Internships

Kundiman has a robust internship program with positions in Development, Programs, Grant Writing, and Communications. This is a great opportunity to gain hands-on experience with an organization that supports writing communities and to gain experience in the literary arts. We love our interns!

Each position offers a stipend with possibility of renewal, and we place our calls online three times a year: July for the fall semester, November for the spring semester, and April for summer. The commitment is 15 hours per week. 

We are now open for internship applications for Spring 2018. Deadline is December 10th!

 

Programs Intern

The Programs intern helps to organize readings, workshops, and public events that develop Asian American literary culture. The Programs intern must be based within commuting distance from NYC and will report to the Programs & Communications Manager.

We’re looking for candidates with:

  • An interest in Asian diasporic literature
  • Strong verbal and copyediting skills
  • Ability to manage time and multiple projects, attention to detail, and ability to meet deadlines
  • Desire to work within a community of writers and arts workers

Duties include:

  • Assisting with promotion and execution of national programs
  • Liaising with staff and regional chairs to develop programming
  • Attending Kundiman programs and public events, and assist with logistics and social media
  • Documenting, recording, and archiving media and data related to public programs
  • Brainstorming and researching program ideas
  • Other tasks reasonably requested by Kundiman

Apply here by 12/10.

 

Communications Intern

The Communications intern builds Kundiman's presence through e-blasts, social media, marketing, and publicity, and reports to the Programs & Communications Manager.

We’re looking for candidates with:

  • Desire to work within a community of writers and arts workers
  • An interest in Asian diasporic literature
  • Strong verbal and copyediting skills
  • Ability to manage time and multiple projects, meet deadlines, and focus on detail

Duties include:

  • Drafting copy for e-blasts, website, and promotional materials
  • Helping to devise and implement Kundiman’s publicity plan across traditional and social media
  • Drafting copy for readings, events, or official announcement for Kundiman, as needed.
  • Disseminating news and cultivate community with Kundiman fellows and supporters
  • Attending NYC programs and helping create a digital archive of program multimedia.
  • Other tasks reasonably requested by Kundiman

Apply here by 12/10.

 

Development Intern

The Development intern connects Kundiman to individual and institutional supporters, which is vital to the sustainability of Kundiman initiatives. Candidates must be based in the New York City area and will report to the Development Manager.

We’re looking for candidates with:

  • An interest in learning the ins and outs of non-profit fundraising
  • Desire to work within a community of writers and arts workers
  • An interest in Asian diasporic literature
  • Strong verbal and copyediting skills
  • Ability to manage time and multiple projects, meet deadlines, and focus on detail

Duties include:

  • Researching and identifying donors that match our mission
  • Assisting with fundraising efforts
  • Analyzing trends in Kundiman donorship and updating donor database
  • Helping to organize donor events, including annual Benefit
  • Drafting development copy
  • Other tasks reasonably requested by Kundiman

Apply here by 12/10.

 

GRANT WRITING INTERN

The Grant Writing intern helps research, draft, and report on Kundiman's government and foundation grant application. The grant writing intern works 15 hours a week and reports to the Executive Director.

We’re looking for candidates with:

  • An interest in Asian diasporic literature
  • Strong verbal and copyediting skills
  • An interest in learning the ins and outs of non-profit fundraising 
  • Desire to work within a community of writers and arts workers
  • Ability to manage time and multiple projects, meet deadlines, and focus on detail

Duties include:

  • Assisting with the preparation of grant proposals and artistic samples
  • Researching grants and identifying granters and foundations that match our mission
  • Maintaining a calendar of grant deadlines
  • Drafting grant reports
  • Other tasks reasonably requested by Kundiman

Apply here by 12/10.

 

Intern Hall of fame

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Jamaal Armstrong
Grant Writing Intern (Fall '17)

"Interning for Kundiman has been a great way for me to learn new things and be supported by such a diverse, nurturing, and wonderful community."  
 
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Trina Estavillo
Programs INtern (Summer '17)

“My time at Kundiman was an extremely rewarding experience both professionally and personally. Through my internship, I gained valuable program-management skills with a staff that truly cared about my growth, and consistently offered me opportunities to progress. As an intern, I was also exposed to a large (and growing) network of talented Asian/Pacific American writers that I was initially unaware of. Each day, I found myself interacting with a community that understood that the AAPI experience is unique, diverse, but often unheard, and uplifted each other's voices in order to change that. I am so grateful having been given the opportunity to develop my interests, while also engaging in such an important work.