Volunteer | Internships

Passionate, enthusiastic volunteers are the lifeblood of Asian Americans Advancing Justice – Atlanta, and we thank you for your interest! Are you a student or recent graduate looking for an academically challenging and socially dynamic position that helps change entire communities? Then you may be a great fit for our Internship program. Are you interested in helping us with special events, particular activities like civic engagement, or have a special skill? Then you may be a perfect fit for our Event and Special Task Volunteers. Please read below, complete and submit the form and we will get back to you!

Internship Program

Tentative Duties:

In line with our mission, our interns will perform a variety of tasks, depending on whether they’ve been designated as Office Interns, Legal Interns, or Field Interns.

Office Interns will generally research local and regional policies, or the impact of federal legislation at the local level, as well as perform other tasks that are central to the functioning of our office (e.g. helping to plan our Annual Community Champions Banquet). The research conducted will be used to create talking points, articles, and white papers. Key policy issues include immigration, voting rights, education, and economic justice.

Legal Interns should be currently enrolled law students, have strong interests in social justice, non-profit/public interest work, and be committed to the Asian-American community. Assignments may include: conducting legal and factual research for potential litigation opportunities and for policy reports, participating in off-site citizenship clinics, conducting client intake interviews, and preparing immigration applications. Duties may also include interpretation and translation work, based on the candidate’s bilingual fluency. The intern will also have the opportunity to gain experience in other Advancing Justice-Atlanta program areas.

Field Interns will spend much of their time interacting directly with impacted community members. They will be instrumental to the execution of our nonpartisan “door-to-door canvassing” and “phone banking” Get Out the Vote (GOTV) and Voter Registration campaigns.
The actual duties of each will differ, depending on the needs of the office at the time, and Field Interns should expect to perform some office tasks and vice-versa. For Interns chosen with language skills, they 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.

When:

Fall, Spring and Summer.

Requirements:

  • Must be able to commit to working in the office a minimum of 18 hours a week with a minimum 8 week commitment.
  • Must have a valid driver license and have reliable transportation.
  • Must be passionate about our mission of promoting the rights of immigrants, and about our commitment to grassroots community empowerment.
  • Must have outstanding clerical / administrative skills and strong work ethic
  • Language skills are preferred, but not required.

How to Apply:

If you are interested, please prepare the following and see below for additional instructions.

  • Letter of Interest
  • Resume
  • Short Writing Sample
  • At Least Two References

Office Intern Candidates: Email the above to Crystal Luk, Administrative Assistant, at cluk@advancingjustice-atlanta.org. Please write “Office Internship” in the email subject line.

Legal Intern Candidates: Email the above to Javeria Jamil, Staff Attorney, at jjamil@advancingjustice-atlanta.org. Please write “Legal Internship” in the email subject line.

Field Intern Candidates: Email the above to Raymond Partolan, Program Associate, at rpartolan@advancingjustice-atlanta.org. Please write “Field Internship” in the email subject line.

Communications Intern Candidates: Email the aboce to James Woo, Communications and Outreach Associate, at jwoo@advancingjustice-atlanta.org. Please write "2017 communications internship" in the email subject line.

If you are a college student, please also contact Raymond Partolan for information about potential paid positions as a Campus Organizer.

Event and Special Task Volunteers

If you would like to volunteer but cannot commit a specified time, we still could use your help! We are looking for volunteers for help with the following:

  • Translation of basic pieces of legal education in Vietnamese, Chinese, Korean, Laotian, Tagalog or any other Asian language
  • Volunteer service time for specific community outreach events or projects which usually occur on weekday nights or on weekends – door to door canvassing, phone banking, community meetings and special events, for example
  • IT / technical / computer assistance
  • Videography
  • Event planning


Volunteer Application