Paid Summer Internship in Washington, DC

Interested in working on higher education issues facing Native Hawaiians and other Pacific Islanders? Consider applying for this internship with the Asian and Pacific Islander American Scholarship Fund in Washington, DC. The position pays $10/hour and has an application deadline of May 5, 2016.

Additional information about the internship can be found at this site or below:

PAID SUMMER INTERNSHIP IN WASHINGTON DC TO WORK ON NATIVE HAWAIIAN AND PACIFIC ISLANDER HIGHER EDUCATION ISSUES FOR NATIONAL NONPROFIT

Based in Washington, D.C., the Asian & Pacific Islander American Scholarship Fund (APIASF) is the nation’s largest non-profit provider of college scholarships for Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders (AAPI). APIASF creates opportunities for students to access, complete, and succeed after post-secondary education; thereby developing future leaders who will excel in their careers, serve as role models in their communities, and will ultimately contribute to a more vibrant America. For more information, please visit www.apiasf.org.

The Pacific Islander Access (PIA) project was established to provide resources for Native Hawaiian and Pacific Islander (NHPI) students to increase access to higher education, and increase organizational expertise and community awareness of NHPI educational issues through collaboration and strategic alliances.

The Intern for the Pacific Islander Access (PIA) project will support the Programs and Scholarships team. This position is based in APIASF’s Washington DC headquarters. Successful applicants will work on a mix of NHPI focused efforts and provide general support for APIASF’s Programs and Scholarships initiatives.

Note: This is a 10-week paid ($10/hour) temporary internship with an expected commitment of 30-35 hours per week.

PRIMARY DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITES

  • Support APIASF Scholarships and Programs on various administrative tasks:
  • Assist with the execution of the PIA project
  • Research scholarship, grant, internship, and career opportunities for Native Hawaiian and Pacific Islander students
  • Support the implementation of the APIASF leadership blog
  • Assist with Scholar programming logistics for APIASF events
  • Support staff with organizing files and mailing materials
  • Perform additional duties as assigned

QUALIFICATIONS

  • Education and Experience
  • Experience in data entry and file management preferred
  • Experience working in an office setting with the ability to support multiple projects
  • Ability to work with strict deadlines
  • Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
  • Demonstrated interest in issues related to higher education access and retention within Native Hawaiian and Pacific Islander communities
  • Ability to work independently and in team settings in a fast paced environment
  • Must be detail-oriented
  • High proficiency with the Microsoft Office Suite

TO APPLY

Please submit a cover letter outlining qualifications and a resume to: Alaina Walton, Associate Director of Programs, Asian & Pacific Islander American Scholarship Fund, 2025 M Street, NW, Suite 610, Washington, D.C. 20036, awalton@apiasf.org. Review of applications will continue until position is filled. No phone calls please.

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