2020 CYI Summer Internship

March 2, 2020

Apply for the 2020 CYI Summer Internship Program HERE

The application is due April 8th, 2020.


What is the Chinese Youth Initiative (CYI)?
The mission of the Chinese Youth Initiative is to develop youth leadership in the Chinese American community.  Since 1994, CYI has been educating youth about the issues that Chinese Americans face, and has been providing youth with experience in grassroots organizing.  CYI is a program of the Chinese Progressive Association based in Chinatown. It has opportunities year round, including a summer internship program.
What is CYI’s Summer Internship Program?
The internship program is an opportunity to understand the issues Chinese Americans face and how we can take collective action to improve our lives!  By learning about Asian American history, Chinatown, and the core principles of organizing, you will be grounded in the community and what it takes to make transformative change. The CYI Summer Internship is a seven-week experience for high school-aged youth that focuses on the experiences and issues of Chinese Americans in the Greater Boston area. Through interactive workshops, discussions, videos, guest speakers, field trips, and hands-on projects, you will develop a deeper understanding of yourself, others, and the community.  You will also not just be learning, but taking action!  This can include education projects, outreach to community members, and attending and planning protests.  Issues that past youth have worked on in the past include worker rights, affordable housing, and a Chinatown library.  Youth who have a strong investment in their community, who are bilingual in Chinese, and come from immigrant families are strongly encouraged to apply.

You will find out by early May if you are accepted into the program.  All accepted applicants will be expected to participate in the Chinatown Bike-A-Thon, Saturday, June 20th.  The internship kicks off with an overnight retreat from Monday, July 6 to Wednesday, July 8, 2020 and will meet on Mondays through Thursdays from 10:00am to 4:00pm from Monday July 13th to Thursday August 20th, 2020.  In addition to the dates and times listed, participants must be able to commit to some weekend and evening activities, averaging 20-25 hours per week. Interns will receive a stipend of $1500 for the summer program.  Overnight retreat and other sessions after retreat are mandatory for participation. 


一个可以发掘你领导潜能, 提供机会了解亚裔美国人在面对的问题,及认识如何采取集体行动来提高我们的生活的项目。通过了解亚裔美国人的历史、唐人街和组织的核心原则, 你将扎根于社区, 以及做出变革性的改变。CYI暑期实习是一个长达七週,发展的高中生年龄青年的领导力,并提供机会去改变华人社区。实习项目是专注于华裔在大波士顿地区的经验和问题,通过互动研讨会,讨论,视听,演讲嘉宾,实地考察和实践项目,你将会对自己、他人和社区有更深刻的了解。参与者从而也会得到知识和经验去成为社区领袖。你将不仅仅昰在学习, 同时也是在採取行动! 这也包括教育项目、与社区成员的外联活动以及参加和策划抗议活动。过往的青年所处理过的问题包括工人权利、经济适用房和唐人街图书馆。在实习的最后几个星期裡,实习生会制定一个社区行动项目,并给予机会反思和分享他们在学习中累积的知识。如果你对我们的社区有无限的热忱,是中英双语,以及来自移民家庭,我们极之鼓励你来参加。华埠如何组织社区!
如果你被取录参加青年互动项目,会在五月初收到消息。所有被取录的申请人必须参加在星期六 6 月 20 日举办的自行车马拉松筹款活动。实习项目会随著在7月6日至7月8日的退思会而揭幕,之后是由7月13日至8月20日,逢星期一至四,上午10时到下午4时聚会。除了上述的日期和时间外,参与者必须参加一些週末和晚上的活动,平均每週大概20-25小时。实习生将会在整个暑假收到¥1500津贴。而所有退思会及所有其他会议必须要参与。

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