Internship Posting: Communications and DEI

Internship Posting: Curatorial

Internship Posting: Editorial and Web


General Requirements

Read internship description and more here. Strong candidates will have firsthand knowledge and/or experience with New York City’s many unique, diverse and diasporic Asian American/Pacific Islander neighborhoods and communities, i.e., including groups we often marginalize under the umbrella APIA, such as Himalayan, Indo-

Caribbean, mixed race, Latin American Asians, queer APIAs, etc., Asian American or other ethnic studies and/or a basic knowledge of issues affecting the Asian diaspora in New York City and motivation to increase the visibility, consciousness and political and cultural power of urban, working class and poor Asian Americans. Candidates with a demonstrable commitment to social, racial, economic and gender justice are strongly encouraged to apply.

Work Environment

  • Ability to self-start and work in a non-structured setting, i.e., telecommuting, with some in-person supervision
  • Experience in working or desire to learn how to work in professional settings
  • Ability to understand and articulate nuanced or controversial concepts, events and analyses

Communications & Technology

  • Strong English-language writing and analytical skills
  • Comfort using and/or learning new technology and communications platforms, i.e., Google Suite, Trello, MailChimp
  • Experience distilling complex materials into accessible and engaging popular language
  • Experience planning, implement and evaluate projects with moving parts
  • Ability to meet deadlines and communicate with team to meet project goals
  • Graphic or web design and web development skills (Medium, WordPress, Canva, Illustrator, social media)
  • Fluency in a language or languages other than English is valued but not required

Applicant Instructions

Please email alison@urbanity.nyc on or by January 21, 2019 with the subject “[Editorial-Web/Curatorial/Comms-DEI] Internship: [Your Name].” Applicants’ ability to follow instructions will be considered. Include the following:

  • Three (3) paragraphs max in the body of the email sharing why you’re interested, what you’re interested in doing and learning, and some skills or thoughts you want to share with The Diaspora Project and APIA communities of New York City.
  • Link to or PDFs of your resume
  • Link to or PDF of one (1) writing sample
  • Feel free to send any additional links of your work or anything you want to showcase

Please note this is an unpaid internship without the current ability to offer course credit. Mentee-interns will be provided with monthly unlimited Metrocards for the duration of the internship depending on hardship and availability of funds.

If you do not wish to apply or feel you are not currently a match for these internships but would still like to get involved, please sign up here.

The Diaspora Project is a original project of Urbanity, LLC funded in part by the Asian Women’s Giving Circle. Urbanity, LLC is committed to providing equal access and opportunity for all applicants, interns, partners and collaborators and subcontractors regardless of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, age, national origin, ancestry, genetic information, physical or mental ability, whistleblower status, or any other category protected by state or federal law.

Read the Fair Labor Standards Act Intern Rules here.

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