AAU Summer Intern Position

18 03 2010

Hello Student Organization Leaders and/or College Students:

We would greatly appreciate your consideration in applying and help in forwarding these job announcements to your group contacts.

Asian Americans United is a non-profit community-based social change organization.  AAU exists so that people of Asian ancestry in Philadelphia exercise leadership to build our communities and unite to challenge oppression.  Our social justice works includes grassroots community organizing, systems advocacy and youth leadership development, with an emphasis on the poor and working class, as well as immigrant and former refugee communities.
Our organization is seeking college interns for the following positions for our Summer Program:  College Youth Leaders and a Summer Program Assistant Director.

College Youth Leaders (2) will have the opportunity to work as teachers, mentors and role models to middle school students in the AAU Summer Program serving the Chinatown community. It is a full time, paid position for six weeks and a half weeks from June 30, 2010 to August 13, 2010.

The Summer Program Assistant Director will work with Program Directors to help coordinate and oversee the AAU Summer Program, especially in general administrative duties.  Bilingual ability in a Chinese language is required. This is also a full time paid position for 10 weeks starting June 15, 2010 to August 20, 2010.

The AAU Summer Program is a youth leadership program and a summer school for elementary school and middle school children. By training high school and college students to be teachers and mentors to children in the community, we simultaneously:

  • serve an unmet community need for affordable summer enrichment programs;
  • provide positive role models for children;
  • enhance children’s learning with a multicultural literacy-based interactive curriculum, project-based learning, and caring tutors and mentors;
  • create the opportunity for youth to make real world contributions to their communities;
  • bridge generations, and
  • develop their academic, leadership, and personal skills that will serve them throughout their lives.

Interns will have the chance to develop leadership skills through hands-on opportunities to provide needed services to their community. A training component includes interactive workshops, speakers, critical dialogue, reflection, and skills building training.  We want to develop the leadership potential, cultural identities, and community consciousness of all program participants, so that they can continue to strive for social justice and make a positive difference in their communities.

For more details, please see the attached job description and application form due by April 15, 2010.
If you have more questions, please contact me at msjudyha@gmail.com or call AAU at 215-925-1538.  Thanks in advance for your consideration and support!

Judy Ha




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