Thursday 05 February, 2015

OCA National Summer Internship Program



Celebrating its 26th year (2015), the OCA Internship Program seeks to cultivate future leadership by providing students from all over the country with the opportunity to be involved in the political process through a national organization. The program has successfully led past interns to become more active on their college campus and increased the presence of the APA community in local, state, and federal governments

OCA – Asian Pacific American Advocates, a national membership-driven organization dedicated to advancing the political, social, and economic well-being of Asian Pacific Americans (APAs), opens applications for its Summer 2015 Internship Program.

To commemorate the 26th anniversary of the OCA Internship Program, OCA invites students from across the nation to apply for its summer cohort.

“As one of our signature programs, the Summer Internship continues to serve as a pipeline of success for young Asian Pacific American leaders who want to get hands on experience in non-profit, congressional offices, corporations, and federal agencies in Washington, DC.,” said Ken Lee, OCA National Chief Executive Officer, “Our internship program acts as a bridge for students from underserved communities, providing them the opportunities they may not otherwise have. We recognize that interns are an integral part of our organization, as well as the future leaders of our community. That is why this is one of our flagship program and one of the few paid internships for APA student across the country.”

OCA internships are full-time positions. Accepted applicants are placed in federal agencies, nonprofit organizations, congressional offices, and corporations in the Washington, D.C. metro area. Placements are based on individual backgrounds, career interests, and experience. Alumni of the OCA internship program have gone on to work in social justice and civil rights organizations, Fortune 500 corporations, and government agencies.

“For over 25 years, the OCA Internship Program has provided students amazing opportunities to learn lessons in working and living with their ethnic identities in the dynamic Washington, DC environment. The OCA Family welcomes students to come and continue this legacy of providing service to our community partners in DC while gaining more knowledge and experience toward career and life roles as Asian Pacific Americans,” said Stan Lou, OCA National Vice President of Education & Culture.

Candidates should be recent graduates and undergraduates from two-year and four-year institutions. Interns are provided a living stipend of $2,500 for the ten week program. The Summer Internship program will begin on June 8th, 2015 and run through August 14th, 2015. All applicants must be able to work between 34-40 hours per week and be present for the duration of the 10-week program.

For more information on the OCA Internship Program, as well as the application, visit the www.ocanational.org. Click here to access the on-line application. Completed applications must be submitted by Friday February 27, 2015; 11:00PM (EST).

Please contact the OCA National Center at (202)-223-5500 or jho@ocanational.org if you have any questions.

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