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Congressional Fellowship - The Asian Pacific American Institute for Congressional Studies (APAICS), Southwest Airlines

Deadline: 
Friday, April 29, 2016
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Contact: 
fellowship@apaics.org

Congressional Fellowship - The Asian Pacific American Institute for Congressional Studies (APAICS), Southwest Airlines

 

Targeted Fields
Social Sciences. School of Engineering. School of Public Affairs. Interest in political process and public policy.

 

Open To
Prospective Graduate Students. Current Graduate Students.

 

Citizenship
Open only to U.S. citizens or permanent residents.

 

Eligibility Requirements
Applicants must demonstrate an understanding of Asian American and Pacific Islander issues. Leadership experience. Excellent oral and written skills. For exceptional graduates and young professionals. Cover letter. Resume. Official transcripts. 2 letters of recommendation. Writing samples.

 

Stipend
Competitive stipends and benefits are offered.

 

Deadline
4/29/2016

 

Program Description
The Asian Pacific American Institute for Congressional Studies (APAICS) supports 5 fellowships for up to 1 year in Washington DC for graduates and professionals. The fellowship is also sponsored by Southwest Airlines. This program offers full-time legislative and public policy fellowships providing exceptional graduates and young professionals with an opportunity to work on policy issues as staff members of a congressional office. The program aims to build leadership skills, encourage political civic engagement, and foster a strong interest in public service careers. In addition to the general fellowships, APAICS is currently offering 2 specialized fellowships focusing on: financial services (1-year fellowship) and science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM).