$4,800 stipend for internship with Student Leadership Academy 2012! Apply by April 30!

Are you:
Committed to the labor & social justice movements?
Want to make a difference in the Los Angeles community with workers, immigrants, and people of color?
Interested in labor and community organizing for economic justice?

Then YOU should apply for the Student Leadership Academy!!

The Student Leadership Academy (SLA) is a full-time, paid summer internship program for young leaders who want to get in-depth experience as organizers in the Los Angeles labor movement.
The academy is a project of the UCLA Labor Center .
What does it mean to participate as an intern in SLA?
Working full-time for a labor union in Los Angeles for 8 weeks during the summer 2012
Participation in a mandatory two-day training on June 18 and 19, where you’ll learn the history of the Los Angeles labor movement and the basics of labor organizing
Mentorship opportunities with your supervisor and colleagues at your host organization
You’ll earn a stipend of $4800 total for participation in the 8-weeks, June 18 to August 10, internship program.

One of our biggest internship sites this year has a lot of Asian American and Pacific Islander members (home care workers) and we’d love to recruit various Asian & Pacific Islander language speakers for our program. Chinese and Vietnamese language speakers are especially needed, but all languages are needed.

Any questions, contact Lucia Lin lulin@ucla.edu


Manzanar Fishing Club special film screening Sat & Sun April 21 & 22 at 11:00 a.m. in Santa Monica, Pasadena, North Hollywood & Claremont.

The Manzanar Fishing Club film documentary is about Japanese Americans who were interned at Manzanar, who slipped away under the cover of night to find freedom and adventure matching wits with the prized trout of the Sierra Nevada’s high-altitude lakes and streams..

Manzanar Fishing Club returns for Special Engagement Sat & Sun April 21 & 22 at 11:00 a.m. in
Santa Monica, Pasadena, North Hollywood & Claremont.

For more info view:

Manzanar Fishing Club Site:
Special Engagement info:
Rafu Shimpo articles:

Internship Opportunities with TEADA Productions

TEADA Productions: http://teada.org/
We are a small non-profit theater located near Culver City focusing on developing new interdisciplinary theater artists and expanding awareness of issues facing under served communities.

We would like to open our Internship and Assistant Stage Manager Opportunities to the Asian American Studies Students of UCLA.

Our internships will provide a first hand learning experience in the fields of marketing production within the South East Asian community for our Los Angeles Premiere run of Refugee Nation at the LATC.
Posted below is a description of the positions we have open.

For questions, please email leilani@teada.org.
For all positions, email resume and cover letter to Leilani Chan at leilani@teada.org.

TEADA PRODUCTIONS a non-profit 501 ©(3) Theater Company seeking summer interns in production and marketing.
The mission of TeAda Productions is to expand the awareness of issues affecting underserved communities through the development and presentation of performances by people of color. TeAda’s cross-disciplinary performances incorporate theater, performance art, and dance. TeAda embraces a fearless commitment to provide artists a space to explore cultural and political issues most relevant to their communities.
We are looking for high energy, dependable and eager interns for an Assistant Stage Manager Role as well as a Social Media Marketing/Outreach position who are passionate about theater.

Here are the position descriptions:
Assistant Stage Manager (unpaid internship) – Refugee Nation
TeAda is looking for a multi-tasker and team player for the role of Assistant Stage Manager for Refugee Nation.
The Assistant Stage Manager will be responsible for taking down blocking notes, technical cues and other important notes during rehearsals.
This person will act as the liason between crew cast and theater management. Duties also include recording video and audio as needed.
The Intern should have interest/and or experience in running crew or stage management. The intern must also be comfortable working with artists as well as theater managers whether it be in person, via e-mail or over the phone.
The intern will preferably understand a Mac system and the basic Microsoft applications (Word, Excel).
There will be occasional weekend and evening hours. He/She must have access to a car and a valid CA driver’s license.
Intern must be able to attend rehearsals every day Monday-Friday, 10:30am-4:30pm between May 15-31, 2012.
Longer hours may be required during tech/production week (May 28 – June 3rd).

Undergraduate Internship Position – Summer 2012
Marketing/Outreach Intern Position Description
The Marketing/Outreach Intern’s primary project will be building and maintaining TeAda’s new media presence,
such as the setting up and maintenance of accounts on YouTube, Twitter, Facebook, and Constant Contact,
with responsibilities that include uploading videos and photos onto social networking sites, list management for Constant Contact, and keeping TeAda in communication with its various communities on the web.
As traditional forms of media and communication with audiences continue to evolve, TeAda is looking for a
motivated team player who has the ability to stay on trend and translate the trends to company use.

Skills Required
This intern should have interest and/or experience in guerrilla marketing tactics and community organizing.
This intern MUST be comfortable meeting people and communicating in person, on the phone, and via email,
video editing, proficient computer and internet skills, and have a strong writing ability. An ideal intern would be a self-starter interested in the organizational and business end of the arts. The interns should also show an interest in working with communities of color. The intern will preferably understand a Mac system and the basic Microsoft applications (Word, Excel), Filemaker Pro, Photoshop, Final Cut (or another Mac-based video editing software), and HTML. There will be occasional weekend and evening hours. He/She must have access to a car and a valid CA driver’s license.

How to Apply
Please include in your cover letter answers to these E-Interview questions:
TeAda Productions is a small non-profit arts organization.
The benefit of this is that you will be able to learn all aspects of running a small non-profit arts organization.
However, it requires our intern to very self-motivated and proactive.
We expect our intern to be focused on project completion not just task completion.

1. Describe a project you are particularly proud of achieving. Did you encounter any obstacles, and how did you face them?
2. What office duties and tasks have you performed in the past?
3. How would you like to contribute to TeAda’s mission and programming?
4. Based on TeAda’s mission what excites you about working with this organization?
5. What cultural, political or social justice issues are passionate about? How do those passions relate to your studies currently or how might they apply to your internship this summer?
6. Have you attended a TeAda performance?
7. How did you hear about our internship?
8. Describe one particular performance that moved you. How did you find it inspiring? What did you learn from this experience?
9. Where will you be living this summer?
10. When can you start the summer internship?
11. When does your Fall Term begin?
12. Do you drive/will have your own car for the summer?

For all positions, email resume and cover letter to Leilani Chan at leilani@teada.org. For questions, please email leilani@teada.org.

CALL FOR NOMINATIONS: Hoshide Teaching Prize for 2011-12: Due May 4, Friday

Through the generosity of UCLA alumna, the late Chiyoko Doris Hoshide, Class of 1934, of Rockville, MD,
an endowment has been established to annually recognize a UCLA professor for outstanding teaching in Asian American Studies:
The Chiyoko Doris and Toshio Hoshide Distinguished Teaching Prize in Asian American Studies.
A monetary award of $1000 will accompany the prize.

UCLA students and faculty may nominate eligible faculty from the Center’s Faculty Advisory Committee and
the Asian American Studies Department. For a listing of the eligible faculty (emeritus professors not eligible):

The student or faculty member must submit the attached nomination form and other materials to: Ann Chau, achau@aasc.ucla.edu
Deadline: Friday, May 4, 2012

Previous Winners:
2005-06: Professor Valerie Matsumoto
2006-07: Professor Min Zhou
2007-08: Professor Thu-Huong Nguyen-Vo

2008-09: Professor Keith Camacho
Professor Lois Takahashi
2009-10: Professor Victor Bascara
2010-11: Professor C. Cindy Fan

Undergrads can get $6,000 as Astin Scholars to conduct Civic Engagement Research Project during Senior year: Apply by May 14

Undergraduate Research Fellows Program (URFP) for
the Arts, Humanities, Social Sciences and Behavior
supports students doing entry-level research.

Astin Civic Engagement Scholars Program

Astin Scholars are awarded up to $6,000 to conduct a civic engagement research project during their senior year.
Under the guidance of a faculty mentor, scholars integrate experience gained in their work with an off-campus community partner to produce an honors thesis or comprehensive research project.

Applications due May 14, 2012.