Interns are an integral part of the LAA’s work and operations. From working directly with clients to planning events to community organizing, we have internships for everyone including recent college graduates or professionals who are interested in pursuing more formal internships with us. The LAA offers monthly, semester, summer and year-long internships. College credit can be earned through internships as applicable.

Internships are competitive. For more info about internships or to apply, contact the LAA’s Volunteer Coordinator at volunteer@thelaa.org.

We do not offer paid internships. Some students may be able to get school credit for their internships. Internship applications must include a résumé, cover letter and two references per candidate.


AVAILABLE INTERNSHIPS

1) PROGRAMS
Internships are available within LAA’s Education, Family Well-Being and Economic Empowerment focus areas. Interns will focus on direct service delivery, program planning, program management and more.

  • Adult Education ~ Recommended for Spanish, marketing and Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) majors.
  • Family Services ~ Recommended for social work, human services, public health, clinical psychology and public policy majors.
  • Employment Services ~ Recommended for human services, human resources, business and management majors.
  • Youth Programs ~ Recommended for education majors.
  • Translation Services ~ Recommended for Spanish, linguistics and translation majors.

2) RESOURCE DEVELOPMENT
Interns will assist with fundraising, marketing and engagement, communications, grant writing, research and event planning. Recommended for journalism, mass communications/media, public relations and international studies majors.

3) ADVOCACY
Interns conduct research, prepare reports and create presentations; organize community constituents and conduct outreach. Additionally, they will assist with coalition-building initiatives and develop strategies to raise awareness of issues impacting the Latino community and more. Recommended for political science, public policy and international studies majors.

4) LEGAL
Internships are available for 2L and 3L law students. Legal internships provide course credit and are available Fall, Spring and Summer semesters. Interns can choose to work under all of the LAA’s legal services areas or select one focus area. These include general immigration legal services, domestic violence legal services and removal defense, among others.

  • Immigration Legal Services ~ Internships available only for Emory University students during the school year. Summer internships are available to first-and second-year law school students.