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 $2,000 stipend and a round-trip flight — within the continental U.S. — sponsored by Southwest Airlines (limited additional support is made available on a case-by-case basis). Housing is not provided.
Click here to check how the 2016 APAICS Summer Interns spent their Washington, D.C. experience.
8 weeks; June 2017-August 2017
To be eligible for the APAICS Summer Internship program, applicants must meet the following requirements:
Summer Internship Program
1001 Connecticut Avenue NW #320
Washington, D.C. 20036
Previous APAICS summer internship placements include:
The White House
The White House Initiative on Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders
Office of Majority Whip Jim Clyburn, U.S. House of Representatives
Office of Congressman Ami Bera (CA-07)
Office of Congresswoman Judy Chu (CA-32)
Office of Congressman Eni Faleomavaega (AS)
Office of Congressman Al Green (TX-9)
Office of Former Congressman Mike Honda (CA-17)
Office of Congresswoman Barbara Lee (CA-13)
Office of Congressman Ted Lieu (CA-33)
Office of Congresswoman Doris Matsui (CA-5)
Office of Congressman Bobby Scott (VA-03)
Office of Congressman Gregorio Kilili Camacho Sablan (Saipan)
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