Jobs & Internships


APIAVote is currently hiring a Field Fellow in Nevada.


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 the Nevada Field Fellow has been EXTENDED to June 30, 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. 



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. Our spring, fall, and winter internships are unpaid.

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 summer 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 DeadlineWe are no longer accepting applications for the paid summer internship program.
Rolling Deadline for spring and fall unpaid internships.

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