Chican@s Unidos de Orange County

Chican@s Unidos de Orange County is offering multiple internships during this summer. We are a grassroots organization that has been active in many community fights. We believe in the value of research to help organize around an issue that impacts our communities. 

You do not need to be a student to apply. You must be at least 18 years old to apply  Interns who complete program will be eligible to receive a stipend  of $500.  

This internship will consist of:·      

  • Researching the issue
  • Attending relevant community meeting
  • Meeting with people involved in issue. 
  • Writing a narrative if the experience and findings.
  • Traveling throughout Santa Ana (a car will be useful but not necessary as we will provide transportation as needed)

What you gain from this internship:·      

  • Experience in grassroots researching skills
  • Organizing and Research training

Criteria for applying:·      

  • Commit to a fast paced 4 week internship
  • Able to attend weekly check-ins and spend 15 to 20 hours a week on the internship. Most of this time will be reading and researching on your own time. 
  • Able to attend one Monthly Chican@s Unidos Meeting
  • Willing to give a presentation of findings to Chican@s Unidos on Saturday August 12th, 2017
  •  MUST  Attend an all day orientation on July 10th from 6:30 to 9:30pm. 
  • Able to Attend an the CU Awards Dinner and Fundraiser on Friday September 8th, 2017. 

2017 Summer Interns Have Been Selected 

Multiple $500

 Summer Internships


Kevin Rivera
Para Rodriguez
Crystal Valenzuela
Karla Vargas
Julie Vue
Diana Morales

Issues Surrounding Gentrification

Internship Dates

July 9th to August 6th