Career Services Internship Opportunities
FALL INTERNSHIPS 2014 DEFENDING ASIAN AMERICAN VOTING RIGHTS
Description: Supervision: Interns are supervised by attorneys through regular meetings and trainings. Compensation: These internships are not paid positions, but academic credit, college work-study, or a clinical placement can be arranged. Hours: Interns work anywhere between 12 to 25 hours per week in the office. Duration: The internship usually follows the semester, commencing with the start of classes (or end of August/beginning of September) and goes to the first or second week of December. Voting Rights Interns work on the following: Election monitoring to ensure that Asian Americans are treated fairly at the polls and to document violations of the Voting Rights Act and the federal Constitution. The Voting Rights Act mandates the availability of Chinese, Korean, and Bengali language assistance and forbids anti-Asian voter discrimination.Work with pro bono lawyers at corporate law firms and volunteer law students to inspect poll sites for compliance with the Voting Rights Act and the Help America Vote Act. Coordinate a survey of Asian American voters to document the use of bilingual ballots and report on Asian American voting patterns. The survey will be taken at several poll sites across the nation. Interns will recruit, train, and supervise volunteers, as well as coordinate logistics at three dozen polling locations.Register new voters after citizenship swearing-in ceremonies.Conduct research and advocacy on local, state, and federal election reform proposals.