JACL Seeking Inouye Fellowship Applicants

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WASHINGTON — The Japanese American Citizens League is still accepting applications for the Daniel K. Inouye Fellowship, which is based in the JACL D.C. office and includes the following programs:

• Staff and monitor key legislative initiatives and issues relevant to the AAPI community.

• Work on a wide variety of projects, issues and programs.

• Conduct research and study topics assigned.

• Interact with other national AAPI and civil rights organizations in the D.C. area.

• Work with JACL and other organizations to organize programs and events.

• Serve on various civil rights and AAPI committees.

• Perform a wide variety of duties, and work directly with the executive director.

Candidates must be U.S. citizens, graduating college seniors or students in graduate or professional programs, and JACL members. Preference will be given to those who have demonstrated a commitment to Asian American issues, particularly those affecting the Japanese American community. Communication skills, especially in writing, are important.

The term of the fellowship will be one year and will begin as early as October 2014. A $2,250 monthly stipend will be provided. Air travel is provided by Southwest Airlines.

Submit a résumé, a sample of writing, and names and contact information for two references to the Washington, D.C. office of the JACL at [email protected] with “Fellowship” in the subject line. Applications can be found online at http://jacl.org/leadership/inouye.htm.

The deadline is Sunday, Aug. 31, by 6 p.m. EST. For more information, call (202) 223-1240 or email [email protected]

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