AAPI Internship Opportunities and Resources

AAPI Policy-Related Internship Opportunities

Conference on Asian Pacific American Leadership (CAPAL) (Washington, DC)

OCA - Asian Pacific Advocates (Washington, DC)

  • Summer internship program places interns at congressional offices, nonprofit organizations, and national agencies
  • Uses a cohort model so interns can get to know each other
  • www.ocanational.org/internships

Southeast Asia Resource Action Center (SEARAC) (Washington, DC & Sacramento, CA)

  • Main office is in Washington, DC, but also offers an internship in Sacramento, CA
  • Focuses on the policy needs of Southeast Asian Americans
  • www.searac.org/careers/

LEAP Emerge (Southern California)

  • Leadership and hands-on experience in the Asian Pacific American community in Southern California
  • www.leap.org/leap-emerge

Asian Pacific American Institute for Congressional Studies (APAICS) (Washington, DC)

Japanese American Citizens League (JACL) (Washington, DC)

Public Policy and International Affairs Program (PPIA)

  • For students from underrepresented communities, not specific to AAPI students
  • Focuses on public policy, public affairs, and public service
  • Supports students in pathways toward public policy  grad school programs
  • ppiaprogram.org/

APIA Vote (Washington, DC)

Asian Americans Advancing Justice (AAJC)


University of Minnesota Career Resources

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Diversity Related Summer Internship

Cargill Diversity Leadership Summit (Wayzata, MN)

  • Interns will practice and grow their understanding in economics, communications, customer service, risk assessment, and decision-making.
  • 12-week paid internship, housing assistance offered, application due March 27, 2020
  • www.cargill.com/careers


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