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Apply to be the Daniel K. Inouye Fellow!



JACL Fellowships Summary

The Mineta Fellow and the Inouye Fellow will work out of the JACL National office in Washington D.C. and be responsible for the following:

  • Staff and monitor key legislative initiatives and issues relevant to the AAPI community. 

  • Work on a wide variety of projects, issues, and programs. 

  • Conduct research and study topics assigned. 

  • Interact with other national AAPI and civil rights organizations in the DC area. 

  • Work with JACL and other organizations to organize programs and events. 

  • Serve on various civil rights and AAPI committees. 

  • Perform a wide variety of duties, and work directly with the Executive Director.

Candidates must be U.S. citizens, JACL members, and students or young professionals who have completed at least an undergraduate degree. Preference will be given to those who have demonstrated a commitment to Asian American issues, particularly those affecting the Japanese American community. Communication skills, especially in writing, are important.

JACL offers a competitive salary and benefits with the option to work a few days from home. You get to work just blocks from the White House and Capitol Hill.

Past Daniel K. Inouye Fellow, Matthew Weisbly says, 

"My favorite part of the fellowship was the programs we got to work on! We were able to be a part of things I never thought I'd be able to. From policy and being in the halls of Congress some days, to being at embassies, the museums, or other events around DC. Even getting to go to Japan through Kakehashi! It makes for some truly unforgettable experiences and helped me solidify my career path."

The priority deadline is June 26, 2023 at 11:59pm HST. Applications will be accepted afterward on a rolling basis until the position is filled. 

Program Dates: Start August 2023 or later. This fellowship term lasts 1 year with the possibility to extend for an additional year.

For the Full Job Description, please visit 

About us

The Japan-America Society of Southern Colorado is a non-profit educational and cultural organization promoting increased awareness, education, and understanding between the citizens of Southern Colorado and Japan.  Learn about the History of the JASSC.

Become a member

Join with other enthusiasts and participate in the language, foods, and activities with the opportunity to learn the culture of Japan.

Board of Directors

 President  Wayne Stout
 Vice President  Jennifer Basco
 Secretary  Eric Basco
 Membership  Kaz Nagai
 Communications  Rayna Lindsey
 IT/Facebook  Ralph Archuleta
 At Large  Uriko Stout
 Kathy Kidd
 Seiko Cammack
Intern  Maeve Gennett
 Joe Nelson





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