Cambodian Organizing Fellows

Job Title: Organizing Fellow/Intern

Hours:  25 – 35 hrs a week; 6 months

Stipend: $3,000 including gas and/or bus cards


Asian American Organizing Project is seeking a Cambodian organizing fellow/intern to do community outreach and issues organizing within the Cambodian community, and residents in Minneapolis and St. Paul. The organizing fellow’s main role is to develop their community/cultural organizing skills, and lead and research issues affecting their community. The Fellow will support and organize with our current partners: Release MN 8. With the goal to increase issues and voter education, and increase voter registration and pledges for this local 2018 Election; and to advance the narratives of Cambodian experiences, issues, and political power. Please submit a resume along with cover letter addressing questions below to with Cambodian Organizing Fellow in email subject.



  • Research, outreach and engage with Cambodian and Asian residents about community issues, and events
  • Organize and participate in phone bank, door knock, community meeting, and educational workshops and articles
  • Engage and recruit with volunteer base, students, leaders, resident/community members, and community partners
  • Outreach about the 2018 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, and door knocks
  • Script writing, and targeted messaging
  • Train the trainer skills
  • Voter Action Network (VAN) Platform
  • Volunteer recruitment and management
  • Active listening, interpersonal skills, and communication building skills
  • Community relationship building
  • 600 – 840 hours of civic engagement and community organizing experience

Knowledge Gained:

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


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

  • Canvassing, and phone banking, conducting short surveys
    • Planning, facilitation, management, training, recruitment, relationship building, and outreach.
    • Knowledge in non-partisan, voter registration guidelines and legalities; and data compliance and privacy
  • Strong commitment to civic engagement, community organizing and building, and empowerment of underrepresented Asian communities;
  • Strong commitment to economic, racial, and gender justice
  • Self-starter, excellent communication skills, time management, and meeting deadlines
  • Enjoys meeting and interacting with new people, and people of all background and identities
  • 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
  • Ability to speak Asian languages is a plus; Khmer
  • Asian language(s) writing skills is a plus

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

  1. Why do you think it’s important for Minnesotan Cambodian to be active in voter engagement and community building?
  2. What are the issues your community are facing now, and what is your idea to address them?
  3. Why do you want to be an organizing fellow, and what do you hope to achieve in your community through this fellowship?

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.

Job description updated February 14, 2018.

Cambodian Organizing Fellows

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