PICS Organization Name
Japanese American Association of New York
New York, NY
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.
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).
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
Expected End Time
6/3/19 - 8/2/19
Meets Certificate Requirement
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.