Asian Pacific Islander American Public Affairs Ass
Region: California - other Service Area(s): Legal/Public Policy/Civil Rights
1006 4th Street, Suite # 210 • Sacramento, CA 95814

E-mail: info@apapa.org
Telephone: 707-451-0130 • Fax: 707-451-0131
www.apapa.org

Requirements:
8 week program from June 22 through August 14, 2009.

Attend APAPA's Capitol Internship Award & Scholarship Fundraising Dinner in
Sacramento held on May 20, 2009

Work 100 hours minimum in your assigned office between June 22-August 14, 2009

The hours are flexible depending on the placement office at the State Capitol and must be distributed over the 8 week period.

Be available to attend seminars, workshops, coaching & mentoring sessions and tours

Complete 20 community service hours at one of APAPA's chapters by August 14, 2009

There are 4 locations as follows:

Sacramento Headquarter
1006 4th Street Suite 210
Sacramento, CA 95814

Bay Area Chapter
1963 Sabre Street
Hayward, CA 94545

Central Valley Chapter
10940 Trinity Parkway # C338.
Stockton, CA 95204

Southern California Chapter
668 South 6th Avenue
City of Industry, CA 91746
You may choose the chapter closest to your home or college. The chapter president will
notify the internship committee when you have completed your 20 hours.

Prerequisites:
The program is open to all California resident undergraduate and graduate college students with a
minimum GPA of 3.0.

Deadlines: March 20, 2009

Description/Mission statement:
APAPA's Mission is to promote the advancement of Asian and Pacific Islander (API) Americans through active participation and leadership in civicand public affairs. Today, API citizens are ready to stand tall and take full responsibility as citizens of our great country. APAPA educates the public about public policy and provides opportunities for our youth to gain firsthand knowledge and experience in governmental and public affairs.

Our primary objectives include:
Help foster opportunities and a brighter future for the API community and all Californians

Oppose prejudice and discriminatory actions against API and other minorities.

Educate API Americans and the general public about public policy.

Provide scholarships and internship training to young men & women who will be our future leaders.

Work in partnership with civic minded community and business leaders.

Engage all sides of the political spectrum while remaining non-partisan.

APAPA Capitol Summer Internship Program in Sacramento is designed to prepare college students to become future leaders in the State of California. This program provides an opportunity
for students to develop their leadership skills, gain public policy experience and become civically engaged.

The internship program will develop:
- Political awareness and civic engagement
- Understanding of government and legislative processes
- Professional and leadership qualities
- Teamwork skills
- Networking skills with other fellow interns

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