Jobs & Internships


APIAVote is currently hiring four Field Fellows in Virginia, Florida, Nevada, and Ohio, as well as a Programs Associate based in Washington, DC.


APIAVote is a national nonpartisan organization that works with local nonprofit partners to mobilize Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders in electoral and civic participation.  We currently have local partnerships with Asian American, Native Hawaiian and Pacific Islander organizations in 25 states. 

Founded in 1996, APIAVote encourages and promotes civic participation of Asian and Pacific Islander Americans in the electoral and public policy processes at the national, state and local levels. APIAVote envisions a society in which all Asian and Pacific Islander Americans fully participate in and have access to the democratic process. 


  • You believe in community building and the value of civic engagement 

  • You like teamwork, but can work independently day-to-day

  • You can plan and manage complex projects under relentless deadlines

  • You are low-ego and high-output 

  • You like working hard with a hard working team


Please email your resume and cover letter and explain why you are a good fit for the position you are seeking to fill and other attachments to

Application deadline for Programs Associate is May 28, 2016; deadline for Field Fellows has been EXTENDED to June 1, 2016.

APIAVote is an equal opportunity employer; APIAVote is an equal opportunity employer and will not discriminate against any employee or applicant on the basis of race, color, national or ethnic origin, religion, age, sex, handicap, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity or veteran status. 

Programs Associate

APIAVote is hiring for a candidate who is an organizer and has experience in implementing programs. This is a full time permanent position with a compensation and benefits package.

LOCATION: For immediate hire in Washington, DC.
APPLICATION DEADLINE: May 28, 2016 or until filled
SALARY: Entry Level


  • Recruit and build a coalition of student organizers and youth organizations to implement APIAVote’s Youth Vote campaign.  This nonpartisan voter registration and turnout campaign will focus on increasing engagement and turnout of 18-29 year olds. 

  • Effectively engage and motivate student networks that APIAVote partners with

  • Conduct training for new leaders and volunteers to implement specific campus based program to boost youth engagement

  • Provide support to APIAVote’s programs including the Norman Y. Mineta Leadership trainings, fundraising events and other programs

  • Assist with the planning and coordination of APIAVote meetings and other programming or events

See more details of requirements and qualifications for the Programs Associate position here →

Field Fellow

APIAVote will place a fellow in each of the following states: VIRGINIA, OHIO, FLORIDA, and NEVADA We are specifically seeking an individual who is currently based or has ties to the region.  APIAVote is dedicated to cultivating local talent so we can build the capacity and infrastructure of the community.

TIME PERIOD: 6 Months, June to November
STIPEND: $2500 per month
LOCATION: For immediate hire and placement in Virginia, Florida, Nevada, and Ohio


Asian and Pacific Islander American Vote (APIAVote) is committed to creating a pipeline for political participation and civic engagement and an infrastructure that has the capacity to cultivate and develop young talent within the communities which our local partners serve. Building this capacity to conduct effective civic engagement activities is a challenge for nonprofits across the country, especially if they are conducting this work for the first time. 

The APIAVote Fellowship Program aims to create that structure of well trained fellows that may serve as a dedicated staff to take on a leadership role in these local communities—essentially bridging the space between our local partners and APIAVote. Fellows will work with local partners to implement their field plans and reach their goals for that particular election season, and serve as a direct resource for these local organizations as an extension of APIAVote into their local community. In addition, they will be tasked to recruit and develop an extensive and diverse volunteer pool to tap into.

In cultivating this talent, fellows will develop skills and experience that will encourage and allow them to continue to engage even after their fellowship concludes, reinforcing this understanding of a pipeline of talent for civic engagement that is home grown and based. We see these fellows continuing their passion for this work as potential staff for future campaigns and organizing work in the broader civic engagement movement. We believe we can help diversify the talent currently needed in the electoral organizing world.


  • Work under the direction of APIAVote’s National Field Director

  • Coordinate efforts with APIAVote and local/state team

  • Assist local partner to implement field plan and achieve voter registration, education, voter contact, and turnout goals

  • Assist local partner with scheduling voter registration drives, voter education events (town hall meetings, candidate forums, and debate watch parties), and voter contact activities (phone banking and canvassing events) as needed to achieve goals

  • Assist local partner with developing and executing volunteer recruitment plan.  Actively recruit a diverse base of volunteers

  • Work with local partners to build and strengthen collaborations with other AAPI organizations

  • Ensure timely and accurate data entry into Voter Activation Network (VAN) voter file

  • Run VAN progress reports as needed

  • Assist local partner with administrative and staffing needs

See more details of requirements and qualifications for the Field Fellow position here →



Asian and Pacific Islander American Vote (APIAVote) is a national nonpartisan, nonprofit organization that encourages and promotes civic participation of Asian American Pacific Islanders (AAPIs) in the electoral and public policy processes at the national, state and local levels. APIAVote envisions a society in which all AAPIs fully participate in and have access to the democratic process.

The APIAVote Internship Program strives to encourage and cultivate young AAPI student leaders to explore a career in the public sector or the political arena. This internship program will also provide hands on experience and training on how to organize and implement voter activities to increase the participation of AAPIs in the electoral process.

For the summer of 2016, we are offering both paid and unpaid internships based in Washington, D.C. If you are interested in remote, unpaid internships throughout the year, please apply as well.

Internships Available

The internship program is tailored per organizational needs and intern skills. Interns may work on any of the following areas:

  • Communications/Technology (new media and traditional),

  • Graphic Design,

  • Field (working with APIAVote partners to mobilize for elections),

  • Research and Policy (research and advocate for policy recommendations),

  • Training (Norman Y. Mineta Leadership Training Institute), or

  • Youth (engaging and organizing our youth coalitions).

In addition, applicants selected for these internships will collectively work on the implementation of APIAVote’s YouthVote campaign. This will include identifying, recruiting, and training student organizers to implement voter engagement activities and developing campaign materials for 2016.

Paid internships recieve a stipend of $2,500.

Requirements for all Internship Applicants:

  • College or graduate student

  • Leadership abilities

  • Oral and written communication skills

  • Dedicated to promoting civic participation of AAPIs in the electoral and public policy processes

Applications must include:

  • Submission of online application form

    • In the online form, submit a 500 word essay on the question: "Why are you interested in the APIAVote internship program and what are tangible steps or ideas you can do to increase AAPI youth civic engagement?"

  • Resume including Education, Work Experience, Political Experience, Extracurricular Activities, Awards/Honors

  • Copy of most current academic transcript

  • Two letters of references

Apply Now

Summer Internship DeadlineMarch 11, 2016
Rolling Deadline for spring and fall internships.

Send your resume, academic transcript, and references to Submit the rest of the application through the link above.