What We’ve Done: November 2020
13 Questions With Rep. Mark Takano
“Young AAPIs need to reflect on their skill sets, the needs of their community, how they will make their livelihood, the partner and friends they want in your life, and then sit down and make a plan.”
“It’s also important to get involved in campaigns, volunteer with local groups, and attend public meetings or forums to develop a sense of the issues and topics you’re passionate about and want to pursue further.” – Rep. Mark Takano
To read his full interview and 13 Questions, click here!
Applications for APAICS Congressional Fellowship and Internship Go Live!
This month APAICS released applications for its Congressional Fellowship and Internship. We encourage you all to share these opportunities within your networks and help us expand the AAPI political pipeline!
The APAICS Congressional Fellowship is designed for rising AAPI professionals looking to increase their experience in public policy and service. The full-time, paid, 9-month program, places fellows in congressional offices to gain policy experience serving as part of a legislative team.
To apply for the Fellowship, click here.
The APAICS Congressional Internship is a paid, eight-week long summer program that places interns in congressional offices providing them with the opportunity to develop their professional skills, encourages political engagement, and fosters interests in public service careers.
To apply for the Internship, click here.
For more information regarding deadlines, FAQ’s, and requirements click here!
Emerging Professionals Virtual Learning Series
Join us on November 19th at 12:00 PM ET for the next Emerging Professionals panel where we’ll hear from AAPI leaders with experience working in congressional leadership, executive government offices, campaigns, and policy-making.
Senior staff will discuss their trajectories, lessons learned, and how you can get involved in public service.
Click here to register!
APAICS and NCAPA Launch Presidential Appointee Resume Bank
The Asian Pacific American Institute for Congressional Studies (APAICS) and National Council of Asian Pacific Americans (NCAPA) have opened our resume bank for AAPI candidates interested in a federal appointment.
The intent of this bank is to identify and flag qualified AAPI candidates to serve in a federal administration. We would like to promote this opportunity to our members and encourage you to submit your applications.
Resumes/CV’s can be submitted here!
Questions can be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org.
*Applications will be read and reviewed on a rolling basis by the National Council of Asian Pacific Americans (NCAPA). Should your application be selected for further recommendation, we will follow up by contacting you.
Please note: submissions do not guarantee an appointee position.
APAICS Post Election Press Release
WASHINGTON—APAICS congratulates President-elect Joe Biden and Vice President-elect Kamala Harris on their historic campaign.
As a result of this election, Harris will be the first woman of color to be sworn into the executive office.
To read our full press release on this historic election, click here!