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Language Access Intern

The Language Access and Advocacy Program is seeking a junior/senior undergraduate or graduate student intern to work with the Language Access Coordinator and Language Access Monitor in providing technical assistance to the 34 agencies named under the DC Language Access Act of 2004. Interns will focus on language access related work and language access issues affecting the Limited English Proficient or Non-English Proficient (LEP/NEP) residents of the District, including a grassroots initiative to raise awareness of the Language Access Act.

Qualifications

  • Candidates must have a strong interest in working with issues affecting underserved migrant communities in general, and the Latino population in particular
  • Proven ability to communicate effectively in English and Spanish, and superior verbal and written communication skills in both languages
  • Strong organizational, and time management skills
  • Self-starter, problem solver, and able to set priorities when working individually or in a team
  • Comfortable working with individuals from the general public, as well as government and non-profit employees
  • Working knowledge of Microsoft: Word, PowerPoint, Excel and Outlook
  • Any pertinent knowledge of disseminating information via social media, such as Facebook, Twitter, Youtube, and Wordpress

Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis. If interested, please send a cover letter and resume to:

Dr. Cecilia Castillo Ayometzi
Language Access and Advocacy Coordinator
Executive Office of the Mayor
Office on Latino Affairs
2000 14th Street, NW 2nd Floor
Washington, DC 20009
Or respond via e-mail to [email protected]