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Internship and Volunteer Opportunities

2023 Summer Korean American Coalition Internship Program (KIP)

Want to create change and make positive impact for the Korean American community? Come join our dynamic and safe space for you to grow, connect, and impact! We have created a runway for anyone and everyone to join us in leading together – whether in your community, profession, or vocational space. We can’t wait for you to work with our amazing leaders, tackle exciting community projects, and collaborate with peers of all backgrounds! Internship opportunities allow you to meet our community members, learn first-hand the issues affecting the Korean American community and contribute to the work of advancing our mission.

Program Description

This seven-week internship program is designed for young people who want to advance the mission and work of KAC and KAC in Action while developing their own skills and experience within a nonprofit organization. This year, our interns will focus on Community Advocacy Projects to address social issues brought to our community by the pandemic with an emphasis on anti-Asian hate and civic engagement. This Project would provide the interns with the opportunity to learn and experience the core of community organizations’ advocacy work by doing research utilizing Census data, spotting issues, finding measures of solution, and creating tools and contents to amplify the advocacy efforts and more. The interns will work closely with their supervisors to develop their own work plan and project.

Some examples of the Community Advocacy Projects driven by past interns: Creating a community awareness video on homelessness, Interview series about Korean American immigrant life and experience; Korean American leaders research media contents to raise AAPI voter engagement, and KA identity. In addition, interns will be invited to join community events and have the opportunity to meet community leaders who lead advocacy activities across diverse communities.Through the internship, interns will not only be able to grow leadership, advocacy, communication, and community organizing skills but also foster a sense of belonging and understanding of their roots and the power to grow into leaders who can lead a diverse society beyond the Korean American community.

Program Details

  • Program duration: 7 weeks (June 20 – August 4), 40 hours per week
  • Interns should be available for hybrid weekly intern hours on weekdays over the course of the summer. Participation in weekly intern hours will consist of in-person and remote work. 
  • Stipends to subsidize some of your transportation and expenses will be offered at the completion of the internship. W-9 form may be required to receive a stipend.
  • Interns will be responsible for their own meals and transportation.
  • All applicants:
    • MUST be currently pursuing and enrolled in an associate’s degree or Bachelor’s degree program by Fall of 2023
    • Minimum 18 years of age by the start of the internship
    • MUST be able to commute to KAC’s office for in-person days
    • MUST complete the entire 7 weeks of the internship
    • If you have previously applied, we ask that you submit a new application as to how your circumstances may have changed

Application Process

  • Completed applications must be submitted by Sunday, May 7th 2023, 11:59 PM PDT
  • Applicants must:
    • Complete Application Form.
    • Upload a PDF version of a current Resume or CV.
    • Upload a PDF version of your School Transcript (official preferred, unofficial also accepted).
    • Upload 2 Letters of Recommendation.
    • Selected applicants will be contacted for an interview.

Intern Responsibilites

  • Helping research and create content for anti-Asian hate community advocacy and civic engagement efforts.
  • Performing various aspects of data management to include data input and analysis.
  • Drafting social media content related to anti-Asian hate advocacy efforts.
  • Providing marketing and outreach support  to KAC staff.

Desired Qualifications

  • Has interest in civic engagement, Korean American community, and Asian Pacific American community related issues.
  • Is socially mature, emotionally stable, empathetic–a self-starter with strong communication and personal/group management skills.
  • Works well collaboratively and is dependable.
  • Good time and project management.
  • Strong writing, editing, and organizational skills.
  • Familiarity with Google Suite, Zoom, and Canva.
  • Ability to speak and write Korean is a plus.

Important Dates

  • May 7th (Sun), 2023:  Application Postmark Deadline
  • Rolling Basis: Phone/Virtual Interviews
  • June ___: Orientation
  • June 20 – August 4: 2023 Internship