Position Description

Description of Organization

The Asian Pacific American Dispute Resolution Center provides mediation and conflict resolution services to the diverse communities in the Los Angeles region. Through our mediation services, we offer people an alternative to costly and time-consuming court services. We also strive to improve human relations and race relations by addressing complex, cross-cultural community conflicts and their root causes through collaboration with community partners. We are dedicated to serving traditionally underserved and under-represented people in order to ensure equal access for all.


Internship – Conflict Resolution Specialists (CRS)

Get training and experience needed to become a certified mediator for both regular and litigated disputes. This is a program designed to provide training and practice opportunity for candidates who are interested in the legal, social service and political sector. You will have a chance to experience the “behind the scenes” work for legal professionals as well as frontline practice of mediation from the very beginning to the end. The internship is open to all backgrounds; we especially encourage candidates with legal, social services, psychology and communication background(s) with bilingual skills to apply.

Internship candidates will be responsible for the following tasks after a minimum 25-hour mediation and conflict resolution training:

  • Conduct case intake interviews, interacting with clients, performing casework
  • Observe and perform mediation and conciliation
  • Assist with community education, public presentations, outreach programs and
  • day-to-day office operations
  • After finishing the internship, the candidate will receive a certificate of mediation training and professional practice.

Requirements:

We are looking for candidates who have an interest in community and grassroots work. Applicants should be organized, self-motivated, detail-oriented and willing to learn. Strong writing and speaking skills preferred. Bilingual students (Asian languages plus Spanish) are expecially encouraged to apply. Candidates are expected to complete a minimum of 160 hours over a 4-month period. Minimum time commitment is 8 hours, 2 half-days per week Monday through Friday.


Internship – Volunteer and Intern Coordinator

Candidate will be responsible for the following tasks:

  • Update and organize recruitment materials and documents
  • Process applications and contact applicants
  • Assist with recruitment outreach and participate in relevant events
  • Assist with training materials

Requirements:

We are looking for candidates with interests in human resources. Applicants should be well organized, detail-oriented and willing to learn. Strong writing and communications skills preferred. Working knowledge of Microsoft Excel is required. Interns are expected to commit 12 hours in the office per week over a 4-month period.


Internship – Outreach and Marketing Assistant

Learn critical outreach, marketing and administrative skills  while creating peace in our communities!  The APADRC is seeking a Outreach and Marketing Intern to assist the Program Director to create a comprehensive outreach and awareness campaign for grassroots level peace education. This position requires at least 10 hours per week, but may be negotiable depending on schedule and qualifications.

Candidate will be responsible for the following tasks:

  • Design, create, and publish beautiful and informational outreach materials such as flyers, photo galleries, informational sheets, etc.
  • Collaborate with the Program Director to develop outreach campaigns and develop relationships with other community organizations.
  • Write educational articles, blog posts, press releases, newsletter articles.
  • Assist and perform outreach activities (i.e. scheduling appointment, tabling and presentation)
  • Research and synthesize news about relevant topics such as community mediation, the APA community, etc.

Requirements

The Center is looking for candidates who have an interest in community outreach and creating effective educational campaigns.  Applicants should be organized, self-motivated, detail-oriented, and willing to learn. Strong writing and speaking skills are preferred.  Bilingual students (Asian languages & Spanish) are especially encouraged to apply.

Preferably a Junior or Senior in a 4-year accredited college, but other years will be considered based on experience. Must have basic knowledge of Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator and InDesign.