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Internship Opportunities

HOPE seeks undergraduate or graduate students every semester (Spring, Summer and Fall) for part-time internships in various areas, including communications, community relations, administrative support, program support, policy work, etc. Some High School internships may be available.

  • All student interns will be required to work a minimum of 10-15 hours per week

  • Interns will be mainly working remotely with some work done at the office. Schedule will be flexible to accommodate coursework.

  • Students should be interested in advancing the status of Latinas across California and beyond.

  • Students should be able to manage time well and meet deadlines.

  • Command of English is required, and knowledge of Spanish is preferred but not required.

We are currently not accepting applications

How to Apply:

Interested candidates should send:

  • Resume

  • Cover Letter


Cover letter should include the following information:

  • HOPE Internship of interest 

  • Professional area of interest (major)

  • 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

*No phone calls please*


Please send all information to our Director of Administration

Johanna I. Bonillo



HOPE interns must receive payment or school credit. Applications will only be accepted on this basis.


HOPE is a high output, fast-paced work environment with dynamic and experienced staff that are dedicated to the empowerment of Latinas. HOPE internships are generally remote work from home arrangements with some in-office days as needed. 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 and will be posted to our site in the months leading up to the event. Latina History Day 2023 will be on March 10, 2023 and Latina Action Day on April 25, 2023. If you would like to sign up as a volunteer for a future event please contact Genesis Discua at or (213) 308-8451. 


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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. 

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