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APAICS 2021 Congressional Internship

Asian Pacific American Institute for Congressional Studies


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June 1, 2021
August 2, 2021
February 5, 2021
$2,500 (in two $1,250 installments.)
Full time 8-week long summer program

Program Overview

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. Note: due to the global coronavirus pandemic, all internships are assumed to be virtual, remote-work opportunities unless otherwise notified.

This year we are also offering the following opportunities as part of the Congressional Internship program. Applicants who would like to be considered for these programs can indicate their interest at the end of the application. They will also be considered for the regular full-time congressional office internship as well.

United Parcel Service (UPS) Internship

A handful of interns from the APAICS 2021 internship cohort will have the opportunity to gain working experience in a congressional office and in government affairs for UPS. These interns will work in a congressional office Mondays through Thursdays and work in UPS’s D.C. office on Fridays. 

STEM Internship

The STEM (science, technology, engineering, mathematics) internship is sponsored by the American Petroleum Institute (API) and is designed for individuals interested in pursuing a career in public policy with a background in energy, engineering, or the hard sciences. Interns will split their time between a Congressional office and the API office in Washington, D.C. They will work three (3) days in a Congressional office and two (2) days at API during the week. To be eligible for the STEM internship, applicants must be pursuing a Bachelor’s Degree in a STEM field.

2021 Internship Program Dates: June 2021 - August 2021

Application Deadline: February 5, 2021 at 5pm EST

Website: For more information and FAQs, see our website.

Application Link: Apply via our online form here.

Questions? Please contact: programs@apaics.org 

Program Requirements

  • 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
  • Complete weekly journals
  • Submit a program evaluation at the end of the internship
  • Comply with APAICS policies regarding work performance and personal conduct

Eligibility Requirements

  • Applicants must 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.
  • Applicants interested in the STEM internship must be pursuing a Bachelor’s Degree in one of the following STEM fields:
  • Science: physics, applied physics, chemistry, materials science, engineering physics 
  • Technology: computer science, radiological science, space science 
  • Engineering: aerospace, biomedical, chemical, civil, computer, electrical, environmental, mechanical, naval, nuclear, petroleum 
  • Math: mathematics, applied mathematics, statistics, controls, financial modeling, risk management 
  • 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 APAICS programs.

Program Overview

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…

Details at a glance

  • Remote Possible
  • Stipend

Benefits

APAICS Congressional Interns will Receive

  • Professional work experience in a congressional office
  • Benefits: 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.
  • Leadership development opportunities, networking, access to APAICS alumni network and more

APAICS Congressional Interns will Receive

  • Professional work experience in a congressional office
  • Benefits: The grant for the Congressional Internship is $2,500. Payments are…

How to Apply

APPLICATION GUIDELINES

Required Documents: the following items are required as part of the application and should be uploaded in the application form, no exceptions will be made for incomplete applications after the deadline.

  • Cover Letter
  • Resume
  • Essay Responses
  • Two Letters of Recommendation

SELECTION PROCESS

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.

APPLICATION GUIDELINES

Required Documents: the following items are required as part of the application and should be uploaded in the application form, no exceptions will be made…

Location

Washington, DC

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