Posted by: Generación Latina | May 7, 2009

Internship Opportunities, May Edition

Are you a college junior, senior or graduate student passionate about the local Latino community and non-profits?

This internship may be for you!

Mayor’s Office on Latino Affairs
Grants Program for Summer 2009
The Mayor’s Office on Latino Affairs (OLA) was established in 1976 to serve as a liaison between the DC Government and the city’s Latino community;( Today OLA reaches thousands through its community-based grants program, advocacy, community relations and outreach services targeted at Latino residents to ensure accessibility to a full range of health, education, housing, economic development and employment services.
We are currently seeking a bright, self-motivated, talented applicant to support the grants program this summer in running a grants competition and general administration of grants. This internship will provide an excellent opportunity to learn about grant-making, nonprofit management, the local Latino nonprofit community, and policy issues including the Language Access Act of 2004.
This is a paid 32 hour per week, 12 week internship. Start date is June 1st. The intern will:

  • Assist the Grants Manager with grants competition process including but not limited to:
  • Coordination of communications, presentations and delivery of technical assistance to nonprofit organizations.
  • Analysis of grant proposals, work plans and quarterly grant reports for soundness and approval.
  • Coordination and implementation of new grant program policies
  • Assist in the development of copy and multimedia materials for office’s website and various communications.
  • Research information related to local Latino issues and prepare reports based on findings.
  • Research information related to capacity building resources for community-based organizations.
  • Assist with the preparation of grant agreements.
  • Assist with other duties as assigned.


  • College junior or senior or graduate student.
  • Proven superior written and verbal communication skills.
  • Proven ability to communicate effectively in English and Spanish.
  • Proficient with MS Office. Knowledge of Adobe CS programs, layout, graphic design, audio/video editing a plus.
  • Proficient at research and analysis.
  • Self starter and problem solver with excellent time management and organizational skills.
  • Able to set priorities and work individually or in teams.
  • Outgoing, diplomatic, skilled at customer service and able to interface with nonprofit executives, government officials and the general public.
  • Positive attitude and good sense of humor.

Applicants should send a cover letter, resume and a writing sample to no later than May 21st.


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