Join our Summer/Fall 2022 Internship Program!

The National Federation of Filipino American Associations (NaFFAA) is seeking interns for its Washington, DC headquarters.
Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Perform substantive, comprehensive research projects
  • Identify potential institutional and individual sponsors for NaFFAA programs
  • Assist with identifying potential major gift or institutional giving prospects via online research and writing brief memos
  • Assist with sponsorship benefit fulfillment during 2022 National Empowerment Conference
  • Perform data entry and analysis using Neon CRM tracking 
  • Assist with data integrity of major gift portfolios
  • Analyze and organize department shared files to maximize efficiency and improve usage
  • Proofread various materials including donor letters, proposals, sponsorship documents, etc
  • Assist with general administrative duties
  • The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job
  • While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to use hands and fingers to operate a computer and other office equipment

Deadlines: Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis with a priority deadline of Thursday, June 10, 2022.

General Principles of NaFFAA Internship Program:

  • 10-15 hours per week during the semester
  • 35 hours per week during summer
  • Course credit paperwork available upon request

All applicants must be:

  • At least 18 years of age
  • A current undergraduate student or a recent graduate/young professional
  • Familiar with Filipino American issues and have outstanding research, writing, communications, and computer skills
  • Leadership and Navigation: Consensus Builder, Mission Driven, Change Management
  • Ethical Practice: Integrity, Courage, Professionalism
  • Communication: Diplomacy, Persuasion, Feedback
  • Business Acumen: Strategic Agility, Business Operations and Logistics, Systems Thinking

NaFFAA does not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, sex, national origin, political affiliation, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, disability, age, or other non-merit factors. People of color, women, gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender, and differently-abled individuals are strongly encouraged to apply.

Intern Testimonials

“After interning with NaFFAA, I finally feel like an active, productive, and proud member of the Filipino American community. I have met and worked with the most impressive Filipino American professionals, spanning several generations. Through the professional work environment, I not only gained new skills, but enhanced what I already had. These new experiences have surely impacted my professional career, but it was the mentors I found and relationships I fostered that will last me a lifetime.”
Justine Suegay, George Mason University
Intern, NaFFAA National ‘19
"I was able to go through different modules that enhanced my leadership skills, including public speaking modules, writing educational policies for the State’s Department of Education, and enhancing my communication skills. On the other hand, NaFFAA’s internship provided me a platform to learn about myself and my stance on Black Lives Matter."
Melvin G
Melvin Tangonan, UC Berkeley
Intern, NaFFAA National & NY State Assembly ‘20
"I've had the ability to engage with government leaders and community activists on the importance of keeping the social justice dialogue alive and what we can do as leaders in our own community, while also working with students like myself on policy research and development."
Michael Bryann Gaetos, UC Berkeley, Intern
NaFFAA National & NY State Assembly ‘20