Internships

Asian Pacific American Institute for Congressional Studies
The Asian Pacific American Institute for Congressional Studies (APAICS) is a national non-partisan, nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization dedicated to promoting Asian Pacific American participation and representation at all levels of the political process, from community service to elected office. APAICS programs focus on developing leadership, building public policy knowledge, and filling the political pipeline for Asian Pacific Americans to pursue public office at the local, state, and federal levels.

Breakthrough Collaborative
Breakthrough Collaborative is a national non-profit that increases educational opportunity for high-potential, low-income middle school students and inspires outstanding college and high school students to pursue careers in education. Breakthrough was founded in San Francisco in 1978 as Summerbridge and serves more than 2,700 middle school students and trains 770 college and high school students as teachers in 35 Breakthrough sites across the U.S. and in Hong Kong.

Center for California Studies
The Center for California Studies is a public education, public service, and applied research unit of California State University Sacramento. Founded in 1982 and located on the capital campus of the California State University (CSU), the Center possesses a unique trust: to bring the resources of the state’s largest university system to the service of public discourse, civic education, and state government. The Center performs functions integral to the mission of the CSU. It fulfills a public service role inherent in the responsibilities of a public university. It encourages research and creative activities in support of the University’s instructional mission. It provides resources for the preparation of California students for life in a multi-ethnic world.

Conference on Asian Pacific American Leadership (CAPAL)
The Conference on Asian Pacific American Leadership (CAPAL) is a 501(c)(3) charitable and educational organization dedicated to building leadership and public policy knowledge within the Asian Pacific American community. Its mission is to promote APA interests and success in public service careers, to provide information and education on policy issues affecting the APA community, and to serve the APA community at large.

Coro
Coro is an organization that trains young veterans in the leadership skills necessary to assure that our democratic system of government could more effectively meet the needs of its citizens.

Echoing Green
Echoing Green, looking to bring proven venture capital investment strategies to the social sector, awards 20 two-year fellowships to social entrepreneurs annually. They don’t just provide funding, but also help our social entrepreneurs achieve their maximum potential through a range of support services, including training, networking opportunities, consulting, and championing. Similarly, we view our fellows as investment partners, with whom we collaborate as they build and grow their organizations and with whom we hope to have a long-term relationship.

The Eva Lowe Fellowship for Social Justice
The Eva Lowe Fellowship for Social Justice provides a unique opportunity to a new generation of activists and organizers who want to build the power of and improve the lives of the working class Chinese immigrant community.  The Fellowship is a program of the Chinese Progressive Association in San Francisco.

During ten weeks of intensive training, ground work and reflection, Eva Lowe Fellows will learn about and support Chinese immigrant struggles in San Francisco, work to connect the larger API Movement across the country and build lasting relationships with peers, mentors and community members. fellowship details All placements for the program will be in San Francisco, California between June and August.

Humanity in Action (HIA)
Humanity in Action is an international educational organization. HIA educates, inspires and connects a global network of students, young professionals and established leaders committed to promoting human rights, diversity and active citizenship—in their own communities and around the world.

Japanese American Citizens League (JACL)
Founded in 1929, the JACL is the oldest and largest Asian American civil rights organization in the United States. The JACL monitors and responds to issues that enhance or threaten the civil and human rights of all Americans and implements strategies to effect positive social change, particularly to the Asian Pacific American community.

Korean American Coalition
The Korean American Coalition – Los Angeles (KAC) is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization established in 1983 to promote the civic and civil rights interests of the Korean American community. KAC endeavors to achieve these goals through education, community organizing, leadership development, and coalition-building with diverse communities.

Korematsu Institute
The Korematsu Institute was founded in the name of Fred T. Korematsu, a civil rights hero who refused to go to the government’s WWII incarceration camps for Japanese Americans. The Korematsu Institute for civil rights and education advances pan-ethnic civil and human rights through education.

Leadership Education for Asian Pacifics (LEAP)
Since its founding in 1982, Leadership Education for Asian Pacifics, Inc. (LEAP) has been intent on “growing leaders” within Asian and Pacific Islander (API) communities across the world. When LEAP opened its doors 29 years ago, it had a simple yet powerful idea: that in order for Asian and Pacific Islander (API) communities to realize their full potential and to foster robust participation in this increasingly globalized world, these communities would have to begin producing leaders who could advocate and speak on their behalf.

Nikkei Community Internship
The Nikkei Community Internship (NCI) is an eight-week summer program. Interns are placed at a Japanese American community-based organization in the Los Angeles and the San Francisco Bay Areas for four days of the week. One day of each week is reserved for a training meeting and debriefing, including field trips and speakers for cultural and community exposure. The Japanese Community Youth Council (JCYC) and Kizuna | Uniting Nikkei for the Future are the lead agencies for the program.

OCA
Founded in 1973 as the Organization of Chinese Americans, OCA aims to embrace the hopes and aspirations of Asian Pacific Americans in the United States. OCA is engaged in organizing its over 80 chapters and affiliates across the nation to develop both leadership and community involvement. OCA chapters and our affiliates are establishing strong local programs in all parts of the country.

Occupational Health Internship Program (OHIP)
The Occupational Health Internship Program (OHIP) is a national program committed to recruiting, training, mentoring and inspiring a new generation of occupational safety and health professionals to prevent job injury and disease through partnerships with workers. A project of the Association of Occupational and Environmental Clinics (AOEC), OHIP has training centers in the San Francisco Bay Area, Los Angeles, San Diego, New York and Boston.

Smithsonian Asian Pacific American Program
The Smithsonian Asian Pacific American Program provides vision, leadership, and support for Asian and Pacific Islander American initiatives for the Smithsonian Institution and works to better reflect their contributions to the American experience, world culture, and the understanding of our planet and the natural world throughout Smithsonian Institution collections, research, exhibitions, outreach, and education programs.

White House Internship Program
The White House Internship Program provides a unique opportunity to gain valuable professional experience and build leadership skills. This hands-on program is designed to mentor and cultivate today’s young leaders, strengthen their understanding of the Executive Office and prepare them for future public service opportunities.