• Field and Program Associate
  • Two Summer Interns


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 28 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.


  • 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 can solve practical problems and apply independent judgment;
  • You like working hard with a hard-working team


APIAVote is hiring a candidate who has a background in organizing and has experience in campaign initiatives, GOTV events and large-scale events. This is a full time permanent position with a compensation and benefits package.

LOCATION: For immediate hire in Washington, DC. but open to working remotely

APPLICATION DEADLINE: February 24 or until filled

Required Education and Experience:

  • 2-3 years experience in organizing, campaign experience or related experience
  • Bachelor’s degree
  • SALARY: Entry Level


  • Assist National Field Director with voter file management (VAN) and phone banking efforts;
  • Provide training and technical support for our community partners
  • Manage and design our multilingual mail program
  • Work in conjunction with the Programs Associate to support APIAVote’s Ambassador program;
  • Support the Executive Director in developing relationships community partners, ally groups and campuses and universities;
  • Conduct trainings across the country for new leaders and volunteers to implement specific voter engagement programs
  • Manage and provide logistical support to APIAVote’s event and  programs including the Norman Y. Mineta Leadership trainings
  • Manage and train volunteers
  • Manage and implement the AAPI voter protection hotline and census hotline
  • Attend coalition meetings as related to our voter engagement and field work
  • Attend and present at conferences
  • Provide support on our social media campaigns under the guidance of our communications associate
  • Contribute to special projects and other duties as assigned.


  • Bachelor’s degree
  • Expertise in community organizing strategy and tactics, preferably in non-partisan issue based organizing and grassroots activism
  • Solid understanding of and experience with social media and digital campaigns
  • Experience as an organizer and track record in coordinating a number of programs simultaneously
  • Detail oriented yet have the ability to multitask
  • Strong interpersonal skills and the ability to work well on a team
  • Proven ability to multitask and work under tight deadlines in a fast-paced environment
  • Committed to the mission and goals of APIAVote, and actively practices inclusion and understanding the diverse needs of the AAPI community
  • Strong supporter of coalition building
  • Eager, curious, and capable of learning quickly; ideally interested in pursuing a career in nonprofits.
  • Demonstrate a high degree of initiatives and capable of working independently to achieve short-term and long-term goals
  • Results-driven, excellent time and project management skills, ability to complete assignments in a timely manner
  • Excellent organizational skills with keen attention to detail in meeting ongoing responsibilities
  • Capable of working independently to achieve short- and long-term goals
  • Ability to remain calm and work in a fast-paced environment
  • Action oriented and enjoys using one’s general problem-solving skills
  • Proficiency in Google Apps, Microsoft Office, and other online tools
  • Proficiency in Adobe creative suite is preferred
  • Previous campaign experience is a plus

Application Process: We will be conducting interviews on a rolling basis and will accept applications until February 24, 2020 or until filled. Please email your resume, two references and cover letter explaining why you are a good fit for the position and send all attachments to APIAVote provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability or genetics.  For more information on APIAVote, please go to




    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 ideal candidate will have 
    • programming experience (student organizing or conference experience a plus) 
    • ability to work on a team
    • strong writing skills 
    • administrative experience 
    • demonstrated interest in empowering the AAPI community

    Additional skills (plus, but not required): 

    • Graphic Design skills (or literacy with the Adobe Suite) 
    • Experience working with or at a non-profit
    • Leadership experience 
    APIAVote is seeking two interns for the Summer 2020 term. We are looking for undergraduate students or recent graduates who can demonstrate that they seek to gain hands-on experience in grassroots community development within an international organization. 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.
    Intern Duties & Responsibilities (will vary slightly based on intern's strengths)
    • Perform assignments from the Executive Director
    • Manage or assist with administrative tasks 
    • Attend events or meetings on behalf of the organization 
    • Event management: create promotional materials and assist in developing programming for our annual Congressional Reception
    • Develop and draft internal and external documents and materials to build or retain relationships with donors, volunteers, community members, and other supporters of the organization.
    • Curate daily press clips on relevant news and public policy issues for the Communications manager.
    • Help develop themes and messaging for our national mail program
    • Outreach – Increase awareness of APIAVote's goals and the mission it serves to as wide of an audience as possible.
    For the summer of 2020, 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 27, 2020
    Rolling Deadline for winter, spring, and fall unpaid internships.

    Paid summer internships receive a stipend of $2,500. The internship must be held for 10 weeks.
    • Currently enrolled undergraduate/graduate student or recent graduate.
    • Leadership abilities
    • Oral and written communication skills
    • Dedicated to promoting civic participation of AAPIs in the electoral and public policy processes
    • 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 27, 2020
    Rolling Deadline for spring and fall unpaid internships.
    Submit your application through the link below.