answer general inquires in a professional manner;
  • Run errands as necessary;
  • Assist with planning and provide support at HC events, particularly the annual TamalFest DC;
  • Attend staff and board meetings and provide support during meetings as needed;
  • Assist in volunteer on-boarding and off-boarding processes;
  • Other duties, as needed.

Editorial Interns:

  • Work closely with Hola Cultura's editorial staff to develop story ideas and produce original work for weekly and monthly deadlines;
  • Produce articles, videos or other original online content for;
  • Work independently with guidance, editing and mentorship from Hola Cultura's editors;
  • Teamwork—Hola Cultura's editorial interns will take part in TamalFest DC's media team, producing interviews and other media about the festival and the TamalFest chefs;
  • Assist with social media and website updates to gain HC followers and to promote events and campaigns;
  • Other duties, as needed.

Design Interns:

  • The Graphic Design Intern will work closely with Hola Cultura's staff to develop ideas and produce original hardcopy materials, as well as digital media to support Hola Cultura's online publishing and live events;
  • The UI Intern will work closely with Hola Cultura's staff on brainstorming and implementing updates and improvements to our website, and provide online support to our special issue publications and special events;
  • Both Graphic Design and UI Interns will work independently with guidance and mentorship from Hola Cultura's staff;
  • Teamwork—Hola Cultura's Design interns will take part in TamalFest DC's media team, creating overall design emedia about the festival and the TamalFest chefs;
  • Assist with social media and website updates to gain HC followers and to promote events and campaigns;
  • Other duties, as needed.

Flexible schedule: With the exception of monthly group meetings and occasional events, the Fall Intern will work independently and make his/her own schedule. Hourly commitment: 4 to 6 hours a week.

Please send a cover letter, resume + up to three examples of your work to:

Angélica Marrero

Volunteer Coordinator

Hola Cultura


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