Dr. Sanbo and Kazuko Sakaguchi Graduate Internship Summer 2018

Intership Description: The Sakaguchi summer internship program enables graduate students to immerse themselves in working with community-based organizations serving Japanese Americans and to gain experience in applying research skills in a community-based setting to benefit all involved.

Award: One internship stipend of $6,000
(The stipend will be disbursed in payments of $3,000 at the start and end of the internship.)

Terms: Ten week summer internship at 30 hours per week during the period of late June to early September. Student will be funded for a proposed internship with a Japanese American community based organization. Organizations for consideration are:

Every effort will be made to facilitate the internship opportunity so that the research interests and expertise of the student will match with the organization's mission and project needs.

The graduate student intern will be required to produce a report that documents the student's experiences and progress throughout the internship, including a critical reflection and understanding of the organization and its activities. In addition, the community-based organization may require the intern to complete a research product (e.g. report, video, etc).


  • Must be a continuing graduate student enrolled at UCLA for 2017-18 and 2018-19 academic years.
  • Provide evidence of academic record and interest in Japanese American history, community based organizations and/or experience. Students can obtain an unofficial (or student copy) transcript online through MyUCLA. Please submit the unofficial transcript as a PDF. There is no charge for an unofficial transcript.
  • Submit a curriculum vitae.
  • Open to students with a demonstrated interest in Japanese American Studies, Asian American Studies, Social Welfare, Public Health, Urban Planning, History, are encouraged to apply.

Essay: In addition to submitting application information, please describe your background, interest, and/or experience in working with a community organization or project dedicated to Japanese Americans.

Please indicate if you are bi/multilingual in any language and/or bi/multicultural with any ethnicity/race. Essay should be no more than 500 words maximum.

Deadline to apply: February 26, 2018, Monday by 5:00 pm

Download the Internship guidelines and application: Adobe PDF Document | MS Word Document

Submit your file which includes the application (2 pages), curriculum vitae, and essay as a Microsoft Word document and PDF of a transcript, to scp@aasc.ucla.edu in the email subject heading, please enter: 2018 Sakaguchi Internship Application.

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