Apply to the 2013 CAUSE Leadership Academy

This is a great opportunity for college students in Southern California who are interested in getting involved with Asian Pacific American affairs, leadership development, community service or politics.

CAUSE invites you to apply to the 2013 CAUSE Leadership Academy, a summer internship program dedicated to developing the leadership skills of college students who are interested in exploring a career in public office, public service or community advocacy.

Here are some more details about the program:

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.

  • Interested? Completed applications for the 2013 Leadership Academy are due on April 26. For the full list of requirements and qualifications, and to download the application, head over to the CAUSE website.

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