Happy New Years to all! Hope everyone enjoyed their breaks and are preparing for another exciting semester. As the new semester approaches for most, get excited about ECAASU's annual conference a little over a month away. Make sure to arrange travel and lodging plans for that great weekend. If you have not registered yet, the deadline for regular registration is this Friday, Jan. 13, so make sure to register soon because there are less than 200 spots left.
JANUARY DIGEST HIGHLIGHTS
1) Bid for ECAASU 2013 Conference
If you haven't considered it already, you still have time. Bids are still being accepted for the ECAASU 2013 Conference. On behalf of the ECAASU Board of Directors, we are calling for a group of students to step up and lead next year's conference. Please contact June Kao (firstname.lastname@example.org) to bid for ECAASU 2013.
2) ECAASU Campus Ambassador
The ambassador position is to help ECAASU build up a network across the East Coast amongst student leaders. Moreover, 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 thisout.
2) ECAASU 2012 Conference at Duke University: Regular Registration
3) OCA Accepting Applications for 2012 Internship Program
4) Faces of Asian America at the University of Pennsylvania
Date: March 17, 2012 Where: University of Pennsylvania The Asian American Studies Program at the University of Pennsylvania would like to invite you to Faces of Asian America: The First Undergraduate Research Forum on Asian American Studies on March 17, 2012. This Forum explores issues surrounding the Asian American experience with the goal of promoting a more profound understanding of Asian America, and will include research from all disciplines. The event will consist of a full day schedule. Dr. Elaine Kim is the Keynote Speaker for the event.
5) APIAVote Michigan Seeks Community Coordinator
APIAVote-Michigan seeks a community coordinator to lead key aspects of the organization's strategic plan, primarily through community/voter engagement, leadership development, and fundaraising initiatives. The ideal candidate will have a proven ability to succesffuly execute civic participation projects, be self-motivated, and have demonstrated a commitment to the advancement of the Asian American community. The community coordinator will start part-time and potentially transition to full-time, dependent on available funding. She or he will report to the APIAVote-Michigan Board of Directors. This position is an opportunity to strengthen the Asian American community's voice in Michigan through civic participation and social change efforts. See attachment for more details. Email cover letter, resume, and two references to email@example.com by February 1, 2012.
6) Japanese American Citizens League Accepting Applications for Internship
The Japanese American Citizens League (JACL) is now accepting applications for the John Moy & Southwest Airlines Congressional Internship. During the program's inaugural cycle in Summer 2011, interns were placed in the offices of Representatives Xavier Becerra (CA-31) and Mike Honda (CA-15). Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis for two eight-week, paid internships beginning in Winter 2012. Duties and responsibilities will be outlined by the congressional member's office in which the intern is placed. Placement offices have yet to be determined. Congressional interns will have a unique opportunity to experience the policymaking process and gain exposure to Asian American Pacific Islander (AAPI) issues.
7) National Queer Asian Pacific Island Alliance (NQAPIA) Internship
The National Queer Asian Pacific Islander Alliance (NQAPIA) is a federation of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) Asian American, South Asian, Southeast Asian, and Pacific Islander (AAPI) organizations. NQAPIA seeks to build the organizational capacity of local LGBT AAPI groups, to develop leadership, to promote visibility, to educate the community, to enhance grassroots organizing, to expand collaborations, and to challenge homophobia and racism. NQAPIA is seeking talented young people for internships.
The intern will learn strategies in using public policy, grassroots organizing, and the media to advance social justice. Interns are supervised by NQAPIA professional staff. Interns work primarily on research and writing, policy advocacy, community outreach and organizing. These internships are not paid positions, but academic credit can be arranged. During the winter and spring, interns work anywhere between 15-40 hours per week. Internships are usually about ten weeks. To apply, state any bilingual ability (helpful, not required) in the resume and state the number of hours the intern is able to work per week. Send a resume and cover letter to firstname.lastname@example.org "Intern Applicant" in the subject.
8) Korean American League for Civic Action Internship Deadline: March 5, 2012
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