Organizing Fellowship/Internship

Job Title: Organizing Fellow/Intern

Hours: 10-20 hrs a week; flexible; 6 months OR 5-10 hrs a week; flexible; 12 months
Salary: $500 including gas and/or bus cards


Asian American Organizing Project seeks our first year of organizing fellows/interns to do community outreach and issues organizing with Asian residents in Minneapolis and St. Paul. The organizing fellow’s main role is to develop their community/cultural organizing skills, and lead/research a self-select issue affecting Asian community or existing issues AAOP have identified, outreach and engage community members, community dialogue, and develop educational workshops on issue(s). Fellows/interns are expected to help prepare for the 2017 local Election. Please submit a resume by June 28, 2017 along with cover letter addressing question below to with Organizing Fellow in email subject.



  • Research, outreach and engage with Asian residents about community events and issues
  • Organize and manage phone bank, doorknock, community meeting, and educational workshops
  • Engage and recruit with volunteer base, leader, resident/community member, and coalition
  • Preparation on 2017 local Election and integrated voter engagement
  • Attend cohort meeting, shape narrative, and messaging.

Skill Sets Developed:

  • Community outreach, engagement, and facilitation
  • Organizing and managing phone banks
  • Utilizing the Voter Action Network (VAN)
  • Volunteer recruitment and management
  • Effective communication and active listening
  • Community relationship building

Knowledge Gained:

  • Issues affecting MN Asian communities
  • Non-partisan electoral & civic engagement
  • Asian cultural nuances related to gender justice
  • Voter Activation Network (VAN) platform

At least 1-2 year experience and/or willingness to learn

  • Canvassing and conducting short surveys; Voter Action Network (VAN); data entry; Volunteer
    recruitment and outreach
  • Strong commitment to civic engagement, community organizing, and empowerment of young underrepresented Asian and Asian American communities
  • Strong commitment to racial, economic, and gender justice
  • Self-starter, excellent communication skill, good time management, and meeting dues dates
  • Works well in challenging environment both independently and as part of a team
  • Ability to stay on task and problem solve
  • Ability to work in non-English speaking communities
  • Preferred bilingual in English and Asian languages, but not limited to Hmong, Vietnamese, Lao, Khmer, Mandarin, Hindi, andTagalog

Please include a 1 or 2 page cover letter answering the questions below:

  1. Why do you think it’s important for Minnesotan Asians and Asian Americans to be active in voter engagement and community building?
  2. How does economic, racial, and gender justice lens shape your values and practices in your approach to community organizing?
  3. What are your 1-3 top issues and why?

AAOP does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, ethnicity, national origin, citizenship status, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender expression, age, height, weight, physical or mental ability, veteran status, military obligations, and marital status. We strongly encourage persons who are Asian & Pacific Islanders, queer, trans, and women of color to apply for the positions.

Organizing Fellowship/Internship

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