UCLA Labor & Workplace Studies Summer Internship
The UCLA Labor & Workplace Studies Minor and Dream Resource Center, under the UCLA Labor Center and the Institute for Research on Labor and Employment (IRLE), are excited to announce our summer paid internship programs, the Student Leadership Academy and Dream Summer. Both are excellent summer paid internship opportunities for young leaders passionate about social justice.
The Student Leadership Academy
A full-time, paid summer internship program for young leaders who want to get in-depth experience as organizers in the Los Angeles labor movement. Participants will work full-time for a labor union and earn a stipend of $4,800. To be eligible, you must be a graduating senior (graduated by June 17, 2013) or a recent (within 1-year) graduate from an undergraduate program of a university/college. This program is geared towards students who live in Los Angeles and surrounding areas (Lancaster/San Bernadino), since housing and transportation will not be provided. Students fluent in Cantonese and/or Mandarin are encouraged to apply.
June 17 - August 23, 2013 (10 weeks)
A full-time internship program that places immigrant youth leaders with social justice organizations. Each participant has the opportunity to earn a $5,000 leadership award to support her or his educational goals. API Dream Summer is a new culturally sensitive cohort created to more intentionally engage the Asian American and Pacific Islander (API) immigrant community in the immigrant rights movement. Interns selected for this cohort will be placed at API community based organizations and engage in leadership activities that emphasize becoming advocates for social justice through identity acceptance in an inter-racial context.
For more information,
Elizbeth Espinoza, Student Affairs Officer II
UCLA Labor Center, IRLE
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LEAP 2013 Leadership In Action Program (6/17 -8/9)
Application Deadline: 3/12
Approaching its 16th year, LEAP's eight-week Leadership In Action (LIA)
Summer Internship Program offers a unique opportunity for personal
leadership development with hands-on training and exploration of the Asian
and Pacific Islander (API) nonprofit sector.
The 2013 program will be held in Los Angeles from June 17 - August 9, 2013. All interns will be paid $2,500 for the eight-week internship, placed at a nonprofit organization four days a week and receive leadership training with LEAP once a week.
Applications and information can be found at www.leap.org/empower_lia.html
The San Gabriel Mountains Forever Leadership Academy
- leadership skills on environmental policy advocacy
- skills on organizing a grassroots campaign
- communication, media, and organization development skills
- opportunity to work with professionals in the environmental movement and the API nonprofit world.
- $500 stipend
- opportunity to apply for a $1000 grant to organize in your community!
Deadline to apply: Dec 15, 2012
Academy dates: Jan 12 - June 11
The San Gabriel Mountains Forever Leadership Academy is a training program available to 12 Greater Los Angeles-area residents to develop advocacy skills on behalf of their community. The academy is part of San Gabriel Mountains Forever, a diverse coalition of religious and nonprofit organizations, businesses, and community leaders all working to: Create a federal National Recreation Area that would include urban communities along the San Gabriel River and protect wilderness and river areas. Participants must commit to the complete six-month schedule of bi-weekly classes that last approximately three hours. Each class is structured to allow ample time for discussion and practice. Topics include, but are not limited to, organizing and outreach strategies, strategic planning, public speaking, and the legislative process. Participants help determine the curriculum of each Academy session.
For a copy of the application and calendar please contact Natasha Khanna-Dang at email@example.com or 213-239-0300.
[Korea Studies] TaLK (Teach & Learn in Korea) Scholarship
The Korean government is accepting applications for its TaLK Scholarship program. Native English-speaking American college students earn scholarships (about $8,500 for 6 months; $17,000 for 1 year; $1,400 per month) while teaching English in elementary afterschool classes in Korea. The Center for Korean American and Korean Studies is organizing a special information session on this program on campus, which will be held on October 24th, 3:10-4:10PM at the CSULA Career Center's library. Please click here for a flyer.
Asian Pacific Community Fund - Verizon Scholarship Awards Program
The Asian Pacific Community Fund is a network of 29 community organizations focused on transforming the lives of Asian and Pacific Islanders throughout Los Angeles County. Through a partnership with Verizon, the APC is offering $10,000 in scholarships to 2nd year college students.
The scholarship application and information can be found here:
The 2nd cycle of this scholarship program offers 5 - $2,000 awards for 2nd year college students who are attending a 4-year, accredited college/university in California, Oregon, or Washington, or are a resident of those states. Scholarships are open to students majoring in math, sciences, engineering, or a related field.
The deadline for the 2nd cycle is October 31, 2012.
Internship at the Leadership Education for Asian Pacifics, Inc, (LEAP)
LEAP is offering two internship opportunities:
1. Helping LEAP on projects at the LEAP office during the Fall, Winter or Spring quarters. Projects would be worked out based on student interest and LEAP needs.
2. Helping LEAP on its Fortune 500, Foundation and Higher Education API representation census reports. See http://www.leap.org/2012_api_report.html for an example of its API representation census reports.
Please contact: Linda Akutagawa, President & CEO, Leadership Education for Asian Pacifics, Inc, (LEAP)