fall internship: white house initiative on asian americans and pacific islanders

Hey, kids! Want to intern for the White House? The White House Initiative on Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders is looking for an intern for fall 2010.

The Initiative's purpose is to develop, monitor, and coordinate executive branch efforts to improve the quality of life of AAPIs through increased participation in Federal programs. Here's some more information about the internship:
Intern Duties

Duties may include:

  • Performing research on AAPI issue areas, including education, community and economic development, health, labor and employment, and civil rights

  • Writing policy memos and proposals to improve government programs for AAPIs

  • Conducting outreach to national and local API organizations, elected officials, and ethnic media outlets

  • Creating communication strategies around social media

  • Coordinating events

  • Intern Qualifications

  • Currently enrolled undergraduate or graduate student (must be enrolled at least half-time)

  • Outstanding research and writing skills

  • Experience working with AAPI communities or familiarity with the issues

  • Detail-oriented

  • Team player

  • Advanced knowledge of various software applications to include but not limited to Microsoft Office

  • Compensation

  • Interns are eligible for transit benefits, which cover the cost of commuting to and from work on public transportation.

  • Interested applicants should send a resume, cover letter, and enrollment verification with the subject "FALL INTERNSHIP 2010" to Shelly Coles at shelly.coles@ed.gov by August 23.

    Please be advised that if you're selected to work as an intern, you will have to undergo a security background check. So shady people need not apply. For more information about the internship, go to the Initiative's Facebook page here.

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