2021 Anti-Racial Profiling Project Intern

Seeking applicants interested in gaining firsthand experience in the use of data analytics in policy-based advocacy on civil rights issues

Organizational Profile:  Founded in 1991, Asian Americans Advancing Justice | AAJC (Advancing Justice | AAJC) works to advance the human and civil rights of Asian Americans and build and promote a fair and equitable society for all.  To achieve our mission, we engage in policy advocacy, research, public education, community capacity-building and mobilization, and litigation strategies to advance public policies that enable Asian Americans and other vulnerable communities to reach their full potential and address unfair and discriminatory structures and institutions that systematically deny Asian Americans and other vulnerable communities their civil and human rights.

Based in Washington, D.C., Advancing Justice | AAJC is a member of the Asian Americans Advancing Justice (Advancing Justice) affiliation.  With our affiliates in Atlanta, Los Angeles, Chicago, and San Francisco, we work together as equal and independent partners, operate under one name, and strive to speak with one unified and powerful voice to promote justice, empower our communities, bring local and national constituents together, and strengthen our multi-racial democracy.


Title:               Anti-Racial Profiling Project Intern

Reports to:     Director of Immigration

Term:             Spring Semester or Summer

Status:            Summer: full time; Term: 12 – 16 hours per week

Salary:            Public interest stipend and will work with student to get school credit

Position Description

Advancing Justice | AAJC seeks applicants interested in gaining firsthand experience in the use of data analytics in policy-based advocacy on civil rights issues significant to Asian American communities. The internship provides a structured and intensive experience for students to immerse in civil rights issues and prepare for careers in public interest law and advocacy. Interns work together with staff in an arrangement that fosters leadership, peer learning, and organizational behavior learning. Interns develop measurable goals and meet regularly with the Anti-Racial Profiling Project policy lead to discuss the progress of their work. Equally important, interns share their progress with each other in a collaborative environment.


  • Assist with the development of a database and data report
  • Assist with policy and legislative research
  • Develop community outreach, education, and advocacy materials
  • Prepare staff for hearings, briefings, and meetings with policymakers, community groups, and civil rights organizations


  • Relevant college experience or Bachelor’s degree. Relevant courses such as Communication & Big Data, Database Management Systems, Data Mining Applications, Probability theory & Intro Statistics, and Intermediate Analytics a plus.
  • Applicants must have excellent data analytic skills, the ability to work independently and a commitment to public interest work.
  • Technical skills in SQL and Tableau required.
  • Technical skills in R, Python, Spark, Hadoop, and SAP ERP System a plus.
  • Database skills in MySQL, Microsoft SQL Server, Mongo DB, and Visio highly preferred.

How to Apply

Candidates should submit a cover letter explaining their interest in the internship program, resume and concise writing sample. Application materials can be sent to the Hiring Manager, by email to hiring@advancingjustice-aajc.org. The successful candidate will receive a public interest stipend and training in policy advocacy to contribute to their professional growth in the public interest sector.

Applications will be accepted and interviews will be conducted on a rolling basis.

Asian Americans Advancing Justice | AAJC is an equal opportunity employer.