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May 18 - August 15, 2009

OCA-NY seeks a college or graduate student for a full-time summer internship position to work on OCA-NY projects and initiatives, namely the Hate Crimes Prevention Art Project and the Voter Registration and Education Project.


  • Commitment to social justice issues
  • Experience in facilitating youth projects
  • Ability to work independently
  • Flexible schedule; some weekends and nights are required
  • Must work well with diverse student groups (ethnic, economic, social)
  • Must be a self-starter
  • Must have excellent organizational skills
  • Knowledge of issues affecting New York City under-represented communities
  • Must be available week of May 4 for interviews, either by phone or in person


$2,000.00 for the period from May 18 to August 15, 2009

To Apply:

Send a cover letter, current resume and an essay, no more than 500 words as to why you should be selected for this position. Include names and contact information of two references: one from someone who is knowledgeable of your character and leadership skills and one from a professor that has taught you within the last year.

Email cover letter, resume and essay to Michele Lam at <michele.lam@oca-ny.org>. Please indicate in the subject line: “OCA-NY Summer Internship - [Your Name].” Applications are due Friday, April 24, 2009, 11:59 p.m. EST.

Due to the large number of expected applicants, we will not be able to respond to each application.

OCA-New York is the New York chapter of OCA (formerly known as the Organization of Chinese Americans), a national non-profit, non-partisan organization dedicated to advancing the social, political and economic well being of Asian Pacific Americans. Its goals are to advocate for social justice, equal opportunity and fair treatment, to promote civic participation, education and leadership, to advance coalition building and to foster cultural heritage.



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