2018 Community Organizing Summer Intern

Organization History & Mission

The MinKwon Center for Community Action was established in 1984 to meet the needs and concerns of the Korean American community.  Since our founding, we have made a profound presence through various grassroots organizing, education, and advocacy initiatives that address important community issues, including immigration policies, civic participation, and targeted social and legal services.  The MinKwon Center places a special emphasis on meeting the needs of our marginalized community members, including low-income, limited-English-proficient and undocumented residents.

Job Description

The Community Organizing Intern would work in the Korean American, Asian American, and immigrant communities to grow an informed, active base of community members who are fully engaged in campaigns advancing social justice in immigrant rights, housing and tenants’ rights, civil and voting rights and other issues at the federal, state and local levels.

Job Responsibilities

The Community Organizing Intern’s main responsibilities would include, though not be limited to:

Assist events/activities in outreach and engagement of undocumented young adults, LEP individuals and senior citizen immigrants.  Specifically, coordinate regular member meetings and other community-building and educational programs
Cultivate the growth of community members into community leaders and advocates who will engage issues such as immigration, housing and other civil and human rights issues
Support the MinKwon Center in partnerships, coalition activities, advocacy efforts and other external relationships
 

Job Requirements

- Interest and/or experience in working on progressive social justice issues
- Spoken fluency or proficiency in the Korean language
- Ability to work well both independently and on a team
- Excellent communication skills (written, verbal) and openness to public speaking
- Flexibility in working evenings and weekends

The MinKwon Center will accept applications on a rolling basis until the position is filled.  Please prepare a detailed cover letter and resume describing your interest in the organization and the position and email to:

Jake Dong, Community Engagement Manager

jake.dong@minkwon.org

NOTE:  Make the subject line of email “Application to Position: Community Organizing Intern - [YOUR NAME]” 


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