Internships for AAPIs

Where you can find internship, job, and other opportunities, some but not all are specific to AAPI students!

JACCC Awarded Getty Foundation Multicultural Undergraduate Summer Internship Grant

WHAT:  JACCC Awarded Getty Foundation Multicultural Undergraduate Summer Internship Grant

The Japanese American Cultural and Community Center is pleased to announce it has been awarded a Multicultural Undergraduate Summer Internship Grant from the Getty Foundation.  The purpose of the grant is to increase the diversity in professions related to museums and visual arts.  The internships are intended specifically for outstanding students who are members of groups currently underrepresented in these professions, including individuals of African American, Asian, Latino/Hispanic, Native American and Pacific Islander descent.

The Visual Arts Intern will work directly with the Visual Arts department, experiencing first-hand the work, organization and installation that goes into setting up this summer’s programs, including the 74th Annual Nisei Week exhibitions in August.

To be eligible for the Visual Arts Internship candidates must be a currently enrolled undergraduate, having completed at least one semester of college by June 2014 or will graduate by of before September 2014.  Candidates must be a resident of or attend college in Los Angeles County.  Intern candidates may come from any area of undergraduate study and are not required to have demonstrated a previous commitment to the visual arts.

The intern will receive a gross salary of $3,500 for a ten-week period at the JACCC. Internships are a full-time position running from Monday, June 16 through Saturday, August 23, 2014.

Those interested in applying for the position may submit the following no later than noon on Friday, May 2, 2014:

  • Resumé/CV

  • statement (no more than 500 words, double-spaced, typed)
  • First, middle & last name (if not on your CV)

  • Email, phone & address (if not on your CV)

  • College or university you are currently attending

  • Major/area(s) of study
  • Anticipated graduation date

  • 2 Letters of reference or contact info (email, phone) for 2 references: either a teacher, professor, or a former employer
  • Please note the dates of the JACCC’s 10 week program, as well as the requirements in the Getty link below, before submitting to make sure you are both eligible and available to participate in the program.

Preliminary candidates will be contacted to do an in person interview for the week of Monday, May 5, 2014. All applicants will be contacted by the week of May 12 with the final decisions.

Please note the following “Save The Dates” required intern events by the Getty Foundation:

  • Arts Summit (mandatory)
The Getty Center, Los Angeles: Monday, June 30, 2014 (all day, exact times TBA)

A day-long orientation for all interns participating in the Summer 2014 Multicultural Undergraduate Internship Program. Interns will be introduced to the program, meet with their Learning Community Hub Leaders, and attend panels highlighting career opportunities in the arts.
  • Learning Communities (two mandatory events)
Regional Hub Events Dates, Times, and Locations are TBD. These activities are meant to enhance the internship experience and expose interns to other organizations, arts professionals, and career opportunities in their area. Dates and times of hub meetings will vary, though interns must notify supervisors of scheduled activities in advance. Supervisors must allow interns to attend the two required events in their Learning Community.   


General information about the program and requirements:

WHERE:             Japanese American Cultural and Community Center

244 South San Pedro Street, in the Little Tokyo area of downtown Los Angeles.

INFO:             For more information please contact Wakana Kimura at (213) 628-2725 ext. 146.



Diamond Wipes Scholarship Program

Internship Opportunities with the Office ofAssemblymember Cristina Garcia

Internship Opportunities with the Office of Assemblymember Cristina Garcia


Get Hands-On Experience. Make a Difference!


The Internship Program Offers:


- Exposure to state politics and careers in public service

- Challenging and stimulating work environment

- Community outreach and networking opportunities

- Flexible hours to accommodate school and work


Assemblymember Cristina Garcia represents California’s 58th Assembly

District, which encompasses the cities of:  Artesia, Cerritos, Norwalk, Bellflower, Bell Gardens, Commerce, Downey, Pico Rivera and Montebello.




Interns perform a variety of important tasks in the District Office

that include: working with constituents, conducting community outreach

efforts, assisting community-based organizations, organizing events,

database development and upkeep, and staffing the office.




- College student with minimum of GPA 2.5 or above

- Interest in public service and making a difference in the community.

- Ability to follow instructions & complete tasks efficiently and



How To Apply:


Please submit an internship application and resume:


Assemblymember Cristina Garcia

8255 Firestone Blvd, Ste. 203

                Downey, CA 90241


*Or by fax 562-861-5158


*Or by e-mail to


*Or call 562-861-5803 Patrick Sunpanich


Deadline January 31, 2014


*Will work with quarter/semester calendars or other school calendars.


Bonus Information:

Flexible hours.

This internship is unpaid.

Will work with students to receive school credit.


OCA Accepting Applications for 2014 Summer Internship Program

OCA Accepting Applications for 2014 Summer Internship Program


January 8, 2014


Mary Dynne Montante | Associate Director of Programs and Constituent Development
202.223.5500 |

WASHINGTON, D.C. – OCA – Asian Pacific American Advocates, a national membership - driven organization dedicated to advancing the political, social, and economic well-being of Asian Pacific Americans (APAs), announces the 25th Year Anniversary and open application of the 2014 Summer Internship program.

OCA invites student advocates from all across the nation to apply for the opportunity to be involved in the political process through a national organization. The Internship has successfully led former participants to become more active on their college campus and significantly increased the level of APA civic engagement in local, state, and national public policy issues. A number of OCA alums have pursued careers in public service, advocacy, and as appointed officials as well as non-public sector positions.     

"The program is an excellent opportunity for students to be in the dynamic atmosphere of Washington, DC and to continue to discover their self-identities and how to use those identities effectively for our APA community and our country,” said Stan Lou, Vice President on Culture and Education.

Candidates are selected from both two- year and four-year institutions. Typically, the participants are rising juniors, seniors, or recent graduates. The interns are placed in a full-time position in a variety of organizations in the Washington, D.C. area and provided a living stipend. The program exposes participants to public policy and advocacy efforts while gaining invaluable work experience. Placements of the interns are based on individual background, interest, and skill level.  Interns are assigned to federal agencies, nonprofit organizations, congressional offices, and public affairs unit of corporations. Moreover, summer interns are also integrated in many OCA programs and activities which include the OCA National Convention in Los Angeles, California.     

"OCA’s internship program provides an excellent opportunity for student advocates and leaders among the APA community. The program welcomes interns with open arms and focuses on individual development and success,” said Tiffany F. Tse, 2013 intern alum. 

For more information on the OCA Summer Internship as well as the application, visit OCA’s website at and click ‘Internship’ tab under ‘Programs Section. Click here to directly access the on-line application. Applications and support materials must be submitted by Monday March 3, 2014; 11:00PM PST. 

AFSCME/UNCF Union Scholars Program

Experience What It’s Like to be Part of the Labor Movement

As one of the fastest growing unions in the United States, AFSCME is constantly in search of skilled, motivated and passionate activists who are interested in a career in the labor movement. Through the AFSCME/UNCF Union Scholars Program, you can join us in the effort to support public service employees who are organizing unions.


At Audrey Magazine and KoreAm Journal – we put on pretty cool events. Case in point: Audrey’s Night Out and Unforgettable. Be a part of that experience by becoming our event intern!

Looking for a full time meticulous and organized intern for the Events Director. Responsibilities include organizing, executing, and handling post-recaps of advanced screenings, tournaments, and helping plan for the end of the year gala. Must be prompt with responses and able/willing to work outside of normal hours. Preferably someone who can communicate in Korean. Potential for full time position.

Period: Three Months from NOW until Mid-July
Paid: $1000/month
Hours: M-F 9:30am-6:30pm

Please send resumes to

Asian Pacific Women’s Center hiring Program Coordinator in LA

The Program Coordinator, under the supervision of the executive director, will be responsible for enhancing the quality and breadth of client direct services.  Through program development, team work, administrative activities, direct services provision and outreach, the Program Coordinator will generate and oversee services provided to transitional shelter residential and non-residential survivors. 

Collegiate Asian Pacific Internship Fall 2013 (CAPI)

The Collegiate Asian Pacific Internship (CAPI) has a mission to activate and further involve policy & activist-oriented AAPI college students to the struggles that AAPI Community Based Organizations (CBO) currently address on their social justice agendas. 

Interns will work 12 hours a week (and some weekends) and will receive a $1000 educational scholarship upon completion of the 2013 CAPI program. 

Organized by the Japanese American Citizens League-Pacific Southwest District (JACL-PSW), CAPI interns will be placed in a Los Angeles AAPI CBO from August 31st-November 30th. In addition, if you are chosen as an individual to participate in the 2013 CAPI program, you will have the opportunity to attend 4 off-site retreats that will focus on activist leadership development to ensure that all interns have:

-The opportunity to explore their AAPI identity, as well as other critical identities. 
-A deeper understanding of AAPI history 
-A greater awareness of various struggles that our diverse AAPI community faces 
-A larger toolbox of grassroots and activist skill sets 
-A method of continuing their involvement in the issues they care about 
-A more complex understanding of how various issues affecting the API community is intertwined with each other 

Dates of the retreat are August 31st-September 1st, October 5th, November 2nd, and November 30th. 

Send in all application materials by Wednesday, August 7th:
[Click on the CAPI page & then hit online application]

APAture 2013: Call for Submissions | Facebook | Aug 5

This October, in venues throughout the Bay Area, Kearny Street Workshop’s signature multidisciplinary arts festival, APAture, returns to showcase the work of emerging Asian Pacific American artists.

We’re now accepting submissions in film/video, literature/book arts, music, performance, visual art, and experimental media from APA-identified* artists. Artists of all ages are invited to apply; young artists ages 18-35 are especially encouraged. To submit, complete the application form online or by hand and send with $10 check** entry fee payable to:

Attn: Melanie Elvena, APAture Coordinator
Kearny Street Workshop
P.O. Box 14545
San Francisco, CA 94114

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