APAPA National
Internship Program

Senator Richard Pan with CC Yin supporting interns
CA State Controller Betty Yee & APAPA Intern
CA State Controller Betty Yee & APAPA Intern

The APAPA National Internship Program was established in 2004 to inspire and empower culturally and ethnically diverse college students throughout the nation to become civically engaged, preparing them to become future leaders in government, industry, and the community.  The program is year-round with many internship opportunities through the National APAPA HQ in Northern California, and chapter locations throughout the country.

Through our host office placements, student interns gain valuable work experience through local legislative, state, and federal constitutional related offices in their respective regions. They also strengthen their leadership and communication skills with professional development workshops.

Students are responsible for their own housing, transportation and insurance. The program is open to all undergraduate and graduate school students over 18 years of age.  

Please email info@apapa.org for summer internship opportunities through any of our local chapters across the country.  

THE APAPA LEADERSHIP LAUNCHPAD
NATIONAL INTERNSHIP PROGRAM

PROGRAM BENEFITS

  • Leadership Positions & Opportunities
  • Letters of Recommendation
  • Invitation for Future Programs
  • Networking Connections
  • Professional Development & Reference


Past Program Successes & Intern Project


Internship Program Workshops 

  • Workshop #1: Leadership Development & Best Practices
  • Workshop #2: Mastering the Interview (Pitching & Persuasion) 
  • Workshop #3: Business & Strategic Plans
  • Workshop #4: Strategic Plan Case Competition #1
  • Workshop #5: Project Management 101 
  • Workshop #6: Project Management 201 | Case Competition #2 
  • Workshop #7: Personal & Professional Development & Entrepreneurship 101
  • Workshop #8: Case Competition Presentations
  • Workshop #9: Resumes & Interviews


If you are an interested college student, p
lease submit your resume to Patrick Curzon at PCurzon@apapa.org.  We consider leadership and community service, interpersonal and teamwork experience, and  written/verbal communication skills.  (A minimum GPA of 3.0 is also required). The application process includes an interview with program management.  References and/or cover letters are encouraged, but not required.

Winter 2022 – Nationwide Virtual

January 10, 2022 – March 14, 2022
Application Deadline: December 31, 2021

Interns will have the opportunity to work in a team setting and benefit from professional development workshops, and gain leadership experiences to advance as future leaders in the areas of government, industry and community engagement. This program is unique because it provides interns with practical skills that are valuable and transferable in multiple industry sectors.

  • Selected Interns will be working virtually with APAPA-HQ staff and intern project teams for 10-12 hours per week. Interns will help support mission critical projects and goals for APAPA chapters nationwide. 
  • Professional Development Workshops will be held virtually on Tuesdays at 5:00 pm.
  • The virtual program orientation will be at 5:00 pm on Tuesday, January 10th.
  • A laptop, reliable internet, and professional business attire is required.

Spring 2022 – CA State Capitol In-Person

March 28, 2022 – June 3, 2022                                                                                                                        Application Deadline: February 15, 2021

Students will be interning at the offices of hosting legislators and public officials at the CA State Capitol in Sacramento.  Interns will be working on team projects, and case competitions gaining real world experience. Interns will also have the opportunity to contribute to and attend community events, including Networking Events, Voters Outreach, the APAPA Shining Star Gala, National Leadership Convention, and a legislative reception.

  • Professional Development Workshops will be held in-person on Mondays at 7:00 pm at APAPA HQ in Sacramento.  Orientation at APAPA HQ will be held at 7:00 pm on March 28, 2022.
  • All Student Interns will be recognized with their host office placements at the APAPA Shining Star Gala (Sacramento Grand Sheraton Hotel) on April 16, 2022

Summer 2022  – Nationwide Virtual Workshops
Chapters offer summer placements in-person with legislators and public officials across the country.

Interns will have the opportunity to work in a team setting, and also benefit from professional development workshops, providing professional skills and leadership experiences to help advance as future leaders in government, industry, and community engagement. This program is unique because it provides interns with practical skills that are valuable and transferable in multiple industry sectors.

  • Interns will be working virtually with project teams for 10-12 hours per week. Interns will help support mission critical projects and goals for APAPA chapters nationwide.
  • Six (6) Professional Development Workshops will be held.
  • A laptop, reliable internet, and professional business attire is required.
  • Local APAPA Chapters may place interns with hosting legislators or public officials’ offices.
  • More detailed information with program dates will be posted soon.
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