Posted on: 1/20/2011

Internship - The White House Initiative on Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders in Washington, D.C.

The White House Initiative on Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders in Washington, D.C., offers part-time and full-time internships during spring and fall semesters and full-time internships during the summer. Part-time applicants who can commit to at least 20 hours a week will be considered during the spring and fall semesters. Interns at the Initiative are responsible for assisting the staff in researching a wide range of Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) issues, including education, health, sustainable neighborhoods, economic development, civil rights, and labor and employment. In addition, interns will help write policy memos and proposals, coordinate events, and conduct outreach to national and local AAPI organizations, elected officials, and ethnic media outlets.
The Initiative is responsible for the implementation of the President's Executive Order 13515 dated October 14, 2009. Its purpose is to develop, monitor, and coordinate executive branch efforts to improve the quality of life of AAPIs through increased participation in federal programs. The Initiative is housed at the Department of Education but its scope is government-wide.

Applicants for the Intern positions should be graduate students or undergraduates who are enrolled at least half-time. Ideally, the candidate will already be familiar with AAPI issues and have outstanding research, writing, and computer skills. If you are interested in applying, please send your resume, a transcript, and a cover letter via email to


October 15 for Spring session (Jan-May)
March 15 for Summer session (June-Aug)
May 15 for Fall session (Aug-Dec)
All applicants must be:
A U.S. citizen (no dual citizenships)
At least 18 years of age
Enrolled in a degree-seeking program at an accredited academic institution
All internship positions at the Initiative are unpaid. The United States Government does not discriminate in employment on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, political affiliation, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, disability and genetic information, age, membership in an employee organization, or other non-merit factor.




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