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Get Involved with the Asian & Asian American Center


There are many ways to get involved in our center, or even take on a leadership role! You are always welcome to attend an A3C program or just stop by our space to study, or meet new friends or talk with our staff. Other things you can do include: 

  • Join one of the 75+ Cornell Asian Pacific Islander Desi American (APIDA) student organizations

  • A3C Undergraduate Internship Program: applications for 2022-2023 academic year have closed.
  • A3C Graduate Interns: applications for 2022-2023 academic year have closed.
  • Use our conference room or lounge for a club meeting, project or event
  • Join our mailing list. Click on the link to receive our weekly newsletter and other major event announcements.

Cornell Asian Alumni Association

CAAA was founded in 1990 to serve the needs and interests of Asian alumni, Asian students, and the University. CAAA sponsors activities and events that help promote community and connectedness among our alumni members including professional development and social networking events, undergraduate support activities, guest speakers and community service. Find out more about CAAA.

Thank you to all of our alumni for everything you have done for our community and our center!

If you would like to get more involved with the Center as an alumnus/a, please email us at or our assistant director Shannon Sy at

Work with Us

A3C Internship ProgramInterested 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 undergraduate interns to help organize and run the center's activities. Hiring begins at the beginning of the academic year. This is a paid position and interns are supported by our A3C Graduate Interns and Professional Staff (Director and Assistant Director). We seek creative, motivated, and talented students to join our team. Applications for 2022-2023 academic year have closed. Applications for the 2023-2024 academic year will open in the spring semester.


Graduate Internships

The A3C also hires one or two paid student staff each year. You must be a graduate or professional student to apply. Our graduate intern(s) work on a variety of identity, social justice, and educational-based programs and assist with daily center operations, outreach, mentorship, and new initiatives. The position accepts ISSO Student Employment, Traditions, and federal work-study. Please reach out to Shannon Sy for inquiries.

Our Intern Staff

Staff information can be found on Campus Groups: 

Space Reservations

Need space for a small student organization meeting? A3C has two rooms that you can reserve for your meeting needs!

  • A3C Meeting and Study Space (10 max)
  • A3C Lounge (10-12 max)

Within 626 Thurston, there are also other rooms available in the building you are able to reserve including:

  • First Floor Multipurpose Room
  • First Floor Conference Room
  • Ground Floor Lounge
  • Ground Floor Study Room

In order to reserve a space at the center or within 626 Thurston for your group, please complete the following reservation form.

Note: the center's rooms are only available during open building hours.