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ABOUT APIAVOTE

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 27 regions and states.

Founded in 1996, APIAVote encourages and promotes civic participation of Asian 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.

WORK ENVIRONMENT

  • 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 high pressured deadlines
  • You are low-ego and high-output
  • You like working hard with a hard working team

COMMUNICATION AND POLICY ASSOCIATE: APIAVote is hiring for a candidate who is detailed oriented and has experience in communications and policy.  This is a full time permanent position with a competitive compensation and benefits package.

LOCATION: For immediate hire in Washington, DC.

APPLICATION DEADLINE: AUGUST 15, 2018 or until filled

 

Learn more about this position on our website. 

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Internships

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 2019, 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. Our spring, fall, and winter internships are unpaid.  Applications are taken on a rolling basis.
 

Summer Internship DeadlineMarch 8, 2019
Rolling Deadline for spring and fall unpaid internships.

INTERNSHIP 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 2019.
 
Paid summer internships receive a stipend of $2,500. The internship must be held for 10 weeks, but with a flexible start date. 
 
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
  • Two letters of references
Summer Internship DeadlineMarch 8, 2019
Rolling Deadline for spring and fall unpaid internships.
Submit your application through the link below.