Undergraduate Leadership and Research Opportunity

The VFA is has openings for 10 undergraduate students to participate as team members in the nine month (Sept-May) project. Students will have the opportunity to connect this field experience with their university education through service-learning, research, and professional internship. During this project, team members will: 1) be trained on community outreach, facilitation, and organizing; 2) lead meetings and forums to collect input and feedback from community members; and 3) synthesize findings to develop a community action plan, and presenting it to the broader community.

All trainings and support needed to successfully complete this project will be provided.


To qualify, applicants must:

* Be a current undergraduate student enrolled in an accredited college or university for Fall 2011; * Have a cumulative GPA of 3.2 or above; * Familiarity or experience or with the Vietnamese culture and language. * Commit to ~40-60 hours a quarter, every Tuesday or Thursday (tbd) evening from Oct 2011 to May 2012.

Application requirements

* Complete the CARE Project Application Form with your personal information * A copy of your academic transcript for your most recent term completed (pdf copy accepted) * Resume / C.V. (include relevant work or volunteer experiences; and three professional references)

* Statement of Purpose (1 page max, double spaced): Please indicate why you are interested in the VFA CARE Project. As appropriate, describe your prior experience, cultural background, and/or interest in community research and development among the Vietnamese community of Seattle.


Send the completed application form, transcript, and resume (include three professional references), and statement of purpose to James Hong, Director of Youth and Community Leadership, by 6:00 pm on Saturday, October 1st, 2011.

By e-mail: james.hong@vfaseattle.org or by postal mail: 7101 MLK Jr Way South, Seattle, WA 98118


Qualified applicants will be invited to a group interview on Sat, Oct. 8th, 2011. Final decisions will be made by Mon, October 10th, 2011. The project will kick off on Sat, Oct. 15, 2011 with a 2-day retreat.

*For more Details about the project and program in it’s entirety including the application form itself, please see the attached document.

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