Asian Pacific Islander Capitol Association

Summer 2019 Internship Application Guidelines

In Collaboration with the Asian Pacific Islander Legislative Caucus & the Asian Pacific State Employee Association

Mission Statement:

To provide college students and recent graduates who are dedicated to public service a substantive and meaningful employment and educational experience working in the California State Legislature, with a goal towards creating and promoting a new cohort of Capitol legislative staffers.

About the Internship


Applicant Qualifications


Application Materials

  1. Personal Statement
  1. The total personal statement may not exceed two pages

  1. The format must be 1-inch margins, Times New Roman, 12-point font, and double-spaced

  1. We are interested in learning about you, your aspirations, and your interest in becoming an APICA summer intern. The personal statement will be composed of two parts, with each part consisting of one page:

  1. First, we would like you to discuss how your cultural background has helped shape your identity and/or worldview

  1. Secondly, we would like you to discuss and demonstrate your interest in eventually working as a staffer in the Capitol and passion for public policy 

  1. Please proofread your statement, as grammatical or typographical errors will weaken your application

  1. Resume, not to exceed one page

  1. Official or unofficial transcript(s) from each college or university attended

  1. Submit application materials to

Selection Process


About the Asian Pacific Islander Capitol Association (APICA): We are a non-partisan, non-profit organization comprised of legislative staffers, lobbyists, and advocates, as well as other Asian Pacific Islander (API) professionals in the Capitol Community. Through leadership training programs, informative sessions with API leaders, community engagement opportunities, and social and networking events, APICA serves as a support network that promotes API staff recruitment and development, and connects its members to the local community. You can find more information about APICA at