Category Archives: Internship

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: or (213) 977-7500 x246

CAUSE Internship: final call for applications on APRIL 27th

The Center for Asian Americans United for Self Empowerment (CAUSE) Leadership Academy, an eight-week intensive paid summer internship that prepares students for careers in the fields of public office, public service and/or community advocacy. The program takes place June 15 to August 10, 2012.

Application Deadlines:
Final call for all applications on APRIL 27th.

Download at CauseUSA.Org

To be considered for this internship, candidates should be graduating high school seniors or undergraduate college students in good academic standing, with a minimum GPA of 3.2. CAUSE interns will be placed in full-time positions in the Southern California area, so they should be prepared to live within the vicinity of their placement and/or the CAUSE office, where the weekly issues forum takes place, or be willing to commute independently.

The program consists of four components:

Internship Experience – CAUSE Leadership Academy Interns will have the opportunity to work for a legislator, public agency or city government. Through the internship, students will gain a unique knowledge and perspective of government and public service. Students will interact closely with staff as they represent the legislator at public events, conduct policy research and write policy briefings. The internship experience develops a stronger understanding of how government operates by experiencing it from an insider’s point of view.

2012 Annual Legislative Leadership Conference – The Annual Legislative Leadership Conference is held at the state capitol in Sacramento. In its 21st year, CAUSE holds close relationships with legislators, staff members and lobbyists that provide the conference participants with lessons from their legislative experience.

Weekly Issues Forum – Once every week, the interns will gather to hear an invited guest speaker, develop leadership skills or learn about current policy issues. The speakers will consist of community leaders, elected officials, legislative staff, political consultants and others. CAUSE interns will discuss relevant topics with guests. Meetings will take place at the CAUSE office in Pasadena, CA.

Group Research Project – Leadership Academy interns collaborate on a comprehensive group project that will be presented to the CAUSE Board of Directors, community members, media and other distinguished guests. The project topic will be decided upon by the interns. The program coordinator and advisor will serve as guides to help the CAUSE interns in achieving the project. Presentations will occur at the CAUSE graduation ceremony at the conclusion of the program.

For more information about CAUSE’s Leadership Academy, please visit our website at

Internship with Center For Asian Americans United for Self-Empowerment

CAUSE 2012 Internship Applications  
Since its inception in 1991, the CAUSE Leadership Academy (formerly called CASIC, California Asian American Student Internship Coalition) has prepared elite student leaders to be in the forefront of California’s legislative arena. This program is especially dedicated to developing the leadership skills of college students who are interested in exploring a career in public office, public service or community advocacy.
Previous students have been selected from Ivy League schools, the University of California system, community colleges and local high schools. Graduates of the program have gone on to run for elected office, work as legislative staff or work in the nonprofit sector. Students with an interest in Asian Pacific American (APA) affairs, leadership development, community service or politics are encouraged to apply.
The eight-week leadership academy will develop:
  • Political awareness and civic engagement
  • Understanding of the legislative process
  • Insight on issues related to the APA community
  • Professional and leadership qualities
  • Public speaking and presentation skills
  • Interview and social etiquette
  • Organizational and cooperative working skills
As part of this intensive eight-week leadership academy, CAUSE interns will:
  • Receive internship placement in the offices of elected officials.
  • This opportunity affords interns a unique hands-on experience in the legislative process, policy knowledge and constituent outreach.
  • Gain access to and insight from civic leaders through leadership workshops and seminars.
  • Interns receive leadership training from elected officials and community leaders; meet and learn from assemblymembers and state senators in Sacramento, and get a firsthand, inside perspective of how the government functions.
  • Participate in local APA community events.
  • Interns act as liaisons between community and government, and gain a deeper understanding of the issues that affect their communities and the APA community.
Interested students are encouraged to apply. All application materials must be submitted to the CAUSE office by either:
  • March 16, 2012 for early consideration
  • April 27, 2012 for regular consideration

>>> For the application and more internship information, click here.

CAPAL Internship and Scholarship Early Decision Application Deadline: Feb.1

The Conference on Asian Pacific American Leadership (CAPAL) is currently accepting Internship and Scholarship applications for 2012.

Scholarship Overview:

CAPAL scholarships allow outstanding APA students to spend the summer interning for a federal government agency, a Capitol Hill legislative office, or a non-profit organization, and gain firsthand knowledge of the workings of American government. Each CAPAL scholar will be awarded $2,000 in scholarships to support their successful completion of an internship of their choice in the Washington D.C. metro area. Each CAPAL scholar will be responsible for obtaining their own placement.

Internship Overview:

In partnership with federal government agencies, CAPAL will award internships with stipends at federal offices to outstanding Asian Pacific American (APA) students committed to public service. Past agency placements have included the Office of Personnel Management (OPM), Forest Service, Agricultural Research Service, Rural Development, and Food Safety and Inspection Service.

CAPAL is a 501(c)(3) charitable and educational organization dedicated to building leadership and public policy knowledge within the Asian Pacific American community. Its mission is to promote APA interests and success in public service careers, to provide information and education on policy issues affecting the APA community, and to serve the APA community at large.

Please visit for more information.

PAID INTERNSHIP: Multiracial Studies Education

Multiracial Americans of Southern California (MASC; is seeking college student intern to assist with the project “Multiracial Studies Course” to be conducted at a high school in Los Angeles in Spring 2012 (February to July 2012).

We are looking for someone with an interest in race studies, education, multiculturalism, or other related subjects.

Intern must be available from December 2011 to attend meetings and related to course planning with Curriculum Designer and Course Coordinators. This is a paid internship.


  • Tasks related to course administration including: classroom setup, taking attendance, getting supplies and organizing class activities
  • Communication with school administration, guest speakers, and MASC leadership
  • Assistance with evaluation of course effectiveness, summary of course highlights for use in funder reports
  • Intern must be available on-site for each class (twice a week on weekday afternoons)

Skills and Qualifications:

  • Interest and passion for multiracial issues and history
  • Organized, dependable, accountable
  • Some teaching experience – (teaching certification not required)
  • Familiarity with high schools or other educational institutions
  • Valid driver’s license and access to a vehicle
  • Bachelor’s degree in Education or related field preferred.

How to apply

Recruitment Process:

Please submit resume with a cover letter stating why you are interested in this position to: <>

Deadline to apply: Monday, Nov. 21, 2011.

Only short-listed candidates will be contacted for an interview.