2016 Spring Internship Opportunities
Are you looking for an academically challenging and socially dynamic position that helps change entire communities? Asian Americans Advancing Justice – Atlanta (http://www.advancingjustice-atlanta.org) is looking for individuals with excellent research and writing skills, as well as an affinity for grassroots outreach work to join us as interns.
Tentative Duties: In line with our mission points, interns will research local and regional policies or the impact of federal legislation at the local level. Research may also involve data analysis, including collection of surveys. The research will be used to create talking points, articles, and white papers.
Interns may also assist with grassroots voter registration, door to door canvassing, phone banking and other forms of engagement. Interns will spend time working out in the ‘field,’ hours being typically late afternoon-early evening on weekdays (3 pm to 7 pm) and on weekends (Saturdays from 8 to noon; some Sundays).
Interns chosen with language skills will principally assist with community outreach efforts to educate Asian Americans on critical legal issues in our region and to participate in coalition meetings and seminars. Light translation and administrative duties including filing and data entry may also be required.
- Must have own vehicle and valid driver license
- Excellent speaking and interpersonal skills
- A personality that thrives on meeting new people, communicating ideas, encouraging and inspiring people to take positive action
- Knowledge of immigrant and refugee populations and commitment to AAAJ-Atlanta’s mission
- We require interns to work a minimum of 12 hours a week for 8 consecutive weeks
Objectives: To draft educational pieces on local and regional policies that impact the civil, social or economic rights of Asian Americans in the South. To bring power and serve as a voice for our Asian American community on legal and social issues that impact us. To unite diverse Asian Americans around the cause of social justice.
When: Spring 2016. A strong letter of recommendation will be provided to office interns if they successfully complete their office internship in good standing. Interns may apply through their college or university to gain class credit for their internship.
Where: Asian Americans Advancing Justice – Atlanta offices in Norcross, GA.
If you are interested, please submit a letter of interest, resume, short writing sample and at least two references to Jessica Frankel, Development and Administrative Associate at firstname.lastname@example.org. Please write “2016 Spring Internship” as the email subject line.