The Young Adult Service Program (YASP) connects Asian-American high school and college students with summer internships at various community organizations and the offices of local elected officials throughout New York City. Through this program, we have been providing Asian American youth with opportunities to serve their local community and to learn the importance of service since 2001.

ELIGIBILITY

To be eligible for YASP, applicants must be Asian-American identifying high school or college students whose school and/or home address is within New York City (five boroughs). High school students are required to have completed their freshman year or above as of Fall 2022 and college students must be freshmen or above as of Fall 2022.

Host sites will include: Asian Americans for Equality, Fifth Avenue Committee, Garden of Hope, MinKwon Center for Community Action, Offices of Elected (City & State) Officials, Queens Botanical Garden, and more.

NOTE: Please read carefully as the application requirements will be different for high school and college applicants. We ask that you fully review the FAQ section below before calling or emailing us.

INTERN RESPONSIBILITIES

High School Interns

All high school interns will be responsible for:

●   Attending orientation, graduation, and 3-4 required workshops
●   Submitting all time-sheets on time to be eligible for the Presidential Volunteer Service Award (PVSA)
●   Volunteering for at least 15 hours/week
●   Completing 2 evaluations

College Interns

All  college interns will be responsible for:

●   Attending orientation, graduation, and 3-4 required workshops
●   Submitting all time-sheets on time to be eligible for the Presidential Volunteer Service Award (PVSA)
●   Volunteering for at least 20 hours/week
●   Completing 2 evaluations

HOW TO APPLY

In order to be considered for Summer 2022, all applications must be submitted by Friday, May 27th, 2022 at 11:59 PM (EST).

Please note that applications are reviewed on a rolling basis. All required supplemental materials must be submitted as PDF attachments, in a single email to yasp@kcsny.org with “[First Name] [Last Name] 2022 YASP High School Application” or “[First Name] [Last Name] 2022 YASP College Application” in the subject line.

We may also request supplemental materials/information as needed. Incomplete applications will not be reviewed. Please make sure to submit all required materials on time. Interviews will be scheduled once all required materials have been submitted.

Application Checklist (High School)
Application Checklist (College)
YASP 2022 FAQ
YASP Code of Conduct
COVID-19 Acknowledgement & Statement of Waiver

IMPORTANT DATES

You may be required to come in-person for orientation. Social distancing along with COVID-19 safety protocols will be strictly enforced.

Application Deadline:  Friday, May 27th, 2022
Orientation:  Wednesday, June 29th, 2022
Start of Program:  Tuesday, July 5th, 2022
End of Program:  Friday, August 19th, 2022

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