Spring Internships at the White House Initiative on Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders

Apply by October 15

Hey, students! Looking for an internship? How about interning for the White House? The White House Initiative on Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders in Washington DC offers part-time and full-time internships during spring and fall semesters and full-time internships during the summer. So heads up, the deadline to apply for the upcoming spring session (January through May) is coming up on October 15.

Interns at the Initiative are responsible for assisting the staff in researching a wide range of AAPI issues, including education, health, sustainable neighborhoods, economic development, civil rights, and labor and employment. In addition, interns will help write policy memos and proposals, coordinate events, and conduct outreach to national and local AAPI organizations, elected officials, and ethnic media outlets.

To apply for the internship, you must be at least 18 years old, enrolled in a degree-seeking program at an accredited academic institution and authorized to work in the United States. Here are some more details about eligibility and application requirements:

Applicants for the Intern positions should be graduate students or undergraduates who are enrolled at least half-time. Ideally, the candidate will already be familiar with AAPI issues and have outstanding research, writing, and computer skills.

If you are interested in applying, please send a statement that describes (1) one issue that affects the AAPI community, (2) a strategy that you would implement at the Initiative to address that issue, and (3) the organizations and/or federal agencies with whom you would collaborate.

The statement should be submitted to whitehouseaapi@ed.gov and should be no more than one page, single-spaced. Resumes, transcripts, and cover letters will not be considered at this time, so please limit your submission to the statement.

If you are selected for an interview, you will be notified within two weeks following the deadline.
That deadline is coming up fast, so if you think you've got what takes, do apply. For further information about the internship and the White House Initiative on Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders, go here.

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