Without the help of volunteers and interns, La Peña Cultural Center would not be able to present over 200 art shows a year and offer more than 15 art classes. The help of volunteers and interns is crucial for La Peña. Interns are required to commit 10 hours per week for a minimum of 3 months to the organization.

Internship Opportunities:


Program Staffing: Staffing our evening programs includes working with the House Manager to set and clean up the house, work as an usher and/or sell tickets during the program. All interns would be expected to spend a portion of their hours doing this work and could learn to be house manager themselves.

Programming Support: Work with Program Coordinator to book programs, respond to potential performers/groups, coordinate logistics for programs, etc. Help initiate/organize special programming initiatives, series, festivals, etc.

Community Outreach/Publicity: Work with Publicity Coordinator on outreaching to the media, writing press releases, etc.

Graphic Design: Designing flyers, posters and other publicity materials for La Peña programs. This would involve working with La Peña’s Publicity and Program Coordinators.

Web Design/Development: Supporting the process of re-designing our website and working with staff to regularly update it. Helping to train staff in software that will make web design easy (depending on intern’s own skills).

Program Documentation: Video/audio/photographic documentation of La Peña’s programs. Could include video and/or audio recording of La Peña’s programs and editing them for multiple uses, including general publicity, posting on our website, etc.

Fundraising: Work with Development Director and Development Associate in planning/organizing fundraising activities, including annual fundraising benefit, house parties, raffle, etc.

Administrative Work: Support staff in day-to-day work of nonprofit administration, including processing donations, database maintenance, etc.

For more information contact

La Peña Cultural Center
(510) 849-2568