Scholarship and Internship Opportunities

*CAPAL Federal Internships (10+ Placements) and Scholarships (3 awards) for
Public Service*

  • The Conference on Asian Pacific American Leadership (CAPAL) is a 501(c)(3)
    nonprofit, nonpartisan educational and professional organization dedicated
    to building leadership and public policy knowledge within the Asian Pacific
    American (APA) community. Its mission is to promote Asian Pacific American
    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.

*Internship Opportunities:*

  • Each summer, CAPAL places over 10 summer interns in the federal government.
    These internship positions are open to ALL MAJORS, and are suited for
    individuals looking to gain real-world federal government experience. CAPAL
    has partnerships with federal agencies including Agricultural Research
    Services, Forest Service, and Rural Development.
  • Each CAPAL intern will be awarded a $2,000 stipend to support the
    successful completion of his/her internship. Up to $500 travel stipends are
    available. Depending on interests and placement, 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. These internships are suitable for all students interested in
    government and public policy.
  • Location: Washington, DC, California, Oregon, Washington, and additional
    locations nationwide.

*Scholarship Opportunities:*

  • CAPAL will also be awarding 3 scholarships to outstanding Asian Pacific
  • American (APA) college undergraduate and graduate students who will be
  • interning in the Washington DC area for the summer.  The scholarships are
  • intended to enable APA individuals with leadership potential to work
  • full-time and learn about ways to influence public policy in their local
  • communities.  Recipients of the CAPAL scholarships are responsible for
  • securing their own internships.

The SunTrust Scholarship (2)

  • $3000 stipend and $1000 housing/travel stipend
  • (preference to students with financial need)

The Asha Jaini Scholarship

  • $2000 stipend
  • Internship and Scholarship Requirements:  Demonstrates commitment to public service,
  • including service to the Asian Pacific American community;
  • GPA of 3.0 or higher; US Citizen; Current undergraduate or graduate student.

*All documents must be submitted by March 9, 2012.

  • The online application, along with submission of your resume, letters of recommendation, and
    academic transcript(s) are all required for your application to be
    considered. Email with any questions you may have.