Signature Programs & Annual Events

The Cornell A3C provides a variety of signature programs and events to the campus community.

A3C Undergraduate Internship Program (for undergraduate students only) 

Interested in identity-based work, social justice, community building? Potentially looking at a career in multicultural/diversity affairs or higher education? This internship could be for you. The A3C selects a group of interns to help organize and run the center's activities. Hiring begins at the beginning of the academic year. These positions are expected to work between 3-5 hours per week and are paid.  We are currently not hiring for the fall semester of the 2019-20 academic year, but will be hiring for the spring semester.

A3C Graduate Interns (for graduate students only) 

Interested in identity-based work, social justice, community building? Looking to lead our Undergraduate Internship Program or CLIMB Program? This internship could be for you! Hiring begins at the beginning of the academic year. These positions are expected to work between 5-7 hours per week and are paid. We are currently not hiring for the 2019-20 academic year.

APID/A (Asian, Pacific Islander, Desi/American) Graduation Celebration

During the spring semester, the APID/A Graduation Ceremony Celebration is a pre-commencement event to honor and celebrate APID/A students’ academic achievements and leadership at Cornell! We recognize the 100+ students whose graduation occurred during the Fall 2018 through Summer 2019 academic year. 

APID/A (Asian, Pacific Islander, Desi/American) New Student Block Party 

The APID/A New Student Block Party is the kick off event for the Asian, Pacific Islander, Desi/American (APID/A) community each academic year. We are excited to welcome all of the new APID/A students (first-year college and transfer) along with any students that are interested in getting involved with an APID/A interest student organization to Cornell! The event features tabling and performances from 55+ APID/A student organizations, ice cream, insomnia cookies, and entertainment. The event will be on Sunday, September 8 from 12-3PM at CKB Courtyard (rain location: Barton Hall).

C.L.I.M.B. (Cornell Leadership, Identity, Mentorship & Beyond)

The seven-week CLIMB program will engage participants' in an examination of social and identity-based issues that affect Asian, Pacific, Islander, Desi/American (APID/A) identities. Weekly sessions will include group discussions, readings, and activities that will enhance students' abilities to become leaders in the campus community while strengthening their own understanding of APID/A history and intersectional awareness/advocacy. The conclusion of the program will include a community-based project with a prospective community organization that will allow participants to utilize leadership abilities they have acquired throughout the program.

Mental Health Friends DO Make a Difference Mental Health Training Program with the National Asian American Pacific Islander Mental Health Association (NAAPIMHA)

The Asian & Asian American Center is excited to partner with NAAPIMHA for the Friends DO Make a Difference Mental Health Training Program on September 21 and 22, 2019. NAAPIMHA's college mental health mission is to normalize mental health and prevent suicide. NAAPIMHA's mental health trainings are culturally competent and sensitive to people/student of color. It touches on topics specific to the Asian, Pacific Islander, Desi/ American (APID/A) community, such as intergenerational trauma, which affect how our communities respond to mental health. We are looking for first to third year students to participate in the training with the requirement that attendees host one campus workshop. To register for the training, please complete the Qualtrics form:

Praxis Lunch Series

In partnership with the Asian American Studies Program, the A3C hosts the PRAXIS Lunch Series. PRAXIS features undergraduate and graduate student speakers who enact their academic passions outside of the classroom. Come enjoy a catered lunch while listening to students talk about their exceptional research and work, inside and outside the academic setting.