*CAPAL Federal Internships (10+ Placements) and Scholarships (3 awards) for
- 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.
- 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
- Applications for internships are available at
- Offers will be extended on a rolling basis. Applicants are strongly
encouraged to apply early. *The submission deadline is March 9, 2012.*
- 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
- Applications for scholarships are available at
Offers will be extended on a rolling basis. Applicants are strongly
encouraged to apply early. The submission deadline is March 9, 2012.
- 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.
- For more information, please visit http://www.capal.org.
*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 firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions you may have.