|The Daniel K. Inouye Fellowship is named for the late United States senator from Hawaii. The fellowship provides the opportunity to work on advocacy at the national level at the JACL National office in Washington, D..C.
The fellow will monitor key legislative initiatives of importance to the JACL mission and implement JACL-sponsored programs.The fellow will support the Executive Director on a broad range of public policy issues important to the Asian American community. The fellow will work with other staff to mobilize and inform local chapters; fellows are integral in establishing a voice for JACL and its members in Washington D.C.
This fellowship offers a chance to live in the nation’s capital and gain experience observing and learning from top professionals in civil rights and other non-profits. Fellows gain familiarity with Congress and acquire the skills to correspond, collaborate, and maintain a working relationship with members of Congress.
The fellowship will last for a period of up to 12 months.
The Inouye Fellow works closely with the Norman Y. Mineta Fellow and will be responsible for the following:
· 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.
Find the application here.