FELLOWSHIPS AND INTERNSHIPS

2024 Communications Internship Information

The Mexican American School Boards Association (MASBA) is excited to launch its first ever Communications Internship! The Communications Internship is a 10-month program dedicated to advancing MASBA’s mission through increased community engagement.

The internship will run from March 1, 2024 – December 31, 2024. The communications intern will be expected to commit 7 hours a week, with some flexibility. Program pay is $6,000.

Applications are due Wednesday, January 31, 2024 by 5:00pm MST/ 6:00pm CST. Complete the application here.

Communications Internship Responsibilities

  • Compose draft social media posts, maintaining consistency in messaging and engaging content for online platforms.
  • Create and draft general membership newsletters, ensuring content is informative, engaging, and aligns with the organization’s communication strategy.
  • Assist in the implementation of communications campaigns pertaining to events and programming, ensuring cohesive messaging and effective promotion.
  • Contribute to the compilation of research and resources for the Learning Community Newsletter, ensuring the delivery of valuable and informative content to the audience.
  • Provide assistance in creating visual content, graphics, and other design elements for communication materials.
  • Support organizational needs through collaborative work events.

Who Can Apply?

  • Undergraduate student standing
  • Able to commit 7hrs/week from March-December 2024
  • Interested in serving Latina/o/x community through educational advancement

2024 Events Fellowship Information

The Mexican American School Boards Association (MASBA) is excited to launch its first ever Events Fellowship! The Events Fellowship is a 10-month program committed to supporting the needs of school board trustees through effective educational programming.

 
The fellowship will run from March 1, 2024 – December 31, 2024. The events fellow will be expected to commit 10 hours a week, with some flexibility. Program pay is $15,000. 
 
Applications are due Wednesday, February 7, 2024 by 5:00pm MST/ 6:00pm CST. Complete the application here.

Events Fellowship Responsibilities

  • Assist in the coordination and execution of MASBA events, including the MASBA conference, partner engagement events, community outreach, and more.
  • Manage and organize event finances to ensure transparency.
  • Oversee event registration processes, including attendee RSVP tracking and payment.
  • Manage on-site logistics during events, including setup, registration, and coordination of volunteers.
  • Screen questions from sponsors, partners and membership regarding events registration and payments.
  • Responsible for event wrap-up and completion of related paperwork.
  • Support organizational needs through collaborative work events. 

Who Can Apply?

  • Graduate student standing (masters/doctoral)
  • Able to commit 10hrs/week from March-December 2024
  • Interested in serving Latina/o/x community through educational advancement

Policy Fellowship

The Mexican American School Boards Association (MASBA) launched the organization’s first policy fellowship in 2022.  The MASBA Policy Fellowship is a one-year program dedicated to advancing awareness and advocacy on education issues impacting the Latina/o/x community.

The policy fellowship program has two positions. One position, that is centrally focused on monitoring and engaging the Texas Legislature and the other the State Board of Education.  

Pedro Ortiz Menchaca and Lesley Rivas López were accepted as the organization’s first policy fellows. The 2024 program will be launched in May with information to come.

Congratulations to our 2022-2023 Fellows!

Pedro Ortiz Menchaca
Lesley Rivas López