internship opportunity: cause leadership academy

Hey students! The Center for Asian Americans United for Self Empowerment (CAUSE), based in Southern California, is currently accepting applications for its Leadership Academy, an eight-week intensive paid summer internship that prepares students for careers in the fields of public office, public service and/or community advocacy.

The program takes place June 15 to August 10, 2012. Early consideration applications are due on March 16, with the final call for all applications being on April 27. Here are some more details about the experience and skills you'll develop through the leadership academy:
This eight-week leadership academy will develop:

  • Political awareness and civic engagement

  • Understanding of the legislative process

  • Insight on issues related to the APA community

  • Professional and leadership qualities

  • Public speaking and presentation skills

  • Interview and social etiquette

  • Organizational and cooperative working skills

  • As part of this intensive eight-week leadership academy, CAUSE interns will:

  • Receive internship placement in the offices of elected officials.

  • This opportunity affords interns a unique hands-on experience in the legislative process, policy knowledge and constituent outreach.

  • Gain access to and insight from civic leaders through leadership workshops and seminars.

  • Interns receive leadership training from elected officials and community leaders; meet and learn from assemblymembers and state senators in Sacramento, and get a firsthand, inside perspective of how the government functions.

  • Participate in local APA community events.

  • Interns act as liaisons between community and government, and gain a deeper understanding of the issues that affect their communities and the APA community.
  • For further information about the Leadership Academy, including internship requirements and how to apply, go to the CAUSE website here.

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