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Internships

SPARC Leadership Program

Target: Advocates, at least 18 years of age, interested in engaging in the Asian American, Native Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander communities. Great for those interested in ethnic studies or public health!
Location: San Diego, California
Date: June 2019 – February 2020

Program includes:
• Participation in the annual SPARC Core Leadership Summit in San Diego, California.
• Bi-monthly webinars
• Quarterly gatherings with coaches
• SPARC Capstone Summit
Young Advocates for Change Summit 2018
The application is online and available for download at http://www.sparcapi.org

Overview:
SPARC is the Statewide Pacific Islander Asian American Resource and Coordinating Center. The 2019-2020 SPARC Leadership Program is a 10-month program designed to increase adult engagement in tobacco control related advocacy efforts. The program will provide technical assistance and support to members from diverse community groups to enable them to effectively engage in tobacco control activities and activities that address tobacco-related social determinants of health.

The program will begin with the SPARC Core Leadership Summit in San Diego, California. The Summit will take place from June 20-22, 2019 at the Embassy Suites Hotel in Downtown San Diego. All accommodations will be covered by APPEAL, including flights, transportation, meals, and hotel reservations. The 3-day event is focused on building a vibrant movement on tobacco control along with other tobacco related health justice issues in AANHPI communities. This unique summit will convene residents of California to participate in an innovative and experiential learning environment for critical dialogue on health justice issues facing these priority populations. Using the well-established APPEAL leadership model, fellows will gain the knowledge, skills, and tools necessary to implement policy change to address health disparities affecting their communities.
We would like each fellow to enter the program with the commitment to engage in all phases of the 10-month curriculum. After completing the Summit, fellows will be required to attend bi-monthly webinars and quarterly gatherings with their assigned coach. Gatherings can be done in person or through other methods such as telephone or email.

In the last month of the program, fellows will attend the Capstone Summit for which they will reflect on their experience and be awarded with a certificate of completion. It is our hope that after completion of the training, participants will be highly knowledgeable of tobacco use and reduction issues in their community, have the tools needed for tobacco control advocacy, and feel confident when speaking to the public and policy makers about tobacco use prevention and reduction issues.
 

Nichi Bei Internships

Editorial Intern: The Nichi Bei Foundation is seeking a friendly, energetic, creative and self-motivated individual who is looking to gain experience supporting the Editorial Department of its nonprofit Japanese American community newspaper, the Nichi Bei Weekly. Previous reporting and editing experience, and knowledge of AP Style, desired.

  • Responsibilities may include: writing news and feature stories, news briefs and calendar items, proofreading and fact-checking copy, layout, Web work and photography, depending on the individual’s capabilities. While the position will include some administrative duties, the intern may take on greater roles, depending on experience. Position interning at a community-based, nonprofit ethnic newspaper is both challenging and rewarding.
  • Required Skills: Strong English writing and speaking abilities; a proven ability to meet deadlines and multitask; attention to detail.
  • Preferred Skills: Knowledge of AP Style; experience writing, proofreading, fact-checking news stories; knowledge of programs such as Microsoft Office (including Word and Excel) and the Adobe Creative Suite (including Photoshop, InDesign, Illustrator, etc.); experience shooting, producing and editing commercials or short videos; mastery of written and spoken Japanese (ability to conduct business calls in Japanese, and translate/interpret documents from Japanese to English and English to Japanese) a plus. Knowledge of Japanese American community and issues a plus.
  • Estimated Average Hours Per Week: Negotiable
  • Compensation: Unpaid

Office & Administrative Intern: The Nichi Bei Foundation is seeking a friendly, energetic, creative and self-motivated individual who is looking to gain experience supporting the Office of the Japanese American weekly newspaper, the Nichi Bei Weekly.

  • Responsibilities may include: archiving newspapers, accounting support, copying and scanning documents, mail outs, and event support.
  • Important Aspects of the job: open to learning, self-motivated, positive, ability to work alone or with others, ability to take direction. While the position will include some administrative duties, the intern may take on greater roles, depending on experience. Position interning at a community-based, nonprofit ethnic newspaper is both challenging and rewarding.
  • Required Skills: Strong English writing and speaking abilities; a proven ability to meet deadlines and multitask; attention to detail.
  • Preferred Skills: Knowledge of programs such as Microsoft Office (including Word and Excel); knowledge of Google Spreadsheets, Document, Form, and Presentation; mastery of written and spoken Japanese (ability to conduct business calls in Japanese, and translate/interpret documents from Japanese to English and English to Japanese) a plus. Knowledge of Japanese American community and issues a plus.
  • Estimated Average Hours Per Week: Negotiable
  • Compensation: Unpaid

Sales & Marketing Intern: At Nichi Bei Weekly, the Sales & Marketing internship offers a candidate a unique opportunity to gain experience in print media, advertising, marketing and office administration. The intern will provide comprehensive support and service while working closely with the Advertising & Marketing Coordinator and other Nichi Bei team members.

  • Responsibilities may include: advertising sales, marketing support (including event marketing), client relations, accounting support, and maintaining relations with local merchants and community members.
  • Important aspects of the job: ability to engage in sales, open to learning, self-motivated, positive, people person/extrovert. While the position will include some administrative duties, the intern may take on greater roles, depending on experience. Position interning at a community-based, nonprofit ethnic newspaper is both challenging and rewarding.
  • Required Skills: Strong English writing and speaking abilities; a proven ability to meet deadlines and multitask; attention to detail.
  • Preferred Skills: Knowledge of programs such as Microsoft Office (including Word and Excel) and the Adobe Creative Suite (including Photoshop, InDesign, Illustrator, etc.); mastery of written and spoken Japanese (ability to conduct business calls in Japanese, and translate/interpret documents from Japanese to English and English to Japanese) a plus.
  • Estimated Average Hours Per Week: Negotiable
  • Compensation: Unpaid

Email office@nichibeiweekly.org for more information!
 

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Job Opportunties​

ASPIRE Peer Mentor

ASPIRE is a collaboration between the Asian American & Pacific Islander Student Services and Asian American Studies (AAS) department. ASPIRE is designed to address and promote college access and success by identifying and removing institutional barriers for Asian American and Pacific Islander students at San Francisco State University. We offer a First Year Experience (FYE) learning community course, ASPIRE linked courses within Asian American Studies and Race and Resistance Studies- Pacific Studies Courses, Study Circles, 1:1 support, workshops and campus-wide events. ASPIRE is hiring Peer Mentors for the 2019-2020 school year.

Qualifications:

  • Students who have a strong commitment to Social Justice
  • Minimum grade point average of 3.0
  • Graduate Students and Upper division undergraduate students
  • Strong interpersonal skills
  • Knowledge of the major and college
  • Positive attitude
  • Self-motivated
  • Successful completion of (course they will be assisting with)
  • Must be available to attend Peer Mentor trainings, retreats, and weekly meetings
  • Students that have taken Asian American Studies (AAS), Ethnic Studies (ETHS), or Race and Resistance Studies (RRS) classes at San Francisco State University
  • Students who have worked closely with college students
  • Students who have experience with tutoring and peer mentoring
  • Students who can speak and or understand languages

Responsibilities:
1. Be assigned to one ASPIRE Linked Course as an Instructional Aide
2. Facilitate ASPIRE study circles once a week
3. Attend weekly staff meetings
4. 1:1 meetings with AAPI Student Services Director
5. Develop and facilitate (1) workshop each semester
6. Support all ASPIRE events including outreach and post event evaluations
7. Submit monthly reports
8. Attend all trainings and retreats

Compensation:
Minimum 1 academic year commitment with 6 to 10 hours per week at $16.00/ hour

Mandatory Trainings / Dates:
1. Peer Mentor Training- June 5, 6, 7, 2019 from 10AM-3PM
2. Peer Mentor Retreat- August 14 & 15 (tentative)
3. Weekly Peer Mentor Staff meetings- Fridays 10:00AM-11:30 AM- Starting August 30, 2019

Application Process:
Please submit applications by Friday, May 10th at 5:00PM to Dr. Arlene Daus-Magbual at amianan@sfsu.edu.

All Applications must include the following:
1. Cover letter stating your purpose in becoming a Peer Mentor.
2. Resume or Curriculum Vitae (CV).
3. List of courses in the areas of Asian American Studies, Ethnic Studies, or Race and Resistance Studies *you can include an unofficial transcript.
4. List of two references (at least one professor). Include their names, titles, phone numbers, and email addresses.
Questions about the ASPIRE Peer Mentor position or the application process should be directed to: Dr. Arlene Daus-Magbual- amianan@sfsu.edu

 

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Volunteer Opportunties​

Bayanihan Equity Center Volunteers

The Bayanihan Equity Center was first started by a group of community members that stood for the recognition and rights of Filipino World War II Veterans and now has expanded to serving the population of seniors and adults with disabilities in the South of Market District. As an organization that has grown to serve a bigger population in the South of Market the opportunity for volunteers to assist us is always welcome. Our hours of service are from 9am to 5pm Monday through Friday.
Here are a few ways you can help as a volunteer:

  • Participate and assist with our senior programming such as Birthday Bingo Bash, holiday parties, and more!
  • Assist with our weekly food pantry on Thursday afternoons from 1 to 3pm
  • Administrative/Office Support

Please fill out this form to express your interest: https://goo.gl/forms/OFNdZIkmLJfwa0P32