PI Initiative Internship

The Pacific Islander Initiative offers an internship that is designed for UC Berkeley students who are interested in contributing to the growth of PI communities on campus and in the greater Bay Area through the organization of programs and events.

The following positions are currently in recruitment for the fall of 2019.

Available positions:

  • Communication Intern (1 position)
  • Programming Intern (2 positions)
  • Seminar Chair (1 position)

PI Internship Learning Goals:

This experience is designed for students who are interested in contributing to the growth and development of the AA/PI/SSWANA communities at UC Berkeley through the organization of programs and events. As an intern you will:

  • Enhance and develop your skills as an event planner.

  • Think critically about and help foster positive and nurturing community dynamics through community organizing, facilitating programs/events, understanding group dynamics and supporting the capacity-building efforts in the AA/PIL/SSWANA/PI communities

  • Determine ways to be more inclusive in your role as an intern through self-assessment and exploration opportunities in staff seminars

  • Deepen your commitment to social justice in the PI communities and with other communities through allyship, capacity building, and advocacy

  • Do self-work including: be self-reflective in your role as an intern and understand more deeply the your own identities, experiences, and growth areas

  • Continue developing a greater understanding of your social identities through exploration of multiple identities, power/oppression, privilege, and authentic allyship with and for others


Intern Roles and Responsibilities:

All PI Initiative interns work together as a cohort and with the AA/PI/SSWANA  communities in a collaborative process that fosters capacity-, community-, and coalition building in and across these communities. Interns report to the Program Manager of the PI Initiative and the cohort is responsible for programming and office coordination and administration. The Intern works up to 10 hours per week, hours and shifts to be determined, Monday – Friday, with possible evening and weekend hours for retreats and events as needed.

Minimum requirements and qualifications:

  • Must be a registered student at UC Berkeley for the entire academic year

  • Have strong written and verbal communication skills (with peers, administrators, and community)

  • Strong organization and administrative support skills

  • Have an eye for detail, takes initiative, good follow through

  • Must be able to commit to at least 8 hours a week for the academic year

  • Working knowledge of Google Suite applications

  • Working knowledge of social media including Facebook


Angel Halafihi

Program Manager
Pacific Islander Initiative

Phone: (510) 423-8844

Location: 249 César E. Chávez Student Center


Asian Pacific American Student Development

249A César E. Chávez Student Center #2440