At the University of Chicago Office of Multicultural Student Affairs, we want students to have access to academic and cultural resources, but to also have opportunities independent of the classroom and student life. Thus, the following is a list of opportunities where students can go to search for funding, enrich their summers or find work after graduation.

Tuesday, May 14, 2013

Norman Y. Mineta Fellowship

The Norman Y. Mineta Fellowship position in the Washington, D.C. office of the JACL is now open. Named after the Honorable Secretary Norman Y. Mineta, former Secretary of Transportation and former Secretary of Commerce, this fellowship focuses on public policy advocacy in the Asian American Pacific Islander (AAPI) community.


    •    Opportunity to staff and monitor key legislative initiatives and issues relevant to the AAPI community.
    •    Work on a wide variety of projects, issues and programs.
    •    Conduct research and study topics assigned.
    •    Interact with other national AAPI and civil rights organizations in the DC area.
    •    Work with JACL and other organizations to organize programs and events.
    •    Serve on various civil rights and AAPI committees.
    •    Perform a wide variety of duties, and work directly with the Executive Director.


    •    Minimum four year degree from an accredited college or university.
    •    Excellent writing, analytical, and computer skills.
    •    Ability to take directions and follow through with assignments.
    •    Must work well with others and have good interpersonal skills.
    •    Be a member of the JACL and familiar with AAPI issues.

Time Period & Stipend:

The term of the fellowship will be for a time period of six to ten months and will begin as soon as the recipient is available. A $2,200 monthly stipend will be provided.

Application Information:

Interested applicants should submit a resume, a sample of writing, and names and contact information for two (2) references to the Washington, D.C. office of the JACL at with "Mineta Fellowship" in the subject line. Applications are due by Friday, June 7th 2013.  

For any questions regarding the fellowship, contact the Washington, D.C. office at 202-223-1240.
The Norman Y. Mineta Fellowship is made possible with the help of generous sponsors AARP and Southwest Airlines.

No comments:

Post a Comment