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: Summer 2018

Asian Americans Advancing Justice – Atlanta is currently seeking Civic Engagement Interns for Summer 2018. 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.

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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