Monsoon Now Hiring Youth Interns!

Monsoon is hiring a Youth Advocate and Outreach Intern at Monsoon.  Applicants must be 15-18 years old and based in Central Iowa.  Applicant should also be interested in social justice issues, youth-led community organizing and leading social change.  To apply, send your resume to Youth Violence Prevention Program Coordinator Audri Lu-Uhlken at


Job Title: Youth Peer-to-Peer Advocate & Outreach Intern

Function: Under the direction of the Youth Program Coordinator, the Youth Peer-to-Peer Advocate & Outreach Intern is responsible for the planning and implementing of monthly educational materials and outreach events for the Asian & Pacific Islander youth in Des Moines. After completing the required training on domestic violence and sexual assault, the Youth Peer-to-Peer Advocate & Outreach Interns will assist in leading peer-to-peer support groups for API youths.

Reports to: Youth Program Coordinator

Hours: 5 hours per week (20 hours/month)

• 15 years old to 18 years old;
• Bi-lingual verbal and/or written communication skills, in one or more API languages;
• Ability to use computers to store and organize information, perform research;
• Complete Level 1 and Level 2 Domestic Violence training and Basic 20 hours Sexual Assault training;
• Interested in social justice issues;
• Interested in learning about community outreach and organizing;
• Interested in learning about domestic violence and sexual assault;
• Interested in being part of a movement in ending violence against women;
• Practice humility; and
• Bicultural individuals are preferred

Responsibilities & Duties: 
• Plan, implement and evaluate community outreach events for the API youth
• Leading group discussions about different issues affecting youth of API descent
• Providing resources to support youth in need of services
• Plan, implement, and evaluate monthly educational material(s) for youth;
• Excellent oral communication skills, this will include public speaking;
• Demonstrated excellence in writing skills that includes the ability to compose varied correspondence in a precise, accurate, and easily understandable manner;
• Excellent problem-solving skills;
• Strong interpersonal and organizational skills; ability to work with diverse groups of people and to handle difficult or sensitive situations and people tactfully;
• Strong initiative, creativity, and self-motivation, including the ability to work under pressure and with deadlines;
• One-year service commitment to Monsoon;
• Complete domestic violence and sexual assault certification from IowaCASA and ICADV; and
• Perform other duties as assigned by the Coordinator.

$10 per hour, 20 hours per month

To Apply: 
Email your resume to Audri Lu-Uhlken at
Monsoon Asians & Pacific Islanders in Solidarity (formerly, Monsoon United Asian Women of Iowa) serves victims / survivors of domestic violence and sexual assault in Asian and Pacific Islander (API) communities in Iowa.  Monsoon’s mission is to end all forms of gender-based violence and build healthy communities through transformative justice and social change. The organization serves all 99 counties in the state. All staff members are multilingual and together speak 14 languages.  Monsoon’s services are free and confidential.  The Youth Violence Prevention Program is guided by community change strategies such as mass mobilization, social action, public advocacy, empowerment theory and participatory action research.  The program focuses on Asian and Pacific Islander youths from middle and high schools in central Iowa.  Monsoon believes that youth are vital to the movement to end gender-based violence and the best source to tap into for the prevention of sexual violence. 
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