Japanese American Association of New York

PICS Organization Name
Japanese American Association of New York


New York, NY

Weekly Stipend
Approx. $500

Public Transportation

Housing Provided

Former Interns

Organization Description
We will be celebrating 111 years of community service this year. Our mission is to serve the needs of the Japanese community in the tri-state area. After World War II we helped send food and clothing to war torn Japan while also helping Japanese Americans relocate to the New York area after being released from concentration camps in the US. Our services have evolved over the years as needs have changed. We are leanly staffed and an intern from Princeton would greatly alleviate the demands on our Executive Director's time and allow us to make progress on some special projects.

Internship Description
As our members age, we have a wealth of information and archival documents that need to be organized. We are also part of a community oral history project and would like the intern to spend some time researching grants and helping us to write grant applications for same. The intern will be able to observe some of these interviews should they take place during the internship period. In addition to the foregoing, the intern will be able to observe and assist in the daily activities and programs of JAA, attend our annual Scholarship Dinner (June) and participate in the Tanabata Festival held in Riverside Park (July).

Internship Qualifications
We are looking for a self starter with great writing, research,communication and people skills. Experience with social media a plus as the intern may also be asked to help with our website and Facebook page.

Interest in Japanese culture, Japanese American history and ability to speak some Japanese would be a plus.

Expected Start Time
9/9:30 am

Expected End Time
5/5:30 pm

Required Dates
6/3/19 - 8/2/19

Internship Length
8 Weeks

Meets Certificate Requirement

Additional Info
NYU and Columbia University may have dormitory housing available during the summer

There may be events which the intern may wish to attend or be asked to help out with. In such case, working hours during the week can be adjusted.

Evaluation Excerpt

Applications for Summer 2020 will open in November 2019. 


To read evaluations written by former interns, please contact the
Student Program


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