Summer College Internship Program (SCIP)
Established in 1985, the Summer College Internship Program is one of KAC's signature programs. SCIP is designed to provide personal and professional development opportunities for Korean American college students, and to encourage them to take on future leadership roles in the Korean American community.
KAC places interns in Governmental/Political, Non-Profit, Corporate, and Media positions each summer for eight weeks. Past interns have held positions at Samsung America, Korean Air, Hyundai Motor America, CBS, FOX, KSCI, KNBC, KTLA, the office of State Controller John Chiang, the office of Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger, the office of Member of Congress Xavier Becerra, the office of Member of Congress Diane Watson, the office of U.S. Senator Dianne Feinstein, the office of U.S. Senator Barbara Boxer, the Public Counsel Law Center, and Neighborhood Legal Services.
KAC interns also spend one day per week at the KAC-LA office working on community-building projects. In addition to their work weeks, our interns often volunteer their weeknights and weekends to work on various community projects.
Past projects have included community advocacy pertaining to the redistricting of Koreatown, the creation of a Los Angeles Riots archive and artifact collection, the brainstorming and planning of a conference on famine in North Korea (THINK: Topple Hunger in North Korea), and several voter registration and education drives.
Applications for the program are typically accepted between January and February, with selected students being notified in March.