Leadership & Advocacy Training 2017 for Asian Americans

Apply by March 10

Applications are open for SEARAC’s 2017 Leadership and Advocacy Training (LAT), to be held in Washington, DC, June 26-28, 2017. The LAT program is intended for members of Southeast Asian American communities and allies who want to learn how to translate their own experiences in their families, schools, and communities into powerful advocacy to fight for policy change. 

Our 2017 LAT training will focus specifically on immigration and deportation policy, with a special emphasis on the deportation consequences of old criminal convictions. Cambodian, Hmong, Lao, and Vietnamese immigrants and refugees are 3-4 times more likely than other immigrants to be deported because of old criminal convictions.  

Deportation touches the lives of so many of our Southeast Asian American families, but stigma, fear, and shame keep many families from speaking out. 

The 2017 LAT cohort will change that. The group will include people directly impacted by deportation, their friends and family, students, activists, formerly-incarcerated community members, and staff of community-based organizations. 

Curriculum

The training will focus on the policies behind deportation in the Southeast Asian American community, as well as the intersecting issues that contribute to high rates of criminalization, including:

  • History of the SEAA refugee and resettlement experience
  • Mental health and intergenerational trauma
  • School discipline policies, high school push-out, and bullying

The third day of the LAT program will culminate in Congressional advocacy visits.

How to apply

SEARAC will cover the majority of travel and lodging expenses for accepted applicants living outside of the Washington, DC area, but participants may be responsible for a portion of their travel costs.

We welcome individuals from all 50 states to apply. Because of key opportunities in the Senate, we especially encourage applications from community members in Minnesota, California, Rhode Island, North Carolina, and Texas.

Applicants should expect final decisions and invitations by early April.

Training dates: June 26 – 28, 2017

Applications due: March 10, 2017

Antall József Summer School 2017 in Budapest

Deadline:   31 March 2017
Open to: MA, PhD students or young professionals with a university degree in the field of political and social sciences, who are between the age 21 – 35
Venue: Budapest, Hungary from 3 to 14 July, 2017

Description

Organised by the Antall József Knowledge Centre annually, the Antall József Summer School is a two-week alternative educational programme putting under scrutiny the most pivotal cooperation of the Central European region, the Visegrad Cooperation.

Many aspects of this partnership are examined during the event including history, foreign and security policy, economy policy, energy policy, innovation, culture and tourism, and the question of sustainability via lectures, workshops, debates and roundtable discussions.

Eligibility

The Knowledge Centre invites 50 participants, aged 21-35, primarily from V4 countries, the CEI, Western Balkan, and Eastern Partnership member states. Please note that scholarships are granted automatically upon acceptance. You do not have to apply for them.

Scholarship

Application

To apply successfully, you have to:

  • fill in the Online Application Form 2017
  • submit a maximum one page Curriculum Vitae or Resume (including publication list, if available)
  • submit a Letter of Recommendation (the letter of recommendation must be written in English by a faculty member or job supervisor, and it should be no older than 3 months)
  • provide a Proof of English Proficiency (Language Certificate Required, minimum level: B2)

– All application materials must be submitted via the online application form. Materials sent by regular post or email will not be considered.
– Please submit your application only when it is final and complete as applications cannot be edited after submission.
– Registration Fee: 80 EUR – The registration fee shall be transferred to our account only after you are admitted to the Summer School – all applicants are bound to pay the registration fee, regardless of nationality or financial status.
– Please kindly note that there is an age limit, so we accept applications from people aged 21-35.

Application Deadline is 31 March 2017

In order to apply, register HERE.

If you have any questions, check the FAQ section or write to:   info@ajsummerschool.com.

The official web-page.

US Dept of State Now Accepting Applications from newly Graduates Program

We are now accepting applications for the Recent Graduates Program (RGP).

The RGP targets recent graduates of trade and vocational schools, community colleges, universities, and other qualifying educational institutions or programs. To be eligible, applicants must apply within two years of degree or certificate completion. U.S. citizenship is required.

Position

Announcement Number

Human Resources Specialist

Charleston, SC

HRSC/ACWA-2017-0010

A complete application must be submitted by 11:59PM (EST) on the closing date of the announcement to receive consideration. This includes submitting the online application as well as any required documents as defined in the Required Documents section in the listed announcement. Candidates are encouraged to complete their applications well before the application deadline to ensure they receive consideration.

There is a maximum number of applications for each vacancy announcement. The vacancy will close on the closing date listed in the announcement or when the maximum number of applications is received. The vacancy will close when the first of these conditions are met. If the application limit is reached on the same day the announcement opened, the open and close date will be the same.

If you have any questions or would like to search for topics of interest, please visit our forums or FAQs at careers.state.gov.

Scholarships from Asian American Journalists Association

Calling all students! 

Check out these new opportunities and important updates just for you. 

The clock is ticking, so be sure to take advantage before the deadlines below!

New Scholarships and Internship Grants Now Open

Be sure to check the AAJA Student Opportunities section 

2017 NBC Summer Partnership

 

Check out the 2017 NBC Summer Partnership. NBCUniversal will place up to four selected students as paid interns for their programs based in New York City. A $2,000 stipend is available to those who qualify.

 

Apply today. The last day for AAJA to receive applications by mail is  February 17, 2017.

 

 

Questions about AAJA student opportunities? 

Contact Justin Seiter at justins@aaja.org.

periodically for new opportunities and updates

Nisei Student Relocation Commemorative Fund 2017: Rhode Island/Eastern MA

The scholarship deadline is next Wednesday, February 1st for Southeast Asian American students in Rhode Island and Eastern MA who plan to attend college in the Fall. Only a limited number of scholarships are available, and they can make a big difference for the right student.

The funds were made possible by the families of those who’d been unjustly placed in the Japanese internment camps during World War II.
It’s only available in one state at a time, and this year it’s being made available to students in Rhode Island and Eastern MA. In Rhode Island, there were an estimated 11,971 Southeast Asians living thiere including 5,961 Cambodians, 1,015 Hmong, 3,380 Laotians, and 1,615 Vietnamese back in 2010.

For many of the states where Lao, Khmer and Hmong resettled, fewer than 2 in 10 successfully complete college, and scholarships can play a key role in preventing financial distress from being a reason for students dropping out.

Historically, it’s also been very important for us to actively help get the word out to these families because many the scholarship wants to serve most don’t have a frame of reference for what and when to apply.

The deadline is February 1st but it can make a real difference in students lives, especially for those who are among the first in their family to attend college.

I strongly encourage you to please help spread the word and assist students in applying if you have relatives or friends in Rhode Island or Eastern Massachusetts.

Students will need to write a Personal Statement of 500 words or less (2 pages and typed) that will help the local committee understand why the student wants to continue their education or career training after high school. they are asked to select from one of the following topics as part of their essay:

– Are there any outstanding circumstances that may help the committee better understand you/your life and goals?

– What obstacles or challenges have you faced in getting an education?


– What are your personal and career goals?


– What contributions do you see yourself making to your ethnic community in the future?


– Describe how you have demonstrated leadership in or out of school.

The 4th Asian Symposium on the Humanities & Human Rights Education »

Deadline: June 2, 2017
Open to: educators, academics, researchers, students, non-profit and non-governmental professionals, social workers and human rights activists.
Venue: 6– 8 August 2017, Hiroshima, Japan

Description

We welcome you to join us in Hiroshima, Japan for the 4th Asian Symposium on the Humanities and Human Rights Education (SHARE 2017), which will coincide with the 72nd Hiroshima Peace Memorial and Remembrance Ceremony.

In addition to the conference, participants will have an opportunity to visit Hiroshima Peace Park and the Shrine Island of Miyajima — both are UNESCO World Heritage Sites.

The human rights landscape today, with its ever-changing peaks and valleys, has made some noteworthy advances in promoting greater access to human rights on a global scale; however, they cannot overshadow the existing violations against humanity that are aggravated through the discrimination and marginalization of peoples. SHARE 2017 will be an opportunity to explore these issues through the lens of the humanities.

With the theme New Directions, SHARE 2017 aims to promote a greater understanding of the intersections between the humanities and human rights through peaceful and respectful discussion of the issues. This event is an interdisciplinary platform for academics, researchers, policy makers, human rights advocates, students and professionals.

Eligibility

SHARE 2017 in Hiroshima, Japan will focus on the intersections between the humanities and human rights education. It will be an ideal event for educators, academics, researchers, students, non-profit and non-governmental professionals, social workers and human rights activists.

Application

We welcome proposals of 250 words in English on the streams listed below by Friday, June 2, 2017. For more information or to submit an abstractclick here

In order to apply, register HERE.

If you have any questions,  write to:  secretariat@intesda.org.

The official web-page.