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2022 CAPAL Public Service Scholarship & Internship Program

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Conference on Asian Pacific American Leadership

The Conference on Asian and Pacific American Leadership (CAPAL) is now accepting applications for the 2022 Public Service Internship and Scholarship Program. The program includes weekly leadership seminars, Community Action Projects, and individual mentorship.

This is a paid 8-week summer program that places interns in public service positions across the country, and also supports those who have secured local DC internships. Qualified applicants should have a strong academic record and a demonstrated commitment to public service, including service to the Asian American, Native Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander (AANHPI) community. All current students and all majors are welcome to apply.

Public Service Internships
CAPAL's Public Service Internship Program places undergraduate and graduate students within the public sector in the Washington, DC area and throughout the United States. Intern duties may include policy or scientific research, project coordination and management, business, law, communication, and more. Placements may be in rural or urban areas, such as Alaska, Delaware, and California. In addition to their internship requirements, interns will participate in CAPAL's programming such as the Washington Leadership Program, be paired with professional mentors based on similar field interests, and reflect on their internships with other CAPAL interns and scholars during regular cohort sessions. Applicants are asked to specify their placement preferences on the application, and those selected will placed based on their interests and skills. These internships are open to ALL MAJORS.

Public Service Scholarships
CAPAL's Public Service Scholarship Program awards scholarships to undergraduate and graduate students who will be serving in unpaid public service internships in the Washington, DC area. These scholarships are intended to enable outstanding students with leadership potential to work full-time and learn ways to influence their local communities and the Asian American, Native Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander (AANHPI) community. Recipients of the scholarships are responsible for securing their own internship opportunity.
The CAPAL-MAASU Public Service Scholarship will be awarded to an undergraduate student enrolled at a school that is a member of the Midwest Asian American Students Union (MAASU). All eligible scholarship applicants will be considered for the CAPAL-MAASU scholarship. Check if your school is a member here.

Apply by January 17, 11:59 pm ET : 2018/09/04/scholarship- internship-program/

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About Conference on Asian Pacific American Leadership


P.O. Box 65073, P.O. Box 65073, Washington, DC 20036, US

Mission Statement

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.

CAPAL works towards achieving its mission through its signature programs: the Washington Leadership Program (WLP), Scholarships Program, Federal Internship Program, and the Professional Development Program.


CAPAL’s first Washington Leadership Program (WLP) served a class of 10 interns and 10 young professionals in 1989. By 2009, an average of 125 students and interns attended each WLP Session, and nearly 2,000 interns and young professionals had graduated from WLP.

Today, CAPAL continues to attract young APA leaders to Washington, D.C. through nationwide campus and community outreach. CAPAL has awarded over $50,000 in scholarships to promising students who work in unpaid public sector internships. CAPAL also helps students to explore opportunities in the Federal workforce through partnerships with government agencies. With a network of over 600 public policy professionals, CAPAL provides undergraduate and graduate students with the knowledge, insights, and mentorship they need to successfully launch their own public service careers.

Advocacy & Human Rights


Mon Jun 06, 2022 - Fri Aug 05, 2022


This is a Virtual Opportunity with no fixed address.





  • 40 hrs/week
  • Only currently enrolled students are eligible for an internship or scholarship through CAPAL

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