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 Programs

Civic Engagement Intern

Responsibilities and duties

• Meet assigned voter registration goals through voter registration drives, canvassing, and any other innovative method to register new voters.
• Meet assigned door-to-door canvassing and phone-banking goals as established by the Program Coordinator.
• Help recruit volunteers to participate in leadership development programs as well as phone banking, door-to-door canvassing, and voter registration sessions.
• Assist with our college and high school activist groups by helping to coordinate discussions and events, as well as helping to lay the groundwork for our Summer 2018 Activist Academy for AAPI-identified youth.
• Other objectives to be determined by the Program Coordinator.

Requirements

• Current college or high school student.
• Reliable transportation is requested.
• Excellent speaking and interpersonal skills.
• A passion for civic engagement and community empowerment through voter registration, voter education, and educational programming.
• 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 Advancing Justice - Atlanta’s mission.
• Bilingual abilities are preferred (Korean, Mandarin, Vietnamese, Arabic, or Spanish are a plus!).

How to Apply:

If you are interested, please submit a cover letter, resume, a writing sample (not more than 10 pages, and at least two references to Program Coordinator, Esther Lim at elim@advancingjustice-atlanta.org. Please write “Civic Engagement Internship” in the email subject line. No phone calls or inquiry emails please.

Communications Intern

Responsibilities and duties

• Draft communications documents as assigned.
• Research journalists for potential outreach.
• Review major newspapers daily for related stories.
• Assist with research.
• Monitor news trends and events to identify opportunities.
• Create and maintain media lists.
• Participate in strategy meetings with the communications team.
• Draft general correspondence and other administrative tasks as assigned.
• Assist with maintenance and creating content for the website.
• Assist with the development of new materials for Advancing Justice-Atlanta’s social media sites.
• Assist with the execution of the team’s communications plan.

Requirements

• Majoring in journalism, public relations, marketing, or communications preferred.
• Reliable transportation is preferred.
• Available at least 18 to 20 hours a week.
• Computer skills, knowledge of MS Word, Excel, Outlook, and internet research skills.
• Excellent oral and written communication skills.
• Ability to handle multiple projects and work efficiently to meet deadlines.
• Strong interpersonal skills and ability to work with a diverse group as well as part of a team.
• Bilingual abilities are preferred. (Korean, Chinese, Vietnamese, or Spanish are a plus!)

How to Apply:

If you are interested, please submit a cover letter, resume, a writing sample (not more than 10 pages, and at least two references to Communications and Outreach Associate, James Woo at jwoo@advancingjustice-atlanta.org. Please write “Communication Internship” in the email subject line. No phone calls or inquiry emails please.

Direct Immigration Services Intern

Responsibilities and duties

• Work with program staff on coordinating monthly Saturday citizenship workshops.
• Plan and execute outreach for all citizenship workshops.
• Travel around the metro Atlanta area to conduct outreach in relevant immigrant and refugee communities.
• Maintain a comprehensive database of outreach activities.
• Conduct intake and assist clients with their naturalization applications at Saturday monthly workshops and Friday community partner workshops.
• Research and develop “Know Your Rights” materials.
• Other office duties as assigned.

Requirements

• Currently enrolled in an undergraduate program at an accredited school.
• Friendly, outgoing and self-motivated.
• Must commit to 18 to 20 hours per week.
• Must be available to work certain weeknight and weekend events.
• Bilingual (English and Mandarin language) preferred.
• Must have valid driver’s license and reliable transportation.

How to Apply:

If you are interested, please submit a cover letter, resume, a writing sample (not more than 10 pages, and at least two references to Staff Attorney, Javeria Jamil at jjamil@advancingjustice-atlanta.org. Please write “Direct Immigration Services Internship” in the email subject line. No phone calls or inquiry emails please.

Policy Intern

Responsibilities and duties

• Supporting local policy advocacy campaigns by sending out calls-to-action, drafting regular updates to stakeholders, managing advocacy-related communications, and maintaining an active list of supporters and advocates.
• Supporting the development of educational/advocacy tools for community members, stakeholders, and elected officials; this can include fact-sheets, infographics, videos, etc.
• Monitoring changes in federal immigration enforcement priorities and policies, and tracking the impacts on immigrant communities in Georgia; monitoring changes in state and local immigration enforcement policies and their impacts.
• Gathering, summarizing, and analyzing research and data relevant to policy campaigns; producing charts and graphics to present research in a meaningful but appealing way.

Requirements

• Pursuing a degree in Public Policy, Public Administration, or similar.
• Available at least 15 hours a week.
• Excellent oral and written communication skills, as well as experience with social media and online platforms.
• Ability to handle multiple projects and work efficiently to meet deadlines.
• Strong interpersonal skills and ability to work with a diverse group as well as part of a team.
• Bilingual abilities are preferred. (Korean, Chinese, Vietnamese, Hindi/Urdu, Spanish are a plus!)
• Reliable transportation is preferred.

How to Apply:

If you are interested, please submit a cover letter, resume, a writing sample (not more than 10 pages, and at least two references to Policy Director, Aisha Yaqoob at ayaqoob@advancingjustice-atlanta.org. Please write “Policy Internship” in the email subject line. No phone calls or inquiry emails please.

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


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