The Asian American Commission (AAC) Legislative Internship Program
The AAC’s Legislative Internship Program aims to provide upper-level undergraduate and graduate level students with meaningful professional experience to strengthen and enhance their academic experience; to provide the Commission with talented students able to carry out a vast array of projects and tasks; and to build stronger ties between and among the communities, the Commission, and the world of academia.
The Commission will support a student intern by providing an educationally rewarding internship where the student is doing work that is related to planning practice, research, development, communication, social services, in the environment of a small state agency working to advocate on behalf of all Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders (AAPI) in the Commonwealth.
Under the supervision of the Executive Director, the Legislative Intern will undertake the following projects:
Program and Research:
- Assisting the Chair of the Legislative Committee to organize meetings and set agendas
- Assisting with the development and maintenance of a state legislative timeline and database of state and local representatives
- Assessing, summarizing, and analyzing current legislation that could impact the MA AAPI community as well as developing outreach efforts to inform community organizations of legislation
- Contributing to the planning and coordination of the AAC’s AAPI Young Leaders Symposium
- Assisting with outreach to other community organizations or groups involved with issues of concern to AAPIs
- Additional duties as necessary
- Excellent interpersonal, organizational, and written/oral communication skills
- Strong interest in working to improve the social, health, education and economic status of AAPI communities
- Responsible and experience working independently and as part of a team
- Experience working with WordPress, Canva, Microsoft Office
- Flexible with a great sense of humor and should be willing to take initiatives for new assignments
There is a minimum commitment of 4 hours per week required for the Fall semester. Admission into the internship program is rolling. This is an unpaid internship, but course credit is available upon request and in coordination with the intern’s academic program. This position may be remote depending on flexibility/schedule and in accordance with current public health guidelines.
Please submit a copy of your resume and a cover letter stating your reasons for applying, and be sure to address your dates and hours of availability to Jessica Wong, Program Director, Asian American Commission, One Ashburton Place, 12th Floor Boston, MA 02108, Tel: 617-939-1569 or email Jessica.Wong@aacommission.org.
The deadline to apply is Friday, September 11, 2020.