The Asian Pacific American Institute for Congressional Studies (APAICS) is currently NOT accepting applications for its 2014-2015 Congressional Fellowship Program. See below for more details.
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 email@example.com 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.
1. Our APAICS 2014-2015 application is closed. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org for specific questions.
2. Send in PDF format the following materials to Fellowship@apaics.org:
- Cover Letter
- 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?
Read more about the current fellows and where they are placed by clicking here.
Past Fellowship Placements
APAICS Fellows have been placed in the congressional offices of:
- Congressman Ami Bera
- Congressman Michael Honda
- Congressman Xavier Becerra
- Congressman Sanford Bishop
- Congressman Al Green
- Congresswoman Judy Chu
- Congresswoman Madeleine Bordallo
- Senator Mazie Hirono
- Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi
- House Democratic Caucus
- House Foreign Affairs Subcommittee on Asia, the Pacific and the Global Environment
As well as federal agencies and non-profit organizations, including the: