Washington, D.C. — The Asian Pacific American Institute for Congressional Studies (APAICS) announced that Fellowship applications are available on their Website: firstname.lastname@example.org. The APAICS Fellows are the Anheuser-Busch/Congressman Frank Horton Fellow, the Wal-Mart Stores, Inc./Governor George R. Ariyoshi Fellow and the National Association of Realtors (NAR) Fellow. The latter fellowship is for a post graduate and requires that the person has included in their class studies any housing policies, urban planning, mortgages, etc. The deadline for all fellowships is April 30, 2010.
The nine-month program provides an opportunity for APAICS Fellows to be placed in either the Executive or Legislative Branches of government as well as federal agencies, or a non-profit organization in the Washington area. The fellows will be assigned specific projects in their placement offices. The NAR Fellow will be placed in an office that specifically has some housing issues which he/she will have an opportunity to work on. As in the past, NAR advisors and Realtor members will work closely with the NAR Fellow on specific projects and may join with other NAR Fellows from the Congressional Black Caucus Foundation (CBCF) and the Congressional Hispanic Institute Caucus (CHCI) in developing a public policy brief.
The current APAICS Fellows are assigned as follows: Meina Banh/Congressman Mike Honda; Anna Chu/Democratic Caucus; and Collin Siu/Congressman Al Green. Both Banh and Siu are working with members of the Congressional Asian Pacific American Caucus (CAPAC). The current chair is Congressman Mike Honda.
“The APAICS Fellowship Program is an excellent opportunity for API young leaders to gain insight into congressional processes. Not only is it a great way to network, one gets to work on relevant policy issues,” said APAICS 2009-2010 Fellow Meina Banh.