white house initiative on aapis internship program

Want to be an intern at the White House? Here's some information that got passed along to me about an internship opportunity with the White House Initiative on Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders:
The White House Initiative on Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders is responsible for the Department’s implementation of the Executive Order of October 14, 2009 which is designed to improve Federal efforts to develop, monitor, and coordinate executive branch efforts to improve the quality of life of AAPIs through increased participation in Federal programs. The Initiative is housed at the Department of Education, but represents a collaboration among many Federal agencies.

Intern Duties:
- perform research on and outreach to national and local AAPI organizations, elected officials, and ethnic media outlets
- conduct research on WHIAAPI issue areas, including education, commerce, health, housing, labor and employment, community and economic development as they relate to AAPIs

Intern Qualifications:
- currently enrolled undergraduate student (it is a requirement that interns be enrolled in school at least half time)
- great research skills
- experience working with AAPI community or familiarity with the issues
- detail-oriented
- team player

- interns are eligible for Transit Benefits, which cover the cost of commuting to and from work on public transportation
Sounds like this could be a realy great opportunity people looking to get involved with AAPI community at the government level. Doesn't look like it pays much, but I guess why it's an internship. Interested applicants should send a resume and cover letter to Hallie Montoya Tansey at hallie.montoyatansey@ed.gov. (Thanks, Jason.)

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