NAKASEC Immigrant Justice Policy Fellowship
Location: Washington D.C. area
Founded by local community-based organizations in 1994, NAKASEC’s mission is to organize Korean and Asian Americans to achieve social, racial and economic justice. NAKASEC is a network of affiliates and partners. Through political education, community organizing, direct action, public policy advocacy and civic participation, the NAKASEC network ensures that our most marginalized community members can impact progressive change, rooted in our values.
As part of our one-year fellowship program, the Immigrant Justice Policy Fellow will support policy related research, writing and reaching out to members of Congress and organizations to support NAKASEC’s policy agenda, including a main priority of legislating a pathway to citizenship for over 11 million undocumented immigrants. NAKASEC’s policy agenda is created and informed by its membership and grassroots bases and ultimately creates systemic change for the most marginalized in the immigrant community. The Immigrant Justice Policy Fellow will report to NAKASEC’s Policy Manager.
- Support writing policy statements, fact sheets, digital toolkits, summaries, social media captions, graphics, and other material to advance the NAKASEC Network’s policy agenda, inform the community of policy updates, and encourage community engagement
- Assist with the development and implementation of an advocacy agenda and strategy on priority issues for the NAKASEC Network, including immigrant, racial, gender, and economic justice, and other issues of importance to the Asian American community
- Support outreach to key stakeholders including members of Congress, community leaders, and organizations in advocating for the NAKASEC Network’s policy priorities
- Represent NAKASEC at coalition meetings and internal network meetings
- Support scheduling meetings with members of Congress
- Lead clearly defined projects within NAKASEC’s broader policy campaigns
- Support policy related research
- Other duties as assigned
- Strong research skills to be able to learn, research, and communicate complex policy issue areas in a fast-paced environment
- Strong writing skills to be able to produce concise factsheets and memos to members of Congress, but also to communicate information in an accessible manner to NAKASEC’s community
- Strong, personally grounded views on Asian American issues and intersections with other oppressions (from heteropatriarchy to global imperialism) with an eye to addressing these issues in policy, but also willing to prioritize listening to and learning from others’ ideas and opinions
- Skilled at balancing and prioritizing multiple projects
- Ability to thrive in a fast-paced environment
- Ready to resist racism, patriarchy, homophobia, classism and ableism
- Believes that marginalized community members can and should lead organizing and advocacy campaigns
- Strong vision of community empowerment and deep commitment to change the world with marginalized communities
- Strong understanding of issues facing the Asian American community and other marginalized communities including people of color, women, and LGBTQ community members
- Prior legislative experience
- Basic graphic design and/or social media competency
- Experience advocating towards social, racial and economic justice
One-Year Fellowship. $40,000 for one year. Health care and other benefits are included.
NAKASEC is an equal opportunity employer.
Women, queer folx and people of color are encouraged to apply.
Submit a cover letter, resume and writing sample (i.e. policy memo or policy brief) to: email@example.com