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APIAVote is currently hiring a Field Fellow in Nevada.

ABOUT APIAVOTE

APIAVote is a national nonpartisan organization that works with local nonprofit partners to mobilize Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders in electoral and civic participation.  We currently have local partnerships with Asian American, Native Hawaiian and Pacific Islander organizations in 25 states. 

Founded in 1996, APIAVote encourages and promotes civic participation of Asian and Pacific Islander Americans in the electoral and public policy processes at the national, state and local levels. APIAVote envisions a society in which all Asian and Pacific Islander Americans fully participate in and have access to the democratic process. 

WORK ENVIRONMENT

  • You believe in community building and the value of civic engagement 

  • You like teamwork, but can work independently day-to-day

  • You can plan and manage complex projects under relentless deadlines

  • You are low-ego and high-output 

  • You like working hard with a hard working team

APPLICATION PROCESS

Please email your resume and cover letter and explain why you are a good fit for the position you are seeking to fill and other attachments to jobs@apiavote.org.

Application deadline for the Nevada Field Fellow has been EXTENDED to June 24, 2016.

APIAVote is an equal opportunity employer; APIAVote is an equal opportunity employer and will not discriminate against any employee or applicant on the basis of race, color, national or ethnic origin, religion, age, sex, handicap, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity or veteran status. 

Field Fellow

APIAVote will place a fellow in each of the following states: VIRGINIA, OHIO, FLORIDA, and NEVADA. While the fellows for Virginia, Ohio and Flordai have been selected, we have extended the deadline to June 24, 2016 only for the Nevada Field Fellow. APIAVote is dedicated to cultivating local talent so we can build the capacity and infrastructure of the community. If you are not based in Nevada but willing to relocate, we welcome you to apply—though preference will be given to those with stronger ties to the state.

TIME PERIOD: 6 Months, June to November
STIPEND: $2500 per month
LOCATION: For immediate hire and placement in Nevada
APPLICATION DEADLINE: June 24, 2016

BACKGROUND

Asian and Pacific Islander American Vote (APIAVote) is committed to creating a pipeline for political participation and civic engagement and an infrastructure that has the capacity to cultivate and develop young talent within the communities which our local partners serve. Building this capacity to conduct effective civic engagement activities is a challenge for nonprofits across the country, especially if they are conducting this work for the first time. 

The APIAVote Fellowship Program aims to create that structure of well trained fellows that may serve as a dedicated staff to take on a leadership role in these local communities—essentially bridging the space between our local partners and APIAVote. Fellows will work with local partners to implement their field plans and reach their goals for that particular election season, and serve as a direct resource for these local organizations as an extension of APIAVote into their local community. In addition, they will be tasked to recruit and develop an extensive and diverse volunteer pool to tap into.

In cultivating this talent, fellows will develop skills and experience that will encourage and allow them to continue to engage even after their fellowship concludes, reinforcing this understanding of a pipeline of talent for civic engagement that is home grown and based. We see these fellows continuing their passion for this work as potential staff for future campaigns and organizing work in the broader civic engagement movement. We believe we can help diversify the talent currently needed in the electoral organizing world.

RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Work under the direction of APIAVote’s National Field Director

  • Coordinate efforts with APIAVote and local/state team

  • Assist local partner to implement field plan and achieve voter registration, education, voter contact, and turnout goals

  • Assist local partner with scheduling voter registration drives, voter education events (town hall meetings, candidate forums, and debate watch parties), and voter contact activities (phone banking and canvassing events) as needed to achieve goals

  • Assist local partner with developing and executing volunteer recruitment plan.  Actively recruit a diverse base of volunteers

  • Work with local partners to build and strengthen collaborations with other AAPI organizations

  • Ensure timely and accurate data entry into Voter Activation Network (VAN) voter file

  • Run VAN progress reports as needed

  • Assist local partner with administrative and staffing needs

See more details of requirements and qualifications for the Field Fellow position here →

 

Internships

Asian and Pacific Islander American Vote (APIAVote) is a national nonpartisan, nonprofit organization that encourages and promotes civic participation of Asian American Pacific Islanders (AAPIs) in the electoral and public policy processes at the national, state and local levels. APIAVote envisions a society in which all AAPIs fully participate in and have access to the democratic process.

The APIAVote Internship Program strives to encourage and cultivate young AAPI student leaders to explore a career in the public sector or the political arena. This internship program will also provide hands on experience and training on how to organize and implement voter activities to increase the participation of AAPIs in the electoral process.

For the summer of 2016, we are offering both paid and unpaid internships based in Washington, D.C. If you are interested in remote, unpaid internships throughout the year, please apply as well. Our spring, fall, and winter internships are unpaid.

Internships Available

The internship program is tailored per organizational needs and intern skills. Interns may work on any of the following areas:

  • Communications/Technology (new media and traditional),

  • Graphic Design,

  • Field (working with APIAVote partners to mobilize for elections),

  • Research and Policy (research and advocate for policy recommendations),

  • Training (Norman Y. Mineta Leadership Training Institute), or

  • Youth (engaging and organizing our youth coalitions).

In addition, applicants selected for these internships will collectively work on the implementation of APIAVote’s YouthVote campaign. This will include identifying, recruiting, and training student organizers to implement voter engagement activities and developing campaign materials for 2016.

Paid summer internships recieve a stipend of $2,500.

Requirements for all Internship Applicants:

  • College or graduate student

  • Leadership abilities

  • Oral and written communication skills

  • Dedicated to promoting civic participation of AAPIs in the electoral and public policy processes

Applications must include:

  • Submission of online application form

    • In the online form, submit a 500 word essay on the question: "Why are you interested in the APIAVote internship program and what are tangible steps or ideas you can do to increase AAPI youth civic engagement?"

  • Resume including Education, Work Experience, Political Experience, Extracurricular Activities, Awards/Honors

  • Copy of most current academic transcript

  • Two letters of references

Apply Now

Summer Internship DeadlineWe are no longer accepting applications for the paid summer internship program.
Rolling Deadline for spring and fall internships.

Send your resume, academic transcript, and references to jobs@apiavote.org. Submit the rest of the application through the link above.