Natural Helpers Training 2014

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Job Openings

API Chaya is Hiring! Click on titles below for more information.

Co-Executive Director of Fund Development & Finance

 

Fall/Winter Legal Internship

Legal Intern Duties include:

 

  • Supporting Advocates to help survivors of domestic violence and sexual assault with legal matters (immigration law, family law, protection orders and criminal law)
  • Accompanying program participants to Protection Order hearings
  • Working with local legal aid organizations to better serve survivors
  • Working in partnership with pro-bono attorneys assisting program participants
  • Possibility of community organizing/engagement opportunities for interns working more hours
  • Other tasks as assigned
Applicant should be responsible, organized, flexible, and motivated. Preference for bilingual applicants, particularly in Asian, South Asian, or Pacific Island languages. Preference for applicants who have experience or familiarity with the issues we address and communities we serve as well as previous legal experience. The intern will work approximately 10-20 hours/week and will be required to complete extensive training on domestic violence and sexual assault before working with survivors.
Time Frame: A minimum of six months commitment works best for our organization. This internship runs between August/September to February/March or longer. An intern should be able to commit 10-20 hours a week, for a total of 250-500 hours.

 

Compensation: A $2500 stipend is provided, funded by the South Asian Bar Association of WA. Applicants must be pursuing degrees or career paths in legal work, advocacy or social/community service to avail of the stipend. If students make a commitment of 2 quarters/semesters, they may independently explore the possibility of receiving a stipend for one quarter/semester and arrange for school credit for the other.

To apply, please send your cover letter and resume to This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it by September 12, 2014.

 
Welcome to API Chaya

API Chaya seeks to end systemic violence in our communities. We have served thousands of people and worked with dozens of community groups for community organizing and education regarding prevention of sexual and domestic violence, exploitation, and human trafficking. We understand the cultural norms and stigmas associated with such violence and believe in the inherent strength and potential of each person to address situations in which there has been systematic emotional and physical violence. Our services are free, confidential, and available to any person in need.

API Chaya formed from the merger of two organizations in 2011: the Asian & Pacific Islander Women & Family Safety Center and Chaya. The Safety Center grew out of organizing within the Filipino community in 1993 sponsored by the Washington State Commission on Asian American Affairs out of concern for the prevalence of violence against women in their community, including several murders of Asian Pacific women. The Safety Center hired staff in 1997 to work with community groups to organize for justice and social change. Chaya was established in 1996 to serve South Asian women in times of crisis and need and to raise awareness of domestic violence issues.

 

 

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Contact Information

API Chaya
P.O. Box 14047
Seattle, Washington 98114
E-mail: info@apichaya.org

Tax ID#: 91-1674016

Helpline: 206-325-0325
Office: 206-467-9976

Helpline and office hours are Monday thru Friday, 9am to 5pm.