On February 18, 2010, the Korean American Voters’ Council (KAVC) invited back its 2009 interns, from both New York and New Jersey, to receive their Presidential Volunteer Service Awards (PSVA) which is given to those who graciously volunteered more than 100 hours for a worthy cause helping the community. KAVC interns spent their time organizing and participating in grassroots outreach and community education on voter registration, the “Comfort Woman” issue and specific issues dealing with Korean small businesses within the local area.
According to the PSVA standards, volunteers who devote 100 hours or more in one year are eligible for the PSVA Bronze Recognition, 175 hours or more the Silver Recognition, and 250 hours or more the Gold Recognition. All of KAVC’s interns clocked in a minimum of 120 hours, with a few going over 175 hours.
New York Interns Kijae Kim, Jihyung Kim, Sosong Kim, Yoonsun Na, New York Volunteers Jaehan Kim, Samuel Kim, Jiwoo Lee New Jersey Interns Jae An, Cristina Kwon, Daniel “Jaehyung” Lee, Joshua Lee, Dasol Park, and Michelle Whang all received Bronze Recognition Awards packages from President Elect Barrack Obama. New York Volunteer Changmin Lee, New Jersey Intern Paul “Kyucheol” Kim, and Yoonji Nam received Silver Recognition Award Packages from President Elect Barrack Obama.
KAVC also took this opportunity to unveil its new summer internship program for the summer of 2010. Applications will be ready to be downloaded today with deadlines for applications to be set for April 30, 2010 7:00 PM. This year’s 6-week session will begin on June 28th and end on August 6th.