ASUW Asian Student Commission Internship Application 2020-2021
Thank you for your interest in the Asian Student Commission (ASC)! We are currently offering 4 internship positions, as described below. All internship positions require a commitment of 2 quarters, but it is recommended to be active for the entire school year. Interns are expected to be involved with the commission in some capacity for 3-5 hrs/week. However, some weeks vary with hours being lower in some weeks and higher in times of programming events. Students from every academic year (freshmen to grad students), any Asian heritage, and various backgrounds are highly encouraged to apply!
ASC is committed to our core pillars of cultural preservation, social justice, and visibility. These intern positions are meant to be a learning opportunity for all; however, it is highly recommended that you come prepared with prior knowledge of Asian/Asian-American culture and history and/or a strong will to learn about such. We are in search of motivated, active, and caring individuals who are ready to serve the Asian/Asian-American community at UW! This year, we will focus a lot on intersectional identities, marginalized/underrepresented groups within the Asian community, and more while still maintaining our cultural, political, and social ties.
For more information about the ASUW Asian Student Commission feel free to visit our platforms below:
Facebook: @ASUW Asian Student Commission
*Follow us on our IG and Like us on Facebook to keep the most up to date on all things ASC related!
**************APPLICATIONS DUE: SUNDAY, OCTOBER 25th @ 11:59pm*******************
Interviews will be held Monday, November 2nd, 2020 - Saturday, November 7th, 2020
*Interviews will be conducted through Zoom.
*Accepted interns must attend a *MANDATORY* ASUW volunteer training on Wednesday, Nov. 18th at 4:00 PM PDT.
The ASUW Asian Student Commission is excited to offer the four following internships:
1. Political Intern
- Maintain an understanding of current issues affecting the lives of International Asian and Asian American students
- Communicate and collaborate with community Asian Civic Engagement Organizations, specifically Asian Pacific Islander Americans for Civic Empowerment (APACE), Asian Pacific Islander Coalition (APIC), Asian Counseling and Referral Services (ACRS)
- Attend weekly Student Senate meetings (Tues 5 - 7 pm) & complete weekly report update to relay back to ASC
- Draft senate bills that serve the interests of International Asian and Asian American students
Recommended Skills: ASUW Senate experience, Political Awareness, Ties to Asian Civic Engagement Organizations
2. Programming Intern
- Work closely with the Director and Assistant Director to support event planning
- Contribute ideas for potential future events
- Ensure accessibility is available for all ASC events, specifically disability accommodations
- Support in event planning
- Attend ASC events to support with execution
- Communicate with other ASUW commissions and larger Seattle community to understand intersectional needs
Recommended Skills: Event Planning, Time Management, Communication, Email Etiquette, Resourcefulness, Public Speaking
3. Outreach & Engagement Intern
- Find ways to actively engage ASC’s constituents (which includes all Asian and Asian American students at UW)
- Reach out to the International Asian and Asian American Registered Student Organizations (RSOs)
- Work with Marketing and Media Intern to ensure Asian RSO events are promoted
- Serve as a representative on behalf of ASC when collaborating with other groups
- Assist ASC Director with planning quarterly Asian RSO Meeting
Recommended Skills: Ties to Asian RSOs, Meeting Planning, Proficient Oral and Written Communication, responsibility
4. Marketing & Media Intern
- Maintain and update ASC social media (Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, website)
- Maintain communication with ASUW’s Office of Communications to confirm that all marketing materials are in line with ASUW standards
- Take photos for ASC events and/or contact ASUW’s Office of Communications to provide a photographer for ASC’s large events
- Advertise all ASC programming by ensuring flyers and signage are posted across campus
- Investigate ways that ASC can reach out to larger populations
- Create monthly MailChimp newsletter to email out to our listserv (no prior experience needed)
Recommended Skills: Creativity, Experienced user of Social Media platforms (ex. Facebook, IG, etc), Familiar with Slack, Proficient in MailChimp, Photography, Design, Photo editing
+All or any listed recommended skills are not required! All that ASC requires is a willingness to grow and acclimate to your position, learning necessary programming, applications, and skills along the way!
+While each position has a unique set of responsibilities, everyone in ASC will be working together as a team and will be expected to attend bi-weekly ASC meetings and/or 1:1 meetings with ASC Director or Assistant Director, with dates TBD once the team is finalized.
+Volunteer Benefits: Although these positions are unpaid, they are nonetheless valuable experiences through which you may find community, build transferrable skills, and establish connections with ASUW, ASC, and RSOs. As ASC represents one of the largest constituencies of the ASUW Diversity Commissions, there are more than enough opportunities to make professional and personal contacts in the greater Seattle Asian/Asian-American community.
If you have any questions please contact ASC Director, Natalie Nguyen, at
or ASC Assistant Director, Khatami Chau, at
. Feel free to also drop-in during our office hours; our availability is online at
. We look forward to reading your applications.
If you'd like to talk through your application with someone, we highly encourage you to consult with a writing center on campus.
Interdisciplinary Writing Studio:
Odegaard Writing & Research Center:
Additionally, volunteers are welcome and accepted all throughout the year! If you are ONLY interested in participating in ASC as a volunteer, please fill out this volunteer interest form instead:
All personal information disclosed in this application will be kept only amongst the ASUW Asian Student Commission Director and Assistant Director, and upper ASUW personnel on a need to know basis and will never be disclosed to outsiders. Thus, feel free to answer the questions as honestly as you'd like.
Full Name (as listed on official documents)
I can commit to at least 2 quarters as an intern with ASC.
If offered an intern position, I will attend the mandatory ASUW volunteer training on Wednesday November 18th, 2020 at 4:00 PM PDT.
Pronouns (check all that apply)
Year (by experience not credits)
List Major & Minors
Which Asian region or regions do you consider yourself belonging to the most?
South East Asian
Ethnic Identity (Please be more specific than just Asian. Feel free to list all that you identify as and elaborate or be as specific as you'd like.)
OPTIONAL: Any other identities you'd like us to know (LGBTQIA+, Gender, Residency status, etc.) *This is only to acknowledge intersectional and salient identities and will not negatively impact our decisions in any way*
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