Internship Opportunities for APIAVote! Apply Now!

Below is an excerpt from the APIAVote Website! These are great opportunities for students to get involved and take active roles in the community! Scholarships and stipends are offered. Applications are accepted on a rolling basis, so apply now!  __________________________________________________________________________________________

Looking for an internship with APIAVote in Washington DC?  Are you located elsewhere but have some time to lend a few hours as a volunteer for APIAVote?  Apply today for APIAVote's Internship Program or Volunteer Program!  Learn how you can make a difference in ensuring that Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders have a voice in this election.

The APIAVote Internship Program strives to encourage and cultivate young AAPI student leaders to explore a career in the public sector or the political arena.  This internship program will also provide hands on experience and training on how to organize and implement voter activities to increase the participation of AAPIs in the electoral process.



East Coast Asian American Student Union (ECAASU) Internship - Summer Only Stipend: $2000 Must be a student at an East Coast university or college.  The ECAASU internship focuses specifically on youth leadership and activism.  Typical duties of this intern include: establishing conference and workshop materials for youth conferences, developing materials for youth leadership program, learning tactics for engaging and mobilizing, maintaining communications for ECAASU and other youth coalitions.

General Internship – Year-round The internship program is tailored per organizational needs and intern skills. There is no stipend, but APIAVote is currently promoting the CAPAL Scholarship Program.  APIAVote interns may have the opportunity to work on any of the following areas: Communications/Technology (new media and traditional), Field (working with APIAVote partners to mobilize their field campaigns),  Policy (research and advocate for  policy recommendations), Training (Norman Y. Mineta Leadership Training Institute), or Youth (engaging and organizing our youth coalitions.)

Requirements: •    College or graduate student •    Oral and written communication skills •    Dedicated to promoting civic participation of AAPIs in the electoral and public policy processes

Applications must include: •    Application form •    Resume including Education, Work Experience, Political Experience, Extracurricular Activities, Awards/Honors •    Copy of most current academic transcript •    One page typed essay on your interest in the internship program and describe “What does civic engagement meant to you?” •    Two letters of reference DOWNLOAD THE APPLICATION FORM

Send your complete application via e-mail or snail mail to: APIAVote Attn: Christine Chen 1850 M St. NW. #1100 Washington, DC 20036 or email to

Deadlines: Rolling Deadline - Fall, Winter, Spring, & Summer Internships.  For Summer internships, it is recommended that you submit by April 19, 2010 but applications are still open thereafter.____________________________________________________________________________________

If you are applying for an APIAVote Internship, we are encouraging you to apply for a scholarship through CAPAL.  Please note that in your APIAVote application.


Conference on Asian Pacific American Leadership (CAPAL) Scholarships Deadline: March 30, 2012

The Conference on Asian Pacific American Leadership (CAPAL) will award three (3) scholarships to outstanding Asian Pacific American (APA) students committed to public service and community action, who will complete an internship in our nation’s capital during the summer of 2012. CAPAL is a 501(c)(3) non-profit, non-partisan, educational organization that was founded in 1989 by APA professionals in the Washington, DC metropolitan area.  Its mission is to promote Asian Pacific American interests and success in public service careers, to provide information and education on policy issues affecting the APA community, and to serve the APA community at large. Click here for more information and to apply!



Do you enjoy writing, fundraising or pouring over data or manipulating databases?  Or are you in your heart a graphic designer or enjoy spending way too much time online?  Do you get a thrill out of organizing your friends?  APIAVote is looking for you to volunteer with APIAVote.  We are looking for graphic designers, volunteers focused on communications, social media, research, and fundraising.  And of course we can always use more local organizers. CLICK HERE TO VOLUNTEER FOR APIAVOTE FROM WHEREVER YOU ARE LOCATED!