APAICS | Summer Internship
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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 2018-August 2018



Deadline: January 7, 2018


Washington, D.C.


Program stipend of $2,500 and complimentary roundtrip airline ticket sponsored by Southwest Airlines


To be eligible for the APAICS Summer Internship program, applicants must meet the following requirements:

Competitive application will possess the following traits:

  • Interest in government, public policy, and Asian American and Pacific Islander community empowerment
  • Proven leadership abilities
  • Track record of success both individually as part of a team
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills

All applicants must meet the following eligibility requirements. You must be:

  • Be 18 years of age by June 1, 2018.
  • A full-time undergraduate student currently enrolled in an accredited educational institution OR have graduated from such an insitution in or after December 2017.
  • U.S. citizenship or legal permanent residency at the time of application. Individuals seeking consideration under the “Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals” (DACA) policy must possess an Employment Authorization Document.


  1. Completion of the online application found here: bit.ly/apaics2018internship
  2. Submission of  your resume, cover letter, and essay responses on the online application.
  3. Official transcript (original transcript sent directly from school registrar)
  4. Two (2) Official Letters of Recommendation (one must be from a professional reference) submitted by the recommender here: bit.ly/apaicsrecommendation


Summer Internship Program

℅ 2018 Summer Internship
1001 Connecticut Avenue NW #320
Washington, D.C. 20036


Anthony Reyes


(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