About the MANO Project

Hispanic Access programs establish bridges of access between the Latino community and trustworthy, socially responsible partners.

The core purpose for the MANO Project (My Access to Network Opportunities) is to connect, build and develop young leaders of color who share a passion for serving and strengthening their communities. We want to help build leadership capacity among Latino communities and the nation as a whole.

We build trusting relationships with organizations and federal agencies to provide professional development and training opportunities for people of color pursuing college degrees or recently graduated.

Hispanic Access internship and fellowship programs offer unique work experiences and competitive packages for candidates. Programs provide extensive training, mentoring and professional development support to ensure that students have the tools, tips and knowledge to be outstanding contributors, navigate challenges and make the most of their experience. Through site visits, webinars, mentorship connections and links to the Hispanic Access and MANO network, participants are strongly positioned for success and high impact.

All programs are paid and many offer transportation stipends, free on-site housing or housing stipends.

Internship and fellowship programs currently serve diverse career fields related to:

  • Cultural and Heritage Preservation (i.e. Museum Studies, Architecture, Ethnographic research, etc.)
  • Natural and/or Cultural Resources
  • Environmental Education/Conservation
  • Engineering
  • Communication/Media/Public Affairs
  • Business related fields – Accounting, Finance, Operations

Basic Eligibility

  • Current college students or graduates ages 18-30
  • Possess U.S. citizenship or permanent residency
  • Bilingual skills (Spanish/English) are preferred but not required for all positions

Partner agencies currently hosting HAF summer internships or fellowships (6 mos +):

  • National Park Service
  • U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service
  • National Credit Union Administration
  • U.S. Bureau of Reclamation
  • U.S. Forest Service

MANO Project
is an initiative of Hispanic 
Access Foundation.

E: info@hispanicaccess.org
P: (202) 640-4342