Internship Opportunities for College Students

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The East San Gabriel Valley Japanese Community Center is dedicated to fostering and preserving the culture unique to Japanese American ancestry and to serving the community through social services, artistic, recreational, and educational programs.

We are looking for a Program Intern to support us in helping create engaging and effective programs and events for youth, seniors, and all those in between.

Internship Objectives:
  • Giving young people greater exposure to opportunities and needs in the Japanese American community
  • Promoting interaction and networking between existing Nikkei organizations and institutions
  • Connecting interns with mentors in the Japanese American community who inspire and peak their interest in the work of our organizations
  • Providing a fun learning experience that creates energy and a desire to engage in the community                                 

The Intern will gain experience with working with volunteers, leadership skills, and project management.


Applicants should have:

  • Strong research and writing skills
  • Strong interpersonal communication skills (phone, e-mail communications)
  • Excel, word processing, and minimal graphic design/page layout experience
  • Ability to take direction as well as initiative
  • Excellent organizational abilities 

Applicants may be graduate or undergraduate students and should be able to commit to 15-20 hours per week for at least one quarter (8-10 weeks). 

Read about intern experiences on our ESGVJCC Intern Blog: Engage & Empower



  • Senior Wellness Program
    • Developing new activities for seniors for healthy living
  • DISKovery Center
    • Assist the Programs Associate with teaching computer classes
  • Membership Management
    • Assist the Office Manager with Membership renewals and mailings
  • ESGVJCC Intern Blog
    • Update the  ESGVJCC Intern Blog, Engage & Empower, with your own experiences interning at the ESGVJCC
  • eBay Fundraising
    • Maintain and update the ESGVJCC eBay page to raise funds

Winter Quarter

  • Installation Dinner
    • Banquet to install the new Board of Directors and celebrate the upcoming year
  • Cherry Blossom Festival
    • Festival to showcase the ESGVJCC programs with the community sponsored with the City of West Covina

Spring Quarter

  • Barbeque Bash
    • Annual ESGVJCC fundraising dinner event with the goal of raising $10,000
  • Begin working on various upcoming Summer Programs

Fall Quarter

  • Keiro no Hi luncheon
    • Luncheon to celebrate and honor our seniors
  • Akimatsuri Fall Festival
    • Festival to showcase the ESGVJCC's programs with the community
  • Akimatsuri Golf Tournament
    • ESGVJCC's largest fundraising event with the goal of raising $30,000
  • Trunk or Treat
    • Family freindly event to provide safe alternative to Trick or Treating
  • Health Fair
    • Provide valuable health information to our members and the community

To apply, please send your resume and cover letter to Pearl Omiya, Executive Director This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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East San Gabriel Valley Japanese Community Center, Inc.

1203 West Puente Avenue • West Covina, CA 91790