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Job Opportunity: Organizing Fellow

Do you want to build a world where all queer and trans people can live into our full, complicated, and beautiful truths? Are you excited to organize against racism, xenophobia, and Islamophobia in Trump’s America? Do you dream of building power with LGBTQ API communities?

Then, come and organize with NQAPIA! We are hiring a part-time Organizing Fellow at 10-15 hours/week. The position is for 1 year, with the possibility of extension contingent on performance and funding.

Job Description

Primary Responsibilities in 2018

Organize and facilitate National QTAPI Movement Convergences
From February-June, NQAPIA is working with our local member organizations to host “movement convergences” to identify community needs, support local political education and leadership development, shape our work and campaigns for the next few years, and support people to come to our national conference in July!

  • Support Organizing Director (OD) and Racial Justice & Immigrant Rights (RJIR) Working Group to identify key local partners to host “movement convergences” across the country
  • Coordinate planning phone calls and logistics with local host organization
  • With OD, develop and run curriculum at QTAPI Movement Convergences
  • With OD and RJIR Working Group, develop a follow-up plan to engage Convergence attendees in local and national work

Chair NQAPIA’s Racial Justice & Immigrant Rights Working Group
NQAPIA has three active working groups: Racial Justice & Immigrant Rights, Trans Justice, and Youth. Since much of the work for this position came out of the RJIR Working Group, the Organizing Fellow will chair this working group.

  • Organize monthly calls with a co-chair and working group members
  • Identify new members to join the RJIR Working Group
  • Work with members of the RJIR Working Group to plan the following:

Organize a QTAPI / QTPOC Racial Justice Convening
In the fall, NQAPIA is planning a Racial Justice Convening. This will be shaped in part by the Convergences and the 2018 National Conference. The goal is to strategize in-person with other QTPOC organizations.

  • Work with key member and partner organizations to identify goals and intended outcomes from the convening, with support of OD and RJIR Working Group
  • Work with OD and RJIR Working Group to identify key players in racial justice movements in QTAPI and QTPOC communities; send invitations and follow up
  • Develop a grassroots fundraising plan to raise money for the Convening
  • Bottom-line logistics for the Convening, including budget, location/housing, food, and travel

Coordinate a National Action on 9/11 in 2018
NQAPIA has been asked by our Racial Justice & Immigrant Rights Working Group to continue holding space and building power on 9/11, with queer and trans Muslims in the lead.

  • Building on work in 2016 and 2017, create the framework for a National Day of Action on or around 9/11 with RJIR Working Group
  • Identify goals, intended outcomes, and strategy behind continued actions on 9/11
  • Coordinate action plan, messaging, and logistics across actions in at least 4 cities

Ongoing administrative and logistical support for the Organizing Team as needed.

Required Skills

  • Relationship-building: able to build strong relationships across the US & motivate people into action
  • Vision: able to support a group to vision a campaign/action
  • Organizing: able develop strategy, build power, and plan direct actions
  • Detail-oriented: able to handle logistics, details, and follow-through
  • Self-starter: able to jump in and start right away and to work remotely
  • Ownership: able to own a project from start to finish
  • Facilitation: able to facilitate an organizing/planning meeting
  • Flexibility: able to work evenings and weekends and to travel (all travel will be covered)

Preferred Qualifications

  • Previous campaign or organizing or direct action experience around queerphobia, xenophobia, racism, Islamophobia, and/or their intersections
  • Current or previous experience with NQAPIA and/or one of NQAPIA’s LGBTQ API organizations
  • Current or previous experience with a QTPOC organization
  • Strong writing skills
  • Press/media experience

Compensation

This position has a fixed stipend of $12,000 for 1 year, paid in $1,000 increments monthly, with additional compensation paid out during higher volume months.

Application & Start Date

To apply, please email a cover letter and resume to jobs@nqapia.org. Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis, with a January start date.

NQAPIA Seeking Grant Writer in DC

The National Queer Asian Pacific Islander Alliance (NQAPIA) is a federation of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) Asian American, South Asian, Southeast Asian, and Pacific Islander (AAPI) organizations.

NQAPIA is seeking a person with strong writing skills, preferably in the DC Metro Area, who can assist on writing grant proposals and grant reports. No prior fundraising experience is necessary but would be helpful. NQAPIA works hard to train and coach it team members.

There is also the possibility that this person could write policy updates and action alerts after attending some meetings in DC.

This person would be a part-time, as needed, consultant. Compensation would be up to $10,000 over the course of a year, paid out after project/grant completion.

Interested applicants should submit a cover letter, resume, and unedited writing sample to

Glenn D. Magpantay
NQAPIA Executive Director
glenn_magpantay@nqapia.org

Write in the SUBJECT: “Applicant 2017 Writer: [insert name]”

Rolling deadline. Applicants will be considered until the position is filled. Start date can be as early as next week when some grants are due.

NQAPIA is Hiring! Help us build an LGBT AAPI Movement!

Job Annoucement

NQAPIA Organizer

February 2015

 

Title

Organizer

Location

Washington, DC

Job Status

Full-Time

Reports to

NQAPIA Executive Director

Compensation

Commensurate with professional experience

Position Summary

The National Queer Asian Pacific Islander Alliance (NQAPIA) seeks an Organizer who will engage NQAPIA’s alliance of local lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBTQ) Asian American, South Asian, Southeast Asian, and Pacific Islander (AAPI) organizations and mobilize the community on variety of efforts, including immigrants’ rights, increasing LGBTQ AAPI visibility, and coordinating and recruiting for trainings, conferences, and leadership Summits. (Exact title may be changed depending on experience.)

The ideal candidate should be a strong team player with a strong interest/background in grassroots organizing, community mobilization, immigration, social justice, and AAPI and LGBTQ issues to further support our programming and local and national field actions.

About NQAPIA

The National Queer Asian Pacific IslanderAlliance is a federation of LGBTQ AAPI organizations. We seek to build the organizational capacity of local LGBTQ AAPIgroups, develop leadership, promote visibility, educate our community, enhance grassroots organizing, expand collaborations, and challenge homophobia and racism.

Responsibilities

Membership Engagement and Leadership Development: Build relationships with local AAPI LGBTQ organizations. Encourage and support local advocacy and mobilization around immigrants’ rights and social justice. Promote leadership development through NQAPIA trainings at Leadership Summits and conferences.

Immigration Advocacy: Maintain NQAPIA’s advocacy work on immigrants’ rights. Support local field activities, provide national coordination with to amplify collective voice around immigrants’ rights, and connect with policy advocates in Washington, DC. Attend monthly meetings of the National Council of Asian Pacific Americans (NCAPA).

Media: Support NQAPIA’s communications work to amplify messages in the media (news media, social media, etc.) around immigrants’ rights, issues affecting AAPI and LGBTQ communities, and LGBTQ AAPI visibility. Promote NQAPIA’s “Uncovering Our Stories” campaign to highlight AAPI LGBTQ immigration issues.

Skills and Experience

Organizing Experience: At least 2-3 years of grassroots organizing experience (or related experience). Strong ability to cultivate individual relationships to inspire and support others to take action.

Leadership Development Skills: Strong ability to promote and train new leaders and facilitate meetings.

Strong Self-Starter: The ability to develop new ideas on how to accomplish goals and the wherewithal to get the work done.

Knowledge of Immigration: Working knowledge of immigration, immigration policy, and immigrant communities is helpful.

Knowledge of AAPI LGBTQ Communities: Relationships with AAPI LGBTQ organizations, leaders, and advocates is helpful. Knowledge of Asian, South Asian, Southeast Asian, and/ or Pacific Islander languages is not required, but definitely a plus.

Passion for Social Justice Work: Motivation to create change and dogged persistence will be critical to run a campaign with many moving pieces.

Comfortable with Technology and Virtual Communication: An ability to work with local partners across the country across different communications platforms (e.g., telephone, e-mail, social media).

Education and Training: A college degree or 4-5 years of commensurate experience in the field is required.

Salary

Salary is competitive and is dependent on skills and experience. Health insurance, vacation, and other benefits are included.

To Apply

Submit a one-page cover letter describing your qualifications and a current resume to Glenn Magpantay at glenn_magpantay@nqapia.org with the subject line “NQAPIA Organizer.”

Organizer PDF Job Description

Applications due by Feb. 23, 2015 or until filled.

NQAPIA Congratulates Glenn D. Magpantay as our new Executive Director

The Board of Directors of the National Queer Asian Pacific Islander Alliance (NQAPIA) is excited to announce that Glenn D. Magpantay is NQAPIA’s new Executive Director.  Glenn has been with NQAPIA since the beginning, as one of the organization’s founders.  Since 2009, he has served as NQAPIA’s Co-Director of Development.

As Co-Director, Glenn has grown NQAPIA over the years.  He successfully garnered the resources and talented staff to build a new generation of LGBT Asian American, South Asian, Southeast Asian, and Pacific Islander leaders, create a vibrant network of activistsbuild the capacity of local LGBT AAPI groups, advance the rights and dignity of immigrants, and increase the visibility of LGBT AAPIs in the media.

Before joining NQAPIA full-time, Glenn had a long and distinguished career as a civil rights attorney at the Asian American Legal Defense and Education Fund, where he worked to protect and promote the voting rights and political participation of Asian Americans. He continues to inspire new legal minds and future advocates by teaching Race & the Law at Brooklyn Law School and Asian American Civil Rights at Hunter College/ CUNY.

Bex Ahuja, co-chair of the Board said, “NQAPIA has experienced significant growth in recent years under Glenn’s leadership. In his new role as Executive Director, Glenn is strategically positioned to drive further expansion in our programming, impact and budget. He excels in relationship-building, is results-oriented and is also firmly committed to consensus decision-making and collective practices in the spirit of collaboration and inclusiveness.  The Board is confident that he will drive NQAPIA towards continued success.”

Glenn said, “I could not be more proud and more excited.  NQAPIA – as a federation of many local LGBT AAPI organizations – provides a new model of movement building work for the LGBT community, an intersectional analysis on racial justice and the LGBT rights agenda, and amore diverse face of the leaders of our communities.”

“At the same time, we must be vigilant.  The community’s recent victory on immigration executive action must be preserved and expanded– we must avail ourselves of the new rights and continue to fight for those who were left out.  Many local LGBT AAPI groups are still struggling to blend social activities with social change work and to be more inclusive of people of transgender experiences.  And as AAPIs, we must commit ourselves to the larger movement for racial justice and always be in solidarity with all communities of color.   Our members, volunteers, donors, and supporters are key to making this happen.”

The National Queer Asian Pacific Islander Alliance (NQAPIA) is a federation of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) Asian American, South Asian, Southeast Asian, and Pacific Islander (AAPI) organizations.  We seek to build the organizational capacity of local LGBT AAPI groups, develop leadership, promote visibility, educate our community, enhance grassroots organizing, expand collaborations, and challenge homophobia and racism. 

New Directions for NQAPIA

NQAPIA friends and family,

On behalf of the National Queer Asian Pacific Islander Alliance, we are excited to announce new developments. As an organization that works to build the capacity of local LGBT AAPI organizations, invigorate grassroots organizing, develop leadership, and challenge homophobia, racism, and anti-immigrant bias, this is part of the next step in our dynamic and growing organization.

After five years as NQAPIA’s Co-Director of Programs, Ben de Guzman, will be moving on to pursue new opportunities. From helping secure our first seed funding before we were even called NQAPIA, to starting as our first full time staff, Ben has played a central role in NQAPIA’s formation and growth.  He leaves having positioned us with strong leadership, a vision to bring NQAPIA to the next level, and lots of fond memories.

At this time, we are close to hiring our first Immigrant Rights Organizer. As part of our ongoing commitment to serve the most immediate needs facing our communities, we will bring on new staff that will focus on organizing our member groups around immigrant rights and elevating our national voice in this critical debate.

Last year we spent a lot of time focusing on the future, as part of a strategic planning process. Out of the feedback, surveys, and conversations with stakeholders around the country – one thing continued to rise up, it was the need to focus NQAPIA’s efforts on building our base. As a result we will be spending a lot more time on member engagement, summits and conferences that build leadership, strengthen community and prepare us for the long term battles –both locally and nationally – that we must win to ensure equality for our community.

As we share this news, we are hard at work moving on a number of fronts. We are preparing for our national conference in 2015, which will be our largest event ever. At the same time, we look to organize a national LGBTQ Week of Action for immigrants’ rights in the early part of next year. We will continue to release more portrayals of AAPI parents expressing love and support for their LGBTQ kids and amplify their reach to a wider audience in the media.

We want to close by thanking you, our partners. Whether you are a member, community leader, funder, or ally – your ongoing support and feedback continue to make us better and more ready than ever to meet the needs of our growing and vibrant community. Please feel free to reach out with any questions to our leadership:

Glenn Magpantay, Co-Director of Development
glenn_magpantay@nqapia.org

Ben de Guzman, Co-Director of Programs
ben_deguzman@nqapia.org  [After September 5:bdeguzman@gmail.com]

Phillip Ozaki, Board Co-Chair
phillozaki@gmail.com

Mandy Hu, Board Co-Chair
mandyhhu@gmail.com

On behalf of NQAPIA, thank  you for your continued support of our work.

In solidarity,

NQAPIA Staff and Board

P.S. Please help us celebrate Ben by sending us photos, quotes or other items that we can compile as gratitude for his service. Send to nqapia@gmail.com by August 27 as Ben’s last day will be September 5. After September 5, Ben can be reached via e-mail at bdeguzman at gmail dot com.

We’re Hiring! Immigrants’ Rights Organizer

PLEASE NOTE: We have expanded our search for this position. Resumes will be accepted until the position is filled.

 

Job Announcement:

LGBT Immigrants’ Rights Program Coordinator

June 16, 2014

 

Title: Immigrant Rights Organizer (Or “Senior Organizing Fellow” depending on experience)

Location: Washington, DC

Job Status:  Full-Time for one year

Reports to:  NQAPIA Co-Director

Compensation: Commensurate with professional experience

 

Position Summary:

The National Queer Asian Pacific Islander Alliance (NQAPIA) seeks an Immigrants’ Rights Organizer who will engage NQAPIA’s alliance of local LGBTQ AAPI organizations and mobilize the community on immigrants’ rights. NQAPIA’s immigrant rights program focuses to uplift the LGBTQ AAPI analysis and to more closely link the LGBTQ and AAPI movements with the immigrant rights movements. The ideal candidate will be a strong team player with a strong interest/background in grassroots organizing, community mobilization, public policy advocacy, immigration, social justice, AAPI and LGBTQ issues to further support our programming and local and national field actions.

 

About NQAPIA

The National Queer Asian Pacific Islander Alliance (NQAPIA) is a federation of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) Asian American, South Asian, Southeast Asian, and Pacific Islander (AAPI) organizations.  We seek to build the organizational capacity of local LGBT AAPI groups, develop leadership, promote visibility, educate our community, enhance grassroots organizing, expand collaborations, and challenge homophobia and racism.

 

Responsibilities:

Membership Engagement and Leadership Development: Build relationships with local AAPI LGBT organizations. Encourage and support local advocacy and mobilization around immigrants’ rights and social justice.  Promote leadership through trainings at NQAPIA Regional Summits.

Immigration Advocacy: Execute NQAPIA’s advocacy campaign around immigrants’ rights and comprehensive immigration reform. Support local field activities, provide national coordination with to amplify collective voice around immigrants’ rights, and connect with policy advocacy in Washington, DC with Congressional offices and the Administration. Attend monthly meetings of the National Council of Asian Pacific Americans (NCAPA).

Media: Support NQAPIA’s communications work to amplify messages in the media (news media, social media, etc.) around immigrants’ rights and its implications for AAPI and LGBT communities. Promote NQAPIA’s “Uncovering Our Stories” campaign to highlight AAPI LGBT communities and the impact of immigration.

 

Skills and Experience

Organizing Experience: At least 2-3 years of grassroots organizing experience (or related experience).  Strong ability to cultivate individual relationships to inspire and support others to take action.

Leadership Development Skills: Strong ability to promote and train new leaders

Strong Self-Starter: The ability to develop new ideas on how to accomplish goals and the wherewithal to get the work done.

Knowledge of Immigration: Working knowledge of immigration, immigration policy, and immigrant communities is helpful.

Knowledge of AAPI LGBT Communities: Relationships with AAPI LGBT organizations, leaders, and advocates is helpful. Knowledge of Asian, South Asian, Southeast Asian, and/ or Pacific Islander languages is not required, but definitely a plus.

Passion for Social Justice Work: Motivation to create change and dogged persistence will be critical to run a challenging campaign with many moving pieces.

Comfortable with Technology and Virtual Communication: An ability to work with local partners across the country across different communications platforms- telephone, e-mail, social media, etc.

 

Education and Training: A college degree, or 4-5 years of commensurate experience in the field is required.

 

Salary: Salary is competitive and is dependent on skills and experience. Health insurance, vacation, and other benefits are included.

 

To Apply: Submit a one-page cover letter describing your qualifications and a current resume to Glenn Magpantay at glenn_magpantay@nqapia.org, with the subject like “NQAPIA Immigration Organizer.”

 

Applications due by June 27th or until filled.

Job Posting: Immigration Project Consultant/ Intern

 

Immigration Project Consultant/ Intern Job Description

September 2013

 

Title: Immigration Project Consultant/ Intern

Location: Washington, DC

Job Status:  Part-time, temporary

Reports to:  NQAPIA Co-Director of Programs

Compensation: Commensurate with professional experience

 

 

Position Summary:

The National Queer Asian Pacific Islander Alliance (NQAPIA) seeks staff for our Immigrant Rights Program who will hit the ground running as the historical debate on comprehensive immigration reform (CIR) moves to the House of Representatives. NQAPIA’s immigrant rights program focuses to uplift the LGBTQ AAPI analysis and to more closely link the LGBTQ and AAPI movements with the immigrant rights movements. The ideal candidate will be a strong team player with a strong interest/background in public policy advocacy, immigration, social justice, AAPI and LGBTQ issues to further support our programming and local and national field actions.

Depending on the experience of the candidate, this position may either become a consultancy (for someone with professional experience) or an internship (for a student or recent graduate).  The position will be short term, running from September to December (with the possibility for extension into 2014) and depending on negotiations, can range from part time to full time (25-40 hours/ week).

This position will be based in NQAPIA’s Washington, DC office near Dupont Circle.

 

Qualifications: 

Candidates should possess strong writing skills, experience in the legislative process and/or advocacy fields, with an ability to work well under pressure and meet tight deadlines. Candidates should be team-oriented, able to work independently and solve problems creatively.  Proficiency in languages other than English are is helpful but not required.  This position is a temporary and flexible position that potentially includes a monthly stipend.

 

Specific Responsibilities for the Job

This position will support NQAPIA’s policy advocacy work on immigrants’ rights.  Project responsibilities include, but are not limited, to the following efforts:

Media: 

  • Securing earned and/or paid media for our work on immigration;
  • Write up e-blasts, Op-Eds, newsletters and other material as needed;
  • Assist in writing and updating policy advocacy fact-sheets and talking points;
  • Maintaining relationships with mainstream, ethnic, and LGBT media

Working with Local Organizations: 

  • Organizing and supporting postcarding actions and events;
  • Providing communication with and information for local groups about CIR;
  • Working with member groups and other partners to plan local work

“Uncovering Our Stories” Campaign:

  • Assisting in media rollout, distribution and promotion of stories

Policy:

  • Provide support for coalition work;
  • Stay up to date on immigration policy reform news as it impacts our advocacy efforts;
  • Support analysis of immigration policy and legislation

 

To apply, please submit a one-page cover letter describing your qualifications and time availability as well as a current resume to Ben de Guzman via e-mail to <ben_deguzman@nqapia.org> with the subject line “NQAPIA Immigration Position.”

NQAPIA Internships Available: Winter and Spring 2013

QUEER ASIAN INTERNSHIPS

Winter and Spring 2013

The fabulous life of an NQAPIA Intern!

Looking to work for social justice in AAPI LGBT communities?  Want interesting work with a fabulous team and a grassroots network of fabulous organizations?

NQAPIA is seeking talented young people for internships in the following areas:

  • National Advocacy for LGBT AAPIs  

Interns will attend high level national policy meetings, congressional briefings, and other events to raise the concerns of LGBTs in mainstream civil rights issues, and of AAPIs in LGBT rights issues.

 

  • LGBT Immigrants’ Rights and Immigration Reform

The intern will work directly with queer Asian immigrants and media professionals to develop testimonials and personal narratives that can be posted on websites, printed for publication, and developed for audio and video distribution.  The goal is to bring the real lives of queer Asian immigrants to the fore and to inspire others to come out and take action.  The intern will also assist in coordinating community press conferences and other community meetings.

  • Multilingual Visibility Campaign

NQAPIA aims to improve the visibility of LGBTs in the mainstream AAPI community and of AAPIs in the broader LGBT community.  Interns will assist in developing a multilingual education campaign that includes outreach to the Asian ethnic media and educational pieces translated into several Asian languages.

  • Capacity Building Resources, Workshops, and Trainings

Interns will also have an opportunity to participate in activities to build the capacity of AAPI LGBT organizations, with a focus on planning a Leadership Training and Issue Briefing Summit for member organizations.

 

Description of Internships

The intern will learn strategies in using public policy, grassroots organizing, and the media to advance social justice.  Interns are supervised by NQAPIA professional staff.  Interns work primarily on research and writing, policy advocacy, community outreach and organizing, and administrative support.  Successful intern applications will stress qualities such as experience and passion for the issues and communities served, skills relevant to the activities described, and additional traits such as attention to detail, organization skills, and professional demeanor.

Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis starting immediately.  These internships are not paid positions, but academic credit can be arranged.  During the Winter and Spring terms, interns work anywhere between 25-40 hours per week.  Internships are usually last about ten weeks and generally are expected to run between January and May (depending on the term) on a schedule agreed upon by the intern and NQAPIA.

Internships will be based in NQAPIA’s Washington, DC headquarters near Dupont Circle.  On a case-by-case basis, internships may be based elsewhere, again as agreed upon by both the intern and NQAPIA.

 

To Apply:

Any bilingual ability should be stated in the resume.  Bilingual ability is helpful but not required. Applications should also state the number of hours the intern is able to work per week.  Send a resume and cover letter to:

NQAPIA Intern Search

1322 18th Street, NW

Washington, DC 20036

Email: nqapia@gmail.org

Electronic submissions strongly preferred.  Please write: “Intern Applicant” in the Subject.

 

For more information, contact Ben de Guzman at ben_deguzman@nqapia.org or 202-422-4909. 

NQAPIA Seeks Fall 2012 Interns

The National Queer Asian Pacific Islander Alliance (NQAPIA) is a federation of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) Asian American, South Asian, Southeast Asian, and Pacific Islander (AAPI) organizations.  We seek to build the organizational capacity of local LGBT AAPI groups, develop leadership, promote visibility, educate our community, enhance grassroots organizing, expand collaborations, and challenge homophobia and racism.

NQAPIA is seeking talented students and people for internships in the following:

  • National Advocacy for LGBT AAPIs  

Interns will attend high level national policy meetings, congressional briefings, and other events to raise the concerns of LGBTs in mainstream civil rights issues, and of AAPIs in LGBT rights issues.

  • LGBT Immigrants’ Rights and Immigration Reform

The intern will work directly with queer Asian immigrants and media professionals to develop testimonials and personal narratives that can be posted on websites, printed for publication, and developed for audio and video distribution.  The goal is to bring the real lives of queer Asian immigrants to the fore and to inspire others to come out and take action.  The intern will also assist in coordinating community press conferences and other community meetings.

  • Multilingual Visibility Campaign

NQAPIA aims to improve the visibility of LGBTs in the mainstream AAPI community and of AAPIs in the broader LGBT community.  Interns will assist in developing a multilingual education campaign that includes outreach to the Asian ethnic media and educational pieces translated into several Asian languages.

  • Capacity Building Resources, Workshops, and Trainings

Interns will also have an opportunity to participate in activities to build the capacity of AAPI LGBT organizations, with a focus on supporting capacity to promote political and civic engagement.

 

Description of Internships  

The intern will learn strategies in using public policy, grassroots organizing, and the media to advance social justice.  Interns are supervised by NQAPIA professional staff.  Interns work primarily on research and writing, policy advocacy, community outreach and organizing, and administrative support.  Successful intern applications will stress qualities such as experience and passion for the issues and communities served, skills relevant to the activities described, and additional traits such as attention to detail, organization skills, and professional demeanor.

Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis starting September 1.  These internships are not paid positions, but academic credit can be arranged.  During the Fall, interns work anywhere between 25-40 hours per week.  Internships are usually about ten weeks and generally are expected to run September through December on a schedule agreed upon by the intern and NQAPIA.

Internships will be based in NQAPIA’s Washington, DC headquarters near Dupont Circle.

To Apply:

Any bilingual ability should be stated in the resume.  Bilingual ability is helpful but not required. Applications should also state the number of hours the intern is able to work per week.  Send a resume and cover letter to:

 

NQAPIA Intern Search

1322 18th Street, NW

Washington, DC 20036

Email: nqapia@gmail.org

Electronic submissions strongly preferred.  Please write: “Intern Applicant” in the Subject.

 

For more information, visit NQAPIA’s web site or contact Ben de Guzman at ben_deguzman@nqapia.org or 202-422-4909.

 

NQAPIA is a project of the Tides Center.

 

Summer Internships- Apply Now! March 31 Priority Deadline

Summer 2012 Internships

The National Queer Asian Pacific Islander Alliance (NQAPIA) is a federation of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) Asian American, South Asian, Southeast Asian, and Pacific Islander (AAPI) organizations.  We seek to build the organizational capacity of local LGBT AAPI groups, develop leadership, promote visibility, educate our community, enhance grassroots organizing, expand collaborations, and challenge homophobia and racism.

NQAPIA is seeking talented young people for internships in the following: 

National Conference Planning

Interns will assist in administration, programming, communications, and outreach for a national, pan-ethnic, multi-gender conference for LGBT AAPIs and their networks.  The conference will be held in the Washington, DC area July 2012.

National Advocacy for LGBT AAPIs

Interns will attend high level national policy meetings, congressional briefings, and other events to raise the concerns of LGBTs in mainstream civil rights issues, and of AAPIs in LGBT rights issues.  Interns will assist in coordinating a national conference of grassroots LGBT AAPI activists from across the nation to educate the community on policy matters.

LGBT Immigrants’ Rights and Immigration Reform

The intern will work directly with queer Asian immigrants and media professionals to develop testimonials and personal narratives that can be posted on websites, printed for publication, and developed for audio and video distribution.  The goal is to bring the real lives of queer Asian immigrants to the fore and to inspire others to come out and take action.  The intern will also assist in coordinating community press conferences and other community meetings.

Federation of AAPI LGBT Organizations

NQAPIA serves as a national convenor for LGBT AAPI communities and organizations.  Interns will support national efforts to reach out to LGBT AAPI organizations and initiatives to coordinate activity to build capacity and to amplify their voice.

Capacity Building Resources, Workshops, and Trainings

Interns will also have an opportunity to participate in developing an organizational tool kit with best practices and model documents; special trainings/workshops; being a voice for LGBT AAPI on current issues, and explore ways to promote LGBT AAPI engagement.

Description of Internships

The intern will learn strategies in using public policy, grassroots organizing, and the media to advance social justice.  Interns are supervised by NQAPIA professional staff.  Interns work primarily on research and writing, policy advocacy, community outreach and organizing.

Currently, these internships are not paid positions, but academic credit can be arranged.  Interns will be expected to work full time during the summer, and internships are usually about ten weeks.

 

To Apply:

Any bilingual ability should be stated in the resume.  Bilingual ability is helpful but not required. Applications should also state their dates of availability.  Applications received by March 31 will receive priority consideration.  Send a resume and cover letter to:

NQAPIA Intern Search

1322 18th Street, NW Washington, DC

Email: nqapia@gmail.com

Electronic submissions strongly preferred.  Please write: “Intern Applicant” in the Subject.

 

For more information, contact Ben de Guzman at ben_deguzman@nqapia.org or 202-422-4909.