Programs

Summer Internship

Overview

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.

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Past Internship Placement

Previous APAICS summer internship placements include:

Judy Chu

Congresswoman

CA-27

Tammy Duckworth

Senator

Illinois

Dianne Feinstein

Senator

California

Ami Bera

Congressman

CA-7

Al Green

Congressman

TX-9

Raja Krishnamoorthi

Congressman

IL-8

Pramila Jayapal

Congresswoman

WA-7

Bobby Scott

Congressman

VA-3

Mark Takano

Congressman

CA-41

The White House

The White House Initiative on AAPIs

Senate Sergeant at Arms

United States

Commission on Civil Rights

United States

Department of Justice

United States

District Supreme Court

United States

Department of Veterans Affairs

United States

Small Business Administration

United States

Environmental Protection Agency

United States

Our Sponsors

Southwest is the official airline of APAICS Summer Internship

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