[] ECAASU [] Is It Winter Break Yet?

Hey all, Stressful times calls for some relaxing. Yes, it is finals week but make sure to give yourself a study break once in a while. Go out for a walk, get together with friends for a snack, and read the ECAASU digest. Just make sure to get yourself out of the library. Here is the final stretch. Good luck to all of you out there on your finals and projects. 

Also for those in NYC, if you have time tonight please come and support at the Vigil & March for Private Danny Chen. The event is hosted by OCA-NY and co-sponsored by ECAASU and other prominent organizations. For more details, please check out the Facebook event page. If you are no where near NYC, you can still show support for Danny Chen by signing the petition. If you don't know what happened to Private Danny Chen here's a video.
Winter break is around the corner. Until then hang in there and good luck with finals!
Your ECAASU Family -------------------------------------------- DECEMBER DIGEST HIGHLIGHTS:

Announcements: 1. ECAASU Campus Ambassadors 2. ECAASU Conference at Duke University: Regular Registration 3. [NYC] Vigil & March for Private Danny Chen 4. [DC] Youth Leadership Briefing at the White House [MUST RSVP]

Opportunities: Internships, Jobs, Events, etc. 5. [PENN] Faces of Asian America at University of Pennsylvania 6. [NYC] Asian Pacific American Institute for Congressional Studies (APAICS): Summer Intern 7. [DC] White House Initiative on Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders: White House Internship 8. Angry Asian Man Looking for Intern
9. [DC] Washington Leadership Program: Summer Leadership Program
10. [DC]International Leadership Foundation Announces 2012 Summer Fellowships

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1) ECAASU Campus Ambassador

The ambassador position is to help ECAASU build up a network across the East Coast amongst student leaders. At the same time, the program is an opportunity for people to step up and be active community members on the East Coast. In a way, it is very similar to a publicity position in which we hope ambassadors will help us spread the news about ECAASU events (Fall Campus Tour, Spring Conference, etc.) to your campus community. If you would like to join the program and/or work on new ideas for the program, check this out.

2)ECAASU 2012 Conference at Duke University: Regular Registration
Although the early bird registration for the ECAASU 2012 Conference has passed last Friday, make sure to still register for the $55 regular registration fee. Late registration fee is $65, so save $10 and register now!
3) Vigil & March for Private Danny Chen
When: Thursday, December 15, 2011 at 6pm
Where: U.S. Army Recruiting Center at 143 Chambers St.
The event is hosted by OCA-NY and co-sponsored by ECAASU and other prominent organizations. For more details, please check out the Facebook event page. If you are no where near NYC, you can still show support for Danny Chen by signing the petition. If you don't know what happened to Private Danny Chen here's a video.
4) Youth Leadership Briefing at the White House [MUST RSVP]
When: Thursday, January 12, 2012 at 9am
Where:The White House, Eisenhower Executive Office Building in Washington, D.C.
ECAASU is teaming up with the Public of Office Engagement and the White House Initiative on Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders (WHIAAPI) to bring you this message: You are cordially invited to a Youth Leadership Briefing at the White to discuss the Obama Administration's agenda for Asian American and Pacific Islander Youth. Please see the following attachments to RSVP.
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5) Faces of Asian America: The First Undergraduate Research Forum on Asian American Studies Deadline: March 17, 2012
Where: University of Pennsylvania
Please submit your original work to the Asian American Studies Program at the University of Pennsylvania for their Faces of Asian America: The First Undergraduate Research Forum on Asian American Studies on March 17, 2012.  The Research Forum explores the issues surrounding the Asian American experience with the goal of promoting a more profound understanding of Asian America. Faces of Asian America welcomes research from all disciplines including but not limited to History, Literature, Sociology, and Cinema.  All students are invited to enter their work such as papers from current or past academic courses or independent study.  All submitted research will be reviewed by a panel, and twelve outstanding papers will be selected to participate at the Forum. One exceptional work will be selected for an award of $300.

Dr. Elaine Kim will be their Keynote Speaker for the event. If you are interested in attending, please RSVPhereIf you are also interested in submitting your work, please send it to upennasam@gmail.comFor questions or concerns, please email Susan Hirai at hirai@sas.upenn.edu.

6) Asian Pacific American Institute for Congressional Studies (APAICS): Summer Intern

The Asian Pacific American Institute for Congressional Studies (APAICS) is a national non-partisan, non-profit 501(c)(3) organization dedicated to promoting Asian Pacific American participation and representation at all levels of the political process, from community service to elected office. For more information about the APAICS Summer Internship Program, click here. If interested, please fill out the 2012 application here.

7) White House Initiative on Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders: White House Internship Deadline: January 22, 2012 The White House is currently accepting applications for its summer 2012 internship program. The summer program runs from May 29, 2012 through August 10, 2012. Application deadline is January 22, 2012.  Read this blog to learn more about the internship experience.  Click here to apply.

8) Angry Asian Man Looking for Intern

Angry Asian Man is looking for an Angry Asian Intern for ten weeks, starting in January 2012, to assist with various tasks that include but are not limited to writing, editing and researching for the blog. The intern should preferably be in the Southern California area, but qualified people elsewhere in the United States are welcome to apply. Click here for more information about qualifications.

Send a cover letter, your resume, and a 25-words-or-less answer to the question, "What makes you angry?" to intern@angryasianman.com. Please try to include all the information within the body of the message.

9) Washington Leadership Program: Summer Leadership Program
Deadline: January 20, 2012
The Washington Leadership Program (WLP) is accepting applications from high-potential South Asian college students for the 2012 summer leadership program scheduled to take place from June 9, 2012 to August 3, 2012. The WLP cultivates the South Asian American community's next generation of leaders by placing them in Congressional offices or Government Agencies for eight-week summer internships with a structured leadership-training curriculum.  The students gain firsthand views of the policy-making and legislative process and gain access to high-profile South-Asian leaders in the nation's capitol. Interns will receive a total stipend of $1,500 and will be required to complete 2-3 short writing assignments during the internship.
Applications are available online at here. For more information about the program, visit the WLP's website here.
10) International Leadership Foundation Announces 2012 Summer Fellowships

Deadline: February 1, 2012 For the thirteenth year, the International Leadership Foundation (ILF) will award over 30 fellowships to Asian Pacific American college students who exhibit the qualities for and potential as future business, community, or professional leaders. The ILF Civic Fellows will spend eight weeks in the summer interning for a federal government agency in Washington, DC and gaining firsthand knowledge of the workings of the American government. Any Asian Pacific American undergraduate student with at least a 3.0 GPA is eligible to apply. Applicants must be United States citizens. Interested students can visit ILF's website here to apply and obtain more information.

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