Nikkei Community Internship Program
Region: Los Angeles county Service Area(s): Leadership
213 E. 3rd St. G104 • Los Angeles, CA 90013

Contact: Mickie Okamoto (
Telephone: 213-473-1613 • Fax: 213-473-3031

Program runs from June 20 through August 14.
Interns spend 4 days/week working on Nikkei community projects.
Interns spend 1 day in cultural training and leadership development activities.

Age 18 by start of program
Strong interest in community work
Desire to develop leadership skills

Deadlines: March 6, 2009

Description/Mission statement:
The participation of young people is one of the keys to sustaining the rich
culture and traditions of the Japanese American heritage. The goal of NCI
is to provide cultural exposure and develop the next generation of
community leaders by:

1. Giving young people greater exposure to opportunities and needs in the
Japanese American community,
2. Promoting interaction and networking between existing Nikkei
organizations and institutions,
3. Connecting interns with mentors in the Japanese American community, who
inspire and pique their interest in the work of community organizations,
4. Providing a fun learning experience that creates energy and a desire to
participate in the Japanese American community and other communities to
which they belong.

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