Undergraduate Research Fellowship Opportunity

Application Deadline: September 17, 2014, by 5:00 p.m., to FAC 426

Information session:  Wednesday, September 10, 2014, from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. in FAC 328

The Undergraduate Research Fellowship (URF) program, sponsored by the
Office of the VP for Research, provides support for specific scholarly
research projects conducted by full-time UT undergraduate students
enrolled in any department. These fellowships (up to $1,000) are intended
to cover costs associated with independent research projects proposed and
written by student applicants and undertaken with the supervision of a
university tenured or tenure-track faculty member, lecturer, senior
lecturer or full-time research scientist/engineer. Supervisor must be able to serve as PI if IACUC, IBC or IRB approvals are needed.  Other restrictions apply. For complete information and application instructions, visit:


NATIONAL FIELD DIRECTOR:  APIAVote is hiring for a professional with campaign experience in the field including voter registration, engagement, voter files and data management, get out the vote, and election protection for the fall 2014 election season. This position is to start immediately and is a 6 month position that has potential to extend to 2015 for the right candidate. Candidate can be based in other locations but preference would be Washington, D.C. CLICK HERE for more details.

COMMUNICATION AND DEVELOPMENT ASSOCIATE: APIAVote is hiring for   a candidate who is detailed oriented and has some experience in     communications and fundraising.  This is position is to start immediately and is a   full time permanent position based in Washington D.C. with a competitive compensation and benefits package. CLICK HERE for more details.

APPLICATION PROCESS: Please email your resume and cover letter by August 15, 2015 and explain why you are a good fit for the position you are seeking to fill and other attachments to jobs@apiavote.org. APIAVote is an equal opportunity employer; women, minorities, and people with disabilities are encouraged to apply.  For more information on APIAVote, please go to www.APIAVote.org.

OCA Announces Hire of Policy Associate and Civil Rights Fellow

WASHINGTON, D.C. – OCA – Asian Pacific American Advocates, a national membership-driven organization of community advocates dedicated to advancing the social, political, and economic well-being of Asian Pacific Americans (APAs), welcomes Kham Moua as the new OCA Policy Associate and Tong Thao as the 2014 – 2015 Civil Rights Fellow.

Moua was the previous OCA Civil Rights Fellow, and before that, worked as the special projects/program coordinator for Hmong National Development and Hmong American Partnership, while serving as the Chairman of the Board for Shades of Yellow. As the policy associate, Moua will manage OCA’s policy portfolio and advocacy activities, as well as continue to develop OCA’s advocacy arm.

In addition to the Policy Associate, OCA is proud to introduce Tong Thao as the 2014 – 2015 Civil Rights Fellow. Thao graduated from Sacramento State University in 2013 with a Bachelor’s of Art in government. He was previously the Civic Engagement Coordinator for the Southeast Asia Resource Action Center and an organizer for Hmong Innovating Politics.

“We are excited to continue working with Kham and to welcome Tong as part of the OCA family,” said Sharon M. Wong, OCA National President. “Their previous experiences in policy, communications, and community organizing are assets to OCA’s continued efforts to create progress for the civil rights of all Asian Pacific Americans. We are confident that they will be able to further our organization’s mission and vision for our communities.”

Advocacy highlights from the past year include:

  • Partnership with nine other APA, Latino, faith, and labor organizations to release the 2014 National Immigration Score Card
  • A national immigration e-petition and postcard campaign that gained over 3,800 signatures
  • Assisting Congresswoman Chu to introduce a military hazing data collection amendment to the 2015 House National Defense Authorization Act
  • Collaboration with other national APA organizations to hold NBCUniversal accountable for the “kill everyone in China” comment on Jimmy Kimmel Live!
  • Various meetings with top government officials from the Department of Homeland Security, Education, Justice, and the Army

“As a national civil rights organization, preserving the civil liberties and advancing equity and equality for all Asian Pacific Americans remains our top priority,” said Ken Lee, OCA Acting Chief Executive Officer. “OCA is committed to expanding the political power of APAs through civic engagement and strong advocacy on issues important to our communities. Our inclusion of a permanent policy staff, along with an annual fellow, will allow OCA exponentially increase the potency of our advocacy work, as well as cultivate a leadership pipeline of politically engaged APA young professionals.”

Asian American Studies Graduate Portfolio Program

CAAS recently implemented a Graduate Portfolio program.

The Graduate Portfolio in Asian American Studies provides certification of teaching and research expertise for MA and Ph.D. students working on projects concerning Asian American and Asian Diaspora Studies.  The program serves students concerned with questions of migration and citizenship, transnationalism and globalization, the politics of representation, race, ethnicity, gender, social theory, postcolonialism, neoliberalism, and imperialism.  Relevant courses are taught by faculty across campus, but particularly in the areas of media and communications, English, History, American Studies, Human Ecology, Education, Anthropology, Sociology, Social Work, comparative race and ethnicity, Women and Gender Studies, Asian Studies, and public policy.  The AAS portfolio is intended to complement existing programs and should not extend time to graduation.

To learn more about the Graduate Portfolio, please click here.

Opportunities for Students

Apply: ACE – A Community for Education Hiring AmeriCorps Tutors 
Time: Aug. 5 – 11, All-day. Open through Aug. 31, 2014
Location: UT Administration Building (UTA)

Apply: Learn about the IE Pre-Graduate School Internship 
Time: Aug. 5 – 8, All-day. Open through Aug. 29, 2014
Location: Online

Job Opportunity @ The Asian American Commission in Massachusetts


Link: http://www.aacommission.org/job-opportunity/


The Asian American Commission represents the interests of Asian Americans throughout the Commonwealth and is dedicated to advocacy on behalf of Asian Americans throughout Massachusetts. The Commission’s goal is to recognize and highlight the vital contributions of Asian Americans to the social, cultural, economic, and political life of the Commonwealth; to identify and address the needs and challenges facing residents of Asian ancestry; and to promote the well-being of this dynamic and diverse community, thereby advancing the interests of all persons who call Massachusetts home. The 21 Commissioners of the Asian American Commission, appointed by the constitutional state officers, make up this governing body. The ED is a Commissioner-appointed position. The ED reports to the Commissioners and is responsible for the Commission’s financial stability and achievement of its mission. Some of the ED’s activities include, but are not limited to:

Organizational responsibilities:

  • Develop and execute current and long-term organizational goals and objectives as well as policies and procedures.
  • Cultivate open and active communications between the Commission and state offices
  • Promote state officer support of Commission initiatives, activities, and events.
  • Encourage an active Commission where all members will participate fully.
  • Ensure the Commissioners’ terms are kept current and lead the recruitment process of new Commissioners.
  • Convene regular meetings and prepare agenda items.
  • Review and update internal policies to maintain compliance with state laws.
  • Work closely with the Executive Officers of the Commission
  • Manage and oversee fundraising efforts.
  • Other administrative duties as necessary

Financial Responsibilities:

  • Manage fundraising goals and activities, including the annual Unity Dinner.
  • Develop and maintain sound financial practices.
  • Explore alternative funding and grants from government and nonprofit sources.

Community Responsibilities:

  • Provide quality programming that promotes the Commission’s identity.
  • Establish working relationships with community organizations.
  • Respond to and manage incoming and outgoing communications and be an effective voice for the Commission.

Applicants must have a college degree. A successful candidate should be articulate, energetic, and enthusiastic about being an active participant in the Massachusetts Asian American community. Strong project leadership and interpersonal skills are essential. 3-5 years of experience, or the equivalent, in the management of a community non-profit and/or for-profit organization, government agency, or business, is preferred. A graduate degree in business management or government is a plus. Good working knowledge of Boston-based, regional, and state Asian American community organizations is optimal.

Salary is $40K with benefits.
Time commitment is 0.75 Full Time Equivalent (around 30 hours)

Texas Stands with Gaza this Saturday

The atrocities committed by the Israeli regime keep piling up in Gaza, with more than 1,300 Palestinians murdered at the time of this writing, an estimated 85% of whom are civlians, and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is threatening that “the worst is yet to come!”

In response to this ongoing massacre and siege, organizations from all over Texas have joined to organize a rally and march in Austin demanding an end to the siege of Gaza and an end to unconditional U.S. aid and support for Israel while it continues to violate international law. We call on people of conscience everywhere to show their solidarity with the Palestinian people and demand an immediate end to the massacre in Gaza.

WHAT: Texas Stands With Gaza Rally & March

WHERE: Capitol Building South Steps, Austin (11oo Congress Avenue)

WHEN: Saturday, August 2nd, 2014  1:00-5:00pm


1:00 Rally

2:30 March to City Hall

3:00 Music and spoken word organized by Austin Artists Against Apartheid

7:00 Talk by Dr. Rania Masri at 5604 Manor (free and open to the public)

Join us and people of conscience around the world in showing solidarity with the Palestinian people and demanding an immediate end to the ongoing siege and massacre in Gaza.


Facebook event: https://www.facebook.com/events/869959109698145

Women’s Community Center of Central Texas Paid Internship Opportunity

Paid Development/Fundraising Internship @ the Women’s Community Center of Central Texas
1704 San Antonio, Austin, TX 78701
$11 per hour


The mission of the Women’s Community Center of Central Texas is to promote the well being of Texas women and girls and to build positive connections among people and organizations that do the same.

We envision and work for a central Texas community in which all women and girls have the resources they need to build the lives they want. The Center will be a hub where women, girls, and allies from all walks of life come together to support each other and find empowerment.

Requirements/Skills: Development interns will be actively enrolled in a university. Students will preferably have at least sophomore standing. The individual must demonstrate the ability to undertake basic development research and writing assignments and possess an understanding of basic development (fundraising) skills, an ability to interact professionally with clients.

A working knowledge of computers, as well as word processing, excel, powerpoint is needed. The director will help the intern prioritize tasks, projects and deadlines. Interns will work between 5 and 10 hours a week depending on their school schedule.

Responsibilities: We are looking for an paid intern to work with us on a variety of individual donor partnerships. Our intern:

• Processes donations and prepares acknowledgement letters and other correspondence.
• Helps establish and maintain files.
• Creates monthly fundraising reports as needed.
• Continually updates and corrects database records.
• Conducts preliminary research on prospective donors.
• Coordinates production and mailing of specialty appeal letters.
• Tracks donations in the database and maintains records.
• Sends appropriate documentation to acknowledge donations to donors.
• Helps support fundraising events.
• Helps handle administrative details associated with committee meetings of the Board.
• Other duties as assigned by the Director of Development.

To apply: Please send a cover letter, resume and writing samples to:

Julie Gillis
Director of Development
Women’s Community Center of Central Texas
1704 San Antonio, Austin TX 78701