AAFE is now accepting applications for the 2012-2013 Community Development Training Fellowship. The fellowship is an opportunity for recent high school graduates and college students interested in urban planning, sustainable development, public policy, community organizing, and related fields to gain in-depth experience with comprehensive community development. The fellowship focuses on community development issues in Asian American communities in New York City, such as affordable housing, small business development, transportation, civil rights, policy advocacy, and environmental sustainability.

Participants learn about the field of community development in a collaborative environment that focuses on building their capacity, and deepening their knowledge through grassroots participation. The Fellowship integrates a series of training workshops and a Service-Learning Internship.

For 2012-2013, the Fellowship will focus on four key areas:

1. Environmental Sustainability

2. Transportation Equity

3. Organizing and Civic Engagement

4. Youth and Education


Who is Eligible?

The fellowship is open to all recent high school graduates and college students in the New York metropolitan area who have an interest in and commitment to community development. While prior experience working within an Asian American community and the ability to speak an Asian language are preferred, these are not requirements. The fellowship requires a significant time commitment of up to 15 hours per week for the 8-month period. Interested applicants should seriously consider this time commitment before applying.


How to Apply

All interested applicants need to submit (1) the on-line Application Form and (2) a Resume via email to shelma_jun@www.aafe.org no later than September 26, 2012, at 5 PM. Here’s the On-Line Application Form.

If you have any questions regarding the fellowship or application process, contact Shelma Jun at shelma_jun@www.aafe.org or 212-979-8381 ext. 123. All applicants will be notified about their participation by October 1, 2012.