Congressional Internship



The Congressional Internship is designed for AANHPI undergraduate-aged students looking to increase their experience in public policy and service. The paid internship program places interns in congressional offices and provides them with the opportunity to develop their leadership and professional skills, encourages political engagement, and fosters interests in public service careers.

Congressional Internship Program Dates: September 6th 2022 - November 11th, 2022
Application Deadline:  June 24, 2022 @ 11:59 PM EST
Location: Washington, D.C.

Applications are now open for our Summer Congressional Internship program, which will be an in-person, 8-week internship hosted in partnership with the United Parcel Service (UPS). Our Summer 2022 internship cohort will have the opportunity to gain work experience in a congressional office and in the UPS Washington, D.C. office.

Important Dates

Please note that the exact program dates are subject to change closer to the program.

2021 Fall Internship

  • Program Dates: 8 weeks from Sept-Nov, 2021

  • Application:  Closed

  • Location: Washington, D.C.

2022 Spring Internship

  • Program Dates: February 7 - April 29

  • Application: Closed

  • Location: Washington, D.C.

2022 Summer Internship

  • Program Dates: June 6 - July 29

  • Applications: Closed

  • Location: Washington, D.C.

2022 Fall Internship

  • Program Dates: Sept 6 - November 11

  • Applications will be open from April - June 24, 2022

  • Location: Washington, D.C.

Application Guidelines

Required Documents: the following items are required as part of the application and should be uploaded in the application form, no exceptions will be made for incomplete applications after the deadline.

  • Resume

  • Cover Letter
  • Essay Responses

  • One Letter of Recommendation

Selection Process

The APAICS Congressional Internship Program is a highly competitive program. Applications are reviewed by a selection committee made up of program alumni, staff, and board members. Top candidates receive an invitation to interview.  Applications are scored based on evidence of leadership and leadership potential, including community involvement, commitment to public service, and ability to challenge self.


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2021 Summer Internship Graduation

Watch the 2021 Summer Intern Graduation here.

2021 Summer Internship Info Session

Watch the 2021 summer internship info session below:



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