The Korean American Coalition is a non-profit, non-partisan community organization. Established in 1983 to promote the civic concerns, civil rights, and community affairs of the Korean American community through education, community organizing, leadership development, and coalition-building with diverse communities.
KAC Updates & Upcoming Events
KAC 2015 Summer College Internship Program Application
Happy New Year! Here we are at KAC talking about Summer 2015. That’s because the early bird catches the worm and we believe planning an preparation will lead to better results.
KAC’s Summer College Internship Program (SCIP) is designed to provide personal and professional development opportunities to highly qualified Korean American college students, and encourages them to take on future leadership roles in the Korean American community. This leadership training will have a lasting impact in their future careers and civic engagement aptitude.
Established in 1985, the Korean American Coalition’s (KAC) Summer College Internship Program (SCIP) is a highly competitive program that accepts highly qualified students that have an interest in media, politics and government, corporate business, and non-profit organizations. The program places participants in sponsor offices four days a week and one day at the KAC office.
Applicants will be able to rank their interest in four fields - Government/Political, Non-Profit, Corporate, and Media - and will be placed accordingly. Past internship, placements have included positions at Samsung America, KTLA, FOX, KCBS, KNBC, an investment bank, Public Counsel Los Angeles, Center for the Pacific Asian Family, and the offices of Senator Dianne Feinstein, Senator Barbara Boxer, Congressman Xavier Becerra, Congressmember Judy Chu, Congressman Adam Schiff, and State Controller John Chiang.
SCIP begins at the KAC National College Leadership Conference (NCLC), where participants hone their leadership skills by hearing from distinguished speakers, engaging in skill-building exercises, and learn about Korean American and Asian American history and identity. Upon completing NCLC, KAC places each intern in a sponsor’s office for four days a week, and provides one day of community advocacy training at the KAC office.
The community advocacy training is definitely hands-on and relevant to one or two of KAC’s ongoing activities. The work you will be providing is not mere intern busy work but actual impactive community organizing to make a change for the better. The SCIP allows the Interns to lead a community-building project. Past projects have included community advocacy pertaining to the redistricting of Koreatown, the creation of a Los Angeles Riots archive and artifact collection, a conference on famine in North Korea, and several voter registration and education drives.
Completed applications must be postmarked by Friday, February 27, 2015.
The application requires:
For an application form or for more information about the program, please call at 213-365-5999 or visit www.kacla.org. SCIP Application can be found HERE.
Redistricting Lawsuit Updates
October 2014: A decision made by a federal court rejected the lines drawn for a congressional district in Virginia because the lines had been drawn by "improperly packing African-Americans into a black-majority district to make adjacent districts safer for Republican incumbents."
Learn more about how this affects the Koreatown redistricting lawsuit HERE
KAC has continued to cover redistricting in Los Angeles as the lawsuit filed by 5 residents against the City of Los Angeles kicks back into gear. Both Korean and English media outlets have covered Koreatown's struggle to be unified and represented in one City Council district.
Become a KAC member or volunteer and get involved in your community! KAC members receive exclusive firsthand access to KAC and community events throughout the year.
To learn more about getting involved, check out our Membership page or Contact Us.
KAC is in need of 2 laptops with wifi capability as
tax-deductible, in-kind donations.
Please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.