The first Fred Korematsu Day (left to right): KI director Ling Woo Liu, intern Ashlyn Kong, intern Christine McFadden, KI co-founder Karen Korematsu, intern Winnie Wong, intern Claudia Leung, intern Jee Hyung Kim (Photo courtesy of Ling Woo Liu)


KI-ALC Manzanar pilgrimage, July 23, 2011

(Note: KI no longer offers spring internships. We offer only two internship cycles each year: 1) summer and 2) fall/winter. Our parent organization, the Asian Law Caucus, offers internships throughout the year. For more info about ALC internships, click here)

Deadline to apply to summer 2013 internship: Friday March 8, 2013

Our internships offer unique opportunities for students interested in civil rights, education, Asian American Studies & other Ethnic Studies, policy, design, technology, historical research, communications and media, documentary film and multimedia work, community and youth outreach, and event planning.


The program is open to undergraduate students, graduate students, and those who have already completed their studies and are available for this part-time program.

Summer internships: minimum of 2 full days/week or 15 hours/week. Roughly 12-week commitment from May/June to August.
Fall/Winter internships: minimum of 12 hours/week. Because of Fred Korematsu Day every January 30, the fall/winter internships are longer, running from Sept/Oct to mid-February (we understand that students may be out of town during winter holidays).

Please note that start/end dates are relatively flexible to accommodate class schedules. You must be available to work in our San Francisco office during regular  hours from 9am-5pm.

We need individuals who are passionate about our cause and committed to following through on every task to contribute to our Institute’s mission. We are looking for extremely organized team members who are skilled at multitasking. Multimedia, web or layout design, and leadership skills are a plus.

Intern Project Areas:

Education: help design school curriculum about Fred Korematsu’s story and the current relevance of his case. Help introduce curriculum to schools.

Design and Technology: design fliers and marketing materials for events, enhance web site design. Work on technology-related curriculum.

Documentary Film & Photography: help coordinate film projects, archive historical footage and images, work with filmmakers to set up film screenings.

Policy: help coordinate Fred Korematsu Day bill efforts in additional states.

Events: coordinate events, including fundraising and outreach events and collaborations with other civil rights groups across the country.

Research: research historical archives to create an organized database about Fred Korematsu and his case.

Media and Communications: track and analyze media coverage

Depending on your background and interest, we may be able to dedicate most of your internship to one or two of these project areas, however interns are expected to be flexible and willing to take on additional tasks, including some administrative work.

Compensation: Our internships are unpaid, but very often, undergraduates can receive college credit for fulfilling their intern assignments.

Application: Please email the following materials to

1) Completed internship application form.

2) 1-page resume

3) Name, title, phone # & email address for two school or work references

You will be contacted for an interview within one month if we have decided to advance your candidacy.

Deadline to apply to summer 2013 internship: Friday March 8, 2013

For a list of current KI interns, click here. To see past KI interns, click here.