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Marianne Martinez
  • June 8, 2021


Internships are a great way to learn or apply skills, as well as a way to give back to the community.

Vecinos offers flexible, unpaid internships throughout the year and are willing to work with you to fulfill needed class credit or specific job experience. Depending on interests and qualifications, the internship is flexible in assignment and language requirements. Overall, interns must be willing to adapt and be flexible to situations and schedules, be friendly and welcoming, and be professional at all times.

Internships may include the following aspects, but are open to adaptation:

  • Outreach: Attend nightly outreach with Vecinos staff to homes of farmworkers. Conduct program registration, health education, and some case management.
  • Interpretation: Attend medical appointments with Vecinos patients and ensure proper and consistent medical attention and language interpretation.
  • Office Accountability: Vecinos would be unable to function without a smoothly-running office, which includes data-input, filing, and hands-on projects.

Our internships can lead to possible future open positions within our organization!

Vecinos has partnered with different institutions to provide internships, including Western Carolina University (WCU). Through WCU’s numerous educational departments, students from different majors or areas of studies can find an internship with us. Some of the departments we collaborate with include Spanish, communications, nursing, nutrition, or other health related majors. Talk to your department head or academic advisor today to see how you can do an internship with us!

North Carolina State Employees’ Credit Union (NCSECU) Public Fellows Internship program connects undergraduate students to meaningful summer internships in rural communities. This internship is paid and provides students a chance to work in underserved or underrepresented communities. To learn more please visit

Vecinos is currently looking for a Bilingual Communications Intern either for Summer 2021 or Fall 2021 semesters. If you’re interested in completing an internship with us, contact your academic advisor to see the requirements you’ll need to fulfill as well as our Executive Director, Marianne Martinez for more information.

If you’d like to support Vecinos and are not currently seeking or needing an internship please visit to learn more about how you can make a difference in the lives of our farmworker community!