Chinese American Student Internship Coalition
Region: Los Angeles county Service Area(s): Legal/Public Policy/Civil Rights
260 S. Los Robles Ave., #118 • Pasadena, CA 91101

E-mail: info@causeusa.org
Telephone: 626-356-9838 • Fax: 626-356-9878
www.causeusa.org

Requirements:
June 13 - August 7, 2009.

-CASIC Leadership Academy Interns will have the opportunity to work
for a legislator, public agency, or city government.
-Closely interact with staff as they represent the legislator at public events, conduct policy research and
write policy briefings.
-2009 Annual Legislative Leadership Conference - CASIC's Annual Legislative Leadership Conference is a 2-day conference held in the state capitol, Sacramento
-Once every week, the interns will gather to hear an invited guest speak
about the APA community, leadership development or current policy issues.
Interns will discuss relevant topics with guests. Meetings will take place at the CAUSE office in Pasadena, CA.
-CASIC interns collaborate to work on a comprehensive group project that will be presented to the CAUSE Board of Directors, community members, media,
and other distinguished guests.

Prerequisites:
-Candidates should be graduating high school senior or undergraduate college students in good
academic standing, with a minimum GPA of -Should be prepared to live in the vicinity of their placement and/or the CAUSE office, where weekly issues forum takes place, or be willing to
commute independently.
-Complete application available online which includes: resume, transcript, essay, one letter of recommendation

Deadlines: May 1, 2009

Description/Mission statement:
Founded in 1993 as Chinese Americans United for Self Empowerment to promote civic and political participation in the Chinese American communities, CAUSE expanded its mission to serve the larger Asian Pacific American (APA) communities in 2003; thus, becoming Center for Asian Americans United for Self Empowerment. Comprised of committed professional, business, community and political leaders, CAUSE has established itself as a prominent APA community-based organization in the Greater Los Angeles area, with influence and reach throughout California. CAUSE is a unique nonpartisan, community-based organization, dedicated to promoting APA civic and political participation.

Since its inception in 1991, the California Asian American Student Internship Coalition* (CASIC) has prepared elite student leaders to be in the forefront of California's legislative arena. This program is especially dedicated to developing leadership skills for college students who are interested in exploring a career in public office, public service or community advocacy, which includes becoming an elected or appointed official. All college students with an interest in Asian Pacific American (APA) affairs may also apply.

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