Civic Engagement Intern

February – June 2019

One of LCF’s central pillars is to build civic and political power for Latinos in California. The ultimate purpose is to strengthen California’s democracy and create a more inclusive economy. Latinos make up the largest ethnic group in the state and the largest voting bloc of Latinos in the country. LCF serves as a convener, influencer, and grantmaker to leverage the power of Latinos—to advance a more just and equitable California. 2019 is a consequential year as we pave a path forward towards an accurate 2020 Census and the Presidential Election.  For this reason, LCF will prioritize organizing, mobilizing, and strengthening California’s Latino leadership, our youth, families, and communities.

The Civic Engagement Internship will provide talented Latino leaders an opportunity to build their skills on the frontlines of social change. The Intern will have the opportunity to explore the nexus of philanthropy, nonprofit advocacy, and social impact. Specifically, the Intern will 1) learn about philanthropy’s role in policy advocacy; and 2) obtain first-hand experience at a grantmaking institution advocating for solutions that have tangible, enduring impact on Latino children and families. Consistent with LCF’s values of trust, hope, and leading from a place of strength, the Intern will be a part of historic effort to change the Latino narrative by mobilizing Latino civic engagement during a critical moment in our Nation’s history.

The Intern will report to the Policy Director. The Intern will be employed over a five-month period  (expected dates February 1st– June 30th) and would work between 15-20 hours/week. This is a paid-internship.



Please email resume and a cover letter explaining why you are the right fit for this unique five-month opportunity to Christian Arana, Policy Director at

Central Valley Philanthropy Fellow

10-month, Part-Time, Paid Fellowship

To support our exciting work, LCF is seeking a strategic, passionate, driven leader to advance the goals of the Latino Giving Circle Network® (CVLGC) in the Central Valley. With more than 70 members, the CVLGC is the largest giving circle in our network of 20 Giving Circles with 475 active members across the state.  Our members are united by a shared sense of justice and generosity, together they are re-writing the narrative of how Latinos engage in Philanthropy.

The Philanthropy Fellow will have an opportunity to deepen the engagement of our members in the Central Valley and to align all LCF programming in the region. To date, the Central Valley Latino Giving Circles have awarded over $270,000 in grants to grassroots Latino-led non-profits working on the frontlines of social change.

This is a 10-month, part-time, paid Fellowship supported by the Latino Community Foundation. The fellow will report to Adriana Saldivar, Program Manager of the Latino Community Foundation and receive mentorship from Masha Chernyak, the Vice President of Programs and Policy.



Please review the required documents in the position description. Deadline to apply is Friday, January 25, 2019.

Program & Data Fellow

Part Time, 7-month, Paid Fellowship

The Program & Data Fellow will support LCF with three critical projects: 1.) helping maximize the power of the Salesforce database to strengthen internal infrastructure; 2.) assisting with the first-ever Latino Nonprofit and Data Map in California elevating Latino demographics and nonprofits; and 3.) support creation of grant dockets for the Latino Giving Circle Network.

The Program & Data Fellow will work within our Program team to contribute to ongoing Salesforce and Program projects. In 2018, LCF launched an internal Salesforce Upgrade Project to automate and streamline donor and grants management, institute a data-driven culture, and improve the capture and analysis of information. With the completion of this Project in early 2019, the Fellow will play a critical role in helping to ensure accurate data entry, organizational archiving, impact evidence, and the creation of tailored dashboards and reports for all LCF staff. In addition, the Program & Data Fellow will support the Program team with the creation and editing of grant dockets for Latino Giving Circle Network grantmaking. Through this work, the Fellow will learn about Salesforce administration, grants management and evaluation, and participatory grantmaking.

In 2019, LCF will launch an online Latino Nonprofit and Data Map to highlight key demographics on California’s Latino community and to showcase visionary Latino-led nonprofits working to improve outcomes and opportunities in their communities. The Program & Data Fellow will take the lead in identifying new Latino nonprofits across the state to add to this Map through research and outreach. Through this work, the Fellow will learn about the landscape of Latino nonprofits in the state and their roles in ensuring healthy, vibrant, and robust Latino communities.



Please email resume and cover letter (1 page max) explaining why you are the right fit for this opportunity to: Samantha Sandoval, Manager of Programs & Grants,


Are you ready to learn, grow, and work in a dynamic, fun, innovative Foundation committed to social change? Are you willing to be challenged and be on the cutting edge of a new model for philanthropy, advocacy, and community engagement? Are you looking to dig deeper, have an impact, be inspired and inspire others? Then consider this opportunity the right one for you!



The Latino Community Foundation (LCF) exists to unleash the power of Latinos in California.We fulfill our mission by building a movement of civically engaged philanthropic leaders, investing in Latino-led organizations, and increasing political participation of Latinos in California.

LCF is at a pivotal stage in its growth and is actively expanding its programs across the state. LCF is working to scale the largest network of civically engaged Latino philanthropists, and build the California Latino Agenda to advance policies that will ensure families and youth have equal opportunities to reach their fullest potential.