Apply to the CAPAL Scholarship and Internship Program

Attention! The Conference on Asian and Pacific American Leadership (CAPAL) is now accepting applications for the 2018 Public Service Internship and Scholarship Program. The programs include weekly leadership seminars, networking opportunities, Community Action Projects, and individual mentorship.

DC Public Service Internship Program

CAPAL places undergraduate and graduate students within public sector positions in the Washington, DC area. Intern duties may include policy or scientific research, project coordination and management, business, law, communications, and more. In addition to their internship requirements, interns will participate in CAPAL’s programming, be paired with professional mentors based on similar field interests, and reflect on their internships with other CAPAL interns and scholars during regular cohort sessions.

Public Service Field Internship Program

CAPAL places undergraduate and graduate students within public sector positions throughout the United States. Placements may be in rural or urban areas, such as Alaska, Delaware, and California. Interns will be exposed to various duties such as conducting field research, performing site visits to local communities, and presenting their findings to various partners; they will be able to see their work directly benefit the communities around them. At the end of the program, field interns are flown to Washington, DC for CAPAL’s Summer Closing Ceremony.

Public Service Scholarship Program

CAPAL awards scholarships to undergraduate and graduate students serving in unpaid public service internships in the Washington, DC area. These scholarships are intended to enable outstanding students with leadership potential to work full-time and learn ways to influence their local communities and the Asian American, Native Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander (AANHPI) community. Recipients of the scholarships are responsible for securing their own internship opportunity.

Desired Qualifications

Qualified applicants should have a GPA of 3.0 or above and a demonstrated commitment to public service, including service to the Asian American, Native Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander (AANHPI) community. All current students and all majors are welcome to apply.

Apply by Wednesday, February 28th, 2018: http://www.capal.org/programs/scholarships-and-internships

Any questions can be sent to applications@capal.org. They are reviewing applications on a rolling basis, so we encourage candidates to apply as soon as possible!

2018 S&I Brochure

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