Thursday, March 06, 2014

Leadership in Action Internship: Due March 10th

Leadership in Action (LIA) is an eight-week paid summer internship program designed to develop emerging young leaders by providing college students with practical leadership skills and the opportunity to work hands-on in the Asian and Pacific Islander (API) community in Southern California.

Approaching its 17th year, the program takes learning beyond the classroom, and places the student interns in a range of API community based organizations in order to gain real-life experience working at nonprofits.
The intern will be paid $2,500 for the eight-week internship.

To date, the LIA program has graduated 129 interns, representing 51 colleges and universities from across the country. The interns have served in 41 community-based organizations in the Southern California area.
The 2014 program will be held in Los Angeles from June 16 - August 8, 2014.

College students or recent graduates with...
• Prior experience in Asian and Pacific Islander communities
• A passion for learning and growing their leadership skills
• An interest in gaining work experience in an Asian and Pacific Islander community-based nonprofit organization

Applicants must have completed two years of college by June 16, 2014 and either currently enrolled in college or a recent graduate. All applicants must be able to complete the full eight-week program. Interns will receive $2,500 for successful completion of the eight-week program. Interns are responsible for their own housing, transportation, and insurance.

Applicants will be evaluated based on the following criteria:
  • Demonstrated leadership
  • Community service
  • Interpersonal skills
  • Written and verbal communication skills
  • Maturity and professional demeanor
  • Grade point average
Interns: Complete the Leadership in Action Internship application and submit all supporting documents including: Two letters of recommendation, current resume, official transcript, and personal statement. All intern application materials must be received by Monday, March 10, 2014.