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Congressional Internship

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The Congressional Internship is designed for AA & NH/PI undergraduate aged students looking to increase their experience in public policy and service. This paid, eight or ten week-long 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.

The 2023 Fall Congressional Internship, will include an opportunity to intern at the National Council of Asian Pacific Americans (NCAPA).

Congressional Internship Program Dates: September 05, 2023 - November 10, 2023
Application Deadline: Application is closed.
Location: Washington, D.C.

Important Dates

2023 Fall Internship

  • Program Dates: 9/5/2023 - 11/10/2023

  • Applications will be open from May, 2023 - June 2023

  • Interviews in July, 2023

  • Offers in August, 2023

  • Location: Washington, D.C.

2024 Summer Internship

  • Program Dates: 5/28/2024 - 07/19/2024

  • Applications will be open in November 2023

  • Offers in March, 2024

  • 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.


Please contact: 

Please do not contact the office in regard to your application status. Only qualified candidates will be directly contacted by program supervisors. Due to the high volume of applications we receive, we regret that we are unable to respond to all applicants.


APAICS Congressional Internship Info Session

Watch our recording to hear from APAICS program alumni about their experience on Capitol Hill, the application process, and how to set yourself apart from other applicants! 

2023 Internship Sponsors

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