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Asian Studies

Spring 2013 Internship

The Devon Ave(nue) Digital History Archive (DADHA) is looking for interns to assist in all aspects of the archive project.

The DADHA Project is a digital historical (and contemporary) archive of the stretch of W. Devon east-west from N. Broadway to Kedzie Ave. It is an approximately three-mile stretch of primarily businesses. Devon Ave. has, like many parts of Chicago, experienced significant changes in the past thirty years. However, Devon Ave.’s history traces back to at least the 1930s (even further, but we begin here with arrival of businesses). From an initial presence of Eastern European immigrants and Orthodox Jewish communities, there has been a dramatic shift in the composition of the Devon Ave. neighborhoods and businesses since the 1980s. The arrival of South Asians (from India and Pakistan) and Assyrians has added a new ethno-cultural and historical dimension to Devon Ave. Changes in US immigration policies and in recent years, and more recently the impact of Iraq War II (2003-2011), has seen a change in the composition of many Devon Avenue businesses. Moreover, although businesses may be owned or managed by individual of the area’s diverse ethno-cultural communities, much of the labor is done by immigrants from Latin America. DADHA traces the histories of the experiences, past and present, of the individuals, families, and communities of Devon Avenue.

Contact:

John Pincince
Asian Studies Program
Phone: 773.508.2238
 Email: jpincince@luc.edu

For Qualifications and More Information: Internship

SAAPRI

SAAPRI is pleased to announce openings for two positions: (1) Development Consultant and (2) Communications Intern.  The postings are attached and are also available at http://www.saapri.org.  The application deadline is Monday, December 10. 

South Asian American Policy & Research Institute (SAAPRI) is a non-profit, non-partisan organization established in 2001 to improve the lives of South Asian Americans in the Chicago area, by using research to formulate equitable and socially responsible public policy.  SAAPRI’s work has included research and policy initiatives on civic engagement, access to health care, economic development, and the experiences of immigrants.

OVERVIEW OF DEVELOPMENT CONSULTANT POSITION:

SAAPRI is seeking a paid consultant to assist with resource development projects from January through March 2013 (5 to 15 hours per week).  The consultant will play an important role in strengthening SAAPRI’s capacity and impact.  Specific projects will include grant-writing; creating a simple donor database; updating content for brochures, flyers, and portions of the website; and assistance with the planning of a small-scale fundraising event.  This exciting opportunity includes room for creativity, strategic thinking, and ingenuity.

OVERVIEW OF COMMUNICATIONS INTERN POSITION:

SAAPRI is seeking a paid intern to assist with communications projects from January through March 2013 (7 to 10 hours per week).  The intern will play an important role in strengthening SAAPRI’s capacity and impact.  Specific projects will include revamping website to improve ability for staff to update and users to navigate website; creating simple systems for e-mail communications and social media; training staff to maintain communications systems; and updating content for portions of electronic communications.

For more information: SAAPRI

Loyola

Asian Studies
Department of History
Crown Center, 5th Floor, 1032 W. Sheridan Road, Chicago,IL 60660 ยท 773.508.2238
asianstudies@luc.edu

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