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.

2022 Spring Internship Program Dates:  February 7 - April 29, 2022

Application Deadline Extended:  November 29, 2021, at 11:59 PM ET

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Location: Washington, D.C. 

Applications are now open for our 2022 Spring Congressional Internship program, which will be an in-person, 12-week internship hosted in partnership with the United Parcel Service (UPS). Our spring internship cohort will have the opportunity to gain working experience in a congressional office and in UPS’ Washington, D.C. office.  Interns will work in the UPS office 1 day per week and in a congressional office 3 days per week for a total of 32 hours per week. APAICS Spring 2022 Congressional interns cannot be full-time students during the time of the program; any course load they have cannot exceed 11 credits.

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

  • Applications will be open until November 19, 2021

  • Location: Washington, D.C.

2022 Summer Internship

  • Program Dates: June 6 - July 29

  • Applications will be open from December 6, 2021 - January 28, 2022

  • Location: Washington, D.C.

2022 Fall Internship

  • Program Dates: Sept 6 - November 11

  • Applications will be open from May 2 - 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: