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

Asian Americans Advancing Justice – Atlanta is currently seeking Civic Engagement Interns for 2019. Interns will be responsible for a wide range of tasks that serve the greater purpose of building a movement for and by AANHPI, AMEMSA, and immigrant communities in the South.

Responsibilities and duties

• Work with the Program Coordinator to plan and execute innovative issue-based voter engagement programs, including voter registration drives, voter education events, door-to-door canvassing, and phone banking.
• Effectively communicate the meaning and importance of civic engagement in and to AAPI, AMEMSA, and immigrant communities across Georgia.
• Help recruit and train volunteers to participate in and lead issue-based voter engagement, community outreach, and leadership development programs.
• Research and survey local immigrant communities regarding their needs and concerns, collaborating with community partners and stake-holders as needed.
• Assist in building youth activist groups by recruiting and mobilizing participants and helping coordinate political education discussions and events.
• Work with Civic Engagement/Programs Department to prepare for our 2018 Southeastern Regional Organizer Academy.
• Other responsibilities as determined by the Program Coordinator and organizational staff.

Requirements

• Excellent interpersonal, verbal, and written communication skills.
• A passion for civic engagement and grassroots community empowerment through voter engagement, political education, and community mobilization.
• A personality that thrives on meeting new people, developing ideas, overcoming new challenges, and encouraging and inspiring people to take positive action.
• Knowledge of Georgia’s immigrant and refugee populations and commitment to Asian Americans Advancing Justice - Atlanta’s mission.
• Current college or high school student.
• Access to reliable transportation is strongly preferred.
• Commitment to working 18 to 20 hours per week for 8 weeks.
• Bilingual abilities are preferred, particularly in Korean, Mandarin, Vietnamese, Arabic, and/or Spanish.

How to Apply:

To apply, please submit a cover letter, resume, writing sample (no more than 10 pages), and at least two references to the 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.

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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