Send us a letter (100 - 250 words) that describes what you hope to accomplish at the Kundiman Youth Leadership Intensive. In addition, please describe your connection to, affiliation with, or interest in Asian American identity. You can tell us about your family background, your religious practice, your cultural engagement, or simply your curiosity and questions. Applications are due April 1st, 2019.

We are thrilled to announce a new mentorship initiative: Kundiman’s 2019 Mentorship Lab! This program will support 3 emerging writers through a six-month program in Creative Nonfiction, who will work closely with T Kira Madden.
 

Mentorship Fellows receive $1000; a six-month mentorship with the Mentor in their genre; six Master Classes and six Writing Workshops; and travel, lodging, and participation in a feature reading at the Asian American Literature Festival in Washington, DC in August 2019. To encourage learning and community across genres, the Master Classes will include fellows from all three genres. The Workshops will be conducted within specific genres. 


Instructions
Include 5 pages of prose (1,250 words maximum) with your name included on each page. Please double-space and use 12 point standard font.

Include a cover letter with your name, address, phone number, e-mail address and a brief paragraph describing what you hope to gain through the Mentorship Program.
Mentees will be selected by Kundiman staff in consultation with the Mentor, and will be notified in June.

Eligibility
The Mentorship Lab is open to emerging writers who self-identify as Asian American. Writers must not have published a full-length book, and cannot be enrolled in a degree-granting program during the time of the Mentorship Lab. Writers must be able to be in NYC for the full period of the Mentorship Lab.

Requirements

  • Meet with entire cohort for introductory meeting in July 2019
  • Participate in biweekly 30-minute check-ins with Mentors from August 2019–December 2019, via phone or Skype
  • Present at featured reading at the Asian American Literary Festival, which takes place in early August 2019 in Washington, D.C. 
  • Attendance at 6 Master Classes and 6 Writing Workshops on biweekly Mondays at Fordham Lincoln Center from September––December 2019
  • Participation in culminating public reading in December 2019
     


We are thrilled to announce a new mentorship initiative: Kundiman’s 2019 Mentorship Lab! This program will support 3 emerging writers through a six-month program in Fiction, who will work closely with Bushra Rehman.

Mentorship Fellows receive $1000; a six-month mentorship with the Mentor in their genre; six Master Classes and six Writing Workshops; and travel, lodging, and participation in a feature reading at the Asian American Literature Festival in Washington, DC in August 2019. To encourage learning and community across genres, the Master Classes will include fellows from all three genres. The Workshops will be conducted within specific genres. 

Instructions

Include 5 pages of prose (1,250 words maximum) with your name included on each page. Please double-space and use 12 point standard font.

 Include a cover letter with your name, address, phone number, e-mail address and a brief paragraph describing what you hope to gain through the Mentorship Program.

Mentees will be selected by Kundiman staff in consultation with the Mentor, and will be notified in June.

Eligibility

The Mentorship Lab is open to emerging writers who self-identify as Asian American. Writers must not have published a full-length book, and cannot be enrolled in a degree-granting program during the time of the Mentorship Lab. Writers must be able to be in NYC for the full period of the Mentorship Lab. 

Requirements

  • Meet with entire cohort for introductory meeting in July 2019
  • Participate in biweekly 30-minute check-ins with Mentors from August 2019–December 2019, via phone or Skype
  • Present at featured reading at the Asian American Literary Festival, which takes place in early August 2019 in Washington, D.C. 
  • Attendance at 6 Master Classes and 6 Writing Workshops on biweekly Mondays at Fordham Lincoln Center from September––December 2019
  • Participation in culminating public reading in December 2019

We are thrilled to announce a new mentorship initiative: Kundiman’s 2019 Mentorship Lab! This program will support 3 emerging writers through a six-month program in Poetry, who will work closely with J Mae Barizo.

Mentorship Fellows receive $1000; a six-month mentorship with the Mentor in their genre; six Master Classes and six Writing Workshops; and travel, lodging, and participation in a feature reading at the Asian American Literature Festival in Washington, DC in August 2019. To encourage learning and community across genres, the Master Classes will include fellows from all three genres. The Workshops will be conducted within specific genres.

Instructions

Include 5-7 pages of poetry with your name included on each page. Please use 12 point standard font. Include a cover letter with your name, address, phone number, e-mail address and a brief paragraph describing what you hope to gain through the Mentorship Program.

Mentees will be selected by Kundiman staff in consultation with the Mentor, and will be notified in June.

Eligibility

The Mentorship Lab is open to emerging writers who self-identify as Asian American. Writers must not have published a full-length book, and cannot be enrolled in a degree-granting program during the time of the Mentorship Lab. Writers must be able to be in NYC for the full period of the Mentorship Lab. 

Requirements

  • Meet with entire cohort for introductory meeting in July 2019
  • Participate in biweekly 30-minute check-ins with Mentors from August 2019–December 2019, via phone or Skype
  • Present at featured reading at the Asian American Literary Festival, which takes place in early August 2019 in Washington, D.C. 
  • Attendance at 6 Master Classes and 6 Writing Workshops on biweekly Mondays at Fordham Lincoln Center from September––December 2019
  • Participation in culminating public reading in December 2019 

Kundiman is seeking a Grants Research and Administration intern. This is a great opportunity to gain hands-on experience with an organization that supports writing communities and the literary arts. The Grants Research and Administration intern helps research, organize, and support tracking systems for Kundiman's government and foundation grant application. The Grants Research and Administration intern works 15 hours a week and reports to the Grants Manager.
 

We’re looking for candidates with:
 

  • An interest in Asian diasporic literature
  • Strong research, verbal and copyediting skills
  • An interest in learning the back-end work of non-profit grant writing
  • Desire to work within a community of writers and arts workers
  • Ability to manage time and multiple projects, meet deadlines, and focus on detail
     

Duties include:
 

  • Researching foundations and grants that Kundiman could apply to
  • Organizing and editing grant language from previous proposals in a grants language bank
  • Maintaining and updating library of testimonials and quotes about Kundiman's programs
  • Assisting with the preparation of grant proposals and artistic samples
  • Researching grants and identifying granters and foundations that match our mission
  • Maintaining a calendar of grant deadlines
  • Other tasks reasonably requested by Kundiman


Through Submittable, please send us a cover letter telling us why you think this position is right for you, and what you hope to add to and learn from the Kundiman community. Please also include a resume and two references with your application.
 

• Commitment: 15 hours per week
• Duration: May 1, 2019 – August 31, 2019
• Deadline to Apply: April 7, 2019
• Stipend: $750

Kundiman is seeking a Development intern. This is a great opportunity to gain hands-on experience with an organization that supports writing communities and the literary arts. The Development intern connects Kundiman to individual and institutional supporters, which is vital to the sustainability of Kundiman initiatives. Candidates must be based in the New York City or San Francisco area and will report to the Development Manager. 

Internships are conducted remotely, but generally require the attendance of events and/or meetings in the SF or NYC area.

 We’re looking for candidates with:
 

  • An interest in learning the ins and outs of non-profit fundraising 
  • Desire to work within a community of writers and arts workers
  • An interest in Asian diasporic literature
  • Strong verbal and copyediting skills
  • Ability to manage time and multiple projects, meet deadlines, and focus on detail

  
 Duties include:
 

  • Researching and identifying donors that match our mission
  • Assisting with fundraising efforts 
  • Analyzing trends in Kundiman donorship and updating Kundiman's donor database
  • Helping to organize donor events, including annual Benefit
  • Drafting development copy
  • Other tasks reasonably requested by Kundiman

  

Through Submittable, please send us a cover letter telling us why you think this position is right for you, and what you hope to add to and learn from the Kundiman community. Please also include a resume and two references with your application.


 • Commitment: 15 hours per week   
 •  Duration: May 1, 2019 – August 31, 2019
 • Deadline to Apply: April 7, 2018
 • Stipend: $750
 

Kundiman is seeking a Programs intern. This is a great opportunity to gain hands-on experience with an organization that supports writing communities and the literary arts by organizing readings, workshops, and public events that develop Asian American literary culture. The Programs intern helps to organize readings, workshops, and public events that develop Asian American literary culture. They report to the Programs & Communications Manager and must be based within commuting distance from NYC. While most of the internship will be conducted remotely, the Programs Intern must be able to attend the bulk of events in the NYC area.


We’re looking for candidates with:

  • An interest in Asian diasporic literature
  • Strong verbal and copyediting skills
  • Ability to manage time and multiple projects, attention to detail, and ability to meet deadlines
  • Desire to work within a community of writers and arts workers

Duties include:

  • Assisting with promotion and execution of national programs
  • Liaising with staff and regional chairs to develop programming
  • Attending Kundiman programs and public events, and assist with logistics and social media
  • Documenting, recording, and archiving media and data related to public programs
  • Other tasks reasonably requested by Kundiman


 Through Submittable, please send us a cover letter telling us why you think this position is right for you, and what you hope to add to and learn from the Kundiman community. Please also include a resume and two references with your application.


• Commitment: 15 hours per week   
•  Duration: May 1, 2019 – August 31, 2019
• Deadline to Apply: April 7, 2019
• Stipend: $750

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