Formerly known as Leadership In Action
Summer Internship Program
Formerly known as Leadership In Action, LEAP Emerge is an eight-week paid summer internship program designed to develop emerging young leaders by providing college students with practical leadership skills and the opportunity to work hands-on in the Asian and Pacific Islander community in Southern California.
Program Dates & Locations
Runs from June 17, 2019 to August 9, 2019. Applicants must be able to commit to the full eight-week program and attend the following mandatory events.
Leadership Retreat Week
Weekly Emerge Leadership Trainings
June 28, July 5, July 12, July 19, July 26, August 2
LEAP Leadership Awards Celebration
Includes the days that interns are to be present at their assigned nonprofit organization
8 hours per day from Mondays - Thursdays, starting June 24 to August 8
Intern four days a week at a Southern California community-based organization that serves the Asian and Pacific Islander community
Gather one day a week for leadership development trainings to build and strengthen leadership skills
Work with intern cohort over eight weeks on a Team Community Impact Project
Program Length and Stipend
Interns will receive a stipend of $4,140 for successful completion of the program.
Interns are responsible for their own housing, transportation, and insurance.
Applicants must have completed two years of college by June 17, 2019 and currently enrolled in college, or a recent graduate.
Ideal Participants should have:
A passion for learning and growing their leadership skills
An interest in gaining work experience in an API-serving community-based nonprofit organization
Experience working and collaborating with the Asian and Pacific Islander community (preferred but not necessary)
Explore issues affecting Asian and Pacific Islanders.
Expand self awareness and deepen understanding of your values.
Explore and engage with different leadership styles.
Practice leadership and workforce development skills such as communication, teamwork, public speaking, and giving/receiving feedback.
Preparation and experience to volunteer and work in the nonprofit sector.