Application is now open for the 2017 KACE Grassroots Internship Program. Since its launch in 2006, our annual high school internship program has been joined by over 200 high school students in New York and New Jersey. The 2017 KACE Grassroots Internship Program is a unique opportunity to experience first-hand community organization through grassroots civic participation. Under supervision, students will take on research projects on various issues within our community […]

Based in greater New York, Korean American Civic Empowerment (KACE) is a non-partisan, not-for-profit organization, dedicated to empower the Korean American community through active civic engagement. To that end, KACE advocates for our community’s voting rights, educates on civic and public affairs, organizes Korean American voters, and engages elected offices on the issues pertinent to our community.

Position Summary:

Korean American Civic Empowerment (KACE) is accepting applications for the position of “High School Internship Coordinator.” Open to undergraduate students or recent graduates, this summer position encompasses various responsibilities, including assistance in education and management of high school interns and volunteers from May to August 2017. KACE is looking for one person to join its New York office and one to join its New Jersey office.

Starting and ending dates of employment is open to negotiation. Training and education will be provided in May.

Responsibilities:

  • Manage attendance, communicate regularly with students and parent(s);
  • Lead workshops and research sessions;
  • Lead students in voter registration drives and other fieldwork activities;
  • Lead students in various events hosted by KACE;
  • Lead students in meetings with elected officials;
  • Coordinate internship meetings;
  • Develop and maintain a comprehensive understanding of education materials and relevant resources to be able to provide information; and
  • Assist Program Coordinators with duties as assigned.

Qualifications:

  • At least one year of undergraduate experience;
  • Strong communication skills, verbal and written;
  • Strong sense of responsibility and punctuality;
  • Demonstrated sense of leadership
  • Proficient in word processing and academic research;
  • Ability to organize, maintain, and follow through with multiple communications and tasks with thoroughness; and
  • Proficiency in Korean, experience in education and/or U.S. history (especially Asian American history) is a strong plus.

For any questions, send an inquiry at info@kace.org.

Based in greater New York, Korean American Civic Empowerment (KACE) is a non-partisan, not-for-profit organization, dedicated to empower the Korean American community through active civic engagement. To that end, KACE advocates for our community’s voting rights, educates on civic and public affairs, organizes Korean American voters, and engages elected offices on the issues pertinent to our community. Position Summary: Korean American Civic Empowerment (KACE) is accepting applications for the position […]

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On Election Day 2016, Korean American Civic Empowerment (KACE)¬†operated its own Voter Hotline to assist Korean American voters in New York and New Jersey. Today alone, KACE resolved a total of 79 inquiries on a various topics related to voting, from 6AM when polls opened in the two states. The most common questions today were on the poll site location and registration status confirmation. It seems that the surge in […]

Korean American Civic Empowerment (KACE) hosted a voter registration drive on October 29th and October 30th, 2016¬†at the 2016 Korean Harvest Festival. Throughout the weekend, KACE assisted over 50 first-time voter registrations and more than 120 inquiries on voting. With hardly a week left until the election, many visitors were already registered; however, with the spike in first-time voter registrations this year, we received a slew of questions on what […]

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On October 28th, 2016, Korean American Civic Empowerment (KACE) published the 2016 New York & New Jersey Voter Guide. An annual publication by KACE, the voter guide is a compilation of positions and candidates to be on the ballot this year in districts with a significant Korean American population. As part of our community education initiative, KACE has published the voter guide every year since 2012. In addition to the […]

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On October 24th, Korean American Civic Empowerment (KACE) co-hosted with NYU College Democrats a meet and greet with Assembly Member Ron Kim for New York. Given the rapidly approaching election and the current events like the Watter’s World segment mocking the Asian American community, we wanted to hear from a civic leader like the Assembly Member and help students explore these topics. “It doesn’t quite compare to the 60s’ civil […]

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On October 17th, from 4:30 PM to 5:30 PM, KACE hosted a “Meet the Candidate” with Josh Gottheimer for Congress, the Democratic nominee for New Jersey’s 5th Congressional District. Anticipated to be the most competitive and the most expensive congressional district race of 2016, roughly 70% of voters in NJ-5 reside in Bergen County and is the second most Korean American voter population in New Jersey. According to the New […]

In light of the upcoming Presidential Election, Korean American Civic Empowerment (KACE) released its Korean American Voter Data Analysis for both New York and New Jersey on October 6, 2016. For New York State, in terms of the total number of Korean American registered voters, there is a 2,300 increase in Korean American voters when compared to the previous year’s data analysis. This brings the count of Korean American registered […]

On September 27th, 2016, Korean American Civic Empowerment (KACE) coordinated voter registration drives with Korean American students across the country, as part of the 2016 National Voter Registration Day (NVRD). Through this national campaign, KACE was able to assist over 250 first-time voters to register on campus, in time for this year’s upcoming presidential election. The student organizations who participated in the 2016 National Voter Registration Day under KACE’s college […]

On September 20th, together with Representative Mike Honda, KACE hosted the 9th anniversary commemoration of H. Res. 121 of 2007, also known as the “Comfort Women” Resolution. Introduced by Representative Honda and unanimously passed by the House of Representatives in July 2007, the resolution urges the government of Japan to formally acknowledge and unequivocally apologize for its imperial forces’ sexual enslavement of over 200,000 women during World War II. Only […]

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