[] ECAASU [] March Digest

Hey all,

It was great meeting you all at the ECAASU Conference 2012 two weekends ago in Durham, North Carolina. Congratulations to the Duke University Conference Board who did an amazing job. It was a smashing success! 

Get ready for ECAASU 2013 at Columbia University in New York City and the National Board 2012-2013 applications.
Your ECAASU Family ---------------------------------- 
DIGEST HIGHLIGHTS:Announcements: 1. ECAASU National Board 2012-2013 Applications

Opportunities: 2. CAPAL Federal Internships and Scholarships for Public Service 3. NYCAASC: Talent Show 4. Asian Americans for Equality: Seeking Community Organizing Intern 5. Pacific Bridge Consulting: Seeking Interns 6. SAALT: Young Leaders Institute-Apply for Rise Up


1) ECAASU National Board 2012-2013 Applications

Stay tuned as we will notify you soon when the National Board applications are up for the 2012-2013 academic year. Any questions, feel free to ask June Kao, the National Co-chair, atjune.kao@ecaasu.org.
2) CAPAL Federal Internships and Scholarships for Public Service
Location: Washington, DC, California, Oregon, Washington, and additional locations nationwide
Deadline: March 9, 2012 The Conference on Asian Pacific American Leadership (CAPAL) is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit, nonpartisan educational and professional organization dedicated to building leadership and public policy knowledge within the Asian Pacific American (APA) community. Its mission is to promote Asian Pacific American interests and success in public service careers, to provide information and education on policy issues affecting the APA community, and to serve the APA community at large.

Each summer, CAPAL places over 10 summer interns in the federal government. These internship positions are open to ALL MAJORS, and are suited for individuals looking to gain real-world federal government experience. Each CAPAL intern will be awarded a stipend to support the successful completion of his/her internship. For more application information, click here.
CAPAL will also be awarding 3 scholarships to outstanding Asian Pacific American (APA) college undergraduate and graduate students who will be interning in the Washington DC area for the summer (The SunTrust Scholarship and the Asha Jaini Scholarship) .  The scholarships are intended to enable APA individuals with leadership potential to work full-time and learn about ways to influence public policy in their local communities.  Recipients of the CAPAL scholarships are responsible for securing their own internships. For more application information, click here.
For more information, please visit www.capal.org. Email scholarships@capal.org with any questions you may have.
3. NYCAASC: Talent Show
Location: New York City
Deadline: March 17th, 2012
At this year’s 6th Annual NYCAASC (New York City Asian American Student Conference), there will be a talent show contest featuring local student performers. Dance crews, bands, solo artists, magicians, or any kinds of performers are all welcomed to submit their audition tapes. Five or six final performers will then be selected to perform and compete with each other on the day of the conference in the talent show and they will be evaluated by a panel of judges. The first placed performer(s) will receive a great prize. Please submit your audition tapes to yiru136@gmail.com or yiru.li@nycaasc.com.

4. Asian Americans for Equality: Seeking Community Organizing Intern
Asian Americans for Equality (AAFE) is seeking a Community Organizing Intern to begin immediately and stay on until the end of June 2012. The intern will play a critical role in strengthening our tenants’ rights and housing organizing programs in the neighborhoods of Sunnyside, Woodside, and Elmhurst, Queens.
The intern must commit to 6-10 hours per week (not on Monday or Friday). S/he must be comfortable interacting closely with residents of various communities in Sunnyside, Woodside, and Elmhurst. S/he must have capacity in one or more Asian languages, preferably Chinese or Korean. The intern should expect to be in the field most of the time. Responsibilities will include: doorknocking and surveying building residents, translating tenants’ rights material into language(s) in which intern has capacity, helping to set up and run housing workshops, assisting in research on neighborhood issues, government programs, city codes, etc. S/he may also be needed at occasional evening or weekend events (about 2 per month).
If you are interested, please email a resume and cover letter, or direct any questions you might have, to: esther_choi@aafe.org.

5. Pacific Bridge Consulting: Seeking Interns Location: Bethesda, MD 20814

Pacific Bridge, Inc. is an international consulting firm focused on Asia with 2 businesses at www.pacificbridge.com and www.pacificbridgemedical.comPBI is currently seeking an individual who is interested in Asian business issues for a summer internship. PBI Intern job will research and write about Asia medical issues, work on Asian consulting projects, and increase marketing via search engine optimization and database work. Candidates musthave strong interest in Asia (majored in Asian studies, took some courses on Asia, studied Asian languages, or speak an Asian language), be college students, college graduates or an individual with a few years of work experience, be hardworking, dedicated, loyal, detail-oriented, and able to multi-task, and have have at least a 3.4 GPA or higher.

Please send your resume and a detailed cover letter explaining what skills you can bring to their company and an explanation of your interest in this position, to Shawna Lepageslepage@pacificbridge.com.  Resumes received without cover letters referencing this specific position will not be considered.

6. SAALT: Young Leaders Institute: Apply for Rise Up

Location: Washington, DC Deadline: March 23, 2012 Rise Up! is a great way to build your leadership skills, meet fellow students looking to positively impact their communities, and learn how to be an effective advocate and communicator on and off campus. Rise Up! is an opportunity for 15 South Asian American college students from around the country to come together for a four day convening on May 5-8, 2012 to learn how federal policy is made and how you can impact it, to explore important issues such as civil rights, immigration, and political participation, to develop skills around documentation of community stories and advocacy, to gain insight from experienced community-based leaders who will offer their advice and guidance, to go back to your campus with an action plan to document community narrative, and to create policy change.

For application information, click here. Email info@saalt.org for more information. ____ If you would like to contribute to ECAASU’s biweekly digest by sending in news,events, or volunteer, internship, and job opportunities, please send this information to dianna.yau@ecaasu.org. Please include a title, brief summary (<250 words) and links, for inclusion into the newsletter. Submission does not guarantee inclusion in the newsletter; all submissions are screened before they are included.