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!
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.
Fall, Spring and Summer.
If you are interested, please prepare the following and see below for additional instructions.
Office Intern Candidates: Email the above to Tammy Lu, Administrative Assistant, at email@example.com. Please write “Office Internship” in the email subject line.
Legal Intern Candidates: Email the above to Javeria Jamil, Staff Attorney, at firstname.lastname@example.org. Please write “Legal Internship” in the email subject line.
Field Intern Candidates: Email the above to Aisha Yaqoob, Policy Director at email@example.com. Please write “Field Internship” in the email subject line.
Communications Intern Candidates: Email the above to James Woo, Communications and Outreach Associate, at firstname.lastname@example.org. Please write "communications internship" in the email subject line.
If you are a college student, please also contact Aisha Yaqoob for information about potential paid positions as a Campus Organizer.
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: