Opportunities at NAPAWF
Winter 2014 and Summer 2014 Internships:
The National Asian Pacific American Women’s Forum (NAPAWF) is seeking undergraduate students, law students, and/or public policy graduate students, to work part-time (20-35hrs/wk) during the Winter 2014 semester and (30-40hrs/wk) for the summer 2014 session at our Washington DC office for both our Reproductive Justice and Immigrant Right’s departments. This is an unpaid position, but credit may be available with the school’s approval. NAPAWF is the only national, multi-issue Asian American & Pacific Islander (AAPI) women’s organization in the country. Our mission is to build a movement to advance reproductive justice for AAPI women and girls through policy advocacy, community organizing and public education.
Candidates should have experience and/or interest working on issues involving women’s rights, immigrant rights, Asian and Pacific Islander issues, or reproductive justice. Candidates should also exhibit strong research and writing skills, be able to work well both independently and on a team, have excellent oral communication skills, and be enthusiastic about social justice issues. This position will provide abundant opportunity for a student looking to become more knowledgeable about legislative advocacy and current policy issues facing Asian and Pacific Islander communities particularly relating to reproductive justice issues. As a growing non-profit with a small staff, interns and law clerks are given substantive responsibilities over issues and programs and will have opportunities to represent NAPAWF in meetings on the Hill, and at events.
Deadline: Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis until the positions are filled.
To apply, please email a cover letter, resume and 3-5 page writing sample to Shivana Jorawar at email@example.com.
Nail Salon Workers Needs Assessment Consultant Position
NAPAWF is currently engaged in a Nail Salon Workers Needs Assessment project to capture information about the current work environment of Asian American nail salon workers. We seek to document the workplace environment and conditions through multiple focus groups and a survey. This research study will increase our understanding of the environment, behaviors, and needs of the Asian American nail salon workers and shape a strategy for addressing nail salons work conditions. Upon completion of the assessment, NAPAWF will analyze the data and create a community-based strategy to improve the working conditions of nail salon workers.
NAPAWF is hiring up to 3 consultants to conduct focus groups and support this research project. We plan on have focus groups in each of three sites, Los Angeles, New York, and San Francisco. The purpose of the focus groups is to gain a broad understanding of the work environment of nail salon workers. The consultant will be asked to complete the following tasks:
- Advertise and recruit 14 nail salon workers to participate in focus groups (incentives will be provided to participants)
- Conduct 2 focus groups locally (each with 7 participants)
- Translate and transcribe focus group audio recordings
- Administer paper surveys immediately after the focus group for participants to complete independently
- Secure space to conduct focus groups
- Participate in training on conducting focus groups
- Fluent in Vietnamese or Korean or another Asian language spoken by nail salon workers in NY, SF, or LA.
Compensation: $2,000 per consultant
To apply, please submit a one-page cover letter describing your qualifications and a current resume to Dr. Melissa Kwon at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Thank you for your interest in volunteering at NAPAWF! We are always looking for smart, passionate people who are able to give the gift of their time. We offer volunteer opportunities in our offices in Washington, DC, and the New York City area.
To become involved, please send an email to email@example.com with your resume, areas of interest and hours of availability.