The Congressional Internship is designed for AAPI undergraduate aged students looking to increase their experience in public policy and service. The paid, eight-week long summer program places Interns in congressional offices and provides them with the opportunity to develop their leadership and professional skills, encourages political engagement, and fosters interests in public service careers.
2020 Internship Program Dates: June 2020 – August 2020
Application Deadline: January 24, 2020 at 5pm ET
Eligibility and Program Details
APAICS Congressional Interns will Receive
- Professional work experience in Washington, DC
- The grant for the Congressional Internship is $2,500. Payments are made in two $1,250 installments. The first payment is received at the beginning of the internship, the second payment is received at the end when all program requirements have been completed.
- Domestic round-trip transportation to Washington, D.C.
- Leadership development opportunities, networking, access to APAICS alumni network and more
- Work 40 hours a week at placement site
- Attend a one-day orientation
- All interns are required to participate in APAICS orientation and training programs, a schedule of internship activities will be provided upon arrival to Washington, D.C.
- Complete weekly journals
- Submit a program evaluation at the end of the internship
- Comply with APAICS policies regarding work performance and personal conduct
- Applicants must be currently be a full-time undergraduate student currently enrolled in an accredited educational institution. Recent graduates who have graduated within one semester of the internship program’s start date are welcome to apply.
- Be U.S. citizens, lawful permanent residents, or individuals who are legally authorized to work full-time without restriction for any U.S. employer and who possess lawful evidence of employment authorization.
- Note: Individuals who are seeking consideration under the “Deferred Action for Childhood Arrival” (DACA) policy must possess an Employment Authorization Document at the time of application that is valid throughout the program.
- Family members of the APAICS Board of Directors or National Advisory Council are prohibited from participating in any of APAICS’ programs.
Required Documents: the following items are required as part of the application and should be uploaded below, no exceptions will be made for incomplete applications after the deadline.
- Cover Letter
- Essay Responses
- Two Letters of Recommendation
Deadline to apply: January 24, 2020 at 5 pm ET
The APAICS Congressional Internship Program is a highly competitive program. Applications are reviewed by a selection committee made up of program alumni, staff, and board members. Top candidates receive an invitation to interview.
Applications are scored based on evidence of leadership and leadership potential, including community involvement, commitment to public service, and ability to challenge self.
Please click the button below to apply.
Past Internship Placement
Previous APAICS congressional internship placements include:
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