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  • share what skills or knowledge that you have to contribute
  • include your resume and open schedule

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UC Program Internships

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Department Teaching Assistants

Applications for TAships with the Asian American Studies Department are due inWinter Quarter (February).

The Asian American Studies Department TA application may be found here:

Job Postings

UCLA Asian American Studies Department Open Positions: Part-Time Lecturers (Non-Senate) 2022-23

Job #JPF07655
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Position title: Lecturer
Application Window: Open July 8th, 2022 through Wednesday, Mar 15, 2023, at 11:59 pm (Pacific Time)

Position Description

The Department of Asian American Studies at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), invites applications for part-time Lecturer positions (Non-Senate) with primary responsibility in teaching interdisciplinary courses in Asian American Studies for the 2022-2023 academic year. Appointments are usually per course, on a quarter-by-quarter basis. The UCLA Department of Asian American Studies offers a major, minor, a Pilipino Studies minor, a graduate concentration, and a Master of Arts.

Academic appointment dates are as follows: Fall Quarter (October 1-December 31, 2022), Winter Quarter (January 1-March 31, 2023), and Spring Quarter (April 1-June 30, 2023). Actual instruction dates can be different.

We are especially looking for applicants who can teach the following areas of study:

  • South Asian American Studies
  • Japanese Americans and Incarceration (AAS 131B)
  • Critical Issues in US-Korea Relations (AAS 171C)

We welcome applicants who can offer special topics courses that complement our curriculum


Applicants with a Ph.D. are preferred. Applicants who are advanced to Ph.D. candidacy or who have an M.A., M.F.A., or equivalent may be considered (currently enrolled UC students are not considered).

Application Procedure Preliminary review of applications and teaching assignments will be conducted starting July 1, 2022. Candidates should submit the following application materials online at

  • Cover letter
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Teaching evaluation summaries
  • Course list and availability
  • A paragraph description and syllabus for each proposed course
  • Names and contact information of three references

This position is represented by the University Council- American Federation of Teachers:

Internal applicants will be considered for reappointment prior to the consideration of external applicants. Terms and conditions of employment are subject to UC policy and any appropriate collective bargaining agreement. Salary based on qualifications.



Basic qualifications (required at time of application)
Applicants with a Ph.D. are preferred. Applicants who are advanced to Ph.D. candidacy or who have a M.A., M.F.A., or equivalent may be considered (currently enrolled UC students are not considered).

Application Requirements

Document Requirements

  • Cover Letter
  • Curriculum Vitae – Your most recently updated C.V.
  • Teaching Evaluation Summaries
  • Course list and availability
  • A paragraph description and syllabus for each proposed course
  • Statement on Contributions to Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion – An EDI Statement describes a faculty candidate’s past, present, and future (planned) contributions to equity, diversity, and inclusion. To learn more about how UCLA thinks about contributions to equity, diversity, and inclusion, please review our Sample Guidance for Candidates and related EDI Statement FAQ document.

Reference Requirements

Campus Information

As a condition of employment, you will be required to comply with the University of California SARS-CoV-2 (COVID-19) Vaccination Program Policy. All covered Individuals under the policy must provide proof of Full Vaccination or, if applicable, submit a request for Exception (based on Medical Exemption, Disability, and/or Religious Objection) or Deferral (based on pregnancy) no later than the application deadline. The new University of California employees must (a)
provide proof of receiving at least one dose of a COVID-19 Vaccine no later than 14 calendar days after their first date of employment and provide proof of Full Vaccination no later than eight weeks after their first date of employment; or (b) if applicable, submit a request for Exception or Deferral no later than 14 calendar days after their first date of employment. (Capitalized terms in this paragraph are defined in the policy.) Federal, state, or local public health directives may impose additional requirements. The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age, or protected veteran status. For the complete University of California nondiscrimination and affirmative action policy, see UC Nondiscrimination & Affirmative Action Policy.

Job Location

Los Angeles

Other Opportunities

Application Deadline: 4/14/2023

The 2023 Getty Marrow Undergraduate Collections and Curatorial Intern will delve into the various processes inherent to collections and curatorial work at JANM by cataloging, digitizing, and curating hundreds of acetate and glass plate negatives, photographic prints, scrapbooks, 16 mm home movies, documents, and ephemera that comprise the Tanaka Studios collection. All of this work will culminate in a capstone project that the Collections and Curatorial intern will design to make the Tanaka collection relatable and accessible to a broad audience.

Dates of Internship: 10 consecutive weeks, in-person, June 12 to August 18, 2023. Full-Time (40 hours a week). Requires some evening and weekend hours. The Collections and Curatorial Intern will typically work a Monday to Friday schedule.

Intern Stipend: $6,800 gross stipend for Full-Time (40 hours/week), 10 consecutive weeks.

Apply now:

APICA is a non-partisan, non-profit organization of legislative staffers, lobbyists, and advocates, as well as other API professionals in the Capitol Community in Sacramento. As part of their community and staff development efforts, APICA hosts a 10-week summer internship at the State Capitol in Sacramento from June 19, 2023 to August 25, 2023. The internship is for current college students, 21 years of age or older at the time of the internship, who are interested in public policy and public service.

The program provides participants with a $4,960 stipend, an orientation and introduction to state government, mentorship with API Capitol staff, and a substantive, meaningful work experience in a legislative office in either the California State Assembly or California State Senate. This internship will be conducted in-person in Sacramento, California.

All students are welcome to apply. We are looking for energetic and passionate applicants!

Interested applicants should complete an application by the extended deadline on Sunday, March 5th, 2023 and use this Google Form application. For more information about the internship and application instructions, please visit

Work as a field representative for Assembly member Mike Fong who is a UCLA alumnus and strong supporter of Asian American Studies (click for more info)!



Office: Assemblymember M. Fong

Classification: Field Representative

Posted: June 23, 2022

The Office of Assemblymember Mike Fong is seeking to fill a full-time job opening for a Field Representative based in his Monterey Park District Office.

Position Description:

The Field Representative is primarily charged with representing the Assemblymember at community events and serving as the eyes and ears for the Assemblymember and senior staff about local concerns and priorities. Field Representatives advocate on behalf of constituents with State departments and other agencies regarding services, meet frequently with local government representatives, and help design and organize district events. Answering phones, writing emails, maintaining office operations, and presenting a positive impression of our office to constituents is key. Successful candidates will possess strong communication skills, the ability to multitask, have attention to detail, the ability to prioritize in a fast-paced environment, work cooperatively and courteously with others, and have the temperament to communicate with a variety of personalities in a tactful, pleasant, and professional manner.

Minimum Qualifications / Education Required:

  • Strong organizational skills and attention to detail
  • Strong communication skills and an ability to relate well with individuals of diverse backgrounds.
  • Excellent customer service manners and good public speaking skills
  • Team-oriented, and able to meet deadlines, balance multiple projects, and work under pressure
  • Candidates must demonstrate a positive attitude, commitment to excellence, upbeat demeanor, and flexibility
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Word, Excel, Outlook, and Powerpoint
  • Have an understanding of government agencies and structures (city, county, state, and federal)
  • Candidates should have a bachelor’s degree from an accredited four-year college or university
  • The ideal candidate has knowledge and/or familiarity with the San Gabriel Valley and/or Assembly District 49, as well as bilingual Chinese-speaking skills


Interested applicants should email a resume and cover letter to Work as a field representative for Assembly member Mike Fong who is a UCLA alumnus and strong supporter of Asian American Studies (click for more info)!. Please write “Field Representative Position – YOUR NAME” in the subject line. No phone calls or walk-ins are accepted.