Available Internships

Welcome to the Hispanic Theological Initiative available internships page, where you’ll find internships available for scholars by academic institutions, church-related organizations, as well as non-profit organizations. HTI gives priority to applicants enrolled as HTI scholars at the pre-dissertation level and eligible HTI scholars at the dissertation level. All Latinx Ph.D. students at HTI member schools are also welcomed to apply for these internships.

ACHTUS- Organization Administration Intern

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Position Title:

Position Description: 

The person in this position will:

  • Support and gain experience administering ACHTUS
  • Understand and support the financial reporting
  • Provide updates to the website
  • Promote and post on social media
  • Support the logistics planning, and coordination of the academic colloquium
  • The OAI will work with and serve all of the executive officers of ACHTUS (President, President Elect, Vice President, Secretary, Treasurer). 

 

INTERNSHIP SUPERVISOR


The supervisor for this internship will be:

President

RESPONSIBILITIES


QUALIFICATIONS and RESPONSIBILITIES: 

  • Applicants must be allowed to work in the United States
  • Implement decisions made by the executive officers of ACHTUS;
  • Write promotional posts on social media;
  • Keep website current;
  • Support the logistics, planning, and coordination of the academic colloquium;
  • Any other duties deemed necessary for this project by the supervisor.

    TIME PERIOD AND COMPENSATION OF INTERNSHIP:


    This internship is to be completed before May 31st, 2024. The intern will receive a stipend for working at the internship site in the amount of $8,800, distributed as follows: $25.00 per hour for a total of 352 hours. Interns are not required to work more than ten hours per week.

    In addition to the stipend, the intern has access to travel and resource funds in the amount of $1,500 to be used for expenses related to this internship. Travel and resource funds are paid by HTI, and the supervisor and HTI must approve expenses in advance.

    For more information about ACHTUS, visit: http://achtus.us/.
    AETH Internships

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    Position Title:  

    • Community of Practice Facilitator 
    • Content Curator/Curator

    Position Description: (Community of Practice Facilitator)

    The person in this position will:

    • Facilitate a small group called community of practice once a month for 90 minutes;
    • Help to bring out conversations among members of the group relating to innovation, best practices, resources, and problem-solving of either Bible Institutes, churches, or persons navigating their commitment to justice as administrative and/or faculty in predominantly white institutions.

    INTERNSHIP SUPERVISOR


    The supervisor for this internship will be: 

    Rva. Dra. Elizabeth Conde Frazier

    Director, AETH


    QUALIFICATIONS and RESPONSIBILITIES


    In collaboration with AETH staff, the Intern will be expected to perform the specific tasks listed below. As such, AETH seeks interns who have the qualifications to perform the following activities:

    – Organizing and ensuring the quality of the communities of practice (CP’s).*
    – Incorporation of new members
    – Sending zoom links to CP’s
    -Facilitating 1-2 CP’s
    -Managing the report forms from each CP
    -Discerning the needs, preferences, or evaluation of programs of the CP network through different means (e.g., short surveys) – Sending any CP info to the website manager for posting.
    -Preparing a publishable report about CP’s as a part of ReDET for the final report to Lily that can be disseminated within Open Plaza and/or Perspectivas or other appropriate public spaces.
    -Following up on phone calls or emails with CP’s to support them in their processes and discussions
    -Occasional on-site coordination and/or facilitation of workshops and conferences
    -Responding to communications from members to support them in the knowledge of their possibilities of use of the services and contributions to the projects of AETH.


    Position Description: (Content Curator/Creator)

    AETH seeks a Content Curator/Creator Intern to work closely with the AETH Creative and Communications Team. The Content Curator/Creator Intern will research, gather information, edit and integrate the work of writers and designers (AETH members), with a focus on Hispanic Theological Education. These curated materials will be published on the AETH/ReDET weekly newsletter, website, and social media platforms.


    INTERNSHIP SUPERVISOR


    The supervisor for this internship will be: 

    Rva. Aracelis Vázquez haye

    Program Manager, AETH


    QUALIFICATIONS and RESPONSIBILITIES


    The ideal candidate for this position will have:

    • A passion and enthusiasm for Hispanic Theological Education content and an ability to maintain focus and motivation throughout the completion of various projects and tasks;
    • Skills in effective marketing, communications, social media, and reputation management
    • Familiarity with key social media tools (e.g., YouTube, Facebook, and Instagram)
    • An ability to consistently demonstrate the AETH values of insight, hard work, and effectiveness in personal approach to work;
    • An entrepreneurial attitude
    • Excellent attention to detail and a high motivation to learn;
    • A proactive, service-focused attitude towards our network members and prospective members and the teams supported internally
    • An ability to prioritize work and complete tasks with quick turnaround times
    • The ability to work collaboratively with a team
    • Fluency in both Spanish and English

    TIME PERIOD AND COMPENSATION OF INTERNSHIP:


    This internship is to be completed before May 31st, 2024. The intern will receive a stipend for working at the internship site in the amount of $8,800 distributed as follows: $25.00 per hour for a total of 352 hours. Interns are not required to work more than ten hours per week.

    In addition to the stipend, the intern has access to travel and resource funds in the amount of $1,500 to be used for expenses related to this internship. Travel and resource funds are paid by HTI, and expenses must be approved by the supervisor and HTI in advance.

    BPFNA- Editor

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    Position Title: Editor of BPFNA Web Children & Youth Resources

    Position Description:

    Working for the next generation of peacemakers, the Editor of BPFNA Web Children & Youth Resources will organize a volunteer team of 3 persons from Hispanic, White, and African American ethnicities as assistants in order to review the Children and Youth Resource Webpage of BPFNA and gather new intercultural material for it (Please see https://www.bpfna.org/kids-ninez   and   https://www.bpfna.org/youth-adolescentes)

    Responsibilities will include: 

    • Continue to expand the webpage resources for children & youth. Complete year one of the plan.
    • Reaching out to partner churches with children’s programs to support the gathering of materials and promote the page.
    • Organize the team of Hispanic, White, and African American ethnicities as companions to help review, select and develop materials. Other persons can be added to this group. 
    • Working closely with the Communications manager to set up the materials on the webpage.
    • Writing a monthly short article or reflection to promote the value of children and youth in peacemaking and interest in the use of the resources.
    • Providing weekly updates reports to the Interim Executive and zoom meetings as needed for evaluations.

    INTERNSHIP SUPERVISOR


    The supervisor for this internship will be: 

    Rev. Jason Smith 
    Executive Director, Bautistas por la Paz


    QUALIFICATIONS and RESPONSIBILITIES


    The ideal candidate will have/be:

    • Organizing skills
    • Bilingual – Spanish and English
    • Theological Master degree
    • Experience of work with or service to children and youth
    • General knowledge of Children and Youth rights
    • Passion for peace and justice issues especially racism and migration affecting Hispanics and POC
    • Able to work with others – team worker
    • Able to communicate ideas clearly
    • Management or basic knowledge of web designs desirable but not required

    TIME PERIOD AND COMPENSATION OF INTERNSHIP:


    This internship is to be completed before May 31st, 2024. The intern will receive a stipend for working at the internship site in the amount of $8,800 distributed as follows: $25.00 per hour for a total of 352 hours. Interns are not required to work more than ten hours per week.

    In addition to the stipend, the intern has access to travel and resource funds in the amount of $1,500 to be used in expenses related to this internship. Travel and resource funds are paid by HTI, and expenses must be approved by supervisor and HTI in advance.

    Cooperative Baptist Fellowship (CBF) Latino Network

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    Position Title: CBF Latino Ministries Intern

    Position Description:

    The CBF Latino Ministries position will enable the intern to develop a vast network of relationships among Hispanic theological education providers at every educational level, making the intern a leading expert on the availability of ministry preparation in the Latinx context. Via this position, the intern will:

    – Convene and facilitate conversations among diverse theological education institutions that has partnerships with the Latino Network of CBF;

    – Identify and cultivate relationships with theological education students that are part of CBF;

    – Help with the report to CBF Latino Network Board, EFLAN (Facilitators Team) concerning theological education topics;

    – Update and post supervised social media and website content about Theological Education opportunities for the Latino Network of CBF;

    – Assist in preparing information and research materials for the Centro Justo & Catherine González.


    INTERNSHIP SUPERVISOR


    The supervisor for this internship will be: 

    Rubén Ortiz
    CBF Latino Network Field Coordinator


    QUALIFICATIONS and RESPONSIBILITIES


    The ideal candidate will:

    • Possess a defined interest in strengthening Hispanic theological education at all levels;
    • Be willing and able to work alongside Cooperative Baptist Fellowship leaders and other Baptist groups in US and Latin America;
    • Be fluent in Spanish and English.

    TIME PERIOD AND COMPENSATION OF INTERNSHIP:


    This internship is to be completed within the months of January 2023 and May 2024. The intern will receive a stipend for working at the internship site in the amount of $8,800 distributed as follows: $25.00 per hour for a total of 352 hours.  Interns are not required to work more than ten hours per week.

    In addition to the stipend, the intern has access to travel and resource funds in the amount of $1,500 to be used in expenses related to this internship. Travel and resource funds are paid by HTI, and expenses must be approved by supervisor and HTI in advance.

    For more information about CBF Latino Network visit: https://cbf.net/latino-network#english
    Convencion Bautista Hispana de Texas

    POSITION TITLE: Convencion Program Development Intern  


    POSITION DESCRIPTION:

    The Hispanic Baptist Convention of Texas (Convención) is a collection of over 1,100 Baptist congregations in Texas that exists to serve its congregations and members to help them fulfill their unique God-inspired mission and vision. The vision of the Hispanic Baptist Convention of Texas is to be a family of diverse and spiritually healthy churches, connecting and developing resources to impact Texas and the world with the presence of Christ in the fulfillment of the Great Commission as ordered by our Lord and Lord Jesus Christ.

    Convención is looking for a qualified intern to join our leadership team and assist in the development of its new initiatives. Programs in various stages of the development horizon include: – “Recordando – The Hispanic Baptist Historical Collection,” – “Noticias Baptist Standard,” – “Young Latino Leaders Network”


    INTERNSHIP SUPERVISOR


    The supervisor for this internship will be:

    Dr. Rev. Jesse Rincones III Executive Director


    QUALIFICATIONS and RESPONSIBILITIES


    DESIRED QUALIFICATIONS:

    • Must read, write and speak Spanish at a minimum of a conversational level.
    • Interest in Hispanic Baptist/ evangelical history or leadership development.
    • Ability to communicate with program stakeholders.
    • Ability to plan, organize and coordinate multiple program development activities.

    PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS: 

    • Personal experience with Baptist work in Texas.
    • Within driving distance of archives in Waco or San Antonio, Texas.

    INTERN’S RESPONSIBILITIES:

    The Program Development Intern (PDI) must initiate standard program development steps — from program definition and design to program implementation and evaluation. The PDI conducts needs assessments and gathers data to firm up program requirements. From there, duties and responsibilities include designing program parameters with input from stakeholders such as congregations, leaders, and other stakeholders creating and testing the program, making adjustments and finally rolling out the program.

    YOUNG LATINO LEADERS NETWORK 

    The duties for this program may include:

    • working alongside young Latino leaders(YLLs) while also establishing and maintaining a strong relationship with young people who are already connected to Convencion;
    • helping build out and strengthen areas of young leadership at Convención;
    • exploring options for state-wide YLL collaboration; Create and develop a state-wide platform for young leaders;
    • conducting regular outreach through video conferences, phone calls, and social media engage new young people;
    • helping to further educate Convención on the bests ways to support young Latino leaders.

    RECORDANDO

    The specific duties for this program may include:

    • helping identify and assess the archival value of materials; the processing of the collection, including physical arrangement (sorting, boxing, labeling);
    • inventorying and describing materials;
    • creating database records;
    • creating collection guides and other basic finding aids;
    • communicating with churches, denominational leaders, and other collection staff;
    • and possibly planning and/or preparing for a related exhibit at the Convention’s Annual Meeting.

    TIME PERIOD AND COMPENSATION OF INTERNSHIP:


    This internship is to be completed before May 31st, 2024. The intern will receive a stipend for working at the internship site in the amount of $8,800, distributed as follows: $25.00 per hour for a total of 352 hours. Interns are not required to work more than ten hours per week.

    In addition to the stipend, the intern has access to travel and resource funds in the amount of $1,500 to be used for expenses related to this internship. Travel and resource funds are paid by HTI, and expenses must be approved by the supervisor and HTI in advance.

    For more information about Convención, visit: https://www.convencionbautista.org/

    Christian Latina Leadership Institute (CLLI)

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    Position: Organization Administration Intern


     Position Description:

    The Christian Latina Leadership Institute (CLLI) offers intensive training exclusively for women, designed to strengthen interpersonal, professional, and leadership skills. Participants receive instruction from accomplished leaders whose knowledge and expertise help equip emergent and established women leaders to face the challenges of leadership. The CLLI curriculum and topics enable women to concentrate on spiritual, personal, and professional growth fully. This program encourages women to form and nurture relationships that provide support networks in their respective ministries/professions.

    The objective of the Organization Administration Intern position is to support and gain experience administering CLLI, understand and support the financial reporting, provide updates to the website, promote and post on social media, and support the logistics, planning, and coordination of the academic colloquium. The OAI will work with and serve all of the executive officers of CLLI.


    INTERNSHIP SUPERVISOR


    The supervisor for this internship will be:

    Dr. Nora Lozano

    Executive Director


    RESPONSIBILITIES


    INTERN’S RESPONSIBILITIES: 

    • Implement decisions made by the executive officers of CLLI;
    • Write promotional post on social media;
    • Keep website current;
    • Support the logistics, planning and coordination of the academic colloquium;
    • Any other duties deemed necessary for this project by the supervisor.

    TIME PERIOD AND COMPENSATION OF INTERNSHIP:


    This internship is to be completed before May 31st, 2024. The intern will receive a stipend for working at the internship site in the amount of $8,800 distributed as follows: $25.00 per hour for a total of 352 hours. Interns are not required to work more than ten hours per week.

    In addition to the stipend, the intern has access to travel and resource funds in the amount of $1,500 to be used in expenses related to this internship. Travel and resource funds are paid by HTI, and expenses must be approved by supervisor and HTI in advance.

    For more information about CLLI visit: http://www.latinaleadershipinstitute.org/home.html

    Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA)

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    Position Title: ECLA Intern

    Position Description:

    The intern will develop (1) continuing education resources and (2) a support network for ELCA Latinx pastors.  Continuing education resources will include (a) regular online formation gatherings, workshops, and lectures, (b) periodic regional peer meetings, (c) the identification and sharing of written, online and bibliographic Spanish resources, (d) a mentoring program, and the like.

    This project is envisioned as part of a comprehensive formation agenda that is being developed by the Latinx Lutheran Leadership Team (L3) in our denomination. Once established, the project will be part of a continuous and sustainable denominational effort to equip and accompany our Latinx pastors.


    INTERNSHIP SUPERVISOR


    The supervisor for this internship will be: 

    Rev. Dr. Francisco Javier Goitia Padilla

    Director for Theological Formation, Seminaries and Schools, Evangelical Lutheran Church in America


    QUALIFICATIONS and RESPONSIBILITIES


    In addition to the academic rigor and discipline required of an HTI awardee, the candidate needs:

    •  organizational, communication, and  media competencies;
    • demonstrated ability to work independently and as part of a team;
    • interpersonal skills to create and maintain the network;
    • the required skills to create and manage online gatherings and resources;
    • knowledge of the Lutheran tradition (ELCA) is preferable.

    TIME PERIOD AND COMPENSATION OF INTERNSHIP:


    This internship is to be completed before May 31st, 2024. The intern will receive a stipend for working at the internship site in the amount of $8,800, distributed as follows: $25.00 per hour for a total of 352 hours. Interns are not required to work more than ten hours per week.

    In addition to the stipend, the intern has access to travel and resource funds in the amount of $1,500 to be used for expenses related to this internship. Travel and resource funds are paid by HTI, and expenses must be approved by the supervisor and HTI in advance.

    For more information about the ELCA visit: https://www.elca.org/

    HYLA

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    POSITION TITLE: HYLA* Regional Director Internship


    POSITION DESCRIPTION:

    HYLA coordinates partnerships among church and educational institutions committed to serve with Latinx communities and leadership to facilitate leadership training and access to higher education for youth and young adults.  This coordination promotes access to higher education, leadership formation, and vocational discernment for Latinx students across the United States.

    The Regional Director Intern for HYLA will work in coordination with the National Director and learn from partnerships in HYLA’s regions as applicable. The main objective of this position is to assist the National Director of HYLA. The intern will do most of the work remotely, using her computer, smartphone, and internet service to do the work required for this internship.


    INTERNSHIP SUPERVISOR


    The supervisor for this internship will be:

    Dr. Cristian de la Rosa National Director of HYLA  Associate Dean for Students and Community Life, Bston School of Theology Clinical Assistant Professor of Contextual Theology and Practice at Boston School of Theology


    QUALIFICATIONS and RESPONSIBILITIES 


    DESIRED QUALIFICATIONS: 

    • Knowledge of the United Methodist Church and/or Latinx congregations in general
    • Experience with Latinx youth ministry
    • Fluent in Spanish
    • Flexible, creative, self-directed, and able to work independently

    INTERN’S RESPONSIBILITIES: 

    • Coordinating the South-Central region of the Hispanic Youth Leadership Academy (HYLA) by Direction
    • Designing program components
    • Maintaining a mailing list/data base for contacting pastors
    • Nurturing partnership with Perkins, the UMC and Episcopal local congregations.

    TIME PERIOD AND COMPENSATION OF INTERNSHIP:


    This internship is to be completed before May 31st, 2024. The intern will receive a stipend for working at the internship site in the amount of $8,800 distributed as follows: $25.00 per hour for a total of 352 hours. Interns are not required to work more than ten hours per week.

    In addition to the stipend, the intern has access to travel and resource funds in the amount of $1,500 to be used in expenses related to this internship. Travel and resource funds are paid by HTI, and expenses must be approved by supervisor and HTI in advance.

    For more information about HYLA visit: http://hylaumc.com/

    NEW GENERATION 3 (NG3)

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    Position Title: Assistant Project Lead at New Generation3 (NG3) – Tierra Fértil Grant


    Position Description:

    In this internship, you will have the exciting opportunity to grow your organizational leadership skills and grant management abilities while putting your scholarly and research formation to use in producing practical resources for the Hispanic-Latinx church. You will also grow in your network connections as we collaborate with 15+ National ministry and theological education organizations that invest in developing the next generation of leaders for the church and community.

    Position Responsibilities:

    Your primary responsibility will be to co-produce and promote a digital resource series. These resources will dive deeper into aspects of youth development and the needs and opportunities of the Hispanic-Latinx church in the U.S. Your work forms part of a larger project tied to a grant from Fuller Youth Institute and the John Templeton Foundation.

    Additionally, you will serve as a liaison between NG3 and partner organizations to help advance some of our other ongoing projects, such as producing content for HTI’s Open Plaza and CBF’s fAMILIA, among others. As part of your internship opportunities, you will also be invited to co-present in scheduled conferences and workshops.

    At New Generation3, we are a small and mighty team. We work hard, respect rest time, care for one another as family, and invest in the development of our team members. Our work also varies weekly, so you can expect to be exposed to a wide variety of experiences. We will tailor your assignments to fit your interests, skills, strengths, call to ministry, and our current grant project phase. You can expect to be involved in grant and communications management, small project supervision, and assistance in portions of resource production.


    INTERNSHIP SUPERVISOR


    The supervisor for this internship will be: 

    Rev. Dr. Elizabeth Tamez Mendez

    Founder and Executive Director, NG3


    QUALIFICATIONS and RESPONSIBILITIES


    Desired Qualifications:

    • Commitment to the project and ability to meet deadlines mutually agreed upon;
    • A balance of personal initiative and teamwork-oriented leadership;
    • Passion for reaching the new generations and empowering the Hispanic-Latinx faith community;
    • Practical experience in ministry, resource production, and project management preferred;
    • Ability to manage multiple project components and deadlines fruitfully and simultaneously;
    • Fluency in English and Spanish preferred;
    • Willing to work from an ecumenical and inclusive approach.

     


    TIME PERIOD AND COMPENSATION OF INTERNSHIP:


    This internship is to be completed before May 31st, 2024. The intern will receive a stipend for working at the internship site in the amount of $8,800 distributed as follows: $25.00 per hour for a total of 352 hours. Interns are not required to work more than ten hours per week.

    In addition to the stipend, the intern has access to travel and resource funds in the amount of $1,500 to be used in expenses related to this internship. Travel and resource funds are paid by HTI, and expenses must be approved by supervisor and HTI in advance.

     

    For more information about the NG3 visit their website here.

    WORLD OUTSPOKEN INTERNSHIPS

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    Position Titles:

    • Podcast Recording and Production Responsibilities
    • Graphic Design and Social Media Management
    • Public Relations and Marketing Responsibilities
    • Course Design and Development

    Podcast Recording and Production Responsibilities :

    • Write copy for podcast episodes (released once a month; review any of these examples)
    • Edit, mix, and master podcast audio
    • Curate music for transitions, lead-ins, etc. while managing licensing and copyright concerns
    • Collaborate with show hosts to develop fresh segments and audience engagement pieces
    • Host one episode of The Feature, covering one major story in cooperation with staff writer

     

     


    Graphic Design and Social Media Management Responsibilities:  

    • Assist the Senior Designer in managing workflows, identity style guidelines, projects, timelines, budgets, and design reviews;
    • Produce high-quality designs from concept to execution;
    • Develop designs that are on strategy and reflect brands personality;
    • Illustrating concepts by designing examples of art arrangement, size, type size and style;
    • Craft graphics for social media graphics, email marketing campaign imagery;
    • Ensure final materials are accurate and error-free, including file construction, organization, and prepping of files for printing.

    Public Relations and Marketing Responsibilities:  

     

    • Develop and manage communications around company initiatives, campaigns and brand plans.
    • Assist Senior Leadership in conceptualizing the direction and strategy for creative fundraising initiatives.
    • Work with news media and manage relationships with partners and influencers.
    • Manage day-to-day internal and external communications.
    • Coordinate with social media coordinators on announcements, programs and influencer outreach.

    Write and edit multi-media assets (PowerPoint presentations, web copy, blogs, etc.)


     

       

      Course Design and Development Responsibilities:

      • Develop course descriptions and objectives for both audiences
      • Write unit lessons, including lesson objectives tied to course outcomes
      • Design self-directed assessments students use to measure understanding
      • Develop supplemental instructional videos to support course material
      • Research additional course content that supports student learning
      • Create course shell in LMS

      DESIRED QUALIFICATIONS:

      • Must have at least one year of graduate level course work in theology/ministry studies
      • Must have 2-5 years of (broadly-defined) ministry experience. Preferably in a Spanish-speaking Christian congregation
      • Must have ability to work collaboratively using web-based technology

      PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:

      • Course Design or Teaching Experience
      • Video and Design Experience 
      • Bilingual applicant

      INTERNSHIP SUPERVISORS

      The supervisors for this internship will be:

      Dra. Itzel Reyes  Scholar in Resident at World Outspoken Associate Professor of Modern Languages, Biola University and / or Dr. Nathan Cartagena

      Scholar in Resident at World Outspoken  Assistant Professor of PhilosophyWheaton College


      TIME PERIOD AND COMPENSATION OF INTERNSHIP:


      This internship is to be completed within the months of January 2023 and May 2024. The intern will receive a stipend for working at the internship site in the amount of $8,800 distributed as follows: $25.00 per hour for a total of 352 hours. Interns are not required to work more than ten hours per week.

      In addition to the stipend, the intern has access to travel and resource funds in the amount of $1,500 to be used in expenses related to this internship. Travel and resource funds are paid by HTI, and expenses must be approved by supervisor and HTI in advance.

       

      For more information about World Oustpoken visit: https://www.worldoutspoken.com/

      *Through the site, HTI allows third parties to post job listings.  HTI does not control such third parties, does not imply endorsement for any, and is not responsible for the content of such postings.  Any representations made regarding such third parties or the job positions are governed by the policies and representations made by said third parties.  HTI may accept, reject or remove postings, and HTI shall not be liable for any such removal.