Congressional Internship



The Congressional Internship is designed for AAPI undergraduate-aged students looking to increase their experience in public policy and service. The paid, eight-week-long summer 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.  

Applications are now open for our Fall Congressional Internship program, which will be an in-person internship hosted in partnership with the United Parcel Service (UPS). Our fall 2021 internship cohort will have the opportunity to gain working experience in a congressional office and in the UPS Washington, D.C. office. Interns will work in the UPS office 1 day per week and in a congressional office the remaining days of the week.

2021 Summer Internship Graduation

Register for the 2021 Summer Intern Graduation on July 28th at 1-2 PM ET Here.

Important Dates

2021 Fall Internship Program Dates:  Sept-Nov, 2021


Application Deadline:  July 30, 11:59 PM ET

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

  • Two Letters 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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