Korean American Civic Empowerment (KACE) is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization founded in 1996 dedicated to empowering the Korean American community through civic education and community organization. Among several programs and workshops, KACE regularly conducts voter registration drives and get out the vote drives to uplift and encourage responsible citizen participation with the Korean American community.
This volunteer internship opportunity is intended for young adults, college students, and those pursuing post-graduate studies that are interested in helping us empower our community with your volunteer service. These positions are for unpaid, volunteer, internship positions, with no expectation or guarantee of paid employment at the end of the internship. It is not to be confused with our annual Grassroots Internship Program or Coordinator Program. Interns will support staff with our many different programs, campaigns, and workshops. Interns may also time-to-time assist with work necessary for organization, maintenance, and upkeep of the office.
Those with a major or an educational focus or interest in American history, Asian American Studies, Korean American culture, politics, law, government, grassroots activism, social justice, not-for-profit organizations, or professional development are encouraged to apply.
There are three general areas of concentration that applicants may state their preference. They are:
Duties and Responsibilities include:
Hours: Workdays (Monday through Friday) 10 AM – 5 PM; not including holidays and school vacations. Shift days and hours are negotiable. Shift hours for legal interns (current law students) include additional hours for attendance to our pro bono clinic(s).
Office Address: 35-11 Murray Street, Flushing, NY 11354
Rate of Compensation: n/a; this is an unpaid volunteer internship.
Qualifications and Skills:
Bilingual skills in English and Korean is a strong plus, but is not a requirement.
Prior participation in the KACE Grassroots Internship Program, Coordinator Program, and/or the KACE Collegiate Leadership Conference is also a strong plus, but is not a requirement.
For Law Students: Open to currently enrolled law school students that have completed at least one (1) year of law school. Please indicate in your application that you seek qualifying hours compliant with the 50-Hour Pro Bono Requirement for admission to the New York State Bar. Legal interns will be tasked with law-related work and must be able to attend our pro bono legal clinic(s). The legal intern position is in-person only.
How to Apply:
Please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject line: “College Internship Application” (for law students, “Legal Internship Application“) along with the following attachments:
All applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis. We recommend that you apply at your earliest possibility, as positions may already be filled if you delay too long. Candidates considered for the next stage of the application process will be contacted by email with an invitation for an interview over Zoom.
For any questions, please contact us at email@example.com with the subject line “Questions about College Internship” (for law students “Questions about Legal Internship”), and please remember to include your name. You can also reach us by mobile phone at (646) 707-2553.