APAPA offers Summer internship to qualified students

APAPA offers Summer internship to qualified students

Application Deadline: February 28, 2020 – See Ms. Sandy Anderson in the College & Career Center for an application

Asian Pacific Islander American Public Affairs Association (APAPA) Solano County Chapter Summer Internship Program is designed to prepare college students to become future leaders in the State of California. This program provides an excellent opportunity for students to develop leadership skills, gain vital public policy experience, and become civically engaged.

The internship program will develop:

  • Political awareness and civic engagement
  • Understanding of government and legislative processes
  • Professional and leadership qualities
  • Networking skills with other fellow interns


The program is open to all undergraduate and graduate college students and recent high school graduates with a minimum weighted GPA of 2.75.

Selection Criteria

Applicants will be selected on the basis of:

Demonstrated leadership

Interpersonal skills

Written and verbal communication skills

Teamwork skills

Community service

Grade point average

Program length and scholarship

Mandatory orientation will be held on June 15 from 4 – 6 pm.

The program runs from June 15 through August 13.

Interns will receive a scholarship in the amount of $1000 after successful completion of the program.

Students are responsible for their own housing, transportation and insurance.


  • Attend the mandatory orientation on June 15.
  • Work 100 hours minimum in your assigned office. The hours are flexible depending on the placement office and must be distributed over the length of the internship program.
  • Register at least ten (10) people to vote.
  • Attend workshops. Workshops include leadership training, public speaking, voter registration, personal finance, project assignments, and other workshops.
  • Attend the annual Sacramento API Legislative Caucus.
  • Participate in National Night Out on August 4.
  • Participate in the APAPA SOC Intern Celebration in August 8.
  • Keep a journal for the duration of the internship program.
  • Complete an evaluation form after finishing your requirements.

** Dates are subject to change.

Additional Opportunities Offered (not required)

We will also offer interns the opportunity to participate as a volunteer with APAPA at other events, including the following:  APAPA-SOC Voters Education Forum


Application materials must be postmarked by or dropped off at our office by 5 pm February 28.  Applicants will be notified of our decision by March 20.

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