Our internships are custom fit. We work with your schedule, interests, and tailor projects so that they benefit you most. 


We don’t have the resources to provide stipends to interns. We do, however, try to work with interns to make the internship as beneficial as possible to all who would like to intern. We create flexible schedules and expectations tailored to the situation of the potential intern so that low-income youth and students who might have to work or take care of other obligations can still participate.

Our internships are not limited to any period of time. Come for a few weeks, a semester, or create your own schedule. 

We begin and end internships based on both the interest of potential interns and the needs of our campaigns. If an intern would like to work intensively for three weeks or work once a week for two months, we can work with you to create a schedule and length of internship that benefits your needs and our organizational needs.

We will help you find housing that is accessible to you and arrange transportation for you to go to our offices and events.

Our internships work best for RGV residents. We do not have housing or transportation available for interns, therefore any non-RGV residents must arrange their own housing and transportation to and from the LUPE office for the period during which they would like to intern. Interns and office staff will work together to provided interns with transportation to and from our offices for events, canvassing, or other activities. We can help you arrange low-cost housing for your stay in the RGV, but do not have the resources to help you with housing costs. We encourage you to look into fundraising.

We tailor projects to the interests of the potential intern as well as current organizational needs.

Potential projects:

  • Strengthen our campaign against the criminalization of undocumented immigrants, including raising awareness of Secure Communities.
  • Developing social and online media strategy
  • Voter registration, education and engagement
  • Researching local campaigns, governmental entities and policy, including campaign contributions and contracts
  • Creation of leadership development workshops using popular education techniques
  • Developing a resource library for undocumented students
  • Helping create and distribute a children’s bulletin that teaches the history of Cesar Chavez, the UFW, and farm worker and colonia resident organizing
  • Workers’ rights education and organizing

If you are interested in an area of our organization that is not represented above, don’t hesitate to contact us anyway. We’ll talk about your interests and work with you to create an internship that works for you and us.

 How to begin the application process. 

If you are interested in interning, please contact John-Michael Torres at johnmichael [at] lupenet.org or use the form below. Please include you name, city and state, school or occupation if applicable, preferred phone number and email, and your reasons for wishing to intern. If we are taking interns, one of our staff will set up a call or face-to-face meeting with you to talk about your availability and specific project interests.