Internship Opportunities

HOPE provides internship opportunities throughout the year to college students and some high school students. Space and availability are on a first-come, first-serve basis. HOPE will consider remote interns for research project and data management projects

public policy Internship

HOPE is looking for a proactive, organized, and committed individual to assist the organization with its advocacy and policy platform in the issues areas of health care, education, economic empowerment, and civic participation. This position aims to support the Policy Director who is based in Sacramento with analytical writing and research support.

How to Apply:

Please submit your résumé and cover letter to the contact listed in the job description.

Cover letter should include the following information:

  • Professional area of interest (major)

  • HOPE program(s) you would like to support

  • Availability (start date, end date, and number of hours per day)

  • Indicate if you will receive school credit for the work or pay through work-study or other programs


This is an unpaid intern position with reimbursement for parking/public transportation, and the opportunity for school credit. Access to HOPE events and activities will be available during the internship term.


HOPE is a high output, fast-paced work environment with dynamic and experienced staff that are dedicated to the empowerment of Latinas. Due to the COVID-19, HOPE staff and interns are required to work from home until further notice. Hours of operations are Monday through Friday from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm.


Volunteer Opportunities

Volunteer opportunities are specific to HOPE's signature events such as Latina History Day and Latina Action Day.


Join us in producing one of the most dynamic Latina conferences in the nation. For Latina History Day 2022 Volunteer opportunities click here.


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Samantha Paredes

Policy Intern 

Summer 2019

I initially chose to intern at HOPE because I wanted to advocate for Latinx rights through legislation. Not only did I learn about policy advocacy, but I learned about the positive influence of working at a place like HOPE. The tight-knit environment was comforting and provided me a space to demonstrate my full potential. By the end of my internship at HOPE, I gained a better sense of my career expectations and gained a team of women that I know will support me in my future endeavors.


Kiara Duran

Youth Programs Intern 

Fall 2018 - Summer 2019

I honestly loved interning with such empowering women when I was at HOPE. I always felt incredibly welcomed to be there and to share my opinion on the projects we were working on. I also learned from everyone, as each person had a very unique style in their approach to their departments, but worked as an empowering team creating such a great working environment. I loved that HOPE was my first internship and that I have been able to stay in touch with the amazing leaders working there!


Elizabeth Abreu

Youth Programs Intern 

Summer 2020

Working as a remote intern this summer has been incredibly rewarding. Even though my internship may not be in person, I have still gained a lot of technical skills and interpersonal growth from what the organization has to offer. HOPE has been super flexible and has catered to my needs as an intern.