Comunicadores for the Future Internship

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The Comunicadores for the Future internship program is an initiative in the Cisneros Hispanic Leadership Institute made possible by the generosity of Vanguard Communications and President and CEO, Maria Rodriguez (B.B.A, 1982).

Launched in conjunction with Vanguard’s 30th anniversary, the program funds six to nine-week internships at local nonprofit organizations in the D.C. metro area during the summer.

Comunicadores receive a stipend, housing, and mentorship, and participate in professional development sessions highlighting best PR and communications practices and general leadership skills.

This program is a response to the unique challenges that the Latino community faces in higher education, particularly first-generation students. Many are far away from home for the first time, and how to pay for things like tuition, board, food and transportation are constant worries. Unpaid internships, a valuable experience for college students preparing to enter the workforce, are not always an option for many Latino students. Comunicadores for the Future seeks to help bridge this gap.

Comunicadores for the Future furthers and builds on the mission of the Cisneros Institute to help, train, and educate the next generation of Hispanic leaders. It is an investment in hope for a future of inclusion that reflects the growing diversity in this country and the critical role diverse voices play in the field of communication.

More about the program and about Vanguard in Maria’s Blog.

Come back soon to see the profiles on selected participants and programming.