This twelve-week fellowship is designed for young people ages 18-22 in NC who want to advance the mission and work of NCAAT and NCAAT in Action while developing their own skills and experience within a nonprofit organization. The youth engagement fellow will support workshop and event planning and facilitation, program administration, and outreach to NCAAT and NCAAT in Action’s youth base (ages 14-22). We are looking for candidates who are passionate about community-building, political education, and advocacy with Asian American youth. An ideal candidate is a strong communicator, detail-oriented, organized, and has a strong analysis and understanding of issues that impact Asian American youth. The fellowship dates are January 31, 2022 – April 22, 2022 

Through this fellowship, fellows will gain one-on-one mentoring and guidance from NCAAT and NCAAT in Action staff, access to NCAAT and NCAAT in Action’s resources and network, experience in Asian American nonprofit, social justice, and advocacy work, and individualized personal and professional development opportunities.

Application Due: January 16th 11:59 PM ET 

Details

  • Dates: January 31, 2022 – April 22, 2022 
  • Hours: 10-15 hours per week 
  • Compensation: Fellows will receive a stipend of $3,500 in two disbursements.

Eligibility

  • Youth ages 18-22
    • Currently enrolled high school students are NOT eligible 
  • Must be based in North Carolina 
  • Note: Fellows do not need to be currently enrolled college students in order to be eligible.

Responsibilities

  • Assist with planning, coordinating, and executing events, workshops, and leadership development opportunities for high-school and college-aged youth  
  • Help create political education content related to Asian American issues and broader social justice issues for high-school and college-aged youth 
  • Support youth team in coordinating and executing annual Youth Leadership Summit
  • Help onboard new youths and introduce them to our organization and programming
  • Organize youth volunteer and event data using tools like EveryAction and Google Drive
  • Assist with NCAAT’s outreach to different Asian American youth groups, including college and high school student organizations, and campus administration, faculty, and staff

Qualifications

  • Commitment to building with and mobilizing Asian American youth ages 14-22 in North Carolina and to broad-based social justice issues 
  • Works well collaboratively and independently 
  • Detail-oriented, organized with strong time and project management skills
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills
  • Event-planning and facilitation experience (e.g. hosting events, workshops, discussions)
  • Possesses a solid analysis and understanding of issues impacting Asian Americans
  • Strong critical thinking and research skills 
  • Familiarity with G-suite (google docs, google sheets, google calendar, etc.), Zoom, Canva, and Slack 
  • Familiarity with or willingness to learn project management tools (e.g. Notion, Trello, Airtable, Asana) and constituent relationship management tools (EveryAction)

Preferred Experiences (nice to have but not required)

  • Experience or connections with NC-based Asian American student, youth, or community organizations or organizations with a significant Asian American population
  • Student or community organizing experience