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Newsletter: December 2021

Season's greetings from APAICS! We're thankful for the entire APAICS community and for the support you've given APAICS and its mission this year. We have an exciting and eventful first quarter of 2022 coming up, so please stay tuned for more details.

APAICS Annual Awards Gala

On Tuesday, May 24th, 2022, APAICS 28th Annual Awards Gala will return, in-person! The APAICS Annual Awards Gala Dinner is the culmination of our nation’s recognition of Asian American & Native Hawaiian and Pacific Islander Heritage Month in May, a celebration of the culture, traditions, history, and contributions of AA & NH/PIs in the United States. We expect more than 1,000 attendees from across the country, including community, business, and political leaders. Stay tuned to our website as we release more information on our performance lineup, keynote speakers, and silent auction! NOTE: For Gala attendance, proof of full vaccination will be required to attend without exception.

2022 Regional Leadership Academies

The Regional Leadership Academy (RLA) is a two-day leadership training event for current elected officials, individuals seeking to run for public office, and community stakeholders. APAICS partners with local organizations to deliver programming that consists of interactive political training with topics ranging from developing your campaign plan, communications, digital organizing, power mapping, volunteer recruitment and management, and fundraising. 2022 Regional Leadership Academies East Bay RLA (Oakland, CA) - January 28-29th, 2022 Dallas RLA (Texas) - February 4-5th, 2022 Portland RLA (Oregon) - April 1-2nd, 2022 Florida RLA (Orlando) - August 5-6th, 2022 Northeastern RLA (City TBA) - Fall 2022

2022 APAICS Health Summit

APAICS Health Summit will be held on February 16th, 2022. This summit brings together nonprofit and corporate leaders, subject matter experts and elected officials for a bipartisan policy discussion about the current state of healthcare. One of the biggest threats to the Asian American, Native Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander (AA & NH/PI) community is healthcare. During the COVID-19 pandemic AA & NH/PI’s have faced racism and discrimination, even though the community is on the frontlines battling the pandemic across the United States. This summit will highlight parts of healthcare where AA & NH/PIs are underrepresented and how as a nation there can be more inclusion. Experts from across America will join in this conversation and help to uncover the biggest challenges AANHPIs face, not only in the current state of healthcare but in the next phases of this global pandemic.

APAICS 2022-2023 Congressional Fellowship

If you are a working professional or a recent graduate interested in the legislative process, apply to our 2022-2023 Congressional Fellowship! The APAICS Congressional Fellowship is designed for young AA & NH/PI professionals looking to increase their experience in public policy and service. The full-time paid, 9-month program places fellows in Congressional offices to gain policy experience as part of the legislative team. 2022 Congressional Fellowship Program Dates: September 6, 2022 - June 2, 2023 Program Duration: 9 months Location: Washington, D.C. Application Deadline: February 5, 2022 11:59 PM ET Questions: Please contact To learn more about application guidelines and FAQs, see our website.

APAICS Spring 2022 Office Internship

If you are currently an undergraduate student interested in professional experience, apply to our Spring 2022 APAICS Office Internship program! Our Spring 2022 interns will work in-person during the spring semester in Washington, D.C. Interns will work in APAICS office for a minimum of 10 hours per week. College credit available! 2022 Spring Internship Program Dates: January 24, 2022 to May 6, 2022 Time commitment: At least 10 hours/week for minimum of 16 weeks Location: Washington, D.C. Application Deadline: December 20, 11:59 PM ET Questions: Please contact To learn more about application guidelines and FAQs, see our website.


The Asian & Pacific Islander American Health Forum (APIAHF) with the Asian Pacific American Institute for Congressional Studies (APAICS) held the virtual VOICES Conference: Building Together - Share. Learn. Inspire on November 16-17, 2021. At the conference, community advocates heard from speakers and learned about how we can effectively uplift and champion Asian American, Native Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander communities across all levels of government. Check out this panel, Misinformation and Challenges of COVID-19 in Our Communities: Perspectives From Elected Leaders, which was moderated by APAICS President & CEO Madalene Xuan-Trang Mielke and featured Michigan State Senator Stephanie Chang and San Antonio Mayor Ron Nirenberg.

Job Postings

Research Coordinator (Federal) - EMILY's List

  • EMILY’s List is searching for a Research Coordinator (Federal) to join our Research team. The Research Coordinator’s primary responsibilities will be to aid in long-term as well as rapid response projects primarily for federal and gubernatorial race needs and others on an as-needed basis.

  • To apply for this position, visit here.

Campaign Research Assistant - EMILY's List

  • EMILY’s List is searching for a Campaign Research Assistant to join our Research team. The Campaign Research Assistant conducts research to meet state and local race needs and other projects on an as-needed basis.

  • To apply for this position, visit here.

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