Social Services Intern

Summer 2017 Internship: Social Services Intern

The MinKwon Center for Community Action was established in 1984 to meet the needs and concerns of the Korean American community through our five program areas: Community Organizing and Advocacy, Social and Legal Services, Civic Participation, Youth Empowerment, and Culture. Since our founding, we have made a profound presence in the Korean American community through various grassroots organizing, education, and advocacy initiatives that address important community issues, including immigration policies at the national, state and city levels, voter rights, and culture awareness. The MinKwon Center places a special emphasis on meeting the needs of our marginalized community members, including youth, elderly, recent immigrants, low-income residents, and limited-English-proficient residents.

One branch of the MinKwon Center’s Social Services Program focuses on empowering low-income, immigrant community members to access various government public benefits.  The MinKwon Center specifically screens for eligibility and assists with the application process for Food Stamps (SNAP) and the Home Energy Assistance Program (HEAP).


Conduct intakes and eligibility screenings for weekly Public Benefits Clinics;
Research various laws and policies on public benefits, and financial and tax regulations;
Prepare educational workshops and materials on relevant issues related to public benefits, financial literacy, and taxes;
Administer benefit screenings for clients
Manage client database.


Supervision: Intern is supervised by the Social Services Director
Compensation: While internships are not paid positions, academic credit can be arranged.
Hours: Minimum of 20-24 hours/week.
Duration: The internship runs from June to August 2017. Specific internship dates will be discussed in person.


Language proficiency in Korean and English;
Strong organizational skills and independence, requiring minimal supervision;
Exceptional interpersonal and communication skills;
Proficiency in Word and Excel;
A desire to empower the Asian American community.


Deadline & Application Materials

Deadline: Applications accepted on a rolling basis.
Application: Please send a cover letter and resume to with “Social Services Internship” in the subject heading. Also, please indicate in the email if you have applied to any other position at the MinKwon Center.


Due to a high number of applications, only applicants who are granted an interview will be contacted. 

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