Americas Latino Festival will be held on campus and throughout Boulder and Denver in November of 2013.
The mission of the festival is to create a platform of dialogue between the Latino and non-Latino communities around issues of environmental and social justice in the Americas. Panel series, film forums, concerts, education outreach, and a CU Student Showcase will be the main components of the festival. This is an exciting, innovative event that is being attended by several high profile supporters such as Shakira, Benicio del Toro, Laura Esquivel, Edward James Olmos, Junot Diaz, and Chief Justice Sonia Sotomayor (to name a few!).
The Latin American Studies Center has set up an internship program with the Americas Latino Festival and the festival’s local strategic partners. Students who would be interested in a career-oriented internship that engages with environmental and social justice, should contact Rebecca.Kennedy@colorado.edu immediately.
Bilingual / Latina/o students ENCOURAGED TO APPLY!!
The internships run most of fall semester. A few positions have the opportunity to continue into 2014.
The Americas Latino Festival is currently accepting applications for the following positions:
Community and Government Relations Internship
Education Outreach Internship I
Education Outreach Internship II
Fundraising and Grant Internship
General Cinematography Internship
“Green Alliance” Exhibit Fair Internship
Website Development Internship
Program Book Internship
Public Policy/Political Science Internship
Reading and Book Fair Internship
Whole Foods Latino Recipe Book (in affiliation with the American Diabetes Association) Internship
- Successful applicants are generally undergraduate and graduate students with a demonstrated interest in the area of the internship to which they are applying. A strong academic background, writing and good communication skills, and an interest in environmental and social justice are highly desirable.
Please feel free to visit the Americas Latino Festival website for more information and details regarding the festival (www.americaslatinofestival.org). The list of internships and student opportunities will be posted on the website shortly or I can send them to you immediately. Also, please feel free to contact me with any questions or ideas regarding student engagement that you might have. I can be reached at Rebecca.Kennedy@colorado.edu. This promises to be an engaging, fun, and educational event for all involved.