internship/scholarship opportunity: conference on asian pacific american leadership

Hey students! Sorry, this one's a bit short notice... The Conference on Asian Pacific American Leadership in Washington, DC is currently accepting Internship and Scholarship applications for 2012.

CAPAL is charitable and educational organization dedicated to building leadership and public policy knowledge within the Asian Pacific American community. Its mission is to promote APA 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.

Here are some details on the internship and scholarship:
Scholarship Overview:

CAPAL scholarships allow outstanding APA students to spend the summer interning for a federal government agency, a Capitol Hill legislative office, or a non-profit organization, and gain firsthand knowledge of the workings of American government. Each CAPAL scholar will be awarded $2,000 in scholarships to support their successful completion of an internship of their choice in the Washington D.C. metro area. Each CAPAL scholar will be responsible for obtaining their own placement.

Internship Overview:

In partnership with federal government agencies, CAPAL will award internships with stipends at federal offices to outstanding Asian Pacific American (APA) students committed to public service. Past agency placements have included the Office of Personnel Management (OPM), Forest Service, Agricultural Research Service, Rural Development, and Food Safety and Inspection Service.
The early decision application deadline is February 1. If you're interested in a career in government and public service, this sounds like a pretty good opportunity to some valuable experience. For further information on the internship, scholarship, and the Conference on Asian Pacific American Leadership, go to the CAPAL website here.

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