VSU Hiring 2012 – 2013 HOPE & SEA CLEAR Project Directors


HOPE & SEA CLEAR Project Directors Hiring

The Vietnamese Student Union at UCLA is hiring full-time HOPE and SEA CLEAR Project Directors for the 2012-2013 summer and academic year. Please review the descriptions below as well as the attached applications.

HOPE Project Director Hiring:

We are looking for driven and motivated individuals dedicated to promoting access to higher education. Make a difference by working with HOPE student staff toward servicing disadvantaged students in Los Angeles and Orange County.

About HOPE: The Higher Opportunity Program for Education (HOPE), a student-initiated outreach project established and supported by the Vietnamese Student Union at UCLA, promotes access to achieve higher education for high school students, particularly those who are underserved and underrepresented. The creation of HOPE marks a proactive effort by the VSU to empower the Vietnamese community, which has historically been overlooked by the educational system. HOPE targets at-risk students in Westminster High School in Orange County as well as San Gabriel High School in Los Angeles County. HOPE exists to raise consciousness of higher education, and promote academic, leadership, and holistic empowerment, as well as self-sufficiency through counseling, mentoring, tutoring, connecting with parents, workshops, community services, fieldtrips, and high school conferences.

Note: Position is for the 2012-2013 summer and academic year. Employment begins July 1st, 2012 Employment ends June, 30th, 2013

Questions/Concerns? If you have any questions or concerns regarding the application or position, contact Anne Pham, VSU Outreach Coordinator at annepham90@gmail.com or (310) 220-1017.


SEA CLEAR Project Director Hiring:

We are looking for driven and motivated individuals dedicated to promoting retention on-campus. Make a difference by working with SEA CLEAR to service underrepresented students in higher education.

About SEA CLEAR: The retention project, Southeast Asian Campus Learning Education and Retention (SEA CLEAR), was founded in 1998 as a student-initiated, student-run effort established and supported by the Vietnamese Student Union at UCLA. SEA CLEAR, along with other student retention projects in the Student Retention Center, is committed to address the issue of student retention at UCLA through our holistic development philosophy. The project serves students from the Southeast Asian community, ranging from at-risk to dismissed students, from freshmen to transfers, to ensure that they are supported in their pursuits on-campus. We provide services such as peer counseling, mentorships, internships,wellness, transfers, study hall opportunities, writing success counseling, and other services to all students from diverse backgrounds. We promote self-sufficiency and leadership development through our resources, and we are truly excited for you to join our team. We are committed to 100 percent retention of all students at UCLA.

Note: Position is for the 2012-2013 summer and academic year. Employment begins July 1st, 2012 Employment ends June, 30th, 2013

Questions/Concerns? If you have any questions or concerns regarding the application or position, please contact Souania Moua, VSU Retention Coordinator at souania@gmail.com or at (805) 588-8058.

Download HOPE Director application
Download SEA CLEAR Director application

Aubrey Magazine looking for interns


Here’s your chance to gain experience at the nation’s premier and award-winning Asian American woman’s magazine! At Audrey, we cover stories that encompasses news, lifestyle, beauty, fashion, and entertainment. We are currently looking for INTERNS and CONTRIBUTORS who would be interested in working for EDITORIAL and/or ONLINE sections.

Audrey Interns are given significant responsibility in areas such as research, writing, marketing, public relations, event management, and will provide general office support. Time commitment of 15-20 hours per week preferred. College credit can be offered. After completion of internship, Audrey Interns will also be considered to join on as an Audrey Contributor.

Audrey is also looking for applicants who are interested in contributing pieces to the magazine and website. We’re looking for individuals who have a strong interest in the Asian/Asian American community and have interesting ideas/stories to share. Audrey Contributors are strongly recommended to have prior journalism/writing experience before being considered.

In general, ideal candidates are detail-oriented, able to multitask, have strong communication and writing skills and should have an interest in the Asian/Asian American community. Tech-savvy people with experience with WordPress, Photoshop, Google Analytics, social media, video production/post-production, and other software and online tools a huge plus.

Interested? Please send your resume and email cover letter to online@audreymagazine.com. For Audrey Contributor applicants, please also include two writing samples.

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INTERNSHIP OPPORTUNITY: Parent Engagement Internship (Spanish and Cantonese Fluency)


Founded in 1983, the Asian Pacific American Legal Center (APALC) a member of Asian
American Center for Advancing Justice, is a nonprofit organization dedicated to advocating for
civil rights, providing legal services and education, and building coalitions to positively
influence and impact Asian Pacific Americans and to create a more equitable and harmonious

Description of Parent Leadership Program

The Parent Leadership Program (PLP) guides and empowers immigrant parents to be advocates
for their children’s personal and academic success as well as to become leaders in their school
community. The PLP develops intergenerational/ intergroup relations, and equips parents with
leadership skills to create sustainable systemic change in their communities. This internship
offers the opportunity to support PLP programs in Lincoln Heights and in the San Gabriel Valley.

Current workshops are focused on health and wellness.

APALC seeks an intern with working Cantonese language proficiency for 10-12 hours per
week. Small stipends are available depending on language capacity and hours worked. Parking is
provided, and mileage will be reimbursed.

Position Summary: Interns will
· Assist in coordination and programmatic support of PLP classes and events;
· Provide support in the development of the PLP health/wellness curriculum;
· Assist in the development of PLP Workshop materials in-language (written Chinese,
Vietnamese, Spanish);
· Assist with facilitating meetings for Parent Interns;
· Assist with outreach to PLP Alumni and keeping database updated;
· Assist with advocacy video project and evaluation tools;
· Engage in relationship building with other community organizations in Lincoln Heights
and San Gabriel Valley;

Qualifications: Applicants should
· Have part-time availability (10-12 hours per week), including some weekday evenings
(Roughly 6 hours per week);
· Have fluency in Spanish;
· Have experience coordinating projects in a timely manner;
· Have experience working with parents from immigrant, Limited English Proficient (LEP),
and/or low income populations;
· Have experience with curriculum development;
· Have knowledge around health and wellness/environmental justice issues and/or
· Have experience with community organizing, preferably;
· Have reliable transportation

To submit your resume and cover letter, please e-mail Kim Dam, Parent Leadership Coordinator:
kdam@apalc.org or (213) 977-7500 x246

Statement Against Anti-Chicano Westwood Hate Crimes

On Monday, February 27th 2012, a Westwood apartment inhabited by three UCLA students was vandalized with explicit anti-Hispanic and sexist slurs. This incident sheds light on to a continuing issue of campus climate at UCLA that continues to persist after previous anti-minority statements made on campus.

In 2011, former UCLA student Alexandra Wallace made waves on the internet and in the community when a viral video emerged of her disparaging Asian American students at UCLA. Her culturally insensitive and bigoted remarks drew the ire of the Asian American community as well as the larger UCLA and international communities. Within days, the incident had become well known and was a major source of controversy for the University. As a community at UCLA that has stood up against hateful speech in the past, it is our duty once again to stand in solidarity with the Latino/Latina and Chicano/Chicana community at UCLA. We cannot simply stand by idly when our friends, colleagues, and classmates are being singled out for intimidation by such hateful actions.

We wish to call attention to the importance of finding institutionalized ways to combat latent attitudes of racism and bigotry on this campus. Student groups have been lobbying UCLA administration for several years now to modify the GE requirements to require Ethnic Studies and similar classes that help draw attention to discrimination and inequality that still exist in our society today. In 2011, students passed the CUE initiative, which stated to administration that students were in support of such a modification to the GE requirements. Let this incident be a reminder that even today, these efforts are still relevant as they provide students with the resources to be the agents to combat these attitudes.

We call upon the current and future Undergraduate Students Association Councils to prioritize issues of campus climate with concerted and deliberate programs and initiatives. We also call upon USAC to be a key supporter of the GE requirement modification. And lastly, we call upon the UCLA community to stand together against these racist and bigoted attitudes on campus to send a clear message to everyone that these attitudes are not welcome in our communities, in our school, or in our country.