APAICS is a non-partisan, non-profit educational organization dedicated to promoting Asian Pacific American participation and representation at all levels of the political process, from community service to elected office. The APAICS Internship Program provides select undergraduate students with the opportunity to work in Washington, DC and gain first-hand experience in American politics and public policy. The program aims to build leadership skills, encourage political and civic engagement, and foster a strong interest in public service careers.
APAICS places interns in the U.S. Congress, federal agencies and partner Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) nonprofit organizations. APAICS offers interns support for travel, including roundtrip tickets sponsored by Southwest Airlines on the continental U.S. Limited additional support is made available on a case by case basis. APAICS also offers a stipend of $2000 for the term of the internship. All interns will be required to participate in APAICS orientation and training programs, complete weekly journals, and submit a program evaluation at the end of the internship. A schedule of internship activities will be provided upon arrival to Washington, DC.
To be eligible for the 2014 APAICS internship program, applicants must meet the following requirements:
- Interest in government, public policy, and Asian American and Pacific Islander community empowerment
- Evidence of leadership abilities and excellent oral and written communication skills
- Current enrollment in an accredited undergraduate educational institution. Recent graduates are also welcome to apply.
- U.S. citizenship or legal permanent residency by June 1, 2014
- Be 18 years of age by June 1, 2014
- All application materials must be submitted by January 13, 2014
Finalists will be contacted for a telephone interview. The final selection of applicants will be notified by March 30, 2014.