Download the application at http://www.capal.org/ee/pages/index.php?/Programs/index
In addition to the eight (8) Fed Govt summer Internships with stipends at the Dept. of Agriculture in Washington D.C., The Conference on Asian Pacific American Leadership (CAPAL) is also offering two $2,000 scholarships.
Deadlines for applying:
The eight (8) summer internships, each with $2,000 stipend: April 17, 2009
Two CAPAL scholarships: May 1, 2009
WASHINGTON D.C. PAID SUMMER INTERNSHIP DEADLINE EXTENDED UNTIL APRIL 17 OR UNTIL FILLED
Position Title: Paid Federal Government Internship Opportunities for Asian Pacific Americans (APAs) (eight internships available). APAs include South and Southeast Asians, East Asians, as well as Pacific Islanders.
Duties/Job Description: The Conference on Asian Pacific American Leadership (CAPAL) will place eight (8) summer interns in the U.S. Federal Government. These internship positions are open to ALL MAJORS, and are suited for individuals looking to gain real-world federal government experience. Specifically, CAPAL offers a diverse set of opportunities for acquiring public policy and management skills at the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA).
Depending on your interests and placement, your duties could vary from policy or scientific research, project coordination and management, business, law, communication, and more. Applicants are asked to specify their preferences on the application, and those selected will be placed based on their interests and skills. Agricultural knowledge is not required.
CAPAL will also mentor all selected interns and provide guidance in transitioning to Washington, D.C. including how to locate housing, how to navigate the city, and how to make the best of their summer in the nation's capital.
CAPAL also provides two (2) scholarships, separate from the internship compensation, in the amount of $2,000. The deadline for the scholarship application is May 1, 2009.
Requirements: Demonstrated commitment to public service, including service to the APA community.
Location: Washington, D.C.
Compensation: $2,000 stipend
Application Instructions: Download the application from our website at: http://www.capal.org/ee/pages/index.php?/Programs/index. All required documents must be submitted to be considered for an internship placement or CAPAL scholarship. Application Deadline: April 17, 2009.
Access applications through the "Programs" link above.
Our Mission and History
The Conference on Asian Pacific American Leadership (CAPAL) is a 501(c)(3) 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 sector careers, to provide information and education on policy issues affecting the APA community, and to serve the APA community at large.
In 1989, CAPAL was founded with the goal of increasing Asian Pacific American participation in government. In response to the low numbers of Asian Pacific Americans in the public sector, the founding members of CAPAL came together in Washington, DC to establish a forum to engage and inform the next generation of young leaders. In its first year, founding members' vision began humbly with a target of engaging only 10 interns and 10 young professionals in its first summer Washington Leadership Program (WLP). In the intervening years, CAPAL has now graduated over 1700 interns and young professionals from the WLP and has awarded over $50,000 in internship scholarships.
Today, CAPAL continues as a nonpartisan network of over 750 public policy professionals and as an organization is committed to attracting young APAs into public policy careers through nationwide outreach and education.
"We should all take pride in CAPAL's work - in bringing together Asian Pacific American professionals in the DC area, in building opportunities for all of us to work together, and especially in helping to develop our future leadership."
Norman Mineta, Former U.S. Secretary of Transportation