Summer Internship


The APAICS Summer Internship Program is an eight-week program that provides undergraduate students with the opportunity to work in Washington. D.C., and experience American politics and public policy. APAICS interns are placed in U.S. congressional offices and federal agencies. The program develops leadership and professional skills, encourages political and civic engagement, and fosters a strong interest in public service careers.


All interns are 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, D.C.


The APAICS Summer Internship Program provides a $2,500 stipend and a round-trip flight — within the continental U.S. — sponsored by Southwest Airlines. Housing is not provided.

LENGTH: 8 weeks; June 2019-August 2019



Apply by February 28, 2019.


(202) 296-9200


As an intern, you will have the opportunity to grow your network by connecting with previous interns!



Previous APAICS summer internship placements include:


The White House

The White House Initiative on Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders

Office of Congressman Ami Bera (CA-07)

Office of Congresswoman Judy Chu (CA-32)

Office of Congressman Al Green (TX-09)

Office of Senator Dianne Feinstein (CA)

Office of Congressman Raja Krishnamoorthi (IL-08)

Office of Congressman Ted Lieu (CA-33)

Office of Congresswoman Pramila Jayapal (WA-07)

Office of Congressman Bobby Scott (VA-03)

Office of Senator Tammy Duckworth (IL)

Office of Congressman Mark Takano (CA-41)

U.S. Senate Sergeant at Arms

U.S. Commission on Civil Rights

U.S. Department of Justice

U.S. District Supreme Court

U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs

U.S. Small Business Administration

U.S. Environmental Protection Agency


Southwest is the official airline of APAICS Summer Internship