Congressional Fellowship

The Asian Pacific American Institute for Congressional Studies (APAICS) is now accepting applications for its 2014-2015 Congressional Fellowship Program. See below for more details.

Program Overview

APAICS is a non-partisan, non-profit educational organization dedicated to promoting Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) participation and representation at all levels of the political process, from community service to elected office.

The APAICS Fellowship program offers full-time legislative and public policy fellowships in Washington, D.C, providing exceptional graduates and young professionals with an opportunity to work on policy issues as staff members of a congressional office. The program aims to build leadership skills, encourage political civic engagement, and foster a strong interest in public service careers.

APAICS is currently encouraging applicants for a new 1 year 2014-2015 Fellowship who are interested in a concentration in Financial Services. If you are interested in this, please follow our regular application process below, and indicate this under the “Placement Preference” section. If you select this preference, you will still be considered for our regular 9-month Fellowship. If you have already submitted your application, please email fellowship@apaics.org with your full name indicating your desire to be considered.

Period:    Nine Months (September – May)
Location: Washington, DC
Benefits: Program stipend and complimentary roundtrip airline ticket sponsored by Southwest.

To apply:

1. Our APAICS 2014-2015 application is closed. Please email fellowship@apaics.org for specific questions.
2. Send in PDF format the following materials to Fellowship@apaics.org:

  • Cover Letter
  • Resume
  • Official Transcripts
  • Two (2) letters of recommendation
  • Writing Samples answering the following 3 questions in less than 500 words each

1. What role does the Congressional Asian Pacific American Caucus (CAPAC) play and why do you want to be an integral part of the work of the Caucus?
2. What are your past experiences in community involvement (including, but not restricted to, AAPI involvement), and how has this made you a suitable candidate for this Fellowship?
3. How will your desired fellowship placement contribute to your goals for the future?

For additional information, please contact APAICS Program Director at Fellowship@apaics.org or (202) 296-9200.


Current Fellows

(L-R) Amit Jani (Office of Judy Chu), Monica Pham (Mike Honda), APAICS staffer, Nisha Ramachandran (Ami Bera), Ben Chou (Leadership Office of Nancy Pelsoi)

(L-R) Amit Jani (Office of Judy Chu), Monica Pham (Office of Mike Honda), APAICS staffer, Nisha Ramachandran (Office of Ami Bera), Ben Chou (Leadership Office of Nancy Pelsoi)


Past Fellowship Placements

Recent APAICS Fellows have been placed in the congressional offices of:

The Asian Pacific American Institute for Congressional Studies (APAICS) is a national non-partisan, non-profit 501(c)(3) organization dedicated to promoting Asian Pacific American participation and representation at all levels of the political process, from community service to elected office.