Become a Volunteer

Volunteer Positions:

To become a volunteer, please email program director Max Gelber ( with a brief description of yourself and your contact info.

Intern Positions:

Youth Outreach and Engagement Officer
Social Media and Creative Content Officer
Chinese Outreach and Engagement Officer
Human Rights Policy and Research Officer
Congressional and Legislative Affairs Officer
Education and Training Officer
Media Outreach and Engagement Officer
Campus Outreach and Engagement Officer
Interfaith Outreach and Engagement Officer
Translation Officer
Graphic Designer

*Positions and duties can be customized to fit interns’ interests and skills

Basic Requirements:

Current college/university student (exceptional high school students who have completed their junior year will be considered)
Laptop, internet, and phone access
Ability to commit to a regular schedule throughout the duration of the internship
Proficiency in Microsoft Office, Excel, and other basic programs/software
Advanced proficiency in English
Proficiency in Uyghur, Chinese, Russian, Turkish, and other foreign languages skills is desired


Full-time and part-time positions available
Part-time positions require commitment of ≥ 10 hours/week

What you get:

A professional recommendation (hardcopy and LinkedIn) upon successful completion of the internship
One-on-one mentorship and guidance
Professional development through in-house and external trainings
Limited funds may be available for professional development activities
Networking opportunities with UAA members and other partner organizations

Sample Duties:

Assist with the creation and dissemination of organizational marketing and communications materials
Write press releases, reports, briefs, and blog posts for website and other platforms
Create graphics and other content for use on website and social media
Develop a Uyghur youth engagement platform with fun and meaningful activities
Engage various organizations and groups (e.g. community groups, college clubs, congregations, etc.) to raise awareness of the Uyghur human rights
Develop a database of media contacts
Conduct research on human rights violations committed by the Chinese government against the Uyghurs and other Turkic peoples in East Turkistan
Summarize reports, bills, and other materials for community distribution
Support UAA’s advocacy work through meetings with congressional staff, advocacy trainings, and other tasks

To apply, please send an email to Max Gelber, Program Director at with the following information:

  • The position(s) you’re interested in
  • Potential start/end dates for internship and weekly hours commitment
  • Cover letter
  • Resume
  • Writing sample (optional)
  • Sample work (for Translation Officer, Graphic Designer, and Videographer positions)

The Uyghur American Association (UAA) is an equal opportunity employer. All applicants will be considered for employment without attention to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, veteran or disability status. The UAA does not tolerate discrimination or harassment based on any of these characteristics.

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