Community Outreach & Spanish Translation Internship

Academic Credits


Hours per week

2-3 days per week, 6-8 hours a day



Application Deadline


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Studio City
United States


ABOUT THE RIVER PROJECT: The River Project (TRP) is a small (<10 employees) nonprofit organization founded in 2001 and dedicated to natural resource protection, conservation, and enhancement. Our mission is to encourage responsible planning and management of our land and water resources, working toward local water and living rivers nourished by healthy watersheds for the social, economic, and environmental benefit of our communities. Through outreach, advocacy, scientific research, projects, and hands-on educational programs, we provide Angelenos with the tools to create climate-resilient communities.

ABOUT WATER LA: The Water LA program ( is an initiative that provides residents of Los Angeles with the tools they need to capture, conserve, and reuse water. Water LA responds to challenges related to climate change, water security, drought, flood, water and air quality, equity, and habitat loss by empowering and assisting residents to implement nature-based solutions at their homes. Water LA will host hands-on educational workshops in communities to share the knowledge and skills for installing and maintaining Water LA strategies.

INTERNSHIP SUMMARY: The River Project seeks a Translation/Spanish-language/Spanish-speaking Outreach Intern to support community engagement and translation initiatives for Water LA.

The Translation Intern will gain experience with translation and community communication through the translation of outreach materials and on-site translation during engagement events. Initial focus will be on translating outreach materials such as flyers, newsletters and emails to support communication to primarily spanish speaking communities. Materials will be distributed to engage community members in Water LA.  The Spanish-language Outreach Intern will also accompany TRP team mates and support communications for engagement meetings and hands-on workshops and even project installations.

The ideal candidate will have an interest in water and land use, can translate written materials from English to Spanish and can comfortably converse in Spanish.


Responsibilities include:

  • Translating documents from English to Spanish such as
  • Fliers
  • Emails
  • Workshop Content
  • Comfortable speaking with community members in Spanish about Water LA through
  • Community meetings
  • Tabling events
  • Workshops
  • Distributing printed materials
  • Supporting staff in Water LA including
  • Act as a liaison between Water LA staff and Homeowners
  • Workshop coordination
  • Act as a liaison between Water LA staff and Homeowners
  • Participation in hands-on workshops

This internship provides a unique opportunity to learn about community outreach, issues around water in Los Angeles.


  • Native fluency in Spanish
  • Studying or has previously studied Spanish
  • Strong work ethic, initiative, and flexibility
  • Commitment to work during weekends
  • Ability to both work alone for extended periods and in a fast-paced environment
  • Knowledge of other languages is a plus
  • Knowledge of environmental terminology in Spanish is a plus
  • Demonstrated ability to interact effectively and thoughtfully with people from diverse cultural, ethnic and socioeconomic backgrounds


College Credit available.

How To Apply

To apply send resume and cover letter