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May 11, 2023BusinessThe Webinar “TABAH” recording was successful with almost 100 Indonesian Diaspora participating in it, with variety of business background. Watch it live here. Webinar “TABAH” recording Presentation Materials can be downloaded here: Bank BNI NY Bank BRI Bank Mandiri Kemenparekraf INDO STAR If you have any questions, please send email to info@indonesianamerican.org [...]
April 27, 2023BusinessAre you and Indonesian Diaspora business owners looking for some funding options? Come join us at the “TABAH” (Tanah Air Business Assistance and Help) Webinar, featuring speakers from Indonesian banks in the US, keynote speech from Ambassador Rosan Roeslani and introduction to the “Indo Star” program by Menparekraf Sandiaga Uno This is an excellent opportunity for those of you who are interested in starting your entrepreneurship journey, as we will provide you with valuable information and resources to help you start and succeed. Sunday, April 30, 2023/7:30-9:30pm ESTMonday, May 1st, 2023/0630-0830 WIBZoom link will be provided upon registration Register for FREE at: https://bit.ly/tabah-2023 Organized by IAA, Embassy of Indonesia, Dompet Dhuafa USA, ILUNI, & PLANA [...]
March 31, 2023BusinessYou are cordially invited to the Indonesian American Association Annual General Assembly on Saturday, April 1, 2023 at 5:00 pm (followed by Iftar). Please register here https://bit.ly/aga2023 Agenda: Annual report. Bylaws amendment review. Board of Trustees election. Proposals for IAA bylaws amendment can be submitted by email to agacommittee@indonesianamerican.org no later than Friday, March 31 at 7:00 pm. For those who have registered for the AGA, please check your email or text message to access your ballot and vote for the IAA Board through ElectionBuddy platform. The voting is now open until it closed on Saturday, April 1 at 6:30 pm. The Overseas Indonesia General Election Committee (PPLN) will be present on site on Saturday event to register Indonesian citizens for the 2024 Indonesian elections. Thank you for your participation. We look forward to seeing you at the AGA. Regards,2023 IAA AGA Committee(Meirina Hutabarat, Estaza Monzano, Dewi Brewer) Select your candidates from below [...]
July 21, 2022BusinessThe August event in the Carroll Creek Culture Series is the Colorful Indonesia Festival – hosted by IAA and AACF – which will take place on Saturday, August 6th from 1-7 pm. Volunteers are needed for this event, which duties will include: Setting up vendor tables and chairs before and after the eventGreeting community members and providing directional support to guests at various Festival activities if neededCleaning and clearing trash across Carroll Creek during and after the eventNotify AACF staff of any disruptions or potential issuesProviding support to vendors/tents during the event The festival details are here: https://www.colorfulindonesiafest.com If you would like to volunteer for this event, please click and sign up on the link below! https://www.signupgenius.com/go/10c0e49a5a723a1fdc43-colorful And if you have not done so, please fill out the updated AACF volunteer application (the link is below), so we have your information and emergency contacts, as well as your updated skills and interests on file. High school students can use the volunteer hours for SSL hours https://forms.gle/7nDwGQRVxdqimsYJ9 [...]
July 19, 2022BusinessTuesday, July 19 is the Primary Election Day in Maryland.  Polls will be open from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m.  To find your polling place by your address: go to https://voterservices.elections.maryland.gov/PollingPlaceSearch. Your polling location is also on the back of your voting guide sent by the Board of Elections. IMAAM Center at 9100 Georgia Ave is one of polling sites. Today is also the last day to drop off your mail-in ballot.  If you ordered a mail-in ballot and have not received it, you can vote on election day at your precinct; you will be given a provisional ballot.  Provisional ballots will be counted after Election Day once they confirm that you did not also use your mail-in ballot.  As required by State law, the counting of mail-in ballots and provisional ballots will not begin until Thursday, July 21. To find a drop box location for your mail-in ballot, go here https://www.montgomerycountymd.gov/Elections/dropbox.html, or text the word “Box” and your zip code to 77788. You will get the 4 closest drop box locations. Ballots must be in the drop box by 8 pm tomorrow (Tuesday, July 19).  All ballots returned by mail must be postmarked by tomorrow, July 19. If you are putting your mail-in ballot in a US mailbox– please check the last pickup time noted on the mailbox. If you drop it off after the last pickup at that box, it will likely not be postmarked on July 19. The Board of Elections strongly recommends that if you are taking your ballot to a post office tomorrow, enter the facility and have the attendant stamp the envelope with the date -July 19. Post offices generally close at 5 p.m. More information is also available at www.777vote.org. Democracy relies on all of us voting – please go out and vote if you haven’t already. [...]
July 17, 2022BusinessNetwork with the World.  Apply for an internship with the U.S. Department of State and connect to the      global community. The U.S. Department of State represents America to the world.  And as an intern here, so will you.  This isn’t your typical student internship. It’s interesting. It’s exciting. It’s educational. It’s one you’ll never forget. You’ll connect with fascinating people who are skilled in the art of diplomacy. You’ll work with them to help make a difference on a global scale. Regardless of your background or major, there are internship opportunities for you. You never know where your internship could lead you!  Whether you intern at the hub of diplomatic activity in Washington, D.C., or possibly in one of 265 American embassies and consulates around the world, you will experience life in the world of diplomacy. Working closely with those responsible for fighting terrorism, combating the spread of HIV/AIDS, protecting the environment, empowering women, and encouraging free trade, you will have the opportunity to contribute to society and make a difference in the world.   To meet these challenges, we are looking for diverse, culturally aware, adaptable, well-rounded, strategic-thinking problem-solvers. An internship with the U.S. Department of State is substantive, rewarding and offers you a valuable educational experience that will enhance you professionally and personally. Learn more about our internships and apply at careers.state.gov.      [...]
July 17, 2022BusinessThe Crimsonbridge Foundation is inviting Sandy Dang Co-Founder & Principal CoInnovate Consulting to teach Public Narrative to nonprofit leaders this October. LeaderBridge is giving 8 scholarships this October to nonprofit leaders. Please take a look at the information and see if you can recommend your grantees to apply for this training. The deadline is August 31, 2022. The training is $595 dollars. A nonprofit will only have to pay $100 for each staff member to attend. We have an information session on Thursday, July 21 from 1 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. Below is the Zoom link. Join Zoom Meeting https://us02web.zoom.us/j/84054018823?pwd=Y1dRSi8xS2NmRGMzajdxZy9pM1ZGUT09 Description of the Public Narrative Training: Inspire Leadership School’s Sandy Dang is co-facilitating a group of 8 local nonprofit leaders in a 3-part Public Narrative Training to help leaders create The Story of Self, The Story of Us, and The Story of Now and craft their story in a way that inspires leaders, partners, staff, board members, donors, and other stakeholders. This cohort-style virtual training is open to Black, Indigenous, Latinx or Hispanic, Asian, or other nonprofit leaders of color at any career stage and that work at locally-serving nonprofits in DC, MD, or VA. The application deadline is August 31, 2022. Selected participants attend three sessions (October 6, 13, and 20th) to complete the Public Narrative training. To apply please click on this link – https://forms.gle/fN3rEpFr4anXBeKY8 [...]
July 17, 2022BusinessThe Fairfax County is inviting all communities to participate and give feedback for the plan of building the Tysons Corner Community Center. VirtualJuly 1410:30 a.m.-noonVirtualJuly 216:30-8:30 p.m.In PersonJuly 286:30-8:30 p.m.The PARC at Tysons8508 Leesburg PikeVienna, VA 22182 Register here: https://bit.ly/TysonsCornerForums. [...]
July 17, 2022BusinessThe applications for the 2022 YSEALI Professional Fellows Program are now open! The YSEALI Professional Fellows Program (YSEALI PFP) is a two-way U.S. Department of State exchange program designed to strengthen people-to-people ties between young leaders from Indonesia, Brunei, Cambodia, Laos, Malaysia, Myanmar, Philippines, Singapore, Thailand, Timor-Leste, Vietnam, and the United States. Through intensive fellowships designed to broaden their professional expertise and enhance their leadership capabilities, YSEALI PFP provides emerging Southeast Asian leaders with the opportunity to gain first-hand experiences in, and exposure to, U.S. public and private sector offices working on a variety of issues. The 2023 YSEALI PFP is planned as a hybrid program, which will include virtual activities and an in-person U.S.-based Institute. Additional information can be found on the YSEALI website and those interested can apply online for the program here or by clicking the button below. The application for both programs in 2023 will close on August 5, 2022. Eligibility Requirements: Participants must:   Be citizens and current residents of one of the eleven YSEALI countries;  Be emerging leaders in government, civil society, or the private sector who have demonstrated expertise pertaining to the respective theme for which they are applying; Be 25 to 35 years old at the start of the program, currently employed and have two or more years of relevant professional work experience; Be self-directed with demonstrated leadership and collaborative skills and able to work effectively in a cross-cultural setting; Be able to identify an objective/project of their own selection that the applicant would like to implement in their home workplace or community; Have demonstrated proficiency in written and oral English. Program Information: The program is administered under four Institute Themes:   Civic EngagementEconomic EmpowermentGovernance and SocietySustainable Development and the Environment Applicants will be instructed to rank themes in order of preference on their application.  Program Dates:   There will be one application for all four YSEALI PFP themes and two program cycles, with in-person programming tentatively scheduled in 2023: for April-June (cycle 1) and September-October (cycle 2). Applicants will be able to select their preferred theme and program cycle in the application. Cycle 1: February – April 2023, hybrid program virtual activities take place; April – June, 2023, cycle 1 institutes in the U.S.Cycle 2: June – August 2023, hybrid program virtual activities take place; September – October 2023, cycle 2 institutes in the U.S. How Can I Apply?  The application is scheduled to open from June 28 – August 5, 2022. All applicants will receive an automated confirmation email upon submission of the application. The selection team will notify all applicants of their status by email in late-December, whether they have been selected to proceed to the next round of selection or they were not selected.  Visit www.ysealipfp.org to learn more and apply today!  Read the FAQs here. For more questions, please contact ysealipfp@americancouncils.org.  [...]
July 17, 2022BusinessA long-time goal of having a community Indonesian Festival is finally coming through. In collaboration with AACF (Asian American Center of Frederick), IAA is hosting the Colorful Indonesia Festival on Saturday, Aug 6th, 2020 at Carroll Creek Park in Frederick, MD. There will be performances and Indonesian foods and gifts. This event is supported by all the Indonesian community and the Embassy of Indonesia in Washington DC, as part of the 77th anniversary of Indonesian Independence [...]
July 17, 2022BusinessIAA and the Embassy of Indonesia hosting the annual golf tournament commemorating Indonesia’s 77th Independence Anniversaty. The event will be held on Saturday July 30th at Diamond Ridge Golf Club in Windsor Mill, MD. Details are on the flyer. [...]
April 22, 2022Business / NewsAfter a successful Annual General Assembly on March 26, 2022, the nine members of the Board of Trustees (BOT) held their first meeting on April 21, 2022. The purpose of the meeting is to elect Chairman of the Board and Executive Officers of the Board in accordance with IAA bylaws. Based on the consensus by all members of the BOT, Mr. Haris Koentjoro has been elected as the Chairman of the Board and the following persons have been elected as Executive Officers of the Board: Ms. Nadia Syahmalina as President.Mr. Victor Pattianakotta as Vice President.Ms. Butet Luhcandradini as Secretary.Ms. Endang Setyowati as Treasurer. Mr. Noerachmanto, Ms. Miemie Strickler, Mr. Oscar Zaky, and Mr. Marc Hoffman will serve as Regular Members of the Board. For more information about IAA, please visit our website at https://www.indonesianamerican.org Contact us Email: admin@indonesianamerican.org Instagram: @indonesianamericandc Facebook: @indonesianamericandc [...]
March 25, 2022BusinessDear Community, As defined in the bylaws, IAA is required to arrange Annual its Annual General Assembly. IAA cordially invite you to our Annual General Assembly Meeting which will be held virtually on Zoom on Saturday, March 26, 2022 8pm-9pm. https://bit.ly/aga2022. [...]
March 13, 2022BusinessCome join us for IAA’s Spring Outing Saturday, March 19th, 2022 at the Enterprise Golf Club in Mitchellville, MD [...]
March 13, 2022BusinessIt’s that time of year again. IAA to hold a Townhall Meeting and its Annual General Assembly to elect new board members. Planned to be held virtually on March 19th and March 26th via Zoom. Please participate and share your ideas for a better community. The BoT has assigned the following individuals as AGA Committee: Rifki Alfrianto, Fairfax VA as Committee ChiefAndri Antoni, Gaithersburg MD as Committee MemberMeirina Hutabarat, Woodbridge VA as Committee Member To register, visit https://bit.ly/2022agareg [...]
February 4, 2022Scholarship, Fellowship, and Internship / YouthAbout UsMusic Forward Foundation is a national nonprofit organization inside the House of Blues and Live Nationfamily that transforms young lives, inspires careers, and champions a more inclusive music industry.Music Forward provides artist development and music industry career programs for youth inunderserved communities and sets the stage for success by providing workshops, panels, showcases,internships, and scholarships to inspire the next generation of diverse industry leaders, artists, andinnovators. Our Internship OfferYou will work closely with the Marketing Manager & Digital Marketing Coordinator with ongoingresponsibilities and 1-2 long-term projects tailored to your interests, abilities, learning objectives andtiming of the internship. Our internships are designed so interns can receive insight into brandmarketing strategy, as well as develop project management, collaboration and presentation skills. Thisis an excellent opportunity to gain hands-on experience in a national, non-profit organization. Theinternship is virtual. Responsibilities• Posting on all social media handles: Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, LinkedIn, Youtube and more• Preparing content calendar, copy and tags• Community engagement and influencer outreach• Assisting in managing content and content sourcing• Attending department and staff meetings, assisting with daily communications operations andother general and administrative duties as assigned• Assisting Digital Marketing Coordinator in day-to-day activities of the marketing department About you• You have access to a computer and the internet• Demonstrated interests in music education, music business, marketing, and/or non-profit organizations• Excellent copywriting skills• Excellent communication skills• Strong understanding and enjoyment of social media• Focused attention to detail with a strong work ethic• Able to multi-task and work in a fast-paced environment• Works well independently and as a team member• Proficient in Microsoft Office and Outlook• Experience using Adobe Creative Suite applications Preferred Qualifications• Solid understanding of digital marketing• Knowledge of the non-profit sector and related programming Start DateInternship hours and start dates vary depending on the semester. Please review the application for applicable information. Academic CreditThis is an unpaid internship position for academic credit. Intern coordinates with their educationalinstitution for academic credit; you will have a designated supervisor who can complete an evaluationand documentation to satisfy academic credit requirements. Music Forward is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We do not discriminate in recruitment, hiring, training,promotion or any of employment practices for reasons of race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin,disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, orany other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws. For more information on how to apply, go to https://musicforwardfoundation.submittable.com/submit. [...]
February 4, 2022Scholarship, Fellowship, and Internship / YouthMusic Forward partnerships increase opportunities for a diverse range of students pursuing music industry careers. Live Nation (LN) currently offers three scholarship opportunities for students pursuing careers in the live entertainment industry. Living Legacy Foundation (LL) offers the David E. Ballard Scholarship for students pursuing a career in live entertainment who have been part of the foster care system and/or have experienced extended periods of homelessness. Affinity Plus Foundation (AP) offers the Affinity Plus Scholarship, to support Minnesota students or Affinity Plus members studying out-of-state pursuing a career related to the music industry (LN) Tiffany Green: Guidelines (LN) Steven J. Finkel: Guidelines (LN) Live Nation: Guidelines (LL) David E. Ballard: Guidelines (AP) Affinity Plus: Guidelines Applicants may apply for only one of the three scholarships offered through Live Nation. Applying for more than one scholarship in this category will result in the ineligibility of the applicant. Applicants may apply for a Live Nation scholarship, The David E. Ballard scholarship, and an Affinity Plus scholarship if eligibility requirements are met for each opportunity. Application closes at 11:59 PM EST, 10:59 PM CST, and 8:59 PM PST on March 31, 2022. Application recommendations must be received by April 8. 2022. Applicants and References must whitelist notifications@email.submittable.com in their inbox in order to receive essential communications related to the scholarship application process. For more details on how to apply, go to https://musicforwardfoundation.submittable.com/submit. [...]
February 4, 2022Scholarship, Fellowship, and Internship / YouthCompensation: Job Experience and College/University credit (if applicable). Trainings and Professional Development Opportunities. Select paid opportunities, per project basis. Start Date: Monday, February 21, 2022 End Date: Friday, June 17, 2022 Internship Description: As a Trending Socials intern, you will collaborate with our team and learn how to develop marketing campaigns for clients, and contribute your own ideas. Learn how to interpret audience insights and relevant industry data. Set measurable goals and implement new discoveries. Develop your digital marketing and content creation skills. Sharpen these skills all while bringing your own flair and creativity to the table. Collaborate on existing client projects and help bring new ideas to life. Work with a fast growing social media marketing agency that works directly with small businesses in the Bay Area and nationally. While most of our clients are locally based here in San Francisco, our reach is national with a few clients in other states, and we plan on working with more… Qualifications: An interest in social media marketing is a must. An interest in one or more of the following areas: Video Content Creation (in front or behind the camera)Video EditingGraphic DesignPhotographyE-commerceWebsite Design Must have a high school diploma or equivalent. If you’re in college and if applicable, we can work with you and your college/university to help you earn college credit. Must have a cell phone, laptop and reliable internet service. Experience with the Google Suite software tools is required (Drive, Sheets, Docs). A knowledge of graphic design and editing software is a plus, but not required (i.e. Photoshop, Canva, etc.). Job Duties/Outline: Some of the required duties depend on interest and skill, and include, but are not limited to the following tasks: Create and develop marketing collateral for select clients.(social media graphics, video clips, animations)Use an automated social media scheduling tool to schedule contentEngage with our client accounts and respond to likes, comments and DM’sParticipate in team meetings; brainstorm with the team about upcoming campaigns and new client pitches/projectsGenerate and interpret analytic reports Requirements: Must have own laptop, cell phone and access to internetExcellent written communication skillsA desire to work alongside a growing company with opportunities to grow within itFlexibility, ability to work on projects some weekends, and travel on-site, occasionallyExperience with Google Drive, Buffer, Canva a plus +Experience with PhotoShop/Photography/Graphic Design software a plus ++ What You’ll Gain: Learn our content creation process for creating social media marketing campaigns and strategies for clients. Learn about organic vs. paid social media content and learn how to optimize ads and ad spend on Facebook and Instagram. Become proficient with industry tools and digital marketing software: Google AnalyticsGoogle DriveCanvaSked SocialInShot Post-Internship: employment opportunities, while not guaranteed, are highly likely, pending funding and work availability. Time Commitment: 10 hours a week (minimum 8 hours). Weekly check-ins (flexible). Work from anywhere with a reliable phone and internet connection. To Apply: Email your resume to: luis@trendingsocials.comIn your email, write a statement of interest (1-2 paragraphs) expressing why you think this is a good fit.Include samples of your work (if applicable)Submissions due Friday, February 18, 2022 [...]
February 4, 2022Scholarship, Fellowship, and Internship / YouthThe Foundation for Inclusion (FFI) is recruiting a full-time research associate (RA) for a six-month engagement starting in February 2022 to provide substantive, analytic, and administrative assistance to an assessment of strategies to advance technology for social good, also known as responsible tech, ethical tech, and public-interest technology. This position, which is contingent on receipt of a contract award currently under negotiation, pays between $18 and$25 per hour, depending on qualifications, and the successful candidate will work as an independent consultant. We might divide this position between two or more individuals with different skill sets working either part-time for approximately six months or full-time for less than six months. Therefore, when applying, please specify whether you are interested only in full-time (40 hours/week), only in part-time, or either. We do not require candidates to have specific credentials (e.g., a college degree with a particular concentration, etc.). We are looking for specific qualifications regardless of credentials, including substantive knowledge, specific methodological skills, and a willingness to assist with general administrative tasks. Substantive knowledge and experience in at least one of the following areas is required and should be clearly explained in your cover letter: the relationship between technology and equity, justice, or social good (e.g., gender or racial bias in STEM fields, inequitable access to technology, algorithmic biases, the use of technology and platforms to spread hate or misinformation, etc.)the landscape and strategies of movements creating social change related to the above topics the landscape and strategies of philanthropy supporting social change related to the above topicsIn addition, training or experience in at least one of the following specific methodological skills will be required and should be directly addressed in the cover letter as well: systems thinking tools (e.g., system mapping, landscape analysis, network mapping)concept mapping (e.g., literature review, framework creation, classification, taxonomy)narrative mapping (e.g., audience segmentation, message framing, theme identification)qualitative research (e.g., interviewing, document review, qualitative data collection) A full-time candidate will dedicate a percentage of their time to administrative tasks, such as: detailed note taking and transcribingdata entry and reportingscheduling and meeting coordinationparticipation in work-planning sessions and tracking work plansdrafting memos Finally, all candidates must: demonstrate attention to detail, critical thinking, and excellent judgment with regard to the evaluation of evidence;be able to work constructively in and as a team, as well as independently, with little supervision;be able to appropriately handle confidential and sensitive information with the highest professional and ethical standards; and be willing to take ownership of the project as our thought partner with a shared purpose.Knowledge of Google Sheets, Google Docs, web search engines, and common office software is essential. Specialized skills in data science (e.g., text mining, web scraping, R, Python, etc.) or modeling and simulation (e.g., system dynamics, social network analysis, agent-based modeling, discrete-event simulation) are not required but may be considered favorably. (We encourage you to apply even if you lack such specialized skills; depending on the final team structure, they may not be necessary.) The RA may be based anywhere in the United States but the job will require daily collaboration with a research team working mostly daytime hours in Eastern Standard Time. Candidates will therefore need access to their own computer and phone equipment and a full-time Internet connection, because all team members will be working remotely and will need to communicate frequently. We are particularly interested in receiving applications from individuals fromunder-represented groups in STEM. To apply, please send a brief cover letter and a resume or CV (all in a single PDF) to hello@foundationforinclusion.org. Your cover letter should describe the ways you are qualified to do the work (please make direct reference to the knowledge or skills listed above), elaborate on any specific examples of relevant work and experience, mention where you came across this posting, and specify whether your preference is to be considered as a full-time candidate, apart-time candidate, or either. We encourage interested parties to apply soon, no later than February 15, 2022, as applications will be reviewed and applicants will be interviewed on a rolling basis until the position is filled. We expect the orientation and work to begin shortly after being offered a position. Please list your earliest available date in your cover letter. The Foundation for Inclusion is a not-for-profit, tax-exempt/501(c)(3) organization based in Washington, D.C., whose mission is to empower changemakers and innovators to solve the world’s most complex problems by helping them uncover and address the root causes. [...]
February 3, 2022Scholarship, Fellowship, and Internship / YouthBrand Ambassadors MCRRC seeks to create a team of Brand Ambassadors who can dedicate time to further the Club’s reputation and recognition within the greater Montgomery County. As a Brand Ambassador, you will serve as the “face” of the brand and be a part of a street marketing team who will promote MCRRC at community events.  Your overall objective is to spread awareness about and create interest in MCRRC among Montgomery County residents with the primary objective of encouraging them to benefit from our services – such as training programs and races – and, ultimately, joining the Club..  To do this, you will seek out community events and similar outlets where you can share the value and benefits of MCRRC.   You will engage with event attendees in the goal of creating interest for them to join the Club. Brand Ambassadors will be supported by the MCRRC’s Marketing & Communications Committee.  The Club is prepared to provide a kit of branded items, such as banners, flyers, table cloths, and giveaways to use during your tenure as a Brand Ambassador.  You will be invited to provide input on what materials are needed to most effectively engage others.  Note that Brand Ambassadors are not expected to create or produce any of the materials; rather that responsibility will remain with MCRRC. MCRRC Brand Ambassador should meet most of the qualifications below: You are passionate about living a healthy lifestyle and regularly incorporate running and/or walking into your fitness routine.You are hard-working, reliable, upbeat, positive, polite, and professional.  You are a natural leader and can function at a high-level with little supervision.You consider yourself a friendly, charismatic person.  You can easily create relationships with new people that you meet, and you are equally comfortable to ask those you meet for their contact information for later follow up by the Club.You are a self-starter and are willing to make connections with local companies and organizations.  If you have established networks and/or relationships, that would be ideal.You embrace the MCRRC’s Values Statement, and will strive to uphold the Club’s commitment to inclusivity, equity and diversity.  You understand your responsibility to represent the club in a positive, inclusive organization and will do so through your actions and words.You are familiar with MS Word and Excel or similar software (e.g. Google Docs and Sheets) and are prompt in completing tasks.You have flexibility in your personal and family obligations and can commit an average of 5-8 hours per month.  You understand the commitment may ebb and flow depending on the season and local community opportunities. Those who are interested in becoming an MCRRC Brand Ambassador can send their resume to mcrrcbrandambassador@gmail.com. [...]
February 3, 2022Scholarship, Fellowship, and Internship / YouthDescriptionThe Maryland-National Capital Park and Planning Commission (M-NCPPC) is a six-time National Recreational and Parks Association Gold Medal Award Winner. The Montgomery County Department of Parks has a career staff complement of nearly 800 employees, and we serve a diverse population of more than one million residents in the Washington, DC area.  We manage over 37,000 acres of parkland including 424 parks, 490 miles of streams, 26,000 acres of forest, and more than 500 lakes, ponds, and stormwater management facilities. Go to our website to learn more:  https://www.montgomeryparks.org/  ARE YOU INTERESTED IN WORKING WITH DIVERSE COMMUNITES AND RESTORING PARKS?The Montgomery County Department of Parks seeks a seasonal employee for the Parks Volunteer Program Volunteer Services Office (VSO) of the Public Affairs & Community Partnerships Division (PACP) to help support the stewardship of 424 parks and 490 miles of streams through volunteer administration, program coordination, public outreach, and watershed education. DIVERSITY AND INCLUSION: We welcome applicants who reflect the diversity of our community and can help us become a more inclusive place for staff and visitors. Montgomery County Department of Parks believes that diversity in all dimensions of the organization supports and bolsters the innovative thinking essential to its success. Montgomery County Parks does not make hiring decisions on the basis of race, ethnicity, national origin, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, disability, religion, political affiliation, or ideology or status as a Veteran.Work alongside the volunteer services team under the supervision of the Stream & Park Cleanups Coordinator on litter prevention initiatives and community service efforts across Montgomery County Parks. Assist with coordination of the Montgomery Parks Plogging Volunteer Program, participate in special/seasonal events (examples include Earth Month, Community Service Week, and National Public Lands Day), and aid in additional projects and programs that involve the VSO. Also have the opportunity to work with the Montgomery County Department of Environmental Protection (MC-DEP), non-profit organization partners, watershed groups, and Stream Strider volunteers.A successful candidate works well independently and as part of a team, is organized, and has interest and knowledge in one or more of the following fields: Volunteer servicePublic outreachParks & recreationProgram administrationData managementRecyclingEnvironmental education and social justiceWatershed scienceStormwater pollutionLitter issuesStream ecology  Examples of Important Duties The successful candidate will support the Volunteer Services Office and its Stream & Park Cleanups programs as described in the above Job Description and is expected to: Coordinate the Montgomery Parks Plogging (picking up trash while jogging/walking) Volunteer Program.Work with MC-DEP and Montgomery Parks staff to manage plogging volunteers in parks, implement plogging challenges and prizes, and use Litterati software to report data.Contribute to our water quality public involvement and participation requirement for the NPDES MS4 permit.Participate in Chesapeake Bay Trust outreach programs at our parks that engage local youth and/or family groups in underserved communities.Provide excellent customer service when corresponding with volunteers by email, phone, or in person.Support cleanup projects led by Stream Strider volunteers or alternative projects led by Volunteer Program Managers.Assist with supply distribution, supply inventory, site evaluations, research, and data reporting.Other duties assigned. Minimum Qualifications Ability to complete tasks both independently under minimal supervision and as part of a team while following directions, paying attention to details, and working within deadlines.General computer skills and advanced proficiency using Microsoft Office, particularly Microsoft Outlook.Bilingual is a plus.  Capacity to work under arduous fieldwork as well as telework when requested. Equipment and instruction for teleworking will be provided.Must be able to carry items ranging from 10-40 pounds.Minimum age: 18 years old. TRAINING:Training topics include volunteer management in parks, Litterati software, safety in the field, public engagement, environment/watershed education resources, and an optional online Defensive Driving course. The program schedule runs from  March – May/June; 10 hours per week.  ADDITIONAL INFORMATION:https://montgomeryparks.org/support/volunteer/stream-park-cleanups/https://montgomeryparks.org/support/volunteer/ Supplemental Information: This position does not provide benefits.A criminal background investigation will be completed prior to hire.Person(s) hired for this position must provide proof of being fully vaccinated for COVID-19. For more information, go to https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/mncppc/jobs/3389783/parks-volunteer-program-intern?keywords=internship&pagetype=jobOpportunitiesJobs. [...]
February 3, 2022Scholarship, Fellowship, and Internship / YouthOverview Compost Crew, a locally owned business based in Rockville, MD, is a high growth organics recycling company. The company was founded with the objective of rescuing unwanted food scraps from the landfill, helping to retain valuable nutrients by converting the food scraps into a rich soil amendment – compost.  The company has grown to serve thousands of homes, businesses, communities and governments throughout Washington D.C., Maryland, and Virginia, and composted tens of millions of pounds of organic material. We are hiring Composting Fellows on a rolling basis to assist in composting operations at our on-farm Compost Outposts, located in Poolesville, Maryland. This Fellowship will offer an in-depth and hands-on experience to learn about composting operations for on-farm systems trained by a MDA Certified Compost Facility Operator. In addition, the Fellow will have exposure to a variety of compost industry seminars, learning opportunities, academic materials, sales exposure, commercial compost facility tours, and networking opportunities by experts in the field to receive a well-rounded experience. We offer seasonal, biannual, and annual terms with flexible hours to best fit your schedule. Responsibilities Assist in weekly composting operations at our Compost Outpost(s): Facility set-up and breakdown. Record composting operation metrics including, but not limited to; feedstock received, pile temperatures, Carbon to Nitrogen ratios, bay(s) used, moisture, working hours, and any additional notes. Assist in any decontamination and sorting procedures as required in the Composting Facility Operating Plan (CFOP).Assist in adding pile moisture and dust suppression techniques. Assist in feedstock mixing, pile placement, and pile turning.  Participate in weekly composting education, research, and industry updates: Develop and support ongoing and upcoming research projects and innovations.Attend virtual weekly meetings with the Composting Division to discuss ongoing projects.Attend virtual lectures, seminars, and/or meetings that provide composting industry updates to present to the composting team at Compost Crew. We also offer options study sessions for fellows interested in becoming a Maryland-Certified Compost Facility Operator.Support the Composting Division with any additional projects or tasks. Key Requirements Proficient in English (both reading and writing).Interested in receiving experience in an environmental field, to include composting, farming, environmental education, and sales opportunities. Effective listening skills.Clear communication and organizational skills.Ability to work individually and with a team effectively.Must be a self-starter, capable of taking on multiple tasks with minimal supervision.Proficient in Microsoft Office products, Google applications, spreadsheets, and other tools.Attention to detail.Flexibility to adapt to a fast-changing work environment.Experience operating a skid steer and driving a pickup truck with a trailer is a plus.Be a team player, willing to share and learn from other members of the team, and to learn from your peers’ best practices. Enthusiasm for the mission of protecting the planet and reducing waste. For more information on how to apply, go to https://compostcrew.com/careers/. [...]
February 3, 2022Scholarship, Fellowship, and Internship / YouthThe Department of Environmental Protection has a limited number of unpaid internships available for students to help further enhance their skills and career goals. Internship assignments will be developed in an effort to combine the applicant’s interests and goals with the Department needs. Our intent is to provide interns with real-world experience and training while at the same time obtaining much needed help on our most pressing challenges. The vast majority of our internships are suitable for undergraduate or Master’s students, but qualified high school students may be considered. Internships can be limited to a semester or year-round, except for the biological monitoring internships which are only in summer. View our Do’s and Don’ts of applying for an internship. Summer Biological Monitoring Internships Each summer, the Watershed Management Division offers specialized volunteer internships to work with stream monitoring crews to collect biological, physiochemical and habitat data. The internships are unpaid. Download an application for the summer biological monitoring internship. The deadline to apply for the Summer Biological Monitoring volunteer internship is April 15, 2022. Duties may include: Fish samplingHabitat assessmentsPhysical chemistry samplingAmphibian & reptile surveysTemperature meter deploymentBenthic macroinvertebrate sub-samplingData entry and database queryingPublic outreach projects Do’s and Don’ts of Applying for a DEP Internship Do: Be clear on your cover letter what your interests and desired area of focus would be. This helps us match you with the appropriate staff person.Submit your resume or cover letter as a Microsoft Word file or PDF by email to askdep@montgomerycountymd.gov, if possible. If you need assistance submitting an application or resume, please call DEP at 240-777-7730.For those applying for a summer biological monitoring internship, make sure to attach an application and apply by the deadline. Don’t: Don’t email your resume to an individual staff person. Only email to askdep@montgomerycountymd.gov.Don’t email or call to “see the status” or “check on the progress”. You will hear from DEP if there was interest in your application. We receive many resumes, so we might not be able to contact everyone. Don’t apply for the summer biological monitoring internship if you’re going to be gone for most of the summer or can’t commit to the internship. [...]
February 3, 2022Scholarship, Fellowship, and Internship / YouthArena Stage is hiring for their Allen Lee Hughes BIPOC Fellowship program– deadline is February 11, 2022!They are particularly looking to increase their applicants for: Arts Administration      Development Fellow     General and Company Management Fellow     Graphic Design Fellow     Leadership and Business Fellow     Marketing Fellow     Media Relations Fellow     Patron Services Fellow Community Engagement     Community Programs Fellow     School Programs Fellow Production     Costumes Fellow     Lighting Fellow Full details can be found on the website here: https://www.arenastage.org/fellowship [...]
February 3, 2022Scholarship, Fellowship, and Internship / YouthPOSITION SUMMARY: CHC BOLD PAC seeks a creative individual who is passionate aboutgetting Latinos elected to Congress for its Communications Fellowship. This six monthfellowship is an exciting opportunity for recent college graduates to gain footing in nationalpolitics. It will provide unique opportunities outside of employment for fellows to gain politicalexperience elsewhere in Washington DC and can open the door to a career in politicalcommunication. DUTIES● Press: Support the development, creation, and distribution of content for press releases,memoranda, and briefs. Organize press lists and research assigned topics. Conductmedia monitoring for key races, states, and regions.● Video production: Develop professional videos, including recording, editing, anddelivery of assigned projects.● Social Media and Digital: Collate and send news clips, monitor social media accounts,manage website content, create graphics, suggest digital content and post on socialmedia.● Research: Complete basic research assignments, especially gathering informationregarding candidates, races, districts, and political trends.QUALIFICATIONS● Communication Skills: Strong writing and oral presentation skills are required.Experience copy editing social media, blog, and website content preferred.● Video Design and Editing Skills: Experience with producing, shooting, and editingprofessional videos.● Computer/Software Skills: Proficiency in Premiere Video Editing or Final Cut Pro,Adobe Creative Suite, WordPress, G Suite, Canva, Mailchimp, Excel, Access, andPowerPoint is required. REQUIREMENTS● Bachelor’s degree, with a major or minor in at least one of the following areas:● Mass media communications● Journalism (broadcast or video & film)● Communications/communication arts (electronic media, broadcasting)● Media production● Radio/television, or a related field● Political Science● Production experience in one or more of the following areas:● Videography● Editing● Lighting and audio production● Fluency in Spanish and English is a plusApplications Requirements:● A resume● A cover letter● A 3-5 minute demo reel and/or graphics portfolio● A reference sheet with three referencesPlease send the documents and video listed above to Diana Castañeda at Diana@CHCboldpac.com.The CHC BOLD PAC Communications Fellowship is part-time (32 hours a week) for six monthsand is based in Washington, DC. This fellowship comes with a salary of $2,200 a month, plus ahealth care stipend of $300 a month. Equal Opportunity/Diversity PolicyCHC BOLD PAC prohibits discrimination of employment, promotion, compensation, terms,conditions, or privileges of employment on the basis of gender, disability, race, age, nationalorigin, color, creed, sexual orientation, sex (including marital and parental status), genderidentity and expression, religion, economic status, ethnic identity, veteran’s status, or any otherbasis prohibited by applicable law. This policy covers all programs, services, policies, andprocedures of CHC BOLD PAC, including opportunity for employment and treatment as a CHCBOLD PAC employee. CHC BOLD PAC is an equal opportunity employer and will comply withall applicable laws prohibiting discrimination in employment.CHC BOLD PAC’s equal opportunity policy covers all programs, services, policies, andprocedures of the CHC BOLD PAC, including opportunity for employment and treatment as aDCCC employee, as well as opportunities for Consultants to contract with the CHC BOLD PAC.CHC BOLD PAC is committed to building a staff that reflects the diverse communities thatmakeup our country and the Democratic Party. Working towards the goal of a diverse CHCBOLD PAC our policy extends to both Staff and Consultants. [...]
February 3, 2022Scholarship, Fellowship, and Internship / YouthThe Asian American Journalists Association is now accepting applications for the following:  Scholarships: AAJA annually offers up to $20,000 in scholarships and grants to journalism students to help offset the costs of education, internships, living expenses and other opportunities. Please note some listed opportunities have their own application. Be sure you fit the individual opportunity’s criteria. AAJA is releasing applications for 2022-2023 scholarships, internships, and fellowships. Please check each individual opportunity for deadlines. For more information, read our press release. Please click here to apply to 2022-23 AAJA Scholarships and Fellowships. VOICES Voices serves as a multimedia journalism training fellowship for college and graduate students, as well as a leadership program for young journalists. We are looking for undergraduate and graduate students who are interested in spending the summer producing a long-form, in-depth news project over the course of the summer. We want students who are excellent storytellers and who are interested in new technologies and story forms. Reporters, social media strategists, designers, developers, data engineers, podcasters, broadcasters and bloggers are all welcome to apply. The program this year will consist of summer-long training and project work that begins in May and culminates at the AAJA 2022 Convention in Los Angeles on Wednesday, July 28 to Saturday, July 31. Please click here to apply to be a VOICES 2022 Fellow (Deadline March 31, 2022).  JCamp High school freshmen, sophomores and juniors with a strong interest in broadcasting, newspapers, magazines, photojournalism or online media are encouraged to apply.  Students selected for the program have all costs covered including airfare, campus housing and meals. Please click here to apply to be a JCamp 2022 Fellow (Deadline March 31, 2022) For questions, please contact angelat@aaja.org. [...]
February 2, 2022Scholarship, Fellowship, and Internship / YouthAsian Americans Advancing Justice | AAJC (Advancing Justice | AAJC) is a national 501(c)(3) nonprofit founded in 1991 and located in Washington, D.C.  Our mission is to advance the civil and human rights of Asian Americans and to build and promote a fair and equitable society for all.  For 30 years, we have served as the leading Asian American voice on civil rights issues in our nation’s capital – fighting for the rights of our communities through policy advocacy, litigation, research, public education, and community engagement.   Based in Washington, D.C., Advancing Justice | AAJC is a member of the Asian Americans Advancing Justice (Advancing Justice) affiliation.  With our affiliates in Atlanta, Chicago, Los Angeles, and San Francisco, we work together as equal and independent partners, operate under one name, and strive to speak with one unified and powerful voice to promote justice, empower our communities, bring local and national constituents together, and strengthen our multiracial democracy.     AAJC is looking for a Research Manager. This is a full-time, two-year fellowship position. The Research Manager will be primarily responsible for the development and execution of research priorities for Advancing Justice | AAJC.  The Research Manager will conduct public policy research and data analysis, working in conjunction with the litigation and policy teams to identify research priorities and produce research products, including public-facing reports and issue briefs as well as internal products in support of litigation, policy advocacy, community engagement, and communications efforts.  Research priorities include voter and elections data analysis and research, as well as potential research needs in anti-Asian hate, immigration, mis/disinformation and other policy areas.  To learn more about the position and how to apply, go to https://www.advancingjustice-aajc.org/job/research-manager-two-year-fellowship. [...]
February 2, 2022Scholarship, Fellowship, and Internship / YouthAsian Americans Advancing Justice | AAJC (Advancing Justice | AAJC) is a national 501 (c)(3) nonprofit founded in 1991 and located in Washington, D.C.  Our mission is to advance the civil and human rights of Asian Americans and to build and promote a fair and equitable society for all.  For 30 years, we have served as the leading Asian American voice on civil rights issues in our nation’s capital – fighting for the rights of our communities through policy advocacy, litigation, research, public education, and community engagement.   Based in Washington, D.C., Advancing Justice | AAJC is a member of the Asian Americans Advancing Justice (Advancing Justice) affiliation.  With our affiliates in Atlanta, Chicago, Los Angeles, and San Francisco, we work together as equal and independent partners, operate under one name, and strive to speak with one unified and powerful voice to promote justice, empower our communities, bring local and national constituents together, and strengthen our multiracial democracy.  AAJC is looking for a Program Coordinator. This is a one-year fellowship program.The Program Coordinator will help administer the Anti-Racial Profiling Project (“the Project”) responding to the government’s targeting and surveillance of academics, scientists, researchers, other professionals, and students of Asian origin or descent.   The Anti-Racial Profiling Project Coordinator will be primarily responsible for coordinating outreach and legal referral services for academics, scientists, researchers, other professionals, and students who are seeking legal counsel related to concerns of government profiling and surveillance, particularly related to alleged connections to China. The Project Coordinator will be trained and supervised by the Staff Attorney, Anti-Racial Profiling and Immigration, to conduct intake for legal referrals. The Project Coordinator will also assist the Staff Attorney, Anti-Racial Profiling and Immigration, and work with the Communications and Community Engagement teams to develop and implement rapid response coordination, community education, communications strategy, field outreach, and advocacy initiatives for the Anti-Racial Profiling Project.  To learn more about this position and how to apply, go to https://www.advancingjustice-aajc.org/job/anti-racial-profiling-project-coordinator-one-year-fellowship. [...]
February 2, 2022Scholarship, Fellowship, and Internship / YouthThe OCA Internship Program is one of OCA’s signature student leadership development programs. Having recently celebrated its 30th anniversary in 2019, it seeks to cultivate future leadership for the Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) community by providing opportunities to work in the public sector and learn about issues affecting AAPIs. Based in the nation’s capital, interns will learn to build relationships, meet with legislative officials, and engage in leadership development workshops. The program has successfully led past interns to become more active on their college campus and increased the presence of the APA community in local, state, and federal governments. OCA intern alumni have become executive directors, legislative staffers, OCA National Executive Council members, and are leaders in the private and public sector. Selected applicants relocate to Washington, D.C. for the duration of their internship, where they are placed with nonprofits, federal agencies, and other organizations for a full-time internship. Each Friday, interns gather at the OCA National office to discuss issues pertaining to AAPIs, past topics have included mental health, identity, and data disaggregation. We call these convenings “Sama Sama” which is Tagalog for together. Interns also attend OCA’s National Convention, which is hosted in a different city each year. In addition to these events, OCA interns are also provided opportunities to build their professional and advocacy skills to create compassionate leaders in the AAPI community. The Priority Deadline to apply is Sunday, January 30, 2022 at 11:59 PM PT. The Regular Deadline to apply is Sunday, February 20, 2022 at 11:59 PM PT. Please read the following program details, eligibility requirements, and frequently asked questions below prior to submitting your application and apply to https://www.ocanational.org/summer-internship. If you have any questions, please contact kent.tong@ocanational.org. [...]
February 2, 2022Scholarship, Fellowship, and Internship / YouthOCA – Asian Pacific American Advocates, a national membership driven organization of community advocates dedicated toward advancing the social, political, and economic well-being of Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders, is seeking a 2-year, full-time, exempt Broadband and Digital Access Fellow to advance our understanding of broadband access and digital literacy in the AAPI community. Job Title: Broadband and Digital Access Fellow Location: Washington, DC and Remote Reports to: Executive Director Job Description: Develop and execute national survey of Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders on their broadband connectivity and digital literacy statuses, with a final public presentationConduct follow-up surveys and/or roundtable discussions as neededAssist the policy department in conducting Asian American Tech Table work, which includes coordinating speaking events or writing policy summariesAssist the programs department in developing and conducting digital literacy workshopsOther duties as assignedFellow will be expected to contribute and work on the OCA National Convention Desired Skills: Bachelor’s degree (with specialization in Sociology or Statistics preferred, not required) or relevant work experienceExperience conducting surveys, interviews, and roundtable discussionsExperience writing reports and analyses using survey and interview dataStrong interpersonal skillsTeam player and self-starter attitudeExcellent communication and writing skillsWillingness to learn quickly and strong performance under time pressureAbility to manage multiple tasks and work effectively in a fast-paced, changing environmentProficiency in Microsoft Suite and Google SuiteProficiency in Airtable preferred, but not requiredDeep understanding and passion for Asian American and Pacific Islander issues Compensation: Salary is $45,000. Benefits include paid vacation, health care, vision, employer subsidized dental and transit, and employer matching Simple IRA. This position will begin by March 30, 2022 and end by March 30, 2024. To apply: Send a cover letter and resume to Thu Nguyen, tnguyen@ocanational.org. The position will be filled as soon as possible, but applications will close on February 18, 2022. For more information about OCA, visit www.ocanational.org. OCA is an equal opportunity employer and does not and will not discriminate on the basis of age, ancestry, color, creed, disability, gender identity, marital status, national origin, parental status, political ideology, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, use of service animal, military or veteran status. [...]