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2022 KACE Grassroots Internship

Since its launch in 2004, over 300 high school students throughout New Jersey and New York have joined our annual high school internship program.  Under supervision, students will research and lead public campaigns to raise awareness of various important issues.  Students will also have the opportunity to meet with elected officials and engage with members of the local, state, and federal legislature. 

Through this unique program, our summer interns will learn:

  1. The importance of registering Korean Americans as voters;
  2. The issues facing the Korean American community today; and
  3. The process of organizing and mobilizing the Korean American community. 

Our program is specifically devoted to developing all the inherent skills of our interns as they go out and experience firsthand what it takes to help and support the community.

Students with demonstrated interest in public policy, politics, and history are encouraged to apply.  Our program is open to high school students of all backgrounds that are interested in contributing to our community’s civic empowerment.

Full Program: 22 Weeks (May 27, 2022 through October 22, 2022); Unpaid Position

  • Pre-Session (5 Weeks): May 27th – June 24th (Weekly Meetings; 2 Hrs/Week)
  • Main-Session (8 Weeks): June 27th – August 19th (Daily Meetings; 21 Hrs/Week)
  • Post-Session (9 Weeks): August 25th – October 21st (Weekly Meetings; 2 Hrs/Week)


Those who successfully complete the program may also be eligible for the President’s Volunteer Service Award (“PVSA”), citations from elected officials, and letters of recommendation from KACE.  Interns will have the opportunity to earn approximately 250 qualifying community service hours for the PVSA.  Please refer to the official website for the PVSA for the most up to date eligibility requirements (

We recommend to apply at your earliest possibility due to the limited seats available.

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