This summer-long internship is designed for young people in NC who want to advance the mission and work of NCAAT through digital organizing while developing their own skills and experience within a nonprofit organization. The intern will work closely with a personal supervisor and with the NCAAT staff to develop their own project and work plan. 

APPLICATIONS CLOSE MAY 12, 2020

Seeking

  • Enthusiastic young people ages 16 and up who want to develop personally and professionally
  • Young people who want to advance the mission of NCAAT
  • Those who want to better understand Asian American identity and its implications for organizing and leadership

Internship components

  • Spend 12 weeks total as an NCAAT intern
  • Work with a supervisor to create and manage a personal work plan
  • Complete and submit education and reflection assignments
  • Get trained in RVP via Empower App
  • Attend 2-3 of NCAAT’s virtual programs through the duration of the internship
  • Help craft and implement a social media plan for NCAAT youth on various social media platforms
  • Attend enrichment webinars from national partner organizations on behalf of NCAAT

Internship benefits

  • Pay $10 per hour at 10 hours maximum weekly
  • One-on-one mentoring and guidance from NCAAT staff
  • Access to NCAAT resources and network
  • Personal and professional development
  • Opportunities to grow leadership, advocacy, and community organizing skills

This summer-long internship is designed for young people in NC who want to advance the mission and work of NCAAT through digital organizing while developing their own skills and experience within a nonprofit organization. The intern will work closely with a personal supervisor and with NCAAT staff to assist with NCAAT projects and develop their own work plan.

APPLICATIONS CLOSE MAY 15, 2020

Seeking

  • Enthusiastic young people ages 16 and up who want to develop personally and professionally
  • Young people who want to advance the mission of NCAAT
  • Those who want to better understand Asian American identity and its implications for organizing and leadership

Internship components

  • Spend 12 weeks total as an NCAAT intern
  • Work with a supervisor to create and manage a personal work plan
  • Complete and submit education and reflection assignments
  • Get trained in RVP via Empower App
  • Attend 2-3 of NCAAT’s virtual programs throughout the duration of the internship
  • Help craft and implement a social media plan for NCAAT youth on various social media platforms
  • Attend enrichment webinars from national partner organizations on behalf of NCAAT

Internship benefits

  • Pay $10 per hour at 10 hours maximum weekly
  • One-on-one mentoring and guidance from NCAAT staff
  • Access to NCAAT resources and network
  • Personal and professional development
  • Opportunities to grow leadership, advocacy, and community organizing skills

Meet our Summer 2020 NCAAT Interns!

Veda

Veda Patil (she/her) is a rising senior from Charlotte, NC attending UNC-Chapel Hill. She studies Political Science with minors in English and Education. Some of her organizational involvement prior to joining NCAAT includes: the Campus Y, UNC’s historic hub for social justice and innovation, where she currently serves as one of the 2020-2021 Co-Presidents. Veda is part of the first cohort of Blue Sky Scholars and the Bonner Leaders Program. Through the Bonner Leaders Program, she worked at the Marian Cheek Jackson Center for Saving and Making history, where she dealt primarily with volunteer coordination, grassroots engagement, and workshop curriculum development on local civil rights history in the historically Black neighborhoods of Northside and Pine Knolls, Chapel Hill. Additionally, she interned with the Worker’s Rights Project at the North Carolina Justice Center during the summer of 2018, and formerly served as the Director of Outreach and the Co-Chair of Programming at the UNC Institute of Politics.

Veda hopes to teach after graduation and eventually attend law school. She hopes to work at the intersection of education and labor policy and do her part in creating a more equitable public education system. She also cares deeply about South Asian/Desi community advocacy and the power of narratives and storytelling in changing the status quo. Her interests range from grassroots community mobilization to postcolonial literature to following Sephora’s newest releases. Feel free to reach out to her to talk about anything social justice, literature, or makeup related!

Kimberly

Kimberly Cang is a rising junior at UNC-Chapel Hill majoring in Chemistry with a minor in Social and Economic Justice. She was born in Boston, Massachusetts but spent most of her life in Norcross, Georgia. As a child of Cambodian refugees, she is extremely proud of her Teochew Chinese and Khmer culture which is what galvanized her interest in Southeast Asian American rights and Asian American advocacy in general. She has been involved with OCA National where she was a 2018 Gold Mountain Scholar and 2019 Census Ambassador. She currently serves as the Political Chair on UNC’s Asian American Students Association and is on the Student Council for UNC’s up and coming Asian American Center. She is also a member of Kappa Phi Lambda Sorority, Inc and serves as the treasurer on UNC’s Multicultural Greek Council. During the school year, Kimberly works at Compass Center for Women and Families through the Campus Y Bonner Leaders Program, a non-profit that supports victims of domestic violence in Orange County.

In the future, Kimberly hopes to work with low-income and minority communities in the health care and health policy field. In her free time, she loves volunteering with organizations such as Refugee Community Partnership and UNC Hospitals. She also loves to journal, explore new boba shops, binge movies and TV shows, and listen to musicals such as Hamilton!

Gaomomee

Gaomomee Yang is a first-generation Hmong-American from outside the Research Triangle Area. She (very recently) graduated from the North Carolina School of Science and Mathematics, and through her time here came into contact with NCAAT. Since she was little she has always been curious and due to this developed a deep love and passion for learning – as it provided her with answers she needed about the matters around her. Particularly she loves learning about social issues and cultures outside of her own because she is presented with unique perspectives and experiences separate from her own – opening her to a different way of perceiving the world. In her free time, she loves to binge-watch TV shows or spend time with her family and friends. She would also consider myself to be quite the chef however her baking skills could still use some work, but, through the amount of free time we have all been presented with, she is proud to say that she has gotten slightly better! Finally, she is an aspiring healthcare professional and will be attending UNC this fall to major in Biology and minor in Chinese!

Maria

María José is 16 years old and a rising senior at Garner High School. She is an intern at NCAAT and a senior fellow for ACE (Alliance for Climate Education)! She has worked with other organizations like el Pueblo as a youth council member before. She is really excited to be working with NCAAT and voter registration!