Internships | Volunteer

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

Fall Organizing & Civic Engagement Internship

Asian Americans Advancing Justice – Atlanta is currently seeking an Organizing & Civic Engagement Intern for Fall 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 Civic Engagement 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.
• Work with the Community Organizer to help recruit and train base members to participate in programming, including the ICE Out of Gwinnett campaign, community outreach, and leadership development programs.
• Research and survey local immigrant communities regarding their needs and concerns, collaborating with community partners and stakeholders as needed.
• Assist in building youth activist groups by recruiting and mobilizing participants and helping coordinate political education discussions and events.
• Work with the Community Organizer to prepare for the 2019 Organizer Academy.
• Other responsibilities as determined by the Director of Organizing & Civic Engagement 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 10-15 hours per week for 12 weeks.
• Bilingual abilities are preferred, particularly in Korean, Mandarin, Vietnamese, Arabic, and/or Spanish.

Compensation

The Organizing & Civic Engagement Intern will receive a $1,500 stipend upon successful completion of the internship.

How to Apply

To apply, please submit a cover letter, resume, writing a sample (no more than 10 pages), and at least two references to the Director of Organizing & Civic Engagement, Esther Lim, at elim@advancingjustice-atlanta.org. Please write “OCE Internship” in the email subject line. No phone calls or inquiry emails, please.

Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis through September 9th, with an expected start date of September 16th.

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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