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8.27.2010

fall/winter internships at the korematsu institute

The good people at the Korematsu Institute for Civil Rights and Education in San Francisco are looking for a couple of passionate, rock-solid Bay Area-based students to join their team as interns this fall/winter. Here are some details:
KOREMATSU INSTITUTE FALL/WINTER INTERNSHIPS: Our internships offer unique opportunities for students interested in civil rights, education, research, communications and media, community and youth outreach, and event planning. The program will also help students develop leadership skills in order to foster understanding among different minority communities whose rights have been threatened by religious and racial profiling. There are many internship projects to work on during this early, exciting period of the Institute. Some project areas include:

Education: help design school curriculum about Fred Korematsu’s story and the current relevance of his case. Work with the Institute’s director on introducing curriculum to schools.

Events: coordinate Institute events, including fundraising and outreach events, museum exhibitions, and collaborations with other civil rights groups across the country.

Research: research historical archives to create an organized database about Fred Korematsu and his case.

Media and Communications: track media coverage, draft newsletters for supporters, design fliers and marketing materials for events

Depending on your background and interest, we may be able to dedicate most of your internship to one or two of these project areas, however interns are expected to be flexible and willing to take on additional tasks, including some administrative work.

Compensation: Our internships are unpaid, but very often, undergraduates can receive college credit for fulfilling their intern assignments.

Time Requirements: This fall, we are looking for interns who can commit to a 5 or 6-month program that runs from September 2010 to February 2011. The internship requires a minimum of 12 hours per week. You must be available during regular office hours from 9am-5pm.

We need individuals who are passionate about our cause and committed to following through on every task to contribute to our Institute’s mission. We are looking for extremely organized team members who are skilled at multitasking. Research, multimedia, design and leadership skills are a plus.
Interested? For further information, including details on how and what to submit, go to the Korematsu Institute website here. The deadline to apply is September 3. The sooner you submit your application, the sooner you'll be considered. Good luck!