Opportunities

Scholarships

New Leader Scholarship (DUE: 3/10/19)

The New Leader Scholarship provides several scholarships up to $8,000 per year with potential for renewal. Additional assistance for costs of graduate school application and graduate entry exams may also be available to recipients. The New Leader Scholarship is especially designed to provide aid to students who come from financially and educationally disadvantaged backgrounds and demonstrate leadership capacities. Preference given to those dedicated to serve communities of color, or newly immigrated, economically or educationally disadvantaged communities.

The NLS is seeking students who:

  • Have a 3.5 GPA or higher (consideration given to students with a GPA of 3.2 – 3.49 with special circumstances)
  • Have attended SF State for at least one academic year
  • Plan to pursue advanced education in the social sciences, human services, health-related fields or public service
  • Can demonstrate an ability to lead in the service of the public good

Please visit www.newleaderscholarship.org to learn more about the New Leader Scholarship, view video testimonials, and download the scholarship application. If you have questions, please contact 10,000 Degrees at (415) 451-­4002 or jchoi@10000degrees.org.


Asian Commercial Professionals (Due 3/11/19)

Asian Commercial Professionals (“ACP”) is a San Francisco Bay Area-based 501c6 non-profit organization dedicated to fostering leadership, education, networking and scholarship within the commercial real estate and facilities industry.
Consistent with one of its goals of encouraging and recognizing excellence in pursuing a career in the commercial real estate and facilities industry, ACP is providing scholarship opportunities.

Scholarship Award Criteria:
$2,500 Scholarship to further your education - for deserving Asian-American students currently enrolled in College or applicable trade school, pursuing a career in fields related to Commercial Real Estate or Construction Trades., ACP is offering a $2,500 scholarship to a student in one of those fields.

$2,500 Scholarship to pay for certifications - for individuals currently working in the fields of Facility, Property management, or related fields ACP is providing a scholarship of $2,500 towards the cost of certification programs such as IFMA FMP, IFMA CFM, BOMA RPA, CCIM.

Eligibility Requirements:
$2,500 Scholarship applicants must be: a current Asian-American college or trade school student pursuing a course of study in one of the fields related to commercial real estate, including, but not limited to:
• Commercial Real Estate brokerage, finance, or development,
• Architecture, Engineering (Civil, Mechanical, Electrical, Structural, Materials, Industrial, Environmental and all related engineering disciplines)
• General Contracting, Construction Management, or Facilities Management.
$2,500 Scholarship applicants must be an Asian-American currently employed in the field of commercial real estate, facilities management profession, engineering or architecture or an approved certification program.

Application Submittal: Application form, provide 3 letters of recommendation and essay by 5pm PST March 11, 2019 to Scholarship@asiancompro.com.

Essay: The candidates must submit an essay with their application. The essay should be up to 1,000 words on one of the following topics:

$2,500 student scholarship applicant
o In pursuing my chosen educational field, how will you contribute to the commercial real estate industry or related fields once you have graduated?
o Tell us your top three reasons for applying for this scholarship and tell us why you are deserving of this award
$2,500 certification program applicant
o Upon receiving your degree and or professional certification(s) what do you hope to achieve in your work career?
o What are your career goals and objectives in the next 5 years, and how will you contribute back to the Asian American community?

Award Descriptions:
· $2,500 award towards college tuition and/or book supplies
· $2,500 award towards these professional certifications for example IFMA FMP, IFMA CFM, BOMA RPA Note: ACP Scholarship Award amounts will vary and are subject to change upon the discretion of the ACP Board of Directors

Questions:
Submit all questions to: Scholarship@asiancompro.com IMPORTANT EVENT INFORMATION:
Award recipients will be required to attend the ACP Scholarship Awards Ceremony and Dinner
Event on April 17, 2019 at a place to be determined in the San Francisco Bay Area/Silicon Valley Area.


Please visit https://sfsu.academicworks.com/ for current scholarship opportunities.


Internships

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!

APAPA Summer Internship

The APAPA San Francisco Summer Internship Program is designed to prepare college students of Asian Pacific Islander background to become future leaders in the State of California. The program provides an opportunity to work in the offices of local, state, and national elected leaders, and develop their leadership skills, gain public policy experience, and become civically engaged.

Previous interns have had the opportunity to work in the offices of State Assemblymember David Chiu (San Francisco), State Senator Scott Weiner (San Francisco), Supervisor Sandra Lee Fewer (San Francisco), Supervisor Hillary Ronen (San Francisco), and former Mayor Ed Lee (San Francisco).

The internship program will help interns develop:

  • Political awareness and civic engagement;
  • An understanding of the government and the legislative processes;
  • Professional and leadership growth;
  • Networking opportunities with elected officials and community leaders.

Eligibility and Selection Criteria: The program is open to all undergraduate and graduate college students with a minimum GPA of 3.0 (even though intern selection is based on student interest and relevant experience, and NOT the highest GPA). Applicants will be selected on the basis of expressing interest in exploring government, demonstrated leadership, interpersonal and communication skills, community service, and academic performance. Two interns whose applications have shown exceptional passion and relevant experience will have the opportunity to attend a leadership training at Civic Leadership USA National Internship Conference in California on June 21‑23.

Program Requirements:

  • Complete eight-week internship program from June 24 th 2019 through August 12th 2019.
  • Students who have academic calendar conflicts with the program start and end dates are still encouraged to apply.
  • Attend Orientation Retreat in late-June 2019, date TBD. (Students who have academic calendar conflicts with the Orientation Date are still encouraged to apply.)
  • Attend APAPA Internship Award Celebration in August 2019, date TBD.
  • Work minimum 20 hours per week in your assigned office; hours are flexible depending on placement.
  • Attend 2-hour APAPA workshops weekly, date and time TBD. Workshops include leadership and communication training, project assignments and guest speakers. Workshops will be in San Francisco.
  • Complete 40 community service hours for APAPA’S community events including voter registration of 5+ voters.
  • Complete a community service project to be approved by the internship program.
  • Complete Mid‑Program check‑ins and End‑of‑Program reflections with Internship Staff.

Important Dates

  • March 30 th 2019 – Application materials due;
  • April 1 st 2019 - April 12 th 2019 – Phone interviews;
  • April 15 th 2019 – Applicants will be notified of decision.

 

Please visit https://sfstateulink.org/ if you are looking for service opportunities.


Job Opportunties​

Teach English in Japan with AEON Corporation

  • Experience a full year in Japan while gaining professional teaching and business experience
  • Live in the heart of Tokyo or a more traditional town with locations throughout Japan
  • Share in cultural exchange with students of all ages
  • No prior teaching experience or Japanese ability needed

Interview in Sacramento on Thursday, March 7 --- visit aeonet.com!


Public Ally Silicon Valley / San Francisco Fellow

Applications are due by Friday, 4/19/19. Candidates can apply here.

WHO ARE PUBLIC ALLIES SILICON VALLEY/SAN FRANCISCO? We provide leadership development for diverse, young leaders who serve a 10-month apprenticeship as Public Allies fellows through AmeriCorps. They will have the chance to develop their social justice lens, build new skill sets, and network for a career serving their communities. Allies will be trained in nonprofit management and social justice work while gaining hands-on experience with one of our partner organizations.

Benefits:

  • $16,000 living stipend
  • Benefits such as health insurance and child care
  • $5,920 AmeriCorps education award to go towards tuition and/or student loans once program is completed
  • Ongoing leadership and professional development, coaching and mentorship
  • Member of a national network

WHAT IF I NEED MORE INFORMATION? If you would like to learn more about the program or have questions about the application process, email Steven Cong at stevenc@publicallies.org. The attached flyer also has additional information about becoming a Public Allies fellow.

HOW CAN I APPLY? Interested candidates must be a young adult (ages 18+), a U.S. citizen or legal permanent resident, and at least a high school graduate or have a GED. Eligible candidates can APPLY online! The next 10-month program year starts on September 3, 2019 and ends on June 27, 2020.


Please visit https://sfsu.joinhandshake.com/login to look for on and off-campus opportunities.


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